63 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Northern NJ, in addition to having a significant Mexican population, also is home to a large group of Colombians. Colombia gets a bad rap because of all the narcotrafficantes, but it has a rich and varied cuisine like Mexico or Peru, so if you have the opportunity to try Colombian food, you should. Pollos Mario, on Main Street in Hackensack, is a Colombian restaurant that specializes in Pollo a la Braza, Colombian-style roasted chicken.
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The menu has pictures of all the dishes, which I think is great.
Lolo Drink. A type of sour fruit that tastes vaguely lime-like. I liked it a lot.
Empenadas. The condiment on the side is Aji Picante, a type of salsa made with jalapeno peppers and a number of other things.
Bistec a Caballo. Colombian Style Smothered Steak with Eggs, Yuca and Potato.
Colombian Rice and Beans
Pollo a la Braza, the main event. This is incredibly moist and juicy chicken cooked on a rotisserie with a secret spice blend. I can identify clove and cinnamon as part of the mix, but theres a lot of other stuff in there.
Colombian Breakfast, on a return visit — Pollo Mario serves breakfast until 12 noon every day. Huevos Mario, similar to “Western” or “Denver” style eggs, with potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce, and a Arepa Con Queso, a griddled white corn cake with cheese. Rachel had the Huevos Rancheros. Don’t forget the spicy green Aji sauce on the side to spice it up.
No Colombian breakfast is complete without hot chocolate.
Colombian-style Chorizo sausage, a more cumin-flavored version of the Spanish type.
Cafe con Leche.