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Taqueria Downtown

236 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4665
+1 201-333-3220
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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“taco” (23 reviews)
“pork” (17 reviews)
“tamales” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
236 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4665
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Reviews (176)
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Reviewed 1 week 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 3 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 19 April 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 11 April 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 5 April 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 21 March 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 14 March 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
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Very small authentic Mexican "hole in the wall" with good healthy homemade food! Just tacos, burritos, enchiladas, margaritas & beer but definitely enough. 1st visit there so I tried almost every taco...carnita (pork) my favorite, then fish, flank steak was ok but bland... regular steal...More

Thank Maritza T
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

For sure the place to eat!!! Fresh food! Friendly low key local vibe. $3 drinks Saturday and Sunday! Recommended my locals and very glad we came!

Thank Ftlaud9876
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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