Charrito's - Weehawken

Charrito's - Weehawken

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.loscharritos.com/
  • Phone: (201) 330-1130
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00pm-3:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Filimerto A. Arias
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, View, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available.
  • Private Party Facilities: Charrito's - Weehawken offers private dining space for up to 100 guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 47th Street
  • Public Transit: Charrito's Weehawken can be reached by the Port Imperial Ferry, Port Imperial Light Rail Station, and from NY Port Authority via bus # 159.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Charrito's - Weehawken
In the early eighties, Filiberto and Genoveva Arias came to America with a dream. Arriving from Putla, Oaxaca, Filiberto obtained a position in a local restaurant and Genoveva worked as a seamstress in a nearby factory. To make ends meet, Filiberto would cook “crispies” and sell them to the factory workers at lunchtime. From these humble beginnings, Charrito’s Restaurant was established on July 19, 1992, in Union City, New Jersey, offering a cuisine that is primarily inspired by many traditional favorites from Oaxaca. Charrito’s also offers a wide variety of rich plates native to Mexico’s adjoining 31 states. Although, its menu and its appearance has often changed in the past decade, the quality of Charrito’s cuisine and our dedication to providing an authentic Mexican dining experience remains the same.
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Charrito's - Weehawken reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (24)great for outdoor dining (17)neighborhood gem (12)romantic (9)good for groups (8)special occasion (8)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (5)fit for foodies (5)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Fun and simple
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    This place has great quick service. Food is ready quick and not to mention how amazing it is in flavor. Taste really authentic. It's on a great spot too. Make sure to ask for the window seating. Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My fiancé and I go here regularly. Excellent food with a nice view of NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience but take a cab
    Ghostdiner
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had a very good drinking and dining experience, but their valet parking is limited at peak times and it took us 30 minutes to figure iur way around and find a place to park. There was also confusion with the reservation, but they were quuck to resolve once we explained
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    VDSh
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This restaurant is always busy...but they have great food and an excellent view of NYC.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My boyfriend and I went here for dinner on Saturday night and had an amazing time. Our server was very attentive and kind and the food was beyond delicious. You can't beat the guacamole made table side!!! Perfect view of the city and great outdoor seating. Would def recommend!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food
    Dana
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    U will be so full for days. Get Camarones Asados y gauc made table side. Everything is great. And don't forget the cucumber Jalepeño drink. Spicy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was and affordable. The view was spectacular. Definitely a great find!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charrito's - BIG favorite
    JimVAx
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Beautiful restaurant, incredible views, excellent staff, delicious Mexican food, terrific margaritas, great prices. I love this place! Whenever friends visit from out of town, I make it a point to bring them to Charrito's. And they love it too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food in past BUT Frustrating
    DebGVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My husband and I had a late night working and were tired and hungry with nothing in the house....we've been before and and liked it.. we also live nearby so when we saw they had a reservation on Open Table we booked it. It was a nice night and even though we were tired from working late and hungry we decided to walk there ... Not too far from our house but still a decent walk.... BUT we get all the way there and it is closed!!!!! Closed so they could go to beach as the sign on door said.... So, hungry and tired we had to walk all,the way home again get car and go somewhere else!!! Hope they had a nice day at beach while I wasted a good part of my evening going there for no reason.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I had resrvations for 5 and upon our arrival the place had a "kitchy note" saying that they were closed because they were at the beach. All 5 of us travelled from out of town to get to this location(including one all the way from Miami) only to be met with this note! It would have been appreciated if someone contacted us to inform us of this. It was a very embarrasing moment for me as I had been the one to select the location.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Une vue magnifique sur Manhattan
    SwissMen
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Dans une ambiance tout à fait agréable, et loin du bruit de la ville, comment mieux profiter de la vue. Je recommande la Margarita! Et penser à réserver la terrasse, cela vaut vraiment la peine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The service and food are hit or miss. I've been here dozens of times, some times it's wonderful, sometimes I swear I'll never go back. If anything, they could improve upon consistency and more friendly servers. The pollo En Rajas, the fajitas, and the queso bowl are ALL always good! The view is awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 181 reviews are from the Charrito's - Weehawken reviews archive.
  • fresh guacamole
    AhfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Spent an afternoon at Charrito's having lunch with a friend. The freshly made guacamole was perfectly mixed. The view of the manhattan skyline was relaxing and reminded me a leisurely vacation afternoon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    nycHVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The BEST Mexican food you will ever have, anywhere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    Kvts
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    It is always a nice night out at chorritos. Food and drinks are always great. The mole shrimp is amazing. Sangria is always top notch. Guacamole made fresh at the table is delicious
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BeBa
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I was there for brunch not knowing fajitas are not part of the brunch menu. But the waiter and chef cooked them up for us anyway!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive
    Tricia01
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Excellent views over the river, guacamole made at table which was a nice touch. Food was okay, but $82 for brunch for two with one cocktail and one beer each was a bit steep. Will not go again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious
    rm2681
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Got seated right away with reservations. Service was great and food was amazing! Great view of NYC.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impress your friends with this pick
    JerseyBUD
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    A gift fell out of the sky with this place...Had lunch here on Memorial Day, sat outside with friends, Margarita's and Guacamole...amazing! Oh and did it mention the view...again amazing. I came back a week later to celebrate my Mom's 79th b'day....equally as impressive sitting inside. This will be our "Go To" place when friends and family come into town, it's worth the hour drive from New Brunswick!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    Kvts
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food is great, the drinks are great, the view is spectacular. I wish i could afford to go here once a week. A++
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This place is awesome! Love it, I've been wanting to go since I moved into the area and it didn't let me down. Food is top notch and the drinks are great def recommend this place. Five stars and 2 thumbs up
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took business guests
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    I had an informal business meeting with people from Chicago and they were stunned at the scenic view. The food was great. They will talk about this evening for months to come.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This is my girl friend favorite restaurant. Great view of NYC. I proposed to my girl friend on Saturday in the restaurant. The waitress was very good and really helped with making our moment a memorable one.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • limasamVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    gem of a restaurant.authentic mexican food with a stunning view of nyc! perfect chips and guacamole (made at your table)
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Mexican food!
    Carita
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This place is a gem! Brought family from out of state and it is all they talked about. The food was phenominal and the service was too. No need to dress up to get this view that will take your breath away!
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, amazing view
    NJfoodie
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The food is very good, I recommend the pollo en rajas and beef fajitas. Was charged for extra sour cream, which should have been mentioned, but that's minor. Other than that it was a great experience!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    rm2681
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Had reservations and got seated right away once I gave my name. Food was delicious. Staff very friendly and service was great. Awesome view on NYC. I will def. be back and recomend to everyone!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed!
    patnj
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    I have eaten several times at this restaurant and enjoyed the food, the ambiance and the view. A good local restaurant to take visitors to. However on this past occasion the food was very disappointing - I had a dish I have eaten there before - chilaquilles - and this time the sauce was thin and in too great a quantity. Flavour was lacking and there was not much chicken. As I was entertaining a visitor from UK, I was very disappointed. Perhaps it was the chef's day off?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great night!
    anonymous
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    This restaurant is absolutely great. I arrived before my reserved time but they accommodated me right away, and gave me an available table. I was very happy! The food was excellent, and the service was exceptional. I recommended this restaurant to all my friends. It is perfect for group of friends or a romantic date.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good stop
    sarge
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    the location was a place I remember as a german restaurant years ago, we went out to celebrate my nephew patrick's birthday,we were seated fairly quickly as we had a large party8people. the staff was extremely friendly and most helpful ,the food was both fresh and delicious, the atmosphere is pleasant and unhurried. we enjoyed the experience completely and will return without question.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Best Mexican I ever had and service was excellent as well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The gucamole made at the table
    Dewey
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The gucamole made at the table is outstanding and the variety of menu items is much better than most Mexican restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great authentic Mexican brunch
    SIleton04
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    Very nice restaurant with beautiful views of the Hudson and NYC skyline. The food was very good, with wonderful guacamole- made right in front of you!- and fresh ingredients all around. The service was outstanding, attentive and on point with anything that was needed. And friendly! What a refreshing change from many other restaurants! Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mexican in style
    latino123
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Charritos is a Mexican restaurant which offers authentic mexican cuisine. It also offers great atmosphere and scenic views of NYC
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Once was enough.
    Erin
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Sat in front of valet for five minutes until I got out of the car when the valet took a car that pulled up behind us only to be told the lot was full. Restaurant was crowded/packed way too tight with tables, chairs were uncomfortable, tables were too small to fit everything, and it was too loud to have a conversation on what was supposed to be date night. The food was just okay. The only good things were the view and the service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • decoration vs food
    mp13
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    decoration of this place it is amazing. I love it. food, brunch,was not that good and didn't have menu for kids
    Special Features:
    scenic view, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great View
    BIGeater
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    The view of NY skyline is great, even on the hazy day i was there. I went for lunch around 2pm, it was quiet, most diners were outside eating and enjoying the scenery. But the restaurant has large windows so tables throughout the restaurant can enjoy the view. The freshly made-at-the-table guacamole is delicious and they ask how you would like it made...mild, medium or hot...that was a nice request. I had the shrimp with rice and salad, it was all very good. My husband has the mini make-your-own soft tacos...that was very good. Overall no complaints. Great Mexican inspired decor...love the brilliant colors and all the Day of The Dead Skeletons...and the intricate woodwork. A very very nice restaurant. Definitely would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Dana
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    Guacamole made at your table the way you like it. Service is fast but they don't rush you. Strong drinks jalepeño cucumber margarita. Yum. Amazing view of Manhattan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect view to the Manhattan
    Sib22
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    Perfect view to the Manhattan Skyline. I have had guests from Europe and they were amazed by the food and the view.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    Theface
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    The dining experience was ok. My drink order, my dinner order and second round of drinks were taken by 3 different servers. So I didn't know who my main server was. At the end, the server who took my payment swiped by debit card an additional 140 dollars without telling me he made the mistake. I guess you get for what you pay for here.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate