HOME > Chowhound > General Tristate Archive >
What's your latest food project? Get great advice

AUTHENTIC Mexican in New Jersey?

pamelawinter Dec 3, 2006 06:40 PM

As a transplanted Californian, I am looking for an AUTHENTIC Mexican restaurant (without the cheesy atmosphere), in the Central Jersey area. I'm not looking for Caribbean, Dominican, Cuban, or Tex-Mex; and I'm not willing to travel to New York. Anyone have a good suggestion?

  1. g
    Gabbeh Dec 3, 2006 08:30 PM

    Wander New Brunswick. The corridor near Route 27 is full of small taquerias that serve a mostly Mexican and Central American clientele.

    1. r
      RGR Dec 3, 2006 08:21 PM

      El Meson, in Freehold, is owned and run by Mexicans. There is a significant Mexican population in Freehold and environs, and they eat there, so I presume the food's authentic enough for them. In any event, it's well-prepared and very tasty. The restaurant is fairly small with pleasant decor. A major plus during the warm weather months is the spacious outdoor patio. Note: There's a grocery at the rear of the interior that sells all sorts of Mexican products.

      Show Hidden Posts