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816 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4608
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Poughkeepsie, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The quesadillas were dry and they used cheddar and mozzarella. In a Mexican restaurant. The rice is aweful and bland. The chips are nothing special. Definitely not the high light of our trip

Thank kerrydaily
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great spot in Ship Bottom for mexican. The fish taco is yummy but huge, more of a burrito. Kids love to come here. It's small but we always seem to hit it at the right time. Very casual and on our summer rotation.

Thank karlsongirl
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Called ahead said no reservation but the had tables to fit a party of 10. Walked through the door 5 minutes later and no tables a available. Food was bland, had no flavor what so ever. Chicken nachos, Fajitas chipotle style, tacos . . . Not worth it. Want real mexican, we tried La Bamba now there is flavor

Thank Sher732
Surf City, New Jersey
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

LEX MEX is billed a Mexican restaurant but in my opinion misses the mark of being even close to a Mexican restaurant. I had a beef burrito. It turned out to be very small chunks of beef and not very good. I can not speak for anything else on the menu.

Thank bbell22
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

As a global traveler and a love for fresh food it is worth the 13 flight from Tokyo and on top of my list of places to eat at LBI. Fresh homemade salsa and I politely ask to take some home with no fuss, wish they would sell at grocery store. Great fish tacos. Nice hometown atmosphere and staff

Thank drew a
Paramus, New Jersey
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

My family and I went here on a whim so we checked out the menu prior and it was varied. So we all ordered a different meal with similar results. I found the Ahi tuna in a burrito which was very good with a honey jalepaneo side sauce. That I would have again. My only distaste was on all the... More 

Thank melissa f
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I went there a bit ago with some buddies to get some burritos and ended having to wait 50 minutes just for 3 meals to go. Food wasnt anything to write home about either.

Thank Lbieater
Linden, New Jersey
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85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

This place is right in front of you as you come onto the island. I had driven by this place at least 1000 times. I was always kind of reluctant to go there as it shares space with an electrician again, massage parlor and if you other businesses. But within a span of a few days three separate people told... More 

Thank Danthetravelinman1
Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is our Mexican go-to since it's so close to home. The food is always good. This time we had fish tacos and a vegetable burrito and they were so filling that we took half home! The guacamole is delicious, so I'd suggest getting a side of it with your meal. This restaurant is BYOB, and they serve virgin... More 

Thank Kim C
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Stopped in for lunch and had a great meal. Ordered fajitas, a blackened chicken salad and a hamburger and two iced teas - this was our cheapest meal!! Service was great. We enjoyed the music (80s alternative) and thought the surfing tv stream was fitting for the location.

Thank teddyf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 816 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4608
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Ship Bottom
  • Phone Number: 609-361-5399

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