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233 Clinton St, Ste A, Hoboken, NJ 07030-2554
201-420-1700
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, bad service

This place has great food, but bad service. I love the South American food, but each time we go, the service is bad.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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New York City
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Caldwell, New Jersey
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed the food and wonderful space. It is nicely decorated, the service, the food and the drinks were all great! I would definitely go back to try some of the other dishes displayed on the menu! My food was so tasty.

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New York City
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89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This place has great food, but bad service. I love the South American food, but each time we go, the service is bad.

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Singapore, Singapore
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A colleague of mine and I went there for dinner craving for something different from ordinary American food. We ordered tapas to start with - a kind of stuffed pumpkin, octopus, and eggplant. All were delicious. Moving on to maincourse, he ordered roasted chicken, which is okay. I ordered skirt steak Argentinian style, which was tasty and juicy. Worth visiting... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

With so many choices in Hoboken, this restaurant should not be overlooked. Love everything I order here and their octopus appetizer is the best octopus you will eat in your life. I'm lucky to have stopped in again and enjoyed it recently.

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Nyc
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89 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I started to come to Cucharamama when it opened way back when in 1999(?). I give it three tries and stopped coming. It was terrible. I went back three years ago and it seemed the restaurant was coming around, service improved, the food improved and the experience was enough to get me to return. The restaurant can still be hit... More 

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washington,dc
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Our fist visit was nearly perfect in every way. We were seated immediately for our 9pm reservation. The restaurant was lively with a welcoming atmosphere. Our waiter made some great suggestions for appetizers with spinach, bacon-onion sofrito, manchego empanadas and carparinas, followed by the Argentinian flank steak and Columbian style potatoes and a reasonably priced bottle of red wine. I... More 

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Ridgewood, NJ
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

If it wasn't for the almost nonexistent service (except for water) until we went to find our waiter, I would give this restaurant 5 stars. As our dinner progressed, the service got better. Still a little hit or miss when asked for more drinks. The food is excellent. I want to go back again. The empanadas were so good. So... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We had 12 people in our party and we had a blast !! Best fruity sangria spicy tamales like in Peru. Love this place! Lively music and great friendly service. Highly recommended

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Bloomfield, New Jersey, United States
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This place comes up time and again in the NJ bests... Lists. Parking is a bear. Don't waste your time looking for street parking. Use the lot just a block down. The service is friendly. The place is warm and dimly lit (bring your readers). Great food. Well worth a revisit.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I live right around the corner and have eaten here a number of times. The food is usually very good. The service is almost always way too slow. It's not like they're simply allowing you to enjoy your meal instead of rushing you out. It goes beyond acceptable. The restaurant itself is relatively small and there are a couple of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 233 Clinton St, Ste A, Hoboken, NJ 07030-2554
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hoboken
  • Phone Number: 201-420-1700

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?