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The Absolute Guide To Your Favorite {Mexican Spots} In Hoboken

If you’re anything like me, you LOVE guacamole. Like, guacamole is your life. You also love tacos…and burritos…and margaritas…and everything else that has to do with Mexican food, drinks and culture. That’s why I’ve put together this list of the best spots in Hoboken to get everything and anything Mexican…basically because I wanted to start juicing, but then I realized you can’t juice tacos.

Best Places for Tequila & Margaritas

East LA

East LA Margarita
Who else loves frozen margaritas? How about ones that are red, white and blue? Or ones that are Blue Curacao or Pineapple flavored? With 16 different frozen margarita flavors, ones you can mix & match, you’re sure to find your favorite. I mean, come on, their website is even ilovemargaritas.org.

Cadillac Cantina

MargaritasCadillac has every single type of margarita and tequila you could ever imagine, on the rocks and frozen. Seriously, I went there the other day and spent a good 10 minutes looking at their margarita menu trying to decide what to get. I settled on the Skinny Girl Margarita and Sangria Margarita. Both equally as amazing, and I wish I had both in my hands right now.

House of ‘Que

house of que margaritas

When it comes to margs, House of ‘Que has some of the best frozen ones. Try their original frozen marg, or add some strawberry flavoring to it. For only $10, they’re one of the best marg deals in the area. They’re also half-priced on Thursdays…$5 frozen margaritas? Sign me up!

 

Best Places for Guacamole

Charrito’s

Charritos

Charrito’s is the go-to Mexican spot in Hoboken. They have everything from burritos to tacos to fajitas and more. They even offer vegan/vegetarian options at their downtown location. But the best thing of all is their guacamole. You can have it mild, medium or with a bit of spiciness. It’s even made table-side!

Brass Rail

brass rail guacamole

The Brass Rail offers chips & guacamole on their lunch menu, and trust me; it’s worth taking a break out of your work day for. Plus you can enjoy it as part of their BR Trio which is only $15 for a choice of 3 appetizers and a soft drink.

The Ainsworth

the ainsworth nachos

Grab yourself some chips and guacamole while you await your amazing burger or sandwich at The Ainsworth. It’s so delicious, you can thank me later.

 

Best Places for Tacos

The Shepherd & The Knucklehead

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During lunch and dinner, The Shep offers four different types of tacos, from Ahi Tuna to Poutine to Chorizo and Veggie. They’re a can’t-miss, especially during their Taco Thursday specials. Craving tacos on a weekend? They have you covered there, too, with their Breakfast Tacos on their weekend brunch menu.

Surf Taco

surf taco

This is a given.. you know, given the name of the place. But Surf Taco is a New Jersey staple serving up the best of the best tacos in the East Coast. Stop by for a quick bite, or hang out for an all-out Mexican feast. Either way, their tacos are a can’t-miss.

Cadillac Cantina
walking taco Cadillac cantina

Where do I even start with Cadillac?! They’re another quintessential Mexican joint in town serving all of the classics. But when it comes to their new menu and tacos, you really can’t go wrong. Especially with their new Walking Taco, which combines Mexican chili, sour cream, cheddar cheese and pico de gallo tossed in your own personal bag of Fritos. Head here for all your Taco Tuesday… or taco “everyday” needs.

 

Best Places for Burritos & Enchiladas

Baja

baja

Baja is an uptown Hoboken staple. The perfect spot to enjoy your favorite Mexican feast on that side of our Mile Square city. Not only do they serve your quintessential Mexican favorites, but they serve some of the best burritos and enchiladas…six types of burritos and 10 types of enchiladas to be exact. You’re bound to find a favorite.

Charrito’s

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Charrito’s makes the list again for burritos and enchiladas. I mean, they really are the go-to Mexican spots in the Hoboken area, amiright? Fair warning though, their burritos and enchiladas are HUGE, so prepare to have leftovers.

Cadillac Cantina

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Along with their new tacos, Cadillac is also whipping up some new burritos and enchiladas. My favorite is the Chicken Tinga burrito, but if you’re really hungry and feeling yourself, go for the Big Ass Burrito; it doesn’t disappoint.

 

Best Places for Nachos

House of ‘Que

HOQ nachos

House of ‘Que serves up some of the best nachos in our Mile Square city. They’re especially amazing when NFL Football is on, because you know football…nachos…beer…you get my drift.

East LA

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East LA, here again to tell you all about their delicious nachos! We devoured a plate of these during our Margarita Crawl, and when I say devoured, I mean they were gone within a five-second time frame. Order a batch with your favorite marg flavor.

Mills Tavern

Photo: @hashtagfoodpic

Photo: @hashtagfoodpic

Mills is a go-to downtown bar. It’s always crowded, and always a super fun time. While you’re sipping on some dranks during happy hour, order up a batch of their signature nachos loaded with cheese, pico de gallo, black beans, jalapeños and sour cream. You can even add chili to the mix for a few extra dollars! Worth the $$$.

 

Best Places for Corona Buckets

The Dub Pub

corona dubIt’s officially rooftop season, y’all! And that means buckets on buckets on buckets of beer on The Dub Pub’s rooftop. Grab yourself a bucket of Coronas, and enjoy this warm weather we’re having.

Hotel Victor

hotel victor buckets

Looking for an amazing happy hour? Looking for one that lasts all day? I’ve got you…well, more like Hotel Victor does. They offer happy hour EVERY DAY from 11-7pm, and during that happy hour, you can enjoy buckets of Corona… among every other drink ever, too.

McSwiggans

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McSwiggans offers Corona bucket specials on Saturdays…for only $16! Grab a couple friends, and kick back as you pretend you’re on a beach and not right down the street from the Hudson River.

 

These aren’t the only spots to get your Mexican favorites, so try them all, and then some more! What’s your favorite Mexican spot in town?


Written by Lindsay Steidl

Lindsay grew up in the middle of nowhere, Connecticut, where cell service wasn’t a thing (for real, “No Service” was a constant notice on her phone). But her love for pizza and all things marketing & social media brought her to the big city, and eventually to Hoboken. Lindsay is on a constant search for the best slice of Buffalo Chicken pizza and the best Bacon, Egg & Cheese on a croissant…Any suggestions?! When she is not eating or drinking, you can find her biking up the Hudson River Walkway or traveling the world. She also swears that death glare isn’t directed at you, she just has a case of RBF. She actually really likes people!