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233 Clinton St, Ste A, Hoboken, NJ 07030-2554
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Have tried Cucharama twice based on other excellent reviews and write ups. Both times the food was just simply not good. I figured maybe I hit it on an off night, but second time was bad also

Thank JaredEsq
Southern Shores, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

On the positive side, the food was very tasty. We tried about six tapas-sized plates and all were quite good. On the downside, numerous items on the regular menu were not available. And the waitress should have warned us that soda refills were not free. At $4 a pop for a modest sized glass, these were no bargain.

Thank GlennMR
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Loved the service, ambience was reminiscent of one of our favorite establishments, Casa Maya. You should try menu items outside the box!! Enjoy!!!

Thank rickr57
Bernardsville, New Jersey
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98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

We came with Friends over the holiday weekend. Ate a little early so the place was nice and quiet. The choices of Latin American cuisine were outstanding. We shared empanadas and ceviche, both excellent. The dishes with Chimichuri were top notch, while the duck was just average. Start with the Mojito and the rest will flow well. It is a... More 

Thank Chris M
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Not sure how I didn't know about this place before, but heard about it about a year ago and have been there four times since. The food is amazing, everything is good (although the tamales are a standout.) And the atmosphere is wonderful. Easily the best food in Hoboken.

Thank Jerry N
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

I made reservations for 4 to celebrate Father's Day and was looking forward to trying the place out. But when we got there we were told the oven was under maintenance and a variety of their better dishes were unavailable or could only be served fried. The website didn't have any info about this and I was never informed over... More 

Thank Diana2290
Skillman, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

If you like strongly flavored food and something different, this place is for you. However, choose carefully if you don't like it too hot & spicy.

Thank candycom2
Madison, New Jersey
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62 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

Nice place on the center of Hoboken with one of the rare outside dining possibilties. Great tapas style starter menu. We had the bacalao, chorizzos and cervice and everything was very fresh and tasty. As a main course we had food from the wood oven like salmon and chicken with mashed potatoes, rice and egg plant mouse. Everything cooked well.... More 

Thank Georg S
Hoboken, New Jersey
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294 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

The four times I have been there, I have been underwhelmed. The food is "ok: but there are far better places to eat in Hoboken.

1 Thank ldtc2
Hoboken, New Jersey
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108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016

Cucharamama has become a favorite place for us to bring out-of-town visitors. It's a modern fusion take on traditional South American food. Cucharamama best enjoyed like a tapas bar, where the table orders a variety of dishes and shares ... chose a variety tamales, empanadas, soups, plaintains... creamy, fried. Glad to have this in the neigborhood.

Thank prodman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, South American
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?