East LA

3/31/2007:

Reader Bskills4 sent this observation in yesterday. Did anyone else notice the same thing?

Hey, in case any of your readers are interested.. East La got rid of their happy hour and the place is dark!!

2/20/2007:

So word on the street is confidently indicating that East LA is being sold. Apparently the business wasn’t doing so well, and it was time to jump ship. Some readers are speculating that the shorter-than-usual bar hours might have had something to do with it.

New owners are reported to be The Farside.

No word at this time whether the venue, name or menu will change. No firm date as to when the business will change hands.

I just realized 411 never reviewed this place! Should I be happy?

Description – Americanized Tex-Mex Restaurant & Bar. Noisy, cramped, used to be a good social scene. Strong Margaritas. Zagat rated long ago. Entrée price range $10-$12. Closes early.
Services – Bar, Mexican cuisine.
Address – 508 Washington St, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030-4906
Telephone – (201) 798-0052

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85 Comments on "East LA"


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9
5 years 7 months ago

He lost all credibility when he insinuated that the mayor of Hoboken was corrupt. :)

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chori
5 years 7 months ago

I’ve been going to East LA for about 5 years now and I love it! Margaritas are awesome as well as the food and the staff. There IS a happy hour, not sure why people are saying there is not. Happy hour plus half priced appetizers! Everyday from 5-8. I read something about a drug raid? There really must be another East LA in Hoboken because that never happened there lol. These reviews kill me lol. Dont let these reviews fool you! Be the judge yourself!

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DEADMAU5
5 years 7 months ago

How much were you paid to write this since the last post was done on Dec 8th? What are you not posting on the other thread? You have been going here for 5 years and don’t know about the raid? You think anyone believes you? No there is nothing happy when you attract people who deal crack cocaine and bring weapons to our town. Epic fail

In response to chori who said:
I’ve been going to East LA for about 5 years now and I love it! Margaritas are awesome as well as the food and the staff. There IS a happy hour, not sure why people are saying there is not. Happy hour plus half priced appetizers! Everyday from 5-8. I read something about a drug raid? There really must be another East LA in Hoboken because that never happened there lol. These reviews kill me lol. Dont let these reviews fool you! Be the judge yourself!

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Elomelo22
5 years 7 months ago

I agree with Chori. East LA is an awesome spot! Amazing drinks and a great vibe! The situation about drugs is fishy to me! Did someone pay you to say that? Drugs are everywhere in hoboken your own mayor is corrupt! You probably work for another spot in hoboken and cant stand the fact that at least people go to east la!! Grow up and stop being so judgemental and take out what’s up your ass. At the end if it was such a bad place it wouldnt be packed like it always gets!

In response to DEADMAU5 who said:
How much were you paid to write this since the last post was done on Dec 8th? What are you not posting on the other thread? You have been going here for 5 years and don’t know about the raid? You think anyone believes you? No there is nothing happy when you attract people who deal crack cocaine and bring weapons to our town. Epic fail

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DEADMAU5
5 years 7 months ago

What is up my ass is your finger mister, please take it out, you are not hitting my G spot. I would consider your reply more seriously if you had more postings on Hoboken 411 other than this 1, which is your first. Your partner Chiro on the other thread, that was their 4th post. Am I the only person that finds this suspicious? And what drugs you say, ok whatever you say poncho.

In response to Elomelo22 who said:
I agree with Chori. East LA is an awesome spot! Amazing drinks and a great vibe! The situation about drugs is fishy to me! Did someone pay you to say that? Drugs are everywhere in hoboken your own mayor is corrupt! You probably work for another spot in hoboken and cant stand the fact that at least people go to east la!! Grow up and stop being so judgemental and take out what’s up your ass. At the end if it was such a bad place it wouldnt be packed like it always gets!

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kristy71
5 years 8 months ago

Thanks for the Baja suggestion! I think uptown would be a “safer” bet. Turns out that someone from my office was at East La about a month ago while there was a drug raid at the place! He said that there were guns drawn and when all was said and done, there were 12 guys hand-cuffed, faced down on the sidewalk taken out of the place! Supposedly, the people that former Mayor Roberts unloaded the place to have welcomed in this “element”, and that my friends and I are not the only ones that are now avoiding the place because of it.
And we thought it was just the ROACHES that scared us old timers away…

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kristy71
5 years 8 months ago

Recent experience at East LA is an indication that the former Mayor is no longer involved with the business like the good ol’ days….
Last Thursday night two friends and I ventured up to Washington Street for margaritas. Over the years East LA has always been the place to go for them. What we first walked into was definitely not what we remembered. The bar was crowded with a thug-like clientele. We asked the host if we can sit at a table for drinks. He grumpily sat us, even though the dining room was not crowded. We noticed the bar patrons were also lingering around the booths, making us feel uncomfortable, as if we were infringing on their private party. We apologized to the server and said we just didn’t want to stay. It was as if she could read our minds.
A good comparison to the experience would be to watch MTV’s “Jersey Shore”… that same style and mentality.
No offense to the Roberts Family. But we are in search of a new place to enjoy our margaritas. If anyone has suggestions, please let us all know!
Or if you have stories relating to what we are trying to say, please contribute!

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kellyjoy
5 years 8 months ago

Baja has great margaritas in lots of different flavors.

In response to kristy71 who said:
Recent experience at East LA is an indication that the former Mayor is no longer involved with the business like the good ol’ days….
Last Thursday night two friends and I ventured up to Washington Street for margaritas. Over the years East LA has always been the place to go for them. What we first walked into was definitely not what we remembered. The bar was crowded with a thug-like clientele. We asked the host if we can sit at a table for drinks. He grumpily sat us, even though the dining room was not crowded. We noticed the bar patrons were also lingering around the booths, making us feel uncomfortable, as if we were infringing on their private party. We apologized to the server and said we just didn’t want to stay. It was as if she could read our minds.
A good comparison to the experience would be to watch MTV’s “Jersey Shore”… that same style and mentality.
No offense to the Roberts Family. But we are in search of a new place to enjoy our margaritas. If anyone has suggestions, please let us all know!
Or if you have stories relating to what we are trying to say, please contribute!

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pawzclawz
5 years 8 months ago

I was going to suggest Baja. It’s been quite some time since I was in there for a margarita. I thought they were more noted for their tequila. I wasn’t sure if their margaritas were as good as they used to be. I remember years ago. It was a hot summer Sunday afternoon. I didn’t live in town yet. I came to Hoboken with a former boyfriend. We went to Baja for drinks. The bartender made me a banana margarita with fresh bananas. I can taste it till this day. My boyfriend at the time was being a grouch. The bar was empty. It was just us. The bartender and myself were drinking the margaritas. It was loads of fun.

In response to kellyjoy who said:
Baja has great margaritas in lots of different flavors.

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Riggleman
6 years 11 months ago

This place is horrible!!! I ate it last week and had to wear a MAN-PON for a week. For those of you who don’t know what that is…it’s not fun at all!!!!