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Tinga Taqueria

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215 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043-1820
+1 973-509-8226
Today
11:30 - 21:30
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Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Wayne, New Jersey
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119 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Small place and it was fairly busy, People constantly coming and going. Seem liked there were a quite a few regular customers. The food was ok. The rice and beans tasted good but the chicken was bland and dry

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Thank WrldTraveller67
Montclair, New Jersey
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Love this place. My family goes there on a weekly basis. It's not fancy, but the food is great. You have to try the Guacamole - it's amazing.

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Thank khallbobo
Upper Montclair, NJ
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My family and I were there a couple of times and since some of our friends had raved about it, I was a bit disappointed to find its food good and tasty but nothing outstanding.

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Thank Shirley E
Montclair, New Jersey
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Tinga is amazing. The food is great (though I am a vegetarian so I can't really say anything about the meats) the atmosphere is great and the price is just right. They cater to kids (especially on Mon and Tue - there is a Balloon guy once a week). We eat here about once a week!

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Thank khallbobo
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Always reliable reasonable Mexican. Food quality is fine, not superb but good enough. Especially good for kids eat for $2 on Monday and Tuesday and they have a guy doing balloon animals on the Monday.

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Thank Andre W
Marlton, New Jersey
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425 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Taco Salad was very nice and adding the grilled chicken was a good idea. Not just a lot of food but quite tasty. Quick service for lunch was nice. Good Iced Tea.

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Thank Dennis08053
Montclair, New Jersey
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Good place to go with kids. On Monday & Tuesday nights, kids meals are discounted and on Monday night, there is a man that makes balloon animals for the kids. Overall, food is decent, not great. Don't expect authentic Mexican. Chips are pretty good. Mole sauce on Enmoladas is excellent. Fish tacos are good. Salsa is fine, but doesn't taste... More 

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Thank mallyalovestravel
Montclair, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

the food is mundane. nothing innovative on the menu. same old same old. it would be nice if they added some new authentic dishes.

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Thank miri273
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Every time we go to Tinga, we are greeted like we are family. They are so attentive and no matter if it's your first visit, or your 101st visit, you are treated like family. The food is always fresh and served quickly. If you like very spicy Mexican food, this may not be the place for you. The guacamole is... More 

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Thank Betsy D
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

great Mexican food. can bring a bottle but it is very family friendly so don't expect allot of ambiance or a quiet dinner

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Thank Eileenfrommontclairnj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043-1820
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Upper Montclair
  • Phone Number: +1 973-509-8226

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