Taqueria Downtown

Taco Place and Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Van Vorst Park, Jersey City
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  • Vishal M.
    "Lamb Tacos > Fish Tacos > Pork Tacos in that order :)"(16 Tips)
    Danielle H.
    "Cactus tacos are on point and the guac is awesome"(6 Tips)
    Tony W.
    "Chorizo tacos are really good and steak tortas."(7 Tips)
    O K.
    "Order some great fish tacos, and try the nopales (cactus) ones, too."(32 Tips)
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  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SchaeferNovember 11
    Affordable authentic fresh tacos
  • Cynthia L.
    Cynthia LinOctober 29
    Love the tack a la carte! $3 each. Try the sausage
  • Nick S.
    Nick StenningOctober 12
    Surprisingly good tacos on the east coast! Their margarita is ok, but the michelada is a bit over-the-top for my taste.
  • Phil B.
    Phil BraunOctober 7
    Chorizo tacos are an absolute must.
  • kevin w.
    Great spot; authentic cuisine and cold beer.
  • Paco M.
    Paco MD FACSJuly 12
    Been here 5+ times
    Very hipster place for tacos and MEXICAN food. Love it, an I am MEXICAN 🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽
  • Billy B.
    Good Stuff.
  • Collette S.
    Collette SJuly 10
    Awesome! Who doesn't love cheap, delicious Mexican food?
  • Amy T.
    Amy TorresJune 24
    Cactus tacos 💕✨👏🏽
  • Rotimi A.
    Had a waitress argue bold faced with a member of our party with a food allergy. The abysmal service is wild but the fact folks on here come back is more so. Toss in some exceedingly mediocre food.
  • Michael K.
    Michael KimJune 4
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for extra spicy sauce. You won't regret it...until later at least. Goes well with an order of rice and beans or with any of the tacos or quesadillas.
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle ByeMay 23
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheap, authentic Mexican food. Grab a few tacos (the fish taco is my favorite!) and try to find a seat outside in the backyard.
  • Maritza S.
    Pozole was fantastic!! The guacamole is 1 size fits all (too mild with no options to spice it up :(
  • Chris W.
    Chris WMarch 20
    Been here 25+ times
    Get those tacos!
  • Thomas T.
    Thomas TaylorJanuary 8
    Solid authentic Mexican food. It gets very busy most days - quality grub draws a crowd - so be prepared to wait for a table... or avoid the wait and get take out delivered!
  • Tom
    TomJanuary 2
    Been here 10+ times
    Tacos and tacos and tacos. Authentic and cheap. Can't complain.
  • John T.
    John TrigonisDecember 30, 2015
    Best. Guac. Ever.
  • Shyam S.
    Shyam SiyaniDecember 19, 2015
    Chicken tostadas
  • Mark M.
    Mark MeteisisDecember 16, 2015
    Best LA style tacos. Best Mexican spot anywhere around
  • Nina P.
    Nina PaparattoNovember 28, 2015
    JC staple ... Ask for the hot sauce w your meal of you can handle spicy
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony GreenNovember 1, 2015
    The ground beef burritas are amazing.
  • Felipe P.
    Felipe P.October 25, 2015
    Tasty at a great value Mexican food
  • DeVante
    DeVanteAugust 30, 2015
    Great environment. Amazing fish tacos.
  • Bin Y.
    Bin YangAugust 23, 2015
    Lamb and lengua (beef tongue) tacos are incredibly tender with just a touch of a spicy kick. Great brunch portions and a strong margarita. The perfect dive taco joint.
  • Kay S.
    Kay SmithAugust 10, 2015
    The waitress was rude!! She ran after me for her tip and was nasty when I told her why she didn't get one. She took our order and never served us. We had to ask for our water, food and silverware :(
  • Brandi W.
    Brandi WilliamsJuly 28, 2015
    The tacos are amazing.
  • Paul K.
    Paul KardousJune 16, 2015
    Great chorizo and carnitas tacos, and very friendly staff.
  • Bella W.
    Bella WessMay 29, 2015
    Loooooove it!!
  • Mike O.
    Mike O'SullivanMay 25, 2015
    Chips and guacamole are standard. Also a fan of the beef quesadilla.
  • Carla M.
    Carla MoyMay 13, 2015
    Carnitas taco, absolute must. The $7 guacamole though, not worth the high cost IMHO, but maybe I just like my guac differently.
  • Varun B.
    Varun BajajApril 11, 2015
    Check out the enchiladas. Chips and salsa are addicting too. Good veggie options
  • Kymberli C.
    Kymberli Carter-WhiteApril 11, 2015
    HappyHour and FishTacos
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda PetrocelliMarch 24, 2015
    Brunch is amazing and enchiladas are to die for. Flan is great too. All of the tacos are great and well priced.
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda PetrocelliMarch 24, 2015
    I can't get enough of this place. When the weather is nice... The courtyard in the back is awesome! Margaritas = strong. Great prices. Best authentic Mexican around!
  • Clare L.
    Clare LynchMarch 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Pozole soup cures all ills. Decor is kitschy fun but sitting outside is best
  • Dina R.
    Dina RughaniMarch 2, 2015
    The lamb tacos, fish tacos, and on the weekends ask for the pazole
  • tori k.
    tori kuletskyFebruary 28, 2015
    The tacos are phenomenal. The pork are my favorite especially when paired with a Dos Equis. The people and atmosphere are very fun and will keep you coming back for more
  • B
    BFebruary 28, 2015
    Yummm!!! Carnitas taco and sangria is the best.
  • Danielle H.
    Danielle HFebruary 27, 2015
    Absurdly delicious Mexican food. Whether you dine in or order you won't be disappointed. Cactus tacos are on point and the guac is awesome
  • John
    JohnFebruary 4, 2015
    Insanely delicious food. Very friendly staff that make you feel very welcomed. As soon as you walk in it's a mash between 80's memorabilia, and of course, Mexican themed decorations.
  • Sean B.
    Sean BonusFebruary 2, 2015
    Carnitas tacos are the best. Flautas aren't bad either. The chips they give you when you first sit down are great.
  • Rikin D.
    Rikin DiwanDecember 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for their hot sauce and pour it on everything. It's really good!
  • Alexa Jane D.
    Alexa Jane DennerDecember 7, 2014
    Cozy and authentic. Pork tacos were the best I've had in a long time. Don't forget a side of guac!
  • Vikki
    VikkiDecember 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The patio in the back = one of the best spots to dine al fresco in Jersey City
  • Vaibhav P.
    Vaibhav PDecember 5, 2014
    lamb/chorizo tacos are tres delicious!
  • ƄƑıƞe
    ƄƑıƞeNovember 13, 2014
    get the pollo sopas - some fish tacos & a dos Equis
  • Joe B.
    Joe BlossomOctober 18, 2014
    The food is amazing. The carnitas tostada is probably my favorite dish in JC. I do wish they had a different salsa to go with their chips.
  • Abby F.
    Abby FinkelOctober 5, 2014
    Micheladas are fantastic
  • Drew J.
    Drew JenningsSeptember 28, 2014
    The bistec taco is the best, but they're all good. Brunch bloody marys are $3 and delicious.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WSeptember 26, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    This place is great. We come here every week!
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