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Feb 16, 2013 10:55 AM

Great Mexican food for non meat eater in central Jersey.

Any one know of a place?

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  1. Isn't Plainfield the Mexican Restaurant Capital of Central NJ?

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    1. re: Jay F


      Plainfield may have a huge number of Mexican restaurants, but they always seem disappointing when I visit. The Oaxacan strip on Route 27 in New Brunswick is substantially better on average.

      What Plainfield may lack in restaurants, it makes up for with the Supremo Supermarket on Front Street. If you know how too cook Mexican, this is the place to shop, if you don't, one stroll through the aisles will make you wish you did.

      1. re: BrianYarvin

        Hi, Brian -

        I haven't been to Plainfield in years--literally decades. I grew up there, and my family moved away about a decade after the riots. I used to have dreams about what downtown looked like in the days before Google Maps. Then when I could look on Google Maps, I discovered the entire al centro area had gone Mexicano.

        It was such a different place when I was growing up.

        1. re: Jay F


          I live about 15 minutes from downtown Plainfield and shop at Supremo fairly often. They have great suppliers and reasonable prices for things like stewing hens or legs of mutton - things that can't even be found in the regular supermarket.

          There seems to be a couple of really great looking Mexican bakery/cafes but I don't yet have enough experience to make recommendations (Yet).

          1. re: Jay F

            I grew up on Park Ave., in Edison. When did you move away from Plainfield? I managed a place on Park Ave. for many years called 2000 Park Ave. (name and address) it was the old Jaques in South Plainfield.

            1. re: jrvedivici

              I grew up on Eighth Street. I haven't lived there since 1977, though. I don't recall 2000 Park Ave as a name, though I could get to the address. I don't remember Jacques, either.

              If you like, please e-mail me at the address in my profile.

      2. I can recommend one specific dish that might fit - the "Chiles Rellenos en Salsa Verde" at Crazy Burrito, Plainrfield Ave, Edison. Delicious.