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Taqueria Downtown

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236 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4665
+1 201-333-3220
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was delicious, cozy atmosphere, a bit loud. Not where I would go for a romantic date or to have a nice conversation. Place has a lot of character. Service was fine.

Thank Amjadeeas
Jersey City, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Really like Taqueria Downtown. Great Tacos and reasonably priced for the quality. Homemade taste! Very popular with a line outside very often!

Thank Licillevagabond
Chicago, IL
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Nice outdoor patio - a little quieter than sitting indoors where the music is really loud. It also has good shade and the fences keep out the breezes so it is probably nice out there even when it cools down. The fish, steak, chorizo and carnitas tacos were tasty. The corn tortillas used are very thin and have very little... More 

Thank ouilv2travel
Chicago, Illinois
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185 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

what a fun place! Great food, great beers, and a fun place to hang out. a must go. try it and you will like it

Thank djh5723
Dallas, Tx
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Our first visit was for lunch on a Friday. The daily special was chile rellenos for $11.95. Wow what a big plate that had 2 chile rellenos, beans, rice and tortillas. I shared half of it with other family members who ordered various tacos which were also fantastic. The place was very crowded inside so we sat out in the... More 

Thank garyDallas_Tx
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The tacos are amazing! It's the perfect places to have a great meal with a bunch of friends. The food is very reasonably priced and there are a lot of options which makes it the easy choice. Also, who doesn't love tacos?! My suggestion is inside it is a little too dark and they need to make the outdoor area... More 

Thank Megan E
Jersey City, New Jersey
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Great authentic Mexican food reasonably priced. The music is a bit loud, but hey, it makes you feel like you're actually in a cantina in Mexico....with better music and obviously not as loud. Pretty small inside and seating is a bit cramped, but not bad. Sometimes there is a bit of a wait, but you can grab a beer and... More 

Thank JayUlrich
Jersey City, New Jersey
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245 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Ordered the steak, chorizo and stomach tacos, for a to-go order, and was not disappointed! More than adequate meat, salsa, hot sauce, onions and radishes inside each of them. At $3 each, it was a great value for price paid. Customer service was prompt and friendly, and were accommodating when I asked for secure packaging since I was travelling back... More 

Thank Mike M
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We went there for dinner.. but when you are mexican, you know mexican food, This is not authentic.. anyways prices are over priced.. $3.00 for a taco with Little meat, and since i was not able to take my stroller inside we ended up taking out (good thing because it was probably about 95 degrees in there anyways), well bad... More 

Thank babyfranco
Port Monmouth, New Jersey
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite hole in the walls! Tacos, Margheritas and enchiladas were awesome as always. Service is always good.

Thank Justin Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?