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Mexicali Blues Cafe

1409 Queen Anne Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666-3517
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Ranked #64 of 110 Restaurants in Teaneck
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Sep 18, 2014
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Lake Buena Vist
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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Hackensack, New Jersey
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85 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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Clifton, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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109 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Don't go here for good food or service. Go here for music, if you are following a certain group and want to hear them. The place is spacious and you can see the stage from wherever you sit or stand in the place. The bathrooms are clean. That's the good news. The bad news: this place is SORELY understaffed. we... More

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Freehold, NJ
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

I'm not much of a Mexican food eater, but menu gave options for mild or spicy. Everyone in our party of 4 raved about their delicious dinners.

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36 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

The name "Mexicali Blues" allows for blue grass, but, it is stil hard for me to believe that in Northern New Jersey that 50 -100 people might be able to stomach this music. I forget that New Jersey, politically speaking, is a "swing state". The food here is good. If you are looking for "the blues", this is not the... More

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DC area
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114 reviews 114 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Went here to see a Grateful Dead cover band (The Electricians). Staff was very accommodating accepting my reservation for a table for 10. Menu is tex-mex with some good veg options. Generous portions. Extensive beer list. Waitstaff was also very efficient, checking back with the table but without interrupting our musical enjoyment. Good sound system too, and good space for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2009

Great music venue in North NJ - does both seated and standing room shows. Excellent sound, good food and reasonable prices. Its now called Mexicali Live, new owners took over the venue/bar/restaurant about a year and a half ago.

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New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2008

Last night we went to see an amazing musician - Tony Trischka preforming live at Mexicali Blues Cafe. I saw him preform on David Letterman and Ellen and have gone to as many of his NYC area shows as possible. My friend made a reservation for 10 people. When we arrived, they didn't have our reservation. Our server brought some... More

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