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326 Carpenter Ln, Cape May, NJ 08204
609 898-7750
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Ranked #31 of 108 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $28
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Bedminster, New Jersey
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114 reviews 114 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely lunch here outside. Friendly service, good food, laid back vibe. Good option for BYOB in this area.

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33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Enjoyed an excellent dinner here. The outdoor seating is fun and relaxing. Portions are hearty so come hungry. I had the pork tenderloin and my friend went with the baked acorn squash. Both were delicious. Desserts are not to be missed as they are home baked.

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Lincoln Park
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I am trying to give the restaurant the benefit of the doubt because we were 10 for dinner on a Monday evening, but 10 meals should not have been poor. Outdoor ambience/ seating was pleasant. We sat on plastic deck chairs. There were gentle breezes in mid-September, so outdoor dining was nice. The food was the issue at Gecko's. The... More 

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60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Wonderful selection of Southwestern food. Very innovative and the flavors are great. The black bean and corn cakes with a salsa with scallions and sour cream were just delicious. So was the vegetarian burrito. The food was great but they need to make some minor changes in service. After finishing the appetizer and salad, they asked me to remove knife... More 

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Monroe, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The crab dish wasn't very good but the 3 sisters Quesadilla was great. Salsa was really good. Service was pretty good - casual ambiance.

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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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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Stone Harbor, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Additional Information about Gecko's

Address: 326 Carpenter Ln, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: 609 898-7750
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 28
Cuisine: Southwestern, Mexican

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