La Taqueria Downtown serves strong margaritas and the area’s best Mexican food in a low-ceilinged space where you’ll want to spend hours ordering rounds of drinks and tacos while listening to The Beatles on the speakers. The only catch is that everyone else wants to spend a few hours here as well, so waits can be as bad as they are at Razza up the street.
Where we've featured it
Whether or not you live in Jersey City, you should eat at the 20 places on this guide.
More spots in Jersey CitySee more
Pasta Dal Cuore
Pasta Dal Cuore is a BYOB Italian spot in Jersey City that serves some very good housemade pastas.
15 Fox Place
15 Fox Place serves a $95 set menu of filling Italian-American food inside a private house in Jersey City.
More Mexican spotsSee more
Tulcingo Del Valle Restaurant
Hell's Kitchen's Tulcingo del Valle is one of the best Mexican restaurants in Manhattan.
Tacombi Fort Greene
The Fort Greene location of Tacombi’s mini chain has lots of pastel colors and an outside area where you can eat tacos and drink palomas.
Suggested by our writers
Razza is a wood-fired pizza spot in Jersey City that’s well worth a trip from New York. Or from anywhere else.
There's nothing memorable about the Mexican food at Rosie's, but it's a nice enough space for a margarita and guacamole.
Bread And Salt
Bread And Salt is a BYOB pizza spot in Jersey City that serves some of our favorite slices around NYC.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more