We love the neighborhood of Fort Greene in Brooklyn, and everything that is part of it! Our neighbor restaurant called Colonia Verde offers a great Latin American inspired cuisine – specifically Brazilian and Mexican!
They just recently started opening for lunch! Lucky us!
The décor is extremely welcoming and rustic – just like we adore, with great natural light and a refreshing secret under-the-radar outdoor area in the back. Perfect for the beautiful New York days!
They use fresh locally sourced ingredients and definitely work in teaching the social aspects of eating…like every good, typical, Latin restaurant does, for sure!
We were there yesterday and had the most amazing time and experience.
What we ordered?
- Quesadillas de rajas with roasted poblano peppers, caramelized onions, chihuahua cheese in flour tortillas
- Steak salad with mixed greens, sliced tomatoes, onions, balsamic dressing and an 8oz hangar steak
- Grilled veggie sandwich with grilled veggies with melted mozzarella and a smokey paprika and jerez dressing, served with french fries or salad
It is surely a delicious and extremely tasty latin american inspired cuisine.
We skipped dessert this time, but we die for their Churro Doughnuts!
We’ve eaten there several times and one of the typical Brazilian appetizers that we recommend it their Brazilian cheese bread, called pão de queijo! It’s impossible to describe it, so we ask you to try it! It’s an absolute must-have!
Our Founder, Fernanda, is originally from Brazil and loves passing there to grab a couple cheese breads when she feels home sick!
They are opened for lunch, dinner and weekend bunch. Plus, it’s a great place to stop by for drinks, since they offer a full bar service!
Perfect spot to go with friends, family and even a super romantic, low-key date night.
Oh! You can see a few more pictures in the Insider Interviews with the beautiful lifestyle, food and travel Instagrammer, Tamara Peterson. She talks about her Top Picks in Fort Greene!
Tuesday – Friday: 12pm – 4pm | 5pm – 10pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 3pm | 5pm – 11pm (with drinks going strong till midnight)
Location: 219 Dekalb Avenue
Photo Credit: Some pictures are Courtesy of Colonia Verde