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Authentic Mexican within 15 miles of Scotch Plains?

sgschef Aug 5, 2013 09:47 AM

Looking for great mexican-so much is lackluster and americanized. Would love to find a grat place not too far away. Your recommendations?

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  1. JustJake RE: sgschef Aug 5, 2013 11:25 AM

    Joyce's Taquiera in Bound Brook.

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      BrianYarvin RE: sgschef Aug 5, 2013 11:48 AM

      How about Mis Amigos in Dunellen? It's very authentic and welcoming.

      Mis Amigos
      373 North Ave

      Cinco de Mayo in New Brunswick (maybe a tiny bit more than fifteen miles) - don't be put off by the exterior! It's fine inside.

      Cinco de Mayo
      206 French St
      New Brunswick

      When I drive through Plainfield, there always seem to be a few promising looking places, but I never get the chance to stop. Perhaps there's something worthwhile there too.

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        chuck98 RE: BrianYarvin Aug 7, 2013 12:21 PM

        I was going to say almost any place in Bound Brook, New Brunswick or Plainfield. My usual is Crazy Burrito, but picking a random place in one of the above towns usually pays off. It's also worthwhile going Central American instead of Mexican. There are a handful of Honduran/Dominican/Guatemalan/etc places.

        Double-tortilla tacos are the only example I can think of where authentic isn't as good as Americanized.

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          albinoni RE: chuck98 Aug 9, 2013 07:08 AM

          Chuck, have you tried any of the places in Plainfield?

      2. PuniceaRana RE: sgschef Aug 5, 2013 01:17 PM

        I'd recommend trying Casa Maya in Gillette. http://www.casamayamexican.com/Home_G... Great little hole in the wall place with really good Sonoran style Mexican fare.

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            DownNeckBetty RE: sgschef Aug 8, 2013 10:14 AM

            Mi Pueblito, on Kearny Ave. (right next to Town Hall) in Kearny NJ. is one of the best Mexican places I have found. Everyone I recommend loved this place.

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