Taqueria Downtown

Taco Place and Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Van Vorst Park, Jersey City
  • 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."(6 Tips)
    O K.
    "Order some great fish tacos, and try the nopales (cactus) ones, too."(32 Tips)
213 Tips and reviews
  • tacos
  • authentic
  • lively
  • pork
  • casual
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  • kevin w.
    kevin waite2 weeks ago
    Great spot; authentic cuisine and cold beer.
  • Paco M.
    Paco MD FACS2 weeks ago
    Very hipster place for tacos and MEXICAN food. Love it, an I am MEXICAN 🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽
  • Billy B.
    Billy Braker2 weeks ago
    Good Stuff.
  • Collette S.
    Collette S2 weeks ago
    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.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Michael K.
    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
    Cheap, authentic Mexican food. Grab a few tacos (the fish taco is my favorite!) and try to find a seat outside in the backyard.
    Upvoted May 25
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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!
    Upvoted Jun 26
  • Vikki
    VikkiDecember 7, 2014
    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
    This place is great. We come here every week!
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RuizSeptember 24, 2014
    tacos!! authentic mexican food
  • SKW
    SKWSeptember 18, 2014
    Some of the best Mexican in the New York metro area. Everything is good. Big fan of the fish taco, flauntas and tortas.
  • Igal G.
    Igal GhitelmanSeptember 16, 2014
    Face, stomach, and head tacos... Sounds funky but man are they good.
  • Valerie
    ValerieSeptember 15, 2014
    Flautas and enchiladas
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