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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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79% Recommend
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English first
Milton, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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2 reviews
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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
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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