Charrito’s expands Mexican Empire!

12/29/2009 Update:

An interesting comment was made about Charrito’s fifth NJ restaurant that opened up recently in Weehawken, NJ (review to follow in early 2010). It’s not about the restaurant food, service or quality – but some dissatisfaction with the way the owner has interacted with local residents…

Charritos Restaurant Weehawken NJ Boulevard East Reader Mail

(Note: this is a reader submission and doesn’t reflect the opinion of Hoboken411)

Weehawken Neighbors not too thrilled…

“Welcome to the Neighborhood” –I don’t think so!

First off, No one in Weehawken- Especially those that live on the Beautiful Boulevard East “Welcomes Charritos” to the Neighborhood! Mainly because of its Angry Dwarf Owner; Uzziel Arias, who leased the space over 3 years ago & on day one began towing all his neighbors cars from his small parking lot even though he would not use it for another 2 years and they had been parking there already for the 4 previous years that the Restaurant had been Vacant.

Now that He is finally open, ironically he has overtaken all of the Residential Sticker Parking for his Valet service, leaving the Residence with no place within a 5 mile radius to park Their Cars. Which leaves me to ask -Why didn’t he evaluate additional parking options prior to leasing such a large Restaurant? Also, why couldn’t he have been welcoming to those neighbors who parked in his small space at the onset, knowing that he had every intention of boguarding all parking once he got opened?

In addition, He painted the once beautiful building to look like a Circus quality Mexican Barn & hung Used Car banners & flashing “OPEN” neons; Turning the lovely, quiet & sophisticated neighborhood into a loud Freak-show!

Seriously, its Proprietors like this in the Food & Beverage Industry that give it such a bad name & make neighborhoods not want them in it.

Had he been a man of Class & Restraint those neighbors might have been his best Customers but My Guess is Uzziel would need to look those words up in the Dictionary!”
– Christina

See previous updates after the jump!

8/21/2009:

Were you aware that there are actually two other Charrito’s restaurants in Union City and Jersey City?

Did you know that Charrito’s is opening a FIFTH location in Weehawken next month?

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Three stories of dining excitement – and Liquor!

You’ll have many reasons to visit the newest Charrito’s restaurant when they open in late September:

  • They have a liquor license for the first time!
  • Larger – with three floors and capacity of up to 250 guests.
  • Fantastic NYC skyline view!

Check out their website at www.loscharritos.com in the meantime – and we’ll be back with a review once they open up!

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21 Comments on "Charrito’s expands Mexican Empire!"

Hosea220
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Hosea220

We love Mexican food so we really really pumped to have Charritos open on Blvd East, close to where my new husband and I live (I just got married and put my Hoboken condo on the market – but that story is for another thread… :wink:) Last Friday was our 4th time there, and I have to say – I think we’re done.

The guac was good but that’s about it. I too had the spicy pork loin chilaquiles and they were average at best. I was almost convinced it was the wrong dish.

The worst part? The service was horrendous. I think both times we experienced terrible service we had the same waiter (it was the same section). He disappeared at length for times, so much that we had other waiters getting us stuff. Getting the check and having him pick up the check was a nightmare. The table next to us was having the same issues. Horrible, horrible, horrible – we will not be back for dinner. Maybe for drinks and chips but that would be it.

I had the post a review because it was such a bad experience. And to think we were celebrating my husband closing on HIS house that night…

Christina13
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Christina13
Wow! This is Fantastic! I am so glad to see so many posts about my very upset Letter! Even if I do disagree with some of you, I do appreciate your opinions! Thank You Plywood for correcting my Spelling for the word “Bogarting”. It is a slang word that I use occasionally but have never actually had to spell… LOL Yes, They are “hogging” more than their share of the Parking in My Neighborhood. They are Valet Parking their overflow vehicles all over the place & Yes, which is a Restricted Residential Sticker Parking area. I personally have spoken to the Parking Authority, Police Department & Building Department. They all agree with the Residents & have vowed to ticket & tow non-resident cars & are furthermore going to give the “Angry Dwarf” a citation if his noncompliant actions continue. The problem is my neighbors & I don’t like bothering the police department every night. They are far too busy & there are far more important things they have on their plate without being bothered about parking & towing. We feel this way even though for 2+ years he obviously did not! My Point in having a problem with him towing the resident cars is that he didn’t use the parking spaces on his small lot for over 2 years but continued to tow cars, cars of people he now desires to have as customers of his Restaurant! Good Hard working people that now have to take upwards of an hour… Read more »
stewarsh
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stewarsh
Oh please, was it ever posted to be public parking? No, then it isn’t public. What you know and what the law say and obviously entirely different things. Private property is ALWAYS private whether it’s used or not. The owner has every right to tow you car for parking on his property. I believe, but am not sure since I have paid for private parking, that those resident-only spots are time-limited. If they are, are his customers breaking that restriction? If so then call the report it. If the police have the time they’ll respond. If they don’t then well they won’t. I’m sure you know how to manage their time. And please keep your blessings to yourself, Christina since based on your name calling alone are far too hateful and CLASSLESS for them to do any good. In response to Christina13 who said: Wow! This is Fantastic! I am so glad to see so many posts about my very upset Letter! Even if I do disagree with some of you, I do appreciate your opinions! Thank You Plywood for correcting my Spelling for the word “Bogarting”. It is a slang word that I use occasionally but have never actually had to spell… LOL Yes, They are “hogging” more than their share of the Parking in My Neighborhood. They are Valet Parking their overflow vehicles all over the place & Yes, which is a Restricted Residential Sticker Parking area. I personally have spoken to the Parking Authority, Police Department &… Read more »
homeworld
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Don’t park on private property if you don’t want your car towed.

mooshu
Member
mooshu

You know, it really is this simple. It’s entitled babies who complicate 12-word sentences.

In response to homeworld who said:
Don’t park on private property if you don’t want your car towed.

plywood
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plywood

Agreed, I guess you have to tell people that now. Their sense of entitlement is palpable.

In response to homeworld who said:
Don’t park on private property if you don’t want your car towed.

nbm3
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nbm3

This place was called Intercrew around 1996ish….

elvisroberts
Member

they couldn’t do valet parking on the street without the permission of the Town of Weehawken. And that’s Richard Turner, also Chief of Staff I think to our Congressman. And our Congressman is probably happy and proud that a hispanic businessman is doing well enough to bring that building back to life. Charritos food, I think, is great. Haven’t eaten there in a while, but never had a bad experience or a bad meal at either Hoboken location we’ve been too. But taking public parking and appropriating it for the sole and exclusive benefit of a private business I believe is illegal without some public process. And is probably illegal even with whatever [sham] public process may have been done in this case…

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