Monday, March 21, 2011

Sangria, Guacamole and Hoboken NJ

A couple of weeks ago I went to visit one of my best friends, Dani, who lives about an hour outside the city in N.J. Friday night she decided to take me to Hoboken for dinner. This town is absolutely adorable and there are a plethora of fun restaurants, stores and bars.

Hoboken is also home to my favorite baker, Buddy, of Carlos Bake Shop. Sadly the bakery was closed but I peaked inside and it looked amazing, next time I come I will definitely be one of those crazy people waiting in line to get in.
After humoring me by showing be the Bake Shop, we go and put our name down at this restaurant called Charrito's.
 
After we put our name down, we went across the street and bought a bottle of wine because Charrito's makes Sangria for you if you bring your on wine...the menu is B.Y.O...they also allow you to bring in tequila so they can make you margaritas.

We come back to check on the table, and the server tells us another 15-20 minutes so we decide to go to the Whiskey Bar next door. They had a $7 cover so we walked out but the bouncers let us go in for free because we were only going in to get a drink before dinner. We ordered a whiskey sour and split it because you had to have a minimum of $35 to use a credit card and we only had $10 in cash, kind of inconvenient. As far as the drink goes it was very good $7 (as it should be-it's a whiskey bar). This is a type of place I would want to come back if I was planning on going out in Hoboken.
from http://www.payphone-project.com/gallery/New_Jersey/IMG_4756
From here on out my pictures are pretty dark because I didn't want to be the jerk who has their flash go off in a cozy, dimly lit restaurant. To start off our meal we ordered Guacamole $10, which was heavenly ( I have huge soft-spot for guac). We ordered it spicy and it had a little extra kick to it, but I didnt think it was spicy.
 
The Sangria $9 was delicious-we bought a $7 bottle of Malbec to use for the drink. I would have preferred more of a variety of fruit in it-they only put in apples, but it was still very good. We decided to split the appetizer Flautas de Harina $8 which were pretty tasty but the guacamole is still the star of this establishment. The pico de gallo served on the side was excellent.
Instead of splitting an entree, we decided to just get another order of guacamole, mmmmmmmmmm :). The fajitas looked and smelled amazing, but they were a little pricey and it we were eating a very late dinner.
As you can see, Charritos is very small. This picture is pretty much it, its just missing 1-2 tables. When we got there it was packed, but we were one of the last patrons in the place when we left.

Next time I am in Hoboken I want to come back here for some guacamole and sangria, and then try one of the many other restaurants on this street.

Grade: B+

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3 comments:

  1. yo that place sounds so good if you were on a dank train. frealz. sp3lling, Miss Eats, spelling!

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  2. I've been meaning to go to Hoboken for a while now, we live relatively close, so I'll keep this restaurant in mind, we love Mexican food! Please let me know if you find any other great place to eat there ;-)

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    1. I will def let you know. My best friend actually moved there, and I am visiting her this weekend so hopefully I have some more wonderful places to talk about! Thanks for reading!

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