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"


moephab
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moephab
6 years 4 months ago

I have eaten here with friends three times. I will not be going back. Generaly not a Big fan of Mexican food, but the food that I was served was just horrible the kicker was the shreded chicke that had bits of shreded bones in it. When the waitstaff was questioned about it we got no reply. Friends have enjoyed their meals, but I am so not happy! Didn’t really care for Ricco’s but strangely I miss it now.

krewedetat
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krewedetat
6 years 4 months ago

Matt123’s story is bad news. I don’t know what’s happened with this place, I have to admit I did not enjoy my last meal there (uptown location). I thought it was just an off-night.

blaueaugen
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blaueaugen
6 years 4 months ago

mexican food is mexican food, it’s all the same…what a burrito? it’s a tortilla stuffed with meat and cheese…what’s a taco? its a tortilla stuffed with meat and cheese…what’s an enchilada? :mrgreen:

baja is better for the sole reason they have a liqour license…you need some good tequila to wash down that grease!

Hobocant
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Hobocant
6 years 4 months ago

You could incorrectly make the same argument for many other ethnicities.[quote comment=”192637″]mexican food is mexican food, it’s all the same…what a burrito? it’s a tortilla stuffed with meat and cheese…what’s a taco? its a tortilla stuffed with meat and cheese…what’s an enchilada? baja is better for the sole reason they have a liqour license…you need some good tequila to wash down that grease![/quote]

emarche
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6 years 4 months ago

Wrong on many, many counts.

Except for the tequila part. Which is right in so many, many ways.[quote comment=”192637″]mexican food is mexican food, it’s all the same…what a burrito? it’s a tortilla stuffed with meat and cheese…what’s a taco? its a tortilla stuffed with meat and cheese…what’s an enchilada? baja is better for the sole reason they have a liqour license…you need some good tequila to wash down that grease![/quote]

debra
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debra
6 years 4 months ago

Hoboken is expensive, that is why when we visit Charritos we go to the first one that opened on 48th Street in Union City.

Matt123
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Matt123
6 years 4 months ago

Just tried to eat here last night with some friends and we were told 1/2 way into our appetizer that we all needed to order an entree or we would be charged $5 per person. I obviously did not agree to that since 2 people with us had only wanted appetizers and it was after 8 pm on a Thursday. I asked for the manager and the waiter said the manager would be in the next day and that he was in charge. I said there was nothing on the menu stating a food per person minimum and we would not be forced to order anything and I asked if he would rather we leave. He said yes. I have managed restaurants and waited tables for a good chunk of my life and although we may not have been the highest check of the evening, you certianly don’t ask a paying customer to leave because they are not bringing you enough revenue. What’s next, a single person gets charged because they are not with anyone? Does he/she get charged a $5 emty seat fee? Needless to say I will not return, and every time I pass by I will reccomend anyone outside to another establishment without hesitation.

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