Colonia Verde

Colonia Verde

Latin American Restaurant$$$$
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
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    Vince C.
    "Definitely treat yourself to the roast chicken & duck confit tacos."(4 Tips)
    Saneel R.
    "... my favorites are: the CV Burger (top 5 in NYC), the chilaquiles, and the..."(3 Tips)
    Chloe H.
    "Love the duck tacos and mezcal margaritas"(3 Tips)
    tricia w.
    "... come here, get the esquite salad (great mint flavor!), steaks are great."(2 Tips)
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  • Chloe H.heart icon on user image
    Chloe HeathSeptember 12, 2016
    Everything on this menu is amazing. Actually everything about this place is amazing - drinks, space, food. Love the duck tacos and mezcal margaritas
  • Sebastian B.
    Sebastian Behar PiqueroOctober 21, 2017
    A Brooklyn-Brazilian mix with a juicy beef served in a toasty pao de queijo bun and topped with cilantro pesto onion sauce. Sweet potato fries and a spicy sauce on the side.
  • KEheart icon on user image
    KESeptember 19, 2017
    Ambiance, outdoor seating option, for lunch get the shrimp tacos & chicken quinoa bowl. Ask for coffee ice cream for dessert. Service was great. They have outlets and a beautiful space for working. 🌿
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Sheenheart icon on user image
    SheenFebruary 22, 2023
    eggplant & farro and mac & cheese are both amazing, veggie poblano pasta is skippable, delicata squash and cheese bread are great; pink drink is the best, the cucumber tequila one is okay-ish
    Upvoted May 6
  • Alex H.heart icon on user image
    Alex HeathSeptember 12, 2016
    Everything. The steak: amazing. The drinks: on point. The vibe: unbeatable. If the weather is nice ask to sit on the patio - it's the best in the neighborhood.
  • Bin Y.heart icon on user image
    Bin YangApril 18, 2016
    Latin American influenced but think of it as your go-to neighborhood steak joint. Get the eggplants to start, then the steak (rare for hanger, medium rare for skirt) and share the Mac n cheese.
  • Aline V.heart icon on user image
    Aline VelterSeptember 4, 2021
    Cute and cozy place in Fort Greene, everything is delicious here. Last time I got the golden fish and it was the perfection specially with the orange wine and the carrots side to complete the meal.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistAugust 18, 2016
    Those who prefer their beef ground can opt for the pao de quiejo burger, served in a toasty bun and topped with a zesty onion and cilantro pesto like the one you'd be dipping your steak into. Read more
  • Saneel R.
    Saneel RadiaMarch 31, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    You can’t go wrong here, but my favorites are: the CV Burger (top 5 in NYC), the chilaquiles, and the shrimp tacos. Wash them down at brunch with a La Picosa owhile soaking up the sun in the garden.
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.February 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    local fort greene spot. everything is delicious. the octopus and sweet potato fries are a must. grab a seat at the bar or a table on saturday and feel like you're in a latin american country house
  • Gregory F.
    Gregory FisherDecember 2, 2018
    I seem to be disagreeing with everyone, but beyond loving the space, nearly all the food at dinner was disappointing: burger, pichana steak, and brussels. Carnitas tacos and churros were pretty good.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceSeptember 11, 2014
    Try the Chef's Steak -it hits the table with an expertly charred crust, the interior marbled & juicy. Served with a smoky salsa verde and caramelized onion-spiked mashed sweet potatoes. Read more
  • Marissa S.
    Marissa SutherlandNovember 10, 2021
    great cozy tapas mixed cuisine dinner. would love to come back and try more with a larger group. loved the eggplant mole &ceviche. would skip having the pork belly and mushroom arepas again.
  • lovethesecities.comheart icon on user image
    Beautiful back garden, friendly service and well procured wine list. Duck Confit Tacos were brimming with flavour. The steaks simply did not cut it, not seasoned well enough nor tenderised.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistMarch 19, 2014
    CV is dishing out awesomely meaty goodness, like a buttermilk-soaked fried chicken rubbed in chiles and served with chipotle honey, and a coffee-rubbed pork shoulder. Read more
  • desavoia
    desavoiaJune 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great outdoor seating, highly recommend the grilled arepas, langostine and shaved brussels sprouts cesar salad for appetizer – you can’t go wrong with the  wood fire grilled chef’s steak
  • Ruby A.
    Ruby AnayaApril 20, 2023
    As someone who loves bone marrow, the new menu item was not my fave. Too smokey. Really love the clams tho.
    Upvoted May 6
  • Nate F.heart icon on user image
    Nate FolkertSeptember 17, 2014
    great backyard for when the weather is nice, and a glass enclosed patio for the feeling of outdoor dining when the weather isn't so nice
  • Emily W.heart icon on user image
    Emily WilsonNovember 2, 2016
    Cozy vibe, esp. on a cold night in the back room. Steaks are affordable and tasty. Get an order of roasted mushrooms to go with yours.
  • Kenneth J.
    Kenneth JanssonMarch 23, 2014
    Was here for brunch. Quinua cake with poached eggs were great. They serve coffee from La Colombe and next time I'm having the chipotle infused vodka made Bloody Mary.
  • Kaisa H.heart icon on user image
    Kaisa HernbergJuly 11, 2016
    Stylishly cozy, the greenhouse is lovely on a summer evening. Excellent food - we loved the grilled baby aubergine and Brooklyn mess dessert.
  • Carly D.heart icon on user image
    Carly DahlMarch 21, 2019
    Chicken & cilantro rice deeply satisfying. Great wine list w/ all female winemakers. Service stilted & inattentive - we had to flag someone down literally every time we needed something.
  • Danheart icon on user image
    DanNovember 22, 2015
    Octopus and duck confit tacos were pretty good, the hanger steak was excellent, and the chicken was solid. Wine by the glass was great as well
  • Santi A.heart icon on user image
    Santi AmayaAugust 1, 2015
    Get the grilled chicken or the steak. Perfectly cooked. Try the Chili Wili cocktail if you want a good cocktail with an interesting spicy kick to it
  • refinery29
    refinery29August 3, 2014
    The Scotch eggs are tiny masterpieces — hardboiled eggs wrapped in sausage and topped with blistered kernels of grilled Mexican-style corn. Read more
  • Erica C.
    Erica CorlitoApril 26, 2014
    Everythig was delicious. Steak, Brussels sprouts ceaser salad, ceviche, horchata. Place is really beautiful. However, service was sub par. Still well worth a trip!
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WingertSeptember 12, 2016
    Hanger steak was delicious with the side of mac and cheese. Atmosphere in the evening is very relaxed.
  • Vince C.heart icon on user image
    Vince C.September 30, 2015
    Definitely treat yourself to the roast chicken & duck confit tacos. Finish it off with a side of the green beans - they were surprising!
  • Celestine M.heart icon on user image
    Celestine MaddySeptember 23, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    Incredible back yard. Asado on Sundays. Best wine list in the neighborhood.
  • Rebecca C.heart icon on user image
    Rebecca ChadwickJuly 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots of amazing steak on the menu, but if red meat isn't your thing, try a few different appetizers and you'll be happy.
  • Marianna F.heart icon on user image
    Marianna FierroMarch 16, 2017
    Really enjoyed all the eggplant dishes! Octopus and burger were tasty as well.
  • Danielle B.heart icon on user image
    Danielle BrizelAugust 26, 2016
    Amazing courtyard in the back. The burger is very unique with a bun made from yuca & cheese. Surprisingly great!
  • Ohilikechickn ..heart icon on user image
    Ohilikechickn .July 15, 2017
    Good food overall. Nice and quiet place for a date; however, lighting is too dark for my taste + the service could be better. Try the picanha and the esquite salad👌🏼
  • Sheenheart icon on user image
    SheenOctober 5, 2022
    golden tilefish and grilled baby eggplant with cauliflower were both great but the mac and cheese is truly the star 🌟
  • Phil K.heart icon on user image
    Phil KatzOctober 4, 2015
    Fantastic weekend brunch. Make sure to order the "gringo churros" (i.e. Sugar donuts with chocolate sauce)
  • Robb F.heart icon on user image
    Robb FerrisJune 14, 2018
    Went for the CV burger and a michelada for brunch...so good. If that doesn’t fix your hangover you were beyond saving
  • Patrick B.heart icon on user image
    Patrick BiesemansMarch 15, 2014
    Sit in the back. The horchata rum is amaze. Helen, usually behind the bar, is super sweet!
  • Nash P.heart icon on user image
    Nash PleasantMarch 11, 2018
    Fanastic brunch as well. The steak and eggs were simple, but superb.
  • Nate F.heart icon on user image
    Nate FolkertSeptember 17, 2014
    chef's steak with salsa and mashed sweet potatoes and avocados - low carb, high protein - $32
  • Nate F.heart icon on user image
    Nate FolkertSeptember 17, 2014
    they stowed the old liquor sign that fell off the front of the building out back above the wood pile
  • Annie L.heart icon on user image
    Annie LyJune 22, 2016
    great outdoor seating in the back. get the café con tres leches for dessert. you're welcome.
  • Emily H.
    Emily HeywardMarch 9, 2014
    Steak is outrageously good. Awesome cocktails, great space, great staff and music. Lamb sliders are overrated.
  • Sean D.heart icon on user image
    Sean DalyOctober 22, 2017
    A surprisingly fantastic bolognese. Also make sure to get the pao du queijo appetizer
  • aneessa s.heart icon on user image
    aneessa steilenNovember 22, 2015
    Duck confit tacos are a must. Big portions, plan on sharing because everything is so tasty.
  • Luke
    LukeApril 20, 2019
    Takes on Latin American favs tailored to the tastes of the neighborhood. The more straightforward the dish, the better here
  • Holly B.heart icon on user image
    Holly BrittonJune 21, 2019
    Try to sit in the backyard (weather permitting) and order the burger! Cocktails are scrumptious too.
  • Sue L.heart icon on user image
    Sue LeeJune 6, 2016
    You have to get the octopus and the eggplant fundido.
  • Maricruz S.heart icon on user image
    Maricruz SmithAugust 16, 2017
    Soooo gooood !!! Esquites, tostadas, tacos and the best octopus
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceOctober 2, 2014
    Come here for the wood-fired plates of skirt cut or a rib eye steak. Read more
  • A T.
    A TFebruary 12, 2022
    Dopest spot in the hood! The shrimp tacos and the El Mezcalero are a must 😋👌🏾
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