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Boca Grande Cantina Mexicana
Boca Grande Cantina Mexicana

Boca Grande Cantina Mexicana Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bocagrandenj.com
  • Phone: (201) 626-6646
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 1:00pm - 6:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Latin American
  • Executive Chef: Serafin Sardoy
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Whether planning a corporate lunch or a baby shower, Boca Grande can accommodate any-sized crowd at any-sized budget. We offer drop-off and set-up service as well as a catering wait-staff, or just packed up to-go for Sunday football.
  • Private Party Facilities: Boca Grande is extremely flexible in accommodating private parties of any size. Food packages can include buffet-style service, or a prix fixe menu tailored specifically for your party, or a build-your-own taco station, among other options. Any package can be tailored to include or exclude alcoholic beverages. All private dining areas have direct access to the outside patio. The bar area can comfortably seat fifty people, and is ideal for private cocktail parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Keith Mannino (201) 626-6646
  • Entertainment: Boca Grande hosts an open mic every Wednesday night, starting at 9:00pm. On Thursdays the bar runs a comedy night. Friday evenings are reserved for a traditional jazz band, and on select Sundays we hold a Salsa night, complete with free salsa lessons and a DJ until midnight. Coupled with our art gallery show openings, and local guest bands on Saturdays, there is always a fun show to catch after dinner.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Newport Parkway
  • Public Transit: Boca Grande is one block north of the Newport Path station, and two blocks north of the Newport light rail station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Boca Grande validates parking in the Newport parking lots next to, and across the street from the restaurant.
A word from Boca Grande Cantina Mexicana
Boca Grande Cantina Mexicana is a relaxed, urban alternative to traditional Mexican casual dining, with a slew of exotic cocktails, all fresh ingredients, and an extensive vegetarian menu. Located in the Newport neighborhood of Jersey City, the restaurant/bar hosts a local rotating art show, great live music, and a spacious gaming area. The restaurant can accommodate large or small private parties in its intimate gallery space, and can take the party anywhere with its pro catering services. Home of good food and great service, Boca Grande is the place to get cozy or get wild, and all are invited.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Tamale was pretty gross and burrito was mediocre ....rather just goto qdoba in the mall Dirty tables and bad service on top"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "nothing special...do not think i would go back. The food was okay, was really dark in the restaurant as well (was difficult to read the menu)"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We went there with a bunch of ladies. Happy hour and the band were great. When we sat down for the food, it was a big disappointment. Was not sure what I was eating in the fish tacos. My friend had the shrimp fajitas which tasted a lithe better. We had hoped for some good mexican food and it didn't happen."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Special Valentine's menu never disappoints! We love this place. Always great service and a really cool atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Amazing food at great prices. I did not expect it to be as wonderful as it was. Our service was outstanding and the atmosphere was perfect for dinner. I will be going back time and time again."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "At 5:15 on a Friday this place was already loud and the bar area was filling up. Love the design and funky decor! Looks like a neighborhood hotspot and great place to meet people with the pool table and arcade games in the corner. Crowd seemed in the 20-40 age range. Completely enjoyed our guac and chips-don't pass on adding the guac! Our entree, steak fajitas, was excellent. Too much for the two of us to finish so we used it for lunch the next day and it reheated beautifully. Appetizers were disappointing - the ceviche was not what we expected (fruity instead of tomatoey) and was lukewarm. Wings (stupid heat level) were not flavorful OR hot and were dried out. I'd come back for the guac and their awesome meals, but hope they fix the wings!"
    Dined on 8/3/2012
  • "Food was certainly edible but nothing even approaching authentic. Service was below average. Drinks were the same price as Manhattan drinks but 1/2 the size. Waiter offered to bring guac to go with our chips without mentioning they'd be $9. Fries weren't delivered to the table with the rest of the meal, we had to ask, and it took a while yet again to bring them. Check came with mistakes, had to be sent back and corrected. Little dipping sauce (salsa, actually) for fries cost extra. Not recommended."
    Dined on 6/29/2012
  • "I had booked my table on memorial day. The system allowed me to make a booking at 1:00 . The restraunt was opening at 3 ."
    Dined on 5/28/2012
  • "My boyfriend and I went here for dinner. It was pretty noisy, due to the live music, but we sat in the gallery and it was a little better. I had a peach margarita, chorizo empanadas, and the tamales. All were delicious! The service was a little slow, but it wasn't a big issue since we weren't in a rush. I'd definitely come back here again!"
    Dined on 3/2/2012
  • "Interesting Ambiance. Had a little bit of everthing going on. Knicks game televised at the bar. Next to the bar a two-man Jazz duo. I think people were shooting pool on the otherside of the restaurant. But I have to say the food was very good. I especially loved the Tostones Rellenos."
    Dined on 2/10/2012
  • "Great Place check it out. They had a jazz band playing on Wednesday night."
    Dined on 11/23/2011
  • "My friend and I came here for dinner. I had an appetizer sampler that was quite delicious, and we shared a churros dulce de leche dessert that was yummy as well. The portions were good, and I had plenty for leftovers. I would definitely come back here again."
    Dined on 11/21/2011
  • "This place may have been under remodeling - also did not help that I visited this restaurant the day after Halloween and it was a complete disaster - did not look very clean... -The service was okay and the food was really good so overall I think it balanced out! :)"
    Dined on 10/30/2011