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Gecko's

326 Carpenter Ln, Cape May, NJ 08204
609 898-7750
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Ranked #25 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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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

For all the years we've been coming to Cape May this is one of the places that has been on my list. We just went this week and can't wait to go back!!! This is a BYOB and we have visited the Willow Creek Winery earlier in the day and came prepared with Sangria which was perfect!! Where to start?... More

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Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Not your usual southwestern restaurant. Great service, and location. Right at the Washington Street Mall. BYOB

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Annapolis, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We ate here on a recent Thursday night: two couples, plus a happily well-behaved two year old. The "well behaved" part proved to be important, since from the time we walked in the door (and were seated immediately) to the time we left was a little shy of TWO HOURS. The server, while very friendly, made no mention of the... More

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Louisville
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I will be the first to admit that my husband and I walked by this place for two years with our noses in the air thinking that it was going to be really bad tex mex. Something made us stop one night and look closer and are we ever glad we did! We loved it -- we went back two... More

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Milton, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Pleasant surprise while walking around Cape May. We found this place by accident and enjoyed our meal.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I've got an onion allergy and the wonderful team at Gecko's knew that preparing southwestern food often comes with onions. They adjusted the meal so that I could have a fantastic experience. Plus, the mosquitoes were out in full force the evening we went to Gecko's so the hostess gave us bug spray and lit incense to keep the bugs... More

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Aldan, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband and I ate lunch here on a summer Friday. I had the lamb taco. I wasn't sure what to expect and it sure was a delight. I don't think I would have called it a taco. It had a kind of thick chewy bread slice on the bottom, shredded lamb (think pulled pork) on top, with an abundant... More

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NYC
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

At first my family and I were very excited to dine here because the outside area was so nice and the menu was very appealing. Our waiter and the hostess were very friendly. We ordered the food and were extremely disappointed. I got the rellenos which was simply a congealed cheese mixture with a few shrimp that did not taste... More

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Rio Grande NJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Really enjoyed the balance of flavors here. My favorite is the Three Sister Quesadilla. Service is friendly and outdoor seating is nice. Prices are great for Cape May and portions are ample. Stop by when you're at the Washington Street Mall - it's just one street over at Carpenter Lane.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It's been a family tradition to eat at Gecko's the first night of our vacation trips to Cape May. The southwestern food never lets us down - always creative and always delicious. It's BYOB which we also like.

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