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Hard Grove Cafe

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284 1st St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-2940
+1 201-659-6100
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  • Excellent8%
  • Very good32%
  • Average32%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible16%
Mar 3, 2018
“One of our Favorites!”
Jul 19, 2014
“Really bad service”
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
$$ - $$$
284 1st St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-2940
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

We've lived in Jersey City for years now, and we've had food delivered to us from this place before and the food was horrible. Tonight, we decided to give another try by going to the place thinking that maybe it would be better. We were...More

1  Thank Dante_Pestano
Reviewed May 15, 2012

When my sister and I walked in for dinner, we had to seat ourselves because apparently all the waiters were too busy chit-chatting by the bar. The appetizers took to long of a time period to come out. I requested hot sauce and waiting hang...More

Thank Bhashbrown
Reviewed March 27, 2012

My boyfriend and I love this place! We go as often as we can. If you like Cuban food you will love this spot! Gets crowded and is tiny so go early!

Thank GinaMarie13
Reviewed September 20, 2011

A group of us met for brunch on a lovely sunday. Outside patio chairs were not very comfortable which forced us to move inside for seating. The brunch menu had good variety but was on the pricey side, but the food was very good. The...More

Thank Dr Barbara M
Reviewed January 24, 2011

The Mojito are done the right way. With the sugar cane and fresh mints, you can beat. I love to start with the Guacamole and Plantain chips. All the different type of Mofongo and vegetarian options are so good. I think I have try each...More

Thank Vivianb41
Reviewed January 27, 2010

This people do not even know huevos rancheros are Mexican. The empanadas they served are greasy and definitely not Cuban style. The mofongo is a dish from Dominican republic not Cuba. The place is dirty and the service is awful. The amount of food would...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2009

Decent cuban food for decent prices

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Reviewed April 19, 2009

I was very disappointed with our food. I was in the mood for some good Cuban food and all I I was left with was a greasy bloated feeling. The empanadas are for one overpriced, $7 for two mini Deep! Deep! fried greasy dough stuffed...More

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Ashburn, Virginia
Reviewed October 19, 2008

The food is good and plentiful if not marginally overpriced given the experience. However, I've significantly cooled to this restaurant after three or four visits because of the service. It's oh-my-God-are-you-serious? slow and indifferent. Slow I understand, but the wait staff seems as though they...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2008

As we walked into this restaurant I was excited by both the atmosphere and the special board. Cool collages of cuban art and news were on the walls and an airy white curtain separated the bar from the dining area. However, my party was soon...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 284 1st St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-2940
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: +1 201-659-6100
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