Charrito’s Restaurant Uptown

Charrito’s Uptown – Just opened

See below for quick review

Description – Mexican cuisine.
Address – 1024 Washington St, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030
Telephone – (201) 659-2800
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July 2006

Charrito’s Uptown location is a very popular Mexican restaurant these days. Don’t be fooled by their small and cramped outdoor seating area (which I think stinks by the way). It holds 12 seats very tightly. Uncomfortable. We chose to sit inside this time. The seating inside was much more comfortable and suitable for taller people.
The interior feel of Charrito’s is very appealing. Plentiful seating (50 up front, and 16 in the back room, plus small bar location), genuine Mexican articles, good atmosphere and a big psuedo-Mayan wall lit up with candles.

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We didn’t have their signature Guacamole, because we have had that item before. But if you’ve never been there, it’s worth the $9.95. Home made right in front of you, and to your taste.
Instead we chose the all-in-one Nachos as an appetizer. Very delicious (and kinda sloppy), as we like it. In our opinion, a little pricey ($12.95) for a plate of nachos, but that’s the price you pay for authenticity.

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For entrees, we chose the Pueblo combo and the burritos.

The presentation was good and the taste for both was adequate, but didn’t knock us out. The chimi-changa I had with the pueblo dish was a bit rubbery, as well as the stuffed pepper. But I guess that’s how they like it in Oaxaca. I personally dug the slightly more tex-mex version at Baja.

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Charrito’s definitely is a decent Mexican restaurant, a tad on the pricey side. However, the food is pretty good, the entree portions were generous, and the service we’ve had their has been excellent. We never had them make any sangria, however, I have also heard that it was too much, considering you already bought the wine. And despite hearing bad things about the service there during peak hours, we’ve never experienced it.

We’ll be back to try their signature dishes exclusively next time.

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22 Comments on "Charrito’s Restaurant Uptown"


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Cindy
9 years 4 months ago

Went to Charito’s uptown last Friday night. Wait for a table was long, but if you bring your own tequila they will make you a pretty good maguerita! Guacamole is very good. Very good food – highly recommend it if you can stand the wait.

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HobokenFootballRules
5 years 29 days ago

Pretty good entrees. Expensive side- $17-20.

Guac is very good in the summer.

If you bring a bottle of tequila, you won’t get it all back.[quote comment=”171″]Went to Charito’s uptown last Friday night. Wait for a table was long, but if you bring your own tequila they will make you a pretty good maguerita! Guacamole is very good. Very good food – highly recommend it if you can stand the wait.[/quote]

Member
9 years 1 month ago

Wow that pyramid looks a bit wierd…do you have to pray and light a candle for someone if you eat there?

Member
9 years 1 month ago

the pyramid seems like a big waste of space…they could easily fit 5 more tables. Guaca is scrumptious.

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hobokenhottie1
9 years 8 days ago

Went here last night for dinner with another couple. I ordered the Steak, chicken, and shrimp fajitas and they were excellent! I did not feel like I needed to take a hot shower after eating here. I could barely walk home, however…….

Everyone else was very pleased with their entrees, they only thing that annoyed us is my sister ordered the steak and chicken fajita and asked to sub the steak for the shrimp and they ended up charging her almost $10.00 more for 3 shrimp. She actually started getting pissy with the waitress and I had to shut her up. I do agree that they should have told her that first but whatever…… Still a fun night!

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thebinatwork
8 years 9 months ago

Disclaimer: I am a mexican food snob from San Diego. That said, Charritos is about as close to legit as Mexican gets in Jersey, its 90% of the way there, but at triple the prices you would pay in Souther California for similar food. (Literally.) I think the portions might have cut back a bit too since the days when the downtown location was all we had. Very good food overall, but they need to settle down a bit with the entree prices.