Mexican Street Food Eatery ‘Tacoria’ Coming to Downtown Jersey City

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Opening soon: Tacoria, 238 First Street, Jersey City. Photo by Chris Fry/Jersey Digs.

The void left by Burger Eatery’s departure from 238 First Street will soon be filled by a Mexican street-food-style restaurant, as renovations are underway to bring Tacoria to Chilltown.

The restaurant, not to be confused with local staple Taqueria Downtown on nearby Grove Street, has three existing locations in New Brunswick, Montclair, and Princeton, with another coming to 52 South Street in Morristown later this year. The eatery claims to be “inspired by the streets of Mexico City and taco trucks in San Diego,” uses farm-raised meat, and strives for freshness with no freezers at the restaurant.

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Tacos. Photo via Tacoria Instagram.

The menu at Tacoria features handcrafted tacos, nachos, mission-style burritos, salads, and quesadillas that can be customized with proteins like spicy pulled chicken, fried avocado, al pastor pork, chorizo, roasted corn, carne asada, or brussels sprouts. There are a few completely vegan and gluten-free options, side dishes like chips and guacamole, a small kid’s menu, and even a dessert choice of Nutella nachos available.

The timeline for opening the Jersey City outpost is simply listed as Winter 2019 on the restaurant’s website, and those interested in keeping tabs on the buildout’s progress can follow Tacoria on Instagram at the handle @eattacoria.


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  1. No freezer needed. Freezers would be at zero or -2 typically while fridges are 38 which is good enough to keep ingredients to safe for a few days. Freezers are for longer term storage, chilling beer mugs or stashing the vodka

  2. What I really think downtown needs is a another pizza parlor, nail salon, hair dresser and barber. Right? Or maybe another taqueria to add to the 15 already existing taco joints.

    God only knows why we can’t get more diverse foods downtown?!?!

  3. A fromargerie’ would be nice. JC needs someone to open a proper cheese shop. A runny brie, a good old Stinking Bishop, a lovely Belle de Champs.


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