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“Changed My Tune” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pop's Garage

Pop's Garage
Ranked #42 of 119 Restaurants in Asbury Park
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Pop's Garage, our beloved Mexican taqueria, is an extension of the Kitschens family. Through over-stuffed burritos, savory tacos and skirt steak Jaliscos, Pop's Garage is our way of bringing the soothing ocean breezes, warm summer sun and the nonstop neighborhood fiestas of Sayulita, Mexico to the Jersey Shore. Just as it does for us, we hope in some way, Pop's Garage reminds you of your own south-of-the-border travels, complete with food, culture and fun! It brings us back to Sayulita just talking about it! Esta muy bien!
Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Changed My Tune”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

So my earlier review was during the off season and since then we as a family have been back for another try and i must say during the summer the place is great! All items in the menu where actually available for us and there top shelf drinks are very good. The servers and bar tenders need a little focus but otherwise good food and drink..!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Michael K
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Oakhurst, New Jersey
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124 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great location, awful service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

We thought we'd people watch on the Asbury Park boardwalk and sit outside at Pop's Garage. Their food is okay, nothing special, but we waiting close to an hour for our food.

Our first waiter took our beer order... a Corona and a Modelo. We waited ten minutes, and then a different person (waitress) came up to take our order (again). We told her that we ordered drinks. She came back and told us they were out of both Corona and Modelo. That should have been a clue.

We ordered different beers (and food at the same time), and waited 10 minutes for the beers to arrive.

It was busy outside, but not that many people inside. Bottom line, they need more (or more experienced staff). Perhaps on a weeknight, it could be better. But for what you get, the prices are no bargain and we will not go back.

Too bad, because we love dining outside at the Jersey shore.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank loulombo
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Union City, New Jersey
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Breakfast treat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed the delicious tiki bread pudding and a mimosa while sitting on the boardwalk on a beautiful Sunday morning. The server was very friendly though service was a bit slow perhaps because of the holiday.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Melissa H
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Holmdel
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278 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Good Mexican on the boardwalk!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Friendly and prompt service in a nice outdoor boardwalk setting, delivering healthy portioned authentic Mexican.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Robert S
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pop's better find some good help!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

As a couple, we visited Pop's garage for breakfast on a Sunday morning......big mistake; we got outside seating upon arrival....we left 1 hour and 15 minutes later.....and we only ordered 2 egg sandwiches...not enough help!

Visited May 2014
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Thank T D
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