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Taqueria Downtown

236 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4665
201-333-3220
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Ranked #42 of 495 Restaurants in Jersey City
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Jersey City, New Jersey
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Don't look for nachos or anything "Americanized". This is the real deal. Tacos are great. The pork is fresh and moist. The steak is spicy and delicious. The place is small and now has a liquor license after hurricane sandy renovation. Give it a try

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Tiny, crowded usually a wait but the food is very good and the prices are awesome. Been a couple of times but never got to sit in the outside area so can't comment on that.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The tacos are quite delicious as well as the chips and salsa. Yes, the place is very small and it gets crowded fast. Service is fast and the drinks are good. Best time to arrive is before 6.00p.m unless you don't mind waiting to be seated. P.S There is a separate line for take out!

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Food is good, service good but not very friendly not the kind of place to remember the name of the waitress, I guess you don't need to remember this things; but when you do, you want to go back to relive the experience.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The food was okay here, but the ambiance is lacking. I didn't like the cramped underground space - it felt a bit claustrophobic and was very dark. Probably not where you want to be on a sunny afternoon and not the way to escape the winter blues either. The food we had was good, but there were only a couple... More

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Some of the best tacos I have ever had. They don't serve fajitas or a lot of other mexican dishes but everything on their menu is awesome. Don't expect a fancy restaurant. It's almost always packed and you have to wait for a table (no reservations). Also the tables are very jammed in and its quite loud. Despite that, theres... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Delicious tacos and guacamole. Don't miss out on the sangria! Perfect margaritas and very reasonably priced. Wish I lived closer.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

stopped by after a night out in NYC... had a great bowl of guac w/chips and a delicious margarita...can't remember much else. LOL

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Bayonne NJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I used to love this place, but went there yesterday and walked out... 1. We were seated at a table that already had another couple with kids already eating which was kinda weird. 2. The chips and salsa were horrible, the chips tasted old and the salsa was just watered down hot sauce. 3. The drink options was "no bueno"...... More

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new jersey
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went here for lunch with my brother as he could'nt stop raving about it. I tried the carnitas, bistek and lamb tacos. They were fresh and very tasty. The margaritas were great too. Will surely go back.

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Additional Information about Taqueria Downtown

Address: 236 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4665
Phone Number: 201-333-3220
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican

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