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Meximodo - Cocina Mexicana & Tequila Bar - Meximodo - Metuchen, Metuchen, NJ

Meximodo - Metuchen

4.3
4.3
353 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Meximodo is where the roots of classic Mexican cooking are always respected and our modern twists blossom into a fresh, new culinary experience. Located centrally within Metuchen’s plaza, we’re the beating corazón of fun and flavor in town. We’re excited to welcome you into our casa!

Most of our ingredients are locally sourced right here in the Garden State. Combining traditional techniques and powerful bold flavors, every dish brings you on a journey through Mexico.

We had to go big or go home. Boasting the world's largest tequila selection, our expert mixologists have every tool to craft cocteles made to savor.

Whether it’s a fun date night, drinks with friends, or a meal out with the family, Meximodo’s vibrant and warm atmosphere is here to welcome all.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 163 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–3:00 pm Fri–Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (732) 395-7767
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Antonio Carballo
  • Neighborhood
    Colonia
  • Cross street
    New Street
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Metuchen Train Station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 353 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey

    Most Booked

  • Middlesex

    Most Booked

353 Reviews
  1. Maitri

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice food I love it and recommend to my friends

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great drinks and really good food. Spice is a fact of life in everything I had; some too spicy, but most just spicy enough to be flavorful. Busy and energetic atmosphere even later on a Wednesday night. Definitely need a reservation.

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  3. malnificentxtine

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cannot wait to go back!!!! Even the hostess was great! Reminder: validate your parking!!!!

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  4. MarioT

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the dining experience we had. Service was exceptional and professional. The menu and our food choices were both varied and tasty.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first time to Meximodo. Friends recommended it to me and I was surprised by a beautiful environment with impeccable decor. Alfred, our server, was incredible, he completed all the steps of the service, introducing himself, asking if it was our first time, making recommendations for drinks and dishes and asking us about allergies and dietary restrictions. Food was beyond good, very tasty and fresh. I will definitely be back.

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  6. susanmf

    New York City

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food - service not so attentive. Had to continually call server over to place order, refill water and they brought check without asking if we wanted coffee. Which we did.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The guacamole was amazing! I love the food and the environment. It got busy but I could still carry on a conversation with my friend. Server was very attentive but we were able to relax and chat. Can’t wait to come again!

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  8. SanjeevM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Like the ambiance, atmosphere & food. Love ceviche in appetizer & pork tacos in main course. The mango margarita drink was just okay, too much ice & less alcohol. The food items portion size is small compare to prices.

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  9. Mere

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and vibes! We both had mole based dishes, which was good! Also had the chipotle chocolate lava cake - this was excellent, just the right amount of spice. Stuck to a classic margarita - delicious and was feeling good! Looking forward to going back and trying more of the menu.

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  10. NadineM

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So delicious! 1st time and the menu recommendations were on point!! Amazing service and loved how your team worked together. Very busy but did not feel rushed.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall good and nice experience with food. Enjoyed

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  12. Katt

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was horrible but food and vibe was good. Would go back again

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  13. michaelR

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meximodo was fantastic. The food was great, especially the Pollo con Mole. The cocktails were great as well. I loved the bar

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time and Loved it! Definitely will be back ..

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  15. marci

    New York City

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Served child raw chicken fingers 2 times. Served a mimosa and dirty used cup. Order 2 entrees requested with no quac due to allergy and received only 1 entree with guac.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really nice place to eat, waiting staff and manager were very friendly and informative. Food was pretty good overall and hefty portions compared to other taco restaurants tbh.. had a reservation for 10pm they sat us 15 mins early. Loved that since it was so cold outside and packed in the lobby.

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  17. Sidd

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience and service!! Food is good too. The lychee martinis were delicious. The staff checked on how we were often and were so nice! Enchiladas are light and really good!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered the red snapper, came out raw and pink in center. Took them 20 minutes to bring new plate out, and by then rest of party was done eating. Manager offered us a $10 coupon for future dining....you would think they would do more, but obviously won't be back.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and many options for vegetarians... Definitely will be going back

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance and service were the best part. I wasn’t impressed by the food or drinks. The bar is beautiful and the staff were great.

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  21. TheBurger

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there..Very crowed but the service was excellent. Server always came around to check on us Meals was very tasty but a bit high in price.Would like more choicest for dinners. Atmosphere was great and assortments of drinks were great

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  22. AshleyD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing time. The food was great, service, and atmosphere!

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  23. PeterV

    New York City

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a one and done for us… not worth the 45 minute drive. Service was bad, food was mediocre.

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  24. Skirt

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, drinks and service Definitely gonna go back

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  25. AshG

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely atmosphere for any celebration. Not only is this restaurant beautiful, the staff is super friendly and attentive, the drinks are phenomenal, and the food absolutely tasty. From beginning to end, this dinner was amazing and I hope to be back soon!

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  26. MelissaH

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 recommend. I went for brunch and can’t wait to go back for dinner with my girlfriends to work on tequila flights.

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  27. Tiff

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Waited an extra 30 minutes past reservation time out in the cold. Thankfully there were some heaters. The restaurant was a little confused. Upscale but felt really casual based on the server outfits. It is a big Tequila based restaurant but the server had no idea how to recommend a Tequila flight. Said the person that knew tequila wasn’t there! The food was good overall, and the atmosphere was energetic.

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  28. Ellemi05

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant was fine - we had to wait outside in the cold however until our table was ready, which was after our reservation time. Being able to get a drink at the bar while waiting inside would have been nice. Drinks were great.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was very attentive and answered all our questions, as someone in our party has a gluten allergy.

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  30. SeaK

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dined for my second time at Meximodo for a little Valentines day dinner. We ordered the Mezcal blues and Cantarito cocktails, and decided on the Birria tacos for an appetizer. I love Birria tacos and was honestly disappointed by these tacos. The consommé was not as flavorful and seemed watered down, and sadly the goat meat was lukewarm and dry. Our entrees were the opposite and were amazing, we got the ribeye and the chorizo enchiladas which were both delicious. Overall it was a good experience, but I wish there was more consistency with the quality of the food between different dishes. I love tacos so for the taco quality to not be close to or the same as the other dishes is a little disappointing.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent, the drinks were great but the food wasn’t great. I wish they had more options on the menu especially fish options. My taco didn’t show on the menu it would be spicy as others shown the 🌶️ yet my tacos were so spicy I couldn’t even eat them. My friends also stayed their meal was nothing special. All around the place is a good spot maybe just for drinks. I’d go back to sit at the bar.

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  32. AGBR

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We went on a Thursday around 6:30p, and without reservation it was a 1-hour wait. However, even with reservation, we still waited 30 minutes. It was about 7p when we were seating. The hostess told us there was a 2-hour table limit from the time of reservation (not the time of seating!). Basically, 30 minutes of what should be our table time was spent just waiting for the table. The table was very small and extremely cramped for space. The waitress was inattentive and we had to get her attention several times to ask her to take away empty glasses for our drinks so we have more room. The drinks were pricey but delicious. I got the agave colada (10/10), the tamarindo (10/10), and the cantarito (12/10). All 3 were fantastic. My boyfriend got the mango margarita (7/10), el rey (9/10), and mi amor (10/10). For apps, we ordered guac- but it came with no chips! They brought out some chips with salsa in the beginning, but we ate them. Again, we struggled to get the waitress' attention, and she said that chips are an extra charge? She told us that she would give them to us "on the house", which I felt was a way of her trying to get an extra tip from us. No where on the menu does it say chips must be purchased separately, and under sides there is no just "chips" entry. I felt like when ordering guac, an order of chips is implied (especially for $16!). So until she came around, we were just sitting there staring at the guac (6/10). The food came out quickly, but was cold. My boyfriend's chicken mole was cold but very tasty (8/10). My steak tacos were okay (6/10). The best thing about this place is the aesthetic by far. It's gorgeous on the inside and the tequila wall is BEAUTIFUL. It's a great place to hang out, but expensive and mid-tier food. I would recommend this place but only for really special or romantic occasions where you're willing to splurge specifically on an apps/drinks night versus a high quality dinner!

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  33. LisaG

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    After waiting so long to get a reservation I was sadly disappointed as this was our first time there. The food reminded me of chain restaurant food quality. Not what I expected for Mexican cuisine. Very spicy and very greasy. Way overpriced for the the quality in my opinion. I’m a fan favorite of Mexican cuisine and this didn’t meet my expectations at all. I also requested a Birthday dessert for my husband in the reservation details as his birthday was the reason we were dining there, and it was completely ignored. Dessert arrived 15 minutes after coffee was cold minus a candle or even a “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the server. Completely dissatisfied, won’t be returning.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Besides the sexy atmosphere, this place has it all. From the awesome staff, delicious food, tasty drinks and sexy decor. We can’t wait to try their famous brunch. 

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  35. VinodS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the food and ambiance, will definitely visit again.

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  36. JSRR

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambiance, went on a weeknight, moderately busy. Some of the smaller sitting tables are tight, not much room between tables. Food - this is where things go downhill. The food is cream heavy and not tasting like traditional Mexican food would. My enchiladas were not hot enough, tasted too bland and quantity is ok too, portions are medium. Drinks are fair, mild and pricy. Food price is also on the high side for what you get in terms of quality and quantity. Would I go again - No!

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  37. Kate

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service, food, and ambiance were great! The prices were a bit high, but I would happily eat here again.

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  38. drdjango

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding experience The cocktails were very good The food was excellent Ambiance is phenomenal We had a great time and we look forward to coming again

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  39. CarD

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambience. The food taste great and the service is fast and excellent.

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  40. JamesG

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Location, ambiance and service are all good, our desserts were preferred over the food entrees - while the sauces provided assist, the food is palatable to a wide range of tastes. The value proposition for me would be "been there done that" rather than "let's go again."

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FAQs

Meximodo - Metuchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 395-7767.

Meximodo - Metuchen is rated 4.3 stars by 353 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 163 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Meximodo - Metuchen

5 Pearl Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840-1813

Additional information

  • Cross street
    New Street
  • Neighborhood
    Colonia
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–3:00 pm Fri–Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Metuchen Train Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Antonio Carballo
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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