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La Escondida

18 W Washington Ave., Pleasantville, NJ 08232
609-407-0455
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Ranked #22 of 40 restaurants in Pleasantville
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Sep 3, 2013
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28% Recommend
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Marlton, New Jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We have eaten at the majority of Mexican restaurants in NJ and this has been the best so far! Price and service are great and the food is AMAZING. Best salsa in NJ. This is the closest that I can compare to the exceptional Mexican food that we get when we vist California! I love love love this place!!!!

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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78 reviews 78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

The watery salsa may have not been from a can but it was very watery and probably not fresh. Enchillada sauce tasted liked canned tomato sauce with a few spices added. Refried beans were terrible and the chips that accompanied them were stale and not fresh. Restaurant was empty but food still took forever to arrive. The only saving grace... More

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

My family of 4 went here on 8/5/12 to dine. I had purchased gift certificates from South Jersey Half-Price Meal Deal that were due to expire on 8/9/12. After a 45 minute drive to get to the restaurant, they refused to honor the gift certificates. In effect, I have paid for a meal that I never got.WHAT A RIP-OFF. Their... More

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New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

The waitress was rude and charged for free chips because she made a mistake with the specials. Refried beans were bland, rice was from a box mix, chicken tasted like bandaids and the steak was mostly fat. Please don't waste your time or money. Taco Bell is far superior and nearby!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012 via mobile

So my family and I had a gift certificate for La Escondida and wanted to use it. Figured Saturday would be the day. Well I wish we had just gone to the taco bell across the street. We walked in on a Saturday at 5 pm, and there were only two tables occupied. That's rare for a restaurant, but after... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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175 reviews 175 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

On the day when I visited La escondida I was in the company of a native mexican who found the quality of the food as average. We were served by an enthusistic waitress named Nancy. I was disappointed with their Agua de Horchata that was neither authentic nor homemade but a commercial version of rice drink. We ordered tongue tacos... More

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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2009

This is a very small restaurant in the front of a store, but the food here is delicious!! La Escondida II a few miles away is much larger and has basically the same menu.

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