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“Mexican to the T.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Taqueria Downtown

Taqueria Downtown
Ranked #14 of 594 Restaurants in Jersey City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Jersey City, New Jersey
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Mexican to the T.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

The food is ok, but if you are a vegetarian make sure you make that clear to them (issues with the refried beans). The place is pretty small and gets packed quickly and it's cafeteria style. If you're bored and want to try something new, check it out. The decor is pretty cool and the food comes out pretty quickly.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Bhashbrown
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English first
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Most EVIL people in Jersey City”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

I won't even comment on the food. The people that own this place treat customers like POOP. Don't enable this behavior. Just read all the other reviews either here or on YELP. They should be out of business.

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Jetsetter43
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Enjoyable and - for me - surprisingly good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

Never visited Jersey City before. Not a Mexican food connoisseur. But I really enjoyed this place - good atmosphere, recognisably Mexican food, OK service, decent atmosphere. And good value. I'm not an expert but the tacos were ... Tacos and I enjoyed them. An interesting place (Jersey City) - certainly not a gentrified, soulless shell as had been suggested to me. And this restaurant was the kind of neighbourhood place I'd like to have near me.

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1 Thank EnglishViv
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New York City, New York
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Excellent food...horrible service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Food is great and cheap. But the workers and owner have a real attitude problem.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank PD2K
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New York City, New York
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“Excellent food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

The food is delicious. Extremely reasonable. The atmosphere is very cheerful...my only issue is thatthe music is a little too loud, so hard to talk - but if you want great food and you are in Jersey City - it is the best...better than any place in Manhattan just across the river.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank meg C
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