Charrito's - Weehawken

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254 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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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
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Phone number
(201) 330-1130
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Filimerto A. Arias
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Private party facilities
Charrito's - Weehawken offers private dining space for up to 70 guests.
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Catering
Off-site catering is available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
47th Street
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Parking details
$4 per car cash. Parking is limited.
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
food
3.8
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Everything was great except for service. We waited over an hour for our food, with 3 kids. They tried to clean the glasses off the table when I really needed water since there was nothing to eat for so long. I have to say this terrible service really ruined my birthday.

CB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellently prepared and the service was fast and attentive.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I dined there with my family for Father's Day. The food was delicious, but I didn't like that it all came at once (drinks, appetizer to share and main meals). I prefer a slower pace where the drinks come first, then the appetizer, then the meals. Apart from that, very pretty location, great view, delicious food.

B
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not what I was looking for. The food was ok but the Caso was very stringy.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dominicans Mother's Day

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is wonderful!! The guacamole, made tableside, is so delicious!!
The atmosphere is very authentic and brings me back to my vacation in Mexico.
Service is wonderful as well!!
The view of the Hudson River and the NY skyline is breath taking!!
I have dined here with family and friends many times and I will continue to do so.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fun restaurant with delicious cocktails and Mexican food. Hostesses, servers, and bartender were all professional and very friendly. Service is quick. The views of Manhattan are spectacular and there is a view from every table and bar (2 floors and a small bar on each floor). They have some outdoor seating which looks great but it did not look like it could accommodate larger parties. But there is the beautiful view from anywhere inside the restaurant as well. We loved everything: guacamole, taquitos, enchiladas, melted queso dip, spicy ginger margarita was fantastic. I would definilty go back to Weehawkem location. I have not been to any of the other locations. The will valet your car for $4.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is super best for all in everything.

SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The food and service were on point. Our dinner guests do not get the opportunity to dine with a city view as often as we do, since they do not live near this area, so I requested a table by the window in the special requests section. When we first arrived we were seated opposite of the window, due to how busy the restaurant was. However, the host quickly arranged for window seating to be set up for us as soon as another party left and we were transferred over right away. While we were not upset or urgent of the request, I appreciate their importance to it and was pleased with the end result. It was a clear night sky with a perfect view to NYC. Must order: The Guacamole, it's amazing and made fresh at your table. Preferred Entrée: Sabor Azteca, which brings a little bit of everything.

JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, incredible view, and amazing service.

F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

what an amazing guacamole made directly on your table!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive servers. Delicious food. Amazing view. Will refer everyone I know!

CC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place. We dined here for a business meeting. Lunch time seems to be a little more laid back and quiet. This was perfect for us since we had a lot of business to talk about. The food was great and so was the service

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Charritos Weehawkin multiple times and have never been disappointed! And the view is amazing!

BM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been dining at Charritos for years now. The staff is always friendly and accommodating, the food is always terrific (especially the fresh guacamole!) the prices are reasonable and the view of the New York City skyline is unmatched! Buen provecho!

AD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had an early dinner with friends on Sunday - food and service was very good, and view was great. Valet parking convenient since parking can be a challenge in Weehawken. Reasonably priced Mexican food - guacamole made to your order fresh at your table. Shrimp enchiladas were very good. Others in our party had pork quesadillas and garlic shrimp - both also enjoyed. Would definitely go back - especially when weather is warmer in the spring so can enjoy sitting outdoors.

G
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Charrito's. Great atmosphere and beautiful view of the Hudson River and NY skyline

NY
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location with amazing views of NYC. We went for dinner in the winter so there wasn't outdoor seating but we could will go out on the patio to take some great pictures. The food was great. Almost everyone in our party had tacos and everyone enjoyed them. The service was friendly and quick! We will definitely be back in the warmer months to take advantage of their patio.

OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Server was great and seated us upstairs near the window as we had asked. The vegan options are limited. Great guacamole. A great spot for a lively night out.

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great visit. Service from waiters is excellent and food is tasty.

PF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Just not a good value. Music too loud. Lots of staff, but we were totaly ignored unless we flagged somebody down. The view is what you go for, but there are better choices

AB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice location with scenic views. The food was excellent. There was a large variety of options on the menu. Ordered and shared 6 different plates and everything was tasty. Drinks were ok, ordered white and red sangria. Valet parking is a plus, and fairly priced as well. Only 2 small cons: Service did feel rushed and seating layout was a bit tight. Overall a great time, would highly recommend!

AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Spectacular view, average food.
The servers were friendly and attentive; however, they will not seat your party until every member is present. I can somewhat understand that policy on the weekends, but when the majority of the tables are open, and all but one person from your party has arrived; its a bit absurd.

SQ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lively... always delicious! We love the chicken fajitas.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The guacamole was delicious-made at the table!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2016
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The best thing about Charritos is by far the view. It could be a pleasant neighborhood restaurant but it insists on rules that serve only to irritate their customers. For example, no burritos on weekends, no same day reservations (any day of the week even if they are empty), they block open table reservations at 7 pm, will not allow you to hold a sauce on a food, etc. Their food is not the height of culinary achievement where holding a sauce alters the chefs genius. Please focus on pleasing your customers instead of vexing them.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I asked for Red Sangria and it was the only thing I didn't like. Didn't taste good at all.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2016
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I things the food was a bit diferentes from the inevitable Hoboken. The poca locación and space is great. Services too. The cola miX the music. Not o no y mexican. My food was a little dry. Guacamole and margarita good.

C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place - food was great and so was the service. Great view of NYC! Only thing we didn't care for was the desserts.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, amazing, amazing

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CH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent as usual!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent spot for delicious mexican food. It's so savory. The staff was very welcoming. The decorations are beautiful and the atmosphere is nice. We will definitely return.

RB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very good, guacamole was delicious !! Service was fantastic ! Everything came out in a timely manner but we were not rushed at all. We sat outside and it was a perfect sky with beautiful views of the city as the sun went down . We splurged and had dessert since we were celebrating a BD and the Crepes were deeeeelish !

L
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible FOOD/Drinks and Excellent Service! Very accommodating staff (as we had last minute additions to our reservation and we were on a schedule to make a show in the city) ...and still - it was handled perfectly and with ease! Everything was fantastic and we will be back! Thank you so much! :)

JV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Charrito's is a neighborhood gem. The place is lovely, the staff is friendly, the prices are very reasonable, the views are spectacular, the food is delicious, the guacamole is custom-made at your table, and the Margaritas are to die for.

ZQ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2015
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great place for a family get together, good service all around. Also great view of NYC

k
New England
40 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2015
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was my first time at Charrito's of Weehawken and it was wonderful. We opted to sit outside (we had to wait for a table) because it was such a beautiful evening. It was definitely worth the wait. We saw the sun set on the Hudson River and watched the lights twinkle in the NYC skyline. Our waitress was sweet and professional and the food was delicious. The margaritas were great too, although a bit pricey since they were small ($11). Overall, I would definitely go back!

TL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor seating , breathtaking views of manhattan...

L
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Best Mexican food in north jersey.
Amazing view