A hidden culinary gem that has been operating for several years in a quiet Jersey City apartment building has officially expanded into a new storefront near the McGinley Square neighborhood.
Taqueria mi Mariachi, first launched from a modest space tucked away along the western part of Sip Avenue, opened a second outpost at 6 Jordan Avenue. Located just off Montgomery Street, the new space is significantly larger than their original location and has the potential to present Jersey City’s best-kept secret to a whole new neighborhood.
The McGinley Square Special Improvement District recently announced the move in an Instagram post for good reason, as Taqueria mi Mariachi was recently ranked by Yelp as New Jersey’s best taco spot. The cash-only restaurant offers an authentic, no-frills experience that begins with early-morning options like huevos rancheros and other breakfast platters.
The star of Taqueria mi Mariachi is its tacos, burritos, tortas, and enchiladas, all of which can be personalized with ten different proteins. Options like pulled pork, Longaniza sausage, chicken, steak, barbacoa, goat, tongue, stomach and brisket adorn the menu, which also includes several varieties of huaraches, a Mexican dish with masa paste and crushed pinto beans.
Soups and tamales are also offered at Taqueria mi Mariachi, as are select dishes like Mexican ceviche or fish fillet with rice and salad. The restaurant’s location on Jordan Avenue is now open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily for take out and seating is limited, while providing free delivery to locals. Their full menu can be found here and orders can be placed by calling the restaurant at 201-333-0700.