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Audi Jan 7, 2008 01:26 PM

I don't want Chinese or Indian food. Coming from Hoboken I am in desperate need of some good food!! Looking for a good italian/mexican/bar-grill place. Any suggestions for something that isn't so pricey?

  1. ambrose Jan 7, 2008 01:49 PM

    Hmmm, I'm not exactly sure what you're looking for but a lot of people like Jose Tejas, a pseudo-Mexican place on Route 1 (north bound lanes), not far from the Woodbridge Center. Of course, a lot of people hate Jose Tejas too!

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      shoremom Jan 7, 2008 01:55 PM

      Loucas on Rt. 27 is one of the better Italian restaurants in the area IMO. The service is always good also.

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      1. re: shoremom
        albinoni Jan 8, 2008 09:49 AM

        Sorry, I must disagree. As I posted on these boards several weeks ago, we were treated abysmally by the owner of Loucas when we complained about an overdone veal chop. She was hostile and obnoxious, and I cannot recommend this place to anyone.

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        njeggy1 Jan 7, 2008 05:03 PM

        JJ Bitting is on Main Street (514) in Woodbridge. If you head into Metuchen, there's a restaurant called Alessio 426 on Rt. 531 Main Street. I second Loucas. Try the Skylark Diner on Rt. 1.

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          nyebaby37 Jan 8, 2008 04:33 AM

          hard to find good italian thats not exp; bertuccis (terr service), pizza time in wdge makes decent dishes (and pizza), the pizza place in metuchen on main st (decent) and you've got a decent mix in the area -- cornerstone in metuchen, skylark, loucas (BYOB), TONS of chains on rt 1 including new bonefish, la peep (these are not nec my favs, dont like la peep but others love it), for VGood italian but pricey wdge has 2 restaurants - il castello's and trattoria venezia. casa guiseppe$$$on rt 27 (another one i dont like but others do), Mei Thai, and a new 5 guys burgers in the wdge mall, along w/ a johnny rockets. good luck.

          1. re: nyebaby37
            cdog Jan 8, 2008 04:58 AM

            please dont go to any of the chains on RT 1. I currently live in Brooklyn but grew up in the central part of jersey. do yourself a favor and drive the a few extra miles and head into New Brunswick. You are probably about five miles or so from the downtown area and that should take care of your fix for good food and you will have plenty of choices...both price point and cuisine.

            1. re: cdog
              nyebaby37 Jan 9, 2008 05:05 AM

              haha, im from brooklyn too and it took me a long long time to get used to the local restaurants ( i recommnd the chains but dont myself go there...). keep in mind highland park, yes NB too (pricey), and Harold's is good too for a crowd, jackie coopers in the tano mall is ok too for less food, and less $. not great, good.

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          big1515 Jan 8, 2008 06:29 AM

          Harold Deli (Raritan Center )..A must try !! Two people can not finish one sandwitch !!
          Excellent quility .fair prices

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            aacharya Jan 8, 2008 09:12 AM

            I totally disagree on Harold's Deli. Way too much food (gimmicky) and only fair quality. New Brunswick's Mexican joints (all the way down Albany to French St) are phenomenal.

            You also get to stop in at a great brewery/bar - Harvest Moon. Haven't eaten there.

            1. re: aacharya
              albinoni Jan 8, 2008 09:54 AM

              Can you be more specific about the names and locations of the Mexican places in NB?

              Also, I solidly recommend Harold's. The quality of the corned beef and pastrami is unequaled--we are lucky to have this place nearby so that we don't have to depend on Katz' or the Second Avenue when we want a deli fix. As far as the portions go, yeah, it may be shtick, but leftover pastrami is great fried up the next day with eggs.

              1. re: albinoni
                big1515 Jan 8, 2008 12:23 PM

                albinoni you hit the nail on the head .I went there with 12 senior racquetball players after we played @ the The Club .Some of the group were Jews from New York who felt it was the Best Deli in the area..do not forget the pickle bar.. Harolds does not disapoint !!!!!

          2. The Engineer Jan 9, 2008 09:13 AM

            7 Hills of Istanbul is on 27 in Highland Park... not too far from you and one of my faves in the area.

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              dragonguy Feb 26, 2008 07:01 PM

              Someone informed me of 7 Hills, need to go there, will let you know what i think...

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                The Engineer Feb 29, 2008 08:07 AM

                I predict you will develop a crush on at least one employee befroe you leave. :)

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                  dragonguy Mar 6, 2008 03:38 PM

                  hehe, and i agree with you...now i REALLY want to go dine there....thanxxx

            2. Passadumkeg Mar 6, 2008 05:12 PM

              I agree w/ 7 Hills and the crush. and the Mexicanville around French St. For Italian shoot down Rt 35 to Cavellos in Sayreville. It's on the North bound lane just before the bridge. Sicilian w/ fresh tomato sauce made daily. Costa Verde on Rt. 9 south in Sayreville for great Portuguese.

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