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Old 08-01-2007, 09:30 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Ok people, we all know that NJ has the best Italian, pizza and bagels in the nation, but quite frankly, our Mexican blows. I was out west recently and was reminded time and time again how much better Mexican food is out there.

So, what places are GREAT (I'll even take very good)? There have to be one or two, right? Please, NO Chi-Chi's, Chevy's (although I do like their guac) or, God forbid, Taco Bell!

I've heard decent things about Rattlesnake Ranch in Denville - anyone eat there?

So, lay em on me - 201,908,973, 732,856 and even 609 (yes there are more area codes than that, i don't need to know them ) - I want to know!
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:41 AM
 
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Baja in Hoboken is outstanding. I miss that place more than anything else in North Jersey. They have chimichangas and margaritas to die for.

Casa Comida in Long Branch is very good.
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:42 AM
 
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There is a place on Rt1 south near Dayton-some little hole in the wall type of joint that is supposed to have fantastic burritos. I never ate there, but friends love it. Somebody on here probably knows the name of it.
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:47 AM
 
Location: High Bridge
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Well you've got your Jose Tejas in the woodbridge area, theres a new baja grill on 22 near the watchung square mall, Qdoba in westfield, Salsa's in cranford, and another on central ave near broad st in westfield... cant remember the name though.
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:56 AM
 
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The food from any Mexican food vendor at Columbus Farmers Market is great! They have the best empanadas!
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:17 AM
 
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charrito's in hoboken is incredible. better than baja
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:23 AM
 
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The rattlesnake is ok, better than Chevys but not so great you need to rush there. The best place I have found around us is Chili Willies Mexican Restaurant in the middle of Boonton Main Street. Small hole in the wall type place with only about 6 tables but 100% authentic and totally yummy. We take out from there all the time. Husband and wife own it, she is the boss and he is the chef - they also just started the Chicken Haven next door. Check it out!
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:47 AM
 
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Beana's in Rahway is good but nobody beats Jose Tajas's chips fresh from the oven.
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Cumming GA
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Mexican Food Factory in Marlton
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Martinsville, NJ
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I went to a little Mexican restaurant in Bound Brook a few years ago. I forgot the name but it was right next to the Brook theatre. Nobody spoke English.(we were the only non Hispanics in the place) The menu was in Spanish and they served no alcohol. They said they had Mexican soda so I ordered something that sounded good and was surprised when my meal showed up with a bottle of Carona (mexican soda) Since they had no liquor license I can only assume they don't serve Mexican soda anymore.

I have no idea if this place is still in business but it was REAL MEXICAN.

BTW there is a real good Mexican restaurant in Warren Twp.(Somerser Co.) called Jose's, good food, nice decor, BYOB

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