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Taqueria Downtown

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236 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4665
+1 201-333-3220
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“taco” (23 reviews)
“pork” (17 reviews)
“tamales” (8 reviews)
Closes in 20 min
All hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
236 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4665
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

And a 1980s so cal atmosphere. Outdoor patio. Great service. Tacos. Burritos. And truly simple but authentic flavors. Wide range of cocktails and beers.

Thank jphinme
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is always packed but nothing special. The food is not great, just fatty Mexican food. The margaritas also are unimpressive. Pay just a bit more and head over to Orale; so much better.

Thank nicbrod
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the better places for tacos. Wouldn't recommend the rest of the food but definitely go for the tacos. The steak tacos are very spicy which is how I like them.

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After hearing and reading rave reviews, I was a bit disappointed that they cater primarily to carnivores who thrive on dead and killed animals. There was a very limited selection for normal people. However, the guacamole was quite good and so was the tamale. The...More

Thank ZenHealer7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recommend going at off times or being prepared to wait quite a while. Typically an hour or so wait, even when the outdoor back area is open.

Thank Brittany C
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Ordered take out tacos from friendly bartender at the crowded, upbeat taqueria neat my Grove Pointe apartment rental. Heard and read so much about this place, I gave it a try. Fish tacos had a metallic taste that made it unsavory; pork tacos could have...More

Thank 812francesp
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

After a long morning, I decided to head over to Taqueria for some delicious bistec tacos. They are amazing, delicious, and cheap. I highly recommend it. Better to go in the middle of the day you can always grab a seat at the bar.

Thank Arame N
Reviewed April 5, 2017

This place was packed by 5:00 on a Monday evening. After tasting the food, I understand why. I had a pork tamale (3.00) that was the best I have ever had. I also had a carnita taco and the pork was cooked to perfection.

Thank Sue S
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

Believe the hype. This place has been in downtown jersey city for over a decade and there is good reason for its longevity. Most everything on the menu is great but the pork on the tacos as well as the tostada are sublime. Little bonus...More

Thank ksaves
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Do not ask for substitutions or variations, the management serves serious tacos they way they were meant to be served. And maybe the best in the East. Pezole (pork and chili stew) is on the menu if you're lucky. The patio in back seals the...More

Thank JoeB99
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 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 - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4665
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: +1 201-333-3220
  • E-mail