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Taqueria Downtown

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236 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4665
+1 201-333-3220
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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NYC
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Believe the hype. This place has been in downtown jersey city for over a decade and there is good reason for its longevity. Most everything on the menu is great but the pork on the tacos as well as the tostada are sublime. Little bonus side note: the pork portion on the tostada is far greater than the amount on... More 

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Thank ksaves
Jersey City, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not ask for substitutions or variations, the management serves serious tacos they way they were meant to be served. And maybe the best in the East. Pezole (pork and chili stew) is on the menu if you're lucky. The patio in back seals the deal.

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Thank JoeB99
New Jersey
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very small authentic Mexican "hole in the wall" with good healthy homemade food! Just tacos, burritos, enchiladas, margaritas & beer but definitely enough. 1st visit there so I tried almost every taco...carnita (pork) my favorite, then fish, flank steak was ok but bland... regular steal my hubby loved. I hate spice so they didn't put it on mine. But when... More 

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Thank Maritza T
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For sure the place to eat!!! Fresh food! Friendly low key local vibe. $3 drinks Saturday and Sunday! Recommended my locals and very glad we came!

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Thank Ftlaud9876
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Great tacos a must go in Jersey City. The food is great and so is the service. I love the way the place is decorated.

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Thank Eric W
Jersey City, New Jersey
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Have been here for a few meals. They have good food for a good price. The sangria is tasty. It is the best mexican in jersey city.

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Thank mayjal
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This small Taqueria is both authentic and serves delicious Tacos. It is small, tightly packed with tables and customers are at the bar creating a busy and friendly atmosphere. The staff are efficient and very welcoming. Salt Margaritas are served with great speed as are the Tacos. We had fish, crispy tripe and lamb tacos served in small baskets at... More 

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Thank Kenty114
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This used to be my favorite place in jersey city. In the last couple of months they have changed their menu. The taste has changed a little and you only get one taco shell now (?!). Overall still good, but unfortunately for me and my fellow celiacs, the new menu means that the tacos and chips are not gluten free... More 

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Thank Stephanie P
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This place is very energetic and fun, the food is really good, everything has that awesome home made flavor.

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Thank Amilcar G
New Jersey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The food was delicious, cozy atmosphere, a bit loud. Not where I would go for a romantic date or to have a nice conversation. Place has a lot of character. Service was fine.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4665
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: +1 201-333-3220

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?