Villalobos Mexican Restaurant Coming to Montclair

BY  |  Friday, Apr 18, 2014 3:42pm  |  COMMENTS (7)

villalobosGood news for Mexican food lovers! We’ve learned that Adam Rose, Executive chef at Nico Kitchen & Bar at NJPAC, co-owned by Fascino owner Chef Ryan DePersio, will be opening his own restaurant in Montclair. A BYO authentic Mexican restaurant called Villalobos will open in the former Quick Stop space at 6 South Fullerton Avenue.

Currently under construction, we’ll update when we learn an opening date.

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Before Nico Kitchen & Bar, Rose trained in many restaurants, including Pig & Prince chef Michael Carrino’s former Montclair spot Restaurant Passionné.

(Photo: General Manager Jon Reininga and Chef Adam Rose at Nico Kitchen & Bar.)




  1. POSTED BY Gretcheninthekitchen  |  April 18, 2014 @ 3:45 pm

    More like great news! In my book you can’t get much better than fajitas, made at home or at the restaurant. So easy to whip up, good, and good for you.

  2. POSTED BY Annette Batson  |  April 18, 2014 @ 5:18 pm

    Please please please. True authentic and inspired Mexican. No tex-mex.
    Something Montclair really needs.

  3. POSTED BY nazlo  |  April 18, 2014 @ 11:19 pm

    Authentic Mexican is a good thing, but some us are dying for some good Tex-Mex, cuz there isn’t any around here, and I’ve been looking for 20 years. Still haven’t run across a good gooey, cheese enchilada hereabouts.

  4. POSTED BY Gail  |  April 19, 2014 @ 12:17 am

    Amen, Annette.

  5. POSTED BY bebopgun  |  April 19, 2014 @ 3:52 am

    What does authentic Mexican food mean?

  6. POSTED BY townie  |  April 19, 2014 @ 10:12 am

    The nearest “authentic Mexican” is in Bloomfield, alongside the GSP: El Matador. Otherwise you have to drive into Passaic where Taqueria Brenda Lee and La Fortaleza are the real deal.

  7. POSTED BY walleroo  |  April 19, 2014 @ 4:30 pm

    I’d settle for Tex-mex. As long as it’s not Jersey-mex.

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