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La Costenita

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450 Amwell Rd, Suite #2, Hillsborough, NJ 08844-1218
+1 908-874-0091
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a gem: once inside this small cafe in an unassuming strip mall, you smell what amounts to home-cooking, pots simmering on the stove. A great selection of tacos at a very reasonable price. Don't be fooled by the surroundings - this is authentic, carefully-crafted Mexican food. GO!

Thank M G
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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145 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Lets face it, in this area there are no other options. The one other mexican place in town is very bad. They do a pretty good job of all the normal american mexican. If you are willing to drive to NB area you will get better, but this is pretty solid.

Thank barry88
Cranbury, New Jersey
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We found this place randomly after a round of golf nearby. I am so happy that we did. The place is small with only a few tables but we came mid afternoon and didn't have a problem getting a seat. The food is more traditional mexican vs the tex-mex you get at chain restaurants. Most of the food is made... More 

Thank Josh N
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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210 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

The reason I love this place the most is that it is the type of food that you would get in a family member's house. It is no frills but outstanding. I also like that it is proudly run by a local woman.

Thank Cindy A
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2015

I spent a lot of money for some so-so food. Moe's is 100x better. I thought small family-run restaurants are supposed to be better than the chains. One of the big disappointments was the empanadas. There was almost nothing inside them.

Thank vict0r472
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Did not know what to expect. Very attentive waiting staff. Above average costs but not outrages. Good specials

Thank Omni303
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Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

You will love it. The posters who had a bad experience should try it again just to see why people are mad about this place. The staff is friendly too.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hillsborough, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Been here probably 30 or so times, still a huge fan. Haven't found a taqueria in NYC/JC that can make better mexican. Favorite dishes are the sopes or tostadas (i prefer spicy pork, though, every other type is also good). Picaditas are very similar to the sopes and i recommend them if you like sopes. As far as sides go... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2015

We happened upon La Constenita while looking for a dinner spot and this charming grocery store/restaurant blew us away. The guac, tacos (soft AND hard), and other items on the menu were very delicious. Go check it out!!

Thank zackk7
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

We just went there for dinner and it was delicious! It's cafe style so you order at the counter and they bring it out to your table. The servers are very friendly and don't forget to order dessert!! This place was recommended by friends of ours and I would recommend it to anyone in the area!

Thank arettberg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 450 Amwell Rd, Suite #2, Hillsborough, NJ 08844-1218
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hillsborough
  • Phone Number: +1 908-874-0091
Established in 2008, La Costenita offers a variety of dishes from the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Alicia Arango, owner and head chef, brings you the delicate and vibrant flavors of her native state. Her dishes are sure to excite your palate as she brings you the best culinary experience from Mexico.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?