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326 Carpenter Ln, Cape May, NJ 08204
609 898-7750
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Ranked #21 of 110 restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $28
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Original Southwestern Cuisine:Our kitchen offers true Mexican dishes as well as original creations borrowing from Native Americans, the American southwest, Central and Sout America.Vegetarians and vegans are not an afterthought and can find variety with our menu. And non chile-heads find plenty to chose from. Our food is made fresh and prepared using the healthiest techniques and ingredients.Enjoy our shaded patio or cozy dining room. Let our friendly staff guide you to a meal that might surprise you.
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79% Recommend
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We've been to Cape May many times and stumbled on this place looking for a nice outdoor lunch spot. The menu is so interesting definitely not your typical tex mex fare. I had the quinoa salad my husband had the lamb taco. Both so delicious! We started with the homemade salsa...so fresh and yummy! The staff was attentive and knowledgeable.... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were seated immediately. Good food, attentive service. Seating very close to others but par for the area and season. The hummus was great!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Gecko's is one of the best restaurants in South Jersey. It is wrong to think of Gecko's as a Mexican restaurant. Those looking for traditional "Mexican" or "TexMex" food won't find it here. This is southwestern cuisine with its roots in many Mexican and Southwestern flavors, but with an inventive, modern flair. By this point we have had everything on... More

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Stratford, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We ate at Geckos last evening. We have eaten there for several years. The Ahi Tuna was the tastiest meal I have ever had! Cooked to perfection. Staff and service are excellent as well! The cook truly knows how to prepare the cuisine, which is Southwestern, NOT Mexican, as some reviewers stated. There is a big difference in the 2... More

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Leeds, UK
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a lovely place to sit outside and enjoy a lovely lunch. Server was friendly and the food fresh and delicious. It was the nicest place where we enjoyed our lunch in cape may.

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Clifton, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I usually find Trip Advisor's reviews very trustworthy, so I was looking forward to dinner at Gecko's. Big mistake; total disaster: We waited 45 minutes for the first course to arrive: a soggy salad awash in dressing. The appetizer wasn't any better: dried-out, overcooked patties that were allegedly buffalo sausage, accompanied by tasteless polenta triangles. The entrees were slightly better,... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Took a trip to Cape May, NJ haven't been there since I was a kid. I researched a great restaurant with vegetarian/vegan options and Gecko's caught my attention right away I love southwestern/Mexican food. I ordered a Toastada Compuesta it was amazing one of the best I have ever had. Next time you are in Cape May stop by and... More

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Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A ton of flavor and creativity for the price! We had the rabbit and the duck and they were mouthwateringly delicious, cooked well with lovely sauces. Our kids enjoyed their quesadillas and tortilla chips and the mini corn muffins too. Really worth eating here.

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Milton, DE
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We are repeat visitors of Gecko's and usually dine there when visiting Cape May. The food is rather unique and the service is excellent. Fresh ingredients, large portion size and skillful preparation are the factors that keep us coming back. The owner was on-site and attentive to the restaurant's details and the waitress was both knowledgeable and efficient. I believe... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We have been ordering here for years despite the fact that I was once berated because my 3-year old felt that the black beans were spicy and the owner didn't agree with him. We have recently seen an uptick in the rude treatment from the owner and staff. I've never written a bad review before before in my life. This... More

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