Colombian Coffee from Mendoza Brick NJ

You will never hear me complain about having too many pizza places, ever.

I’m proud to live in a part of the country where every mall has a pizzeria and a nail salon, maybe even a Chinese restaurant.

Sometimes, however, it’s healthy to broaden your horizons and try new types of cuisine.

I can’t believe I just wrote that sentence. It comes from the person who could eat grilled chicken every day for their entire life. Exciting, right?

Do you know Colombian cuisine?

Colombian food is all about flavor.

It’s bandeja paisa. It is a popular midday meal for Colombians and it is made with rice, plantain, arepa, which is a corn cake, avocado, minced meat, chorizo, sausage black and fried pork rind, and there’s a fried egg to top it all off.

Bandeja paisa is the official dish of Colombia.

Picture by WOM | Creative Studio Verona

Picture by WOM | Creative Studio Verona

Many think that empanadas are a Spanish dish, but no. Its roots are in Colombia.

Empanadas are stuffed pastries that are traditionally filled with meat, chicken, or cheese.

Empanadas are popular all over Latin America, but you know you’re eating a Colombian empanada when it’s fried.

It is the Colombian signature.

I’m thrilled to report that we can now enjoy authentic Colombian cuisine right here in Ocean County.

Facebook through Mendoza

Facebook through Mendoza

Mendoza’s Columbian Cafe is now open at 2770 Hooper Avenue in The Brick right next to Lidl.

In addition to delicious food, there is also legit Colombian coffee!

Good luck to the Mendoza’s team and welcome to Brick!

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