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
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
Web: www.flacoztacoz.com (still under contruction as of 8/11/2010)
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!
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.
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.
Have you tried it yet?
Stopped 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!
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.
“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.)
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