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Mexicali Blues Cafe

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1409 Queen Anne Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666-3517
201-833-0011
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It's All About the Music

I've been here about 20 times, but eaten here only once. The crab cake was tasty. I had coffee in a French press, also good. But the music! The sound here is spectacular. The open mic night is always a treat. If you love good music, great sound and an easy commute, this is the spot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
MethuselahSeven
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Maywood, New Jersey
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Maywood, New Jersey
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I've been here about 20 times, but eaten here only once. The crab cake was tasty. I had coffee in a French press, also good. But the music! The sound here is spectacular. The open mic night is always a treat. If you love good music, great sound and an easy commute, this is the spot.

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princeton, nj
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

never having been, we didn't know what to expect. Had tickets to see James McMurtry and got tickets online. Decided last minute to make a reservation to eat as well. a very good thing I made too cuz this place was jammed. They seated us upstairs and we were glad. There are very few bar stools downstairs and most people... More 

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Thank vankalen
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The food here was average Tex-mex, not too pricey but definitely not what I'd call 'cheap'. Drinks were well priced at $7 for a classic margarita and around the same for a quality beer. The location is a little odd, I came specifically for a band otherwise I probably wouldn't have driven an hour north as there really isn't much... More 

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Thank catymogo
Beautiful Jersey shore
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Saw Dana Fuchs here in early March 2015. We didn't have reservations so we arrived before doors opened to get a set at the bar. We were 6th people to enter - and there were only 4 barstools in the entire place! We ended up standing for 5 hours, ate at the bar standing up. Food was awful although hubby... More 

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New Jersey
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Ok another Nite out with the DIVAS I stumbled onto this place on line. Tickets are purchased on line with a small fee or U could go to there box office but call first there only open when they have bands after 4:pm. The country music came on & they were unbelievable we all danced & I really don't care... More 

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Thank Lexy D
Lindenhurst, New York
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301 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

well, maybe not... but if you want to come out for a DSO show locally here it is. Really nice sized little bar. Perfect layout really. I can't speak to the food because I wouldn't think to eat in a place like this. Nice selection of beer. Really close to the George Washington Bridge. I shot right over here from... More 

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Thank Iratdog
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Food was acceptable, drinks reasonably priced and as a live music venue it cant be beat. Reserve a table to guarantee a seat.

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Lake Buena Vist
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I go for the music. Saw Coco Montoya last week. He was great, as he is always. Saw Albert Castiglia last nite in the city. Mexicali , you have to get him to come here. He was great, your Blues people will love him.

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Thank Mary Ann C
Hackensack, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

I went to Mexicali last night to see a great little band Cabinet. The venue is set up perfectly for rising little bands and they have a great staff. The show was awesome. The food was average and the drinks were alittle pricey. I ordered the sizzling fajita and the steak was cooked fine but the rice was bland and... More 

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Thank Traveler860_203
Clifton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Thought it was illegal to solicite for a bigger tip...how rude. Was a good show up til then. Went to see School of Rock show. Kids were great, gave it their best and did a great job. Lots of talent

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1409 Queen Anne Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666-3517
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Teaneck
  • Phone Number: 201-833-0011

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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