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Queso Grill in Lincroft

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Has anyone heard about this restaurant? Any idea when it may open?

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  1. Looks like it may be open. I was driving by last night and the sign was lit up. I'll check it out later this week.

    1. Has Kimchi & Sushi closed? That's the same address (650 Newman Springs Rd)...

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      1. re: equal_Mark

        No, it's between K&S and Luigi's, where Curves was.

      2. It's not open yet. From what I could see of the seating it looks like it will be a Baja Fresh clone. Looks like it may be open in a week or three...

        1. Place is scheduled to open on Apr 27th. They didn't have any menus for me to post...

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          1. re: equal_Mark

            Thanks for looking! Did look like a Baja Fresh clone.

          2. Stopped by and managed to nab one of their Take Out menus. The guy who gave it to me sait it's essentially a draft, and there are a few mistakes with prices and wording (see if you nd one...), but it should give an idea of what they are shooting for.

            http://www.exit109.com/~mstevens/Take...

            It does appear to be sort of a Baja Fresh type setting, but it includes a seriously kick butt Salad Bar.

             
             
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            1. re: equal_Mark

              Wow that is some menu!!! Making me hungary already!!! Need to get there in the near future...

            2. Well, we tried it for dinner tonight. Service was very friendly, but a few small glitches that I expect are due to its being brand new. I can forgive them as I expect the kinks to be worked out quickly.

              We got a barbacoa (shredded beef) wet burrito, a steak burrito bowl, and a shrimp burrito bowl. Mixed reviews. The shredded beef was pronounced amazing. The burrito bowls were ok, but will be ordered a little differently next time. I'd like to see them with lettuce like Chipotle.

              I sampled the hot rojo salsa and the habanero smoking hot salsa. Both were very good. The habanero one had a decent kick, and also had flavor.

              Bottom line is that it's on a par with Chipotle, some things a little better, some not as good. It's slightly more expensive, but that's for the extras. It has more variety than C.

              I don't really understand why the salad bar half, but it looked worth trying if I weren't up for Amer-Mexican.

              1. They've set up a website: http://www.quesogrill.com/

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                1. re: equal_Mark

                  Sigh. Coupons on the site expired in December...

                  I hate it when a business does not maintain its website. Tells me that they don't really care about the customer experience.

                2. very impressive. owned by luigi's pizza (next door). very fresh and tasty!

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                  1. re: gd0t5

                    Ive eaten here a quite a few times last year. I'd say the food is pretty good especially considering the immediate area. Lots of options. However, I probably wouldn't make a special trip from far away especially for Queso Grill.

                    I also dislike that Luigi's doesn't have an area to sit an eat slices.