Flacoz Tacoz: Doomed

2/25/2011 Hoboken411 Note: Flacoz Tacoz is done – replaced by Mamoun’s Falafel

Flacoz Tacoz tries raising Mexican bar in Hoboken

8/11/2010 Update:

As Hoboken411 told you exactly two weeks ago – the old Signature Kitchen was sold to the owners of Pita Grill and was to become a new Taco place.

Well that’s precisely what happened as Flacoz Tacoz opened for business yesterday at 502 Washington Street – and boy are we happy they did!

Hits home run at first at-bat!

Flacoz Tacoz serves “Authentic and Contemporary Mexican Cuisine,” including six varieties of tacos on three different kinds of shells, plus dinner platters, burritos, quesadillas and other sides.

For the purpose of the first day review – I tried one “Vegetariano” and one “Carne Asada” taco in soft flour tortillas. Absolutely perfect. The flavor, seasonings, and ingredients were top notch – as well as the portion size and price. Never before has a vegetable taco been so truly satisfying – it hit the spot dead on. The hangar steak taco was also very tasty, although I wasn’t in the mood to chew steak (I asked for Chicken, but didn’t realize I got steak until later..)

If Flacoz Tacoz can keep this up consistently – they will without a doubt become a weekly destination for Hoboken411. Two thumbs (and four paws) UP!

One interesting aspect of their menu is that they seemed to have priced the dishes with 7% NJ sales tax in mind – evening out all the items so that the final cost ends up at $.00 or $.50 – guess they won’t have pennies in their cash register.

Flacoz Tacoz is open seven days a week from 11am to 11pm and delivers as well. Give them a shout at 201-656-3555 today! See photos below!

Description: Mexican Restaurant. BYOB. Delivery. “Authentic and Contemporary Mexican Cuisine.”
Address: 502 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-656-3555
Web: www.flacoztacoz.com (still under contruction as of 8/11/2010)

7/28/2010 Update:

Signature Kitchen sells to Pita Grill; another taco place coming?

Despite favorable reviews, Signature Kitchen at 502 Washington is no more.

My guess is that they suffered from “brand identity crisis” – and lack of both a compelling venue (too small) and identifiable sign. I think it might have been a bad idea to take the word “signature” literally – because 99% of the time – you can’t decipher a dang signature anyway – it’s scribble!

Word on the street is that they sold the establishment to the owners of Pita Grill down the street – and it will become another taco place. I guess they want to ride the popularity of The Taco Truck?

I suppose the demand for tacos is pretty good, but with Qdoba down the street – and Fresh Tortillas Grill also nearby – Don’t you think that’s Taco Overload?

Pita Grill also apparently bought the struggling Marisa’s Pizza from what I heard.

Each time I pass the Pita Grill, it’s empty. My only guess is they bought Google at the IPO – or have outrageous delivery numbers. Who knows.

10/21/2009 Update:

1pm Weekday Grand Opening for new deli

Washington Street Deli Signature Kitchen (#502) is having some kind of Grand Opening tomorrow at 1pm. Cake Boss Buddy Valestro and some guy named “Skeery Jones” of Z100 FM Radio will there to help celebrate the opening.

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Have you tried it yet?

ooba-hibiscus-in-hoboken-nj-at-signature-kitchen-502-washingtonStopped in to meet Denis Alvarez, owner of Signature Kitchen (502 Wash) last week – and to take a few quick snapshots. I was in a hurry, and didn’t have time to taste anything there, so I’ll ask you guys: Has anyone tried it? Are there any special “home run” menu items?

Denis also mentioned some special sushi products, but we didn’t get into it – they’re also changing the front counter to be a sushi case.

I have the current menu here – but Denis indicated that it is still being fine-tuned… so another update with newer menu will come over the next couple weeks – along with a review.

Oh – and they also have Ooba Sparkling Hibuscus drinks there – supposedly the “new pomegranate…”

Funny side note – this was supposed to be ex-Mayor Peter Cammarano’s first ribbon-cutting. Oh my!

7/21/2009:

Signature Kitchen replaces Soup Man

It’s official – “Signature Kitchen” has put a sign up at the doomed “Original Soup Man” location at 502 Washington Street.

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“Drive by” 411 update…

Although the sign they installed was “forward thinking” – the business was not open yesterday when this photo was taken.

They should have bought the “peel away special” banner sign (you know, with the Velcro piece that says “opening soon” that goes on top of the “now open” part? Really popular on the west coast. Google it.)

the-original-soup-man-ribbon-cutting-in-2007But they seem ready to open from what I’ve heard.

Anyway – haven’t been able to pencil in a time to roll up my sleeves and find out about this breaking story in Hoboken.

Not sure if it’s the same/new owners – or what the menu is, etc. Just that it’s some kind of deli (I think?)

In fact, I couldn’t even find the time to cross the street to peek in. Oscar was driving anyway.

Description: New food establishment – quite possibly a deli of come kind (will update at some point)
Address: 502 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Website: N/A
Phone: N/A
Menu: N/A

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67 Comments on "Flacoz Tacoz: Doomed"

iforgotmymantra
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iforgotmymantra

I should also note that a solution could be leaving the cold toppings off for delivery orders (in little plastic side containers), so the food can at least get microwaved upon delivery.

hoboken hammer
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hoboken hammer

PREDICTION: Will be closed by Christmas time

I’m a big fan of their food but their service is terrible. Delivery is awful. Ordered delivery – said it would take 25 minutes, about an hour and a half it arrived. Then I figured I’d give them a second chance – food came only a little late but it was the wrong order. Then it took forever for the delivery guy to come back.

Good food + terrible service + high rents on Washington = Doomed by end of 2010

iforgotmymantra
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iforgotmymantra

I agree there are issues- but for different reasons. The one time I ordered delivery it actually came lightning-fast (and I am over 6+ blocks away), but it was already freezing cold anyway. There was also a massive amount of sour cream but few veggies- maybe that cooled it off? I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt, but fear things are already going downhill if the menu items are not the same as they were last month![quote comment=”197449″]PREDICTION: Will be closed by Christmas timeI’m a big fan of their food but their service is terrible. Delivery is awful. Ordered delivery – said it would take 25 minutes, about an hour and a half it arrived. Then I figured I’d give them a second chance – food came only a little late but it was the wrong order. Then it took forever for the delivery guy to come back.Good food + terrible service + high rents on Washington = Doomed by end of 2010[/quote]

bettyboop
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bettyboop

i wish them luck but sorry, doesn’t come even close to taqueria in jersey city. they are hands down the most authentic/best mexican in this area.

bettyboop
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bettyboop

and might i add: taqueria is the most reasonably priced!![quote comment=”196503″]i wish them luck but sorry, doesn’t come even close to taqueria in jersey city. they are hands down the most authentic/best mexican in this area.[/quote]

emarche
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Right, but how do they stack up against LOCAL (in Hoboken) options? Not everyone wants to make the trip to Jersey City for a taco. Because if we’re going to start calling out places that aren’t truly local, then I know a fantastic place in Montana (of all places) that makes incredible homemade tacos.[quote comment=”196504″]and might i add: taqueria is the most reasonably priced!!

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bettyboop
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bettyboop

if you think JC isn’t local then I suspect you have quite the skewed perspective on the local area. Your probably also one of those people who think walking 3 blocks will kill you. That’s cool, more tasty tacos for those of that aren’t lazy, right?[quote comment=”196519″]Right, but how do they stack up against LOCAL (in Hoboken) options? Not everyone wants to make the trip to Jersey City for a taco. Because if we’re going to start calling out places that aren’t truly local, then I know a fantastic place in Montana (of all places) that makes incredible homemade tacos.

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emarche
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No, you dope, I don’t have a “skewed perspective” – I have a realistic perspective and am talking about simply running out and grabbing tacos for a quick dinner. Running over to Jersey City (Paulus Hook? Not on a weeknight when I’m coming home from work) as opposed to running 5-6 blocks is a haul.

This thread is about a new taco shop in HOBOKEN, NOT Jersey City. Dumbass.[quote comment=”196535″]if you think JC isn’t local then I suspect you have quite the skewed perspective on the local area. Your probably also one of those people who think walking 3 blocks will kill you. That’s cool, more tasty tacos for those of that aren’t lazy, right?

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mark56
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mark56

I’m going to start off by saying that Flacoz Tacoz is doing a heck of a job and I can tell they are going to be very sucessful. I passed by the place to see what the buzz was about, and I was immediately blown away. I ordered a burrito with pollo asado, and I thought it was one of the best burritos I have tried in my entire life. On the side, I also ordered chips and guacamole. Best combo ever. I’ll be sure to come back here.

LadyMonroe
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LadyMonroe

Ok. Im going to be honest about this place. I was really excited when I heard it was opening and wanted to stop by and try it out right away. Truth- Its not as great as the Taco Truck. It also isnt as great as Mission Burrito or places on Bergenline in UC. I was pretty dissapointed with my order. The steak was chewy and had a weird flavor, the white rice with corn was sub par, the beans were hard. Although my platter was not very good I was a fan of the guacamole and pico de gallo and chips. I would deff go back for chips, salsa, and guac. But thats it. I might try a taco or burrito with chicken next time but all in all I was pretty dissapointed. I would try it again just because I would like to see a business last in that location. Soup Man, signiture kitchen, I dont wanna add Flacoz Tacoz to that list. I’m hopeful they will cook their beans a little better next time. I am willing to try and try again.. (prices arent too bad either) I gice it a C- 😐

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