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Place to celebrate my 35th birthday in Northern NJ?

eab21 May 2, 2012 05:44 PM

I'm looking for a restaurant to celebrate my 35th birthday. We'll probably have about 10-12 people. We live in North Haledon and want to remain relatively close to home (15-20min). We're fairly new to NJ and haven't been able to find many restaurants that we like. I'm looking for something with a fun/nice atmosphere, not too stuffy, but not too dingy either and would prefer a Spanish/tapas type place or Mexican cuisine, but I am open to other suggestions. BYOB would be a bonus! Any suggestions?

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  1. fershore RE: eab21 May 3, 2012 11:43 AM

    Don Pepe is a fun atmosphere for a birthday gathering. Is Pine Brook too far from you?

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      eab21 RE: fershore May 3, 2012 01:01 PM

      It's a bit further than I wanted to drive, but I'll definitely check out their website. Thanks for the recommendation :)

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        fourunder RE: eab21 May 3, 2012 07:34 PM

        Rosa Mexicano...

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      Sdenred RE: eab21 May 4, 2012 12:44 PM

      Selenita Restaurant in Pompton Lakes is a BYOB. It is small, but have seen parties of 12 there celebrating birthdays. Food is much better than other area Mexican restaurants.


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        jwjojo RE: eab21 May 7, 2012 11:19 AM

        May be to far: www.cucharamama.com

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