Mexican Restaurants in New Jersey

Up to 60% Off at Mi Tierra Restaurant & Bar

Elizabeth

$30 $12

Eatery that offers dancing and live DJs cooks up ceviche, grilled sirloin, barbecued ribs, and more

Half Off at Ranchito Victoria Restaurant and Bakery

West New York

$20 $10

Salvadoran and Mexican cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner includes eggs with refried beans, steak and seafood, and plantain empanadas

Up to 55% Off Mexican Food at Mexican Post

Plainsboro Center

$10 $5

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Patrons can customize every Mexican classic, from the tacos to the burritos

Up to 50% Off Dinner at Mexicali Mexican Restaurant

Hawthorne

$64.50 $35

(21)

Mariachi music flows through the dining room as guests devour steaks, pork chops in green tomatillo salsa, and sizzling fajitas

50% Off Mexican Food at Pop’s Garage

Shrewsbury

$20 $10

(35)

Kid-friendly Mexican taqueria sources local ingredients – including fresh veggies – to handcraft tacos, quesadillas and burritos

Half Off Mexican Fare from Mayans Mexican Cocina

Bernards

$15 $7.50

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Take home or dine-in orders of chicken in mole poblano or a mole verde pumpkin-seed sauce, plus enchiladas, burritos, and vegetarian plates

Up to 52% Off Mexican Cuisine at Rattlesnake Cantina

Denville

$30 $15

Mexican cuisine such as fajitas, enchiladas, burritos, and jambalaya chicken plates

Up to 66% Off Tex-Mex Meal at Ah Chihuahua

Midtown

$66.85 $26

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Frozen margaritas temper heat from classic Tex-Mex dishes such as fajitas and burritos slathered with cheeses, guacamole, and sauces

$10 for Mexican Cuisine at Eggs Travaganza

Midtown

$20 $10

(22)

A finalist in the 2011 Vendy Awards, this food truck is packed with freshly made Mexican-inspired sandwiches, wraps, and tacos

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Along with importing Portugal's unique recipes to the shores of Newark, Sol-Mar Restaurant envelops patrons in an atmosphere that recalls a sidewalk café in Lisbon. Adorned with leafy foliage, murals, and terra-cotta awnings, the dining room features large, arched windows through which commedia dell'Arte archetypes can make their dramatic exits. To top the earth-toned tablecloths, a menu of authentic Iberian fare features dishes such as creamy clams casino, stuffed salmon with crabmeat, and grilled veal chops.

267 Ferry St
Newark,
NJ
US

Amid a lively atmosphere, patrons of Boca Grande Cantina Mexicana can kick back and dine on a slew of Mexican and Mexi-fusion options. Stop in to grab a drink, check out the occasional live music, and sample a variety of south-of-the-border eats from the varied menu. Strum taste buds with a symphony of flavors by sampling the fresh guacamole ($9), Mexican gyro ($13), chipotle burrito ($11), or Boca fish tacos ($10). Many dishes can be altered for vegetarian diners, diners looking to eat healthy, or nosy brontosauruses poking their gargantuan necks through the window.

564 Washington Blvd
Jersey City,
NJ
US

With its sloped roof and grand clock tower, Orale Mexican Bistro's facade doesn't fit the bill for a typical Mexican restaurant. But beyond its front doors, chefs cook open-faced chipotle shrimp quesadillas by the heat of a wood-fired brick oven, and they stuff tacos with slow-cooked carnitas. Servers shuttle these south of the border entrees to candlelit tables in the dining room or to an outdoor patio perched beneath the clock tower, which transforms back into a lowly wristwatch at the stroke of midnight. On select evenings, DJs spin house and latinbeat tunes while patrons enjoy specials on margaritas and mixed drinks.

14-26 Julian Pl.
Elizabeth,
NJ
US

The rustic interior of Mexican Post sets the tone for the restaurant's menu and hourly Battle of the Alamo reenactments. Starters ($4.75–$7.45) include savory engine revvers such as classic quesadillas, bean dip, or the camarones Acapulco (five shrimp stuffed with cheese, wrapped in bacon, deep-fried, and served with chipotle sauce). Fulfill your destiny with a larger plate, such as the deluxe burrito mesquite topped with special sauce, grilled veggies, cheese, peppers, and onions ($12.45) or an order of fan-favorite flautas ($10.25). Mix and match tacos, enchiladas, tostadas, and more across various combos ($8.95–$10.95). Accompany and lubricate your meal with a margarita featuring a potent dash from one of the 107 different tequila varieties, or sample a straight shot as anesthetic for an authentic Civil War–style operation.

1700 Oak Tree Rd
Edison,
NJ
US

El Chico's culinary artists paint their tortilla canvases with melted cheese and spiced meats to curate a menu of fiesta-worthy Mexican feasts. Sizzling fajitas surf in to tables on hot skillets, announcing their arrival with aromatic waves of seared beef, chicken, shrimp, or baby back ribs ($15.99) before lying out to sunbathe on soft flour tortillas. Forks and knives slam against chili relleno enchiladas ($9.99), which burst like savory piñatas with cheese and mushrooms or beef. Chipotle-wine sauce imbues the chicken burrito ($10.49) with an air of sophistication as it commingles with tender spiced chicken, rice, and frijoles rancheros. Boulders of fajita steak and avocado speckle the corn-tortilla landscapes of three tacos ($9.49), and pork-tamale trios ($9.99) unwrap their husks to reveal elaborate cave art scrawled in a thick sauce of chili con carne.

1201 Hooper Ave
Toms River,
NJ
US

After planting roots in Latin America 40 years ago, Pollo Campero branched out across borders, planting more than 50 locations in the U.S and across the world. Today, at its Trenton location, chefs marinate and season chicken by hand, using a special blend of herbs and spices. After grilling or frying, the flavorful morsels are tucked into tortillas to make burritos, slide between slices of sandwich bread, or nestle into family meals alongside up to 19 other pieces. Patrons can cart their meals home for consumption or stick around to impress passerby by juggling their chicken wings in front of the eatery's broad windows.

508 Hamilton Ave
Trenton,
NJ
US