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September 28, 2012

Hoboken Tacos Coming Soon to 98 Willow Ave in Hoboken

Thanks to reader TheBankRobber for this tip: Hoboken Tacos is coming to 98 Willow Avenue in Hoboken soon. Not much more is known at this point but the question of the day is with the Taco Truck nearby is there enough demand for tacos in Hoboken? Perhaps the new place will carve out a new niche in Hoboken and tacos won’t go the over-saturated route of falafel in town.

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July 4, 2012

Pier 13 Beer List and Photos from Pre-Opening Day

Filed under: Bars,Beer,Food Truck,Hoboken,Pier13,Taco Truck — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 1:30 PM

Pier 13 Hoboken Pre Opening Day

Pier 13 is now open for business in Hoboken near the uptown ferry pier. Below is their craft brew beer list and some photos from the day before opening.

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Pier 13 Pre Opening Day Beer Truck

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September 25, 2011

Taco Truck of Hoboken Wins 7th Annual Vendy Award for Best New Jersey Food Truck!

Filed under: Food Truck,Hoboken,Restaurants,Taco Truck — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 11:45 AM

Taco Truck Tweets They won Vendy Awards 2011 Best New Jersey Food Truck 9-24-2011

Yesterday the 7th Annual Vendy Awards was held on Governors Island. Three Hoboken food trucks were up for the Best Food Truck in New Jersey and the Taco Truck of Hoboken won that prize according to their tweet yesterday. Congratulations to the Taco Truck for winning this prestigious honor! You have made Hoboken proud. Kudos to Cinnamon Snail and Two Pitas in a Pod for representing Hoboken as well.

For more information on the competition that was held yesterday go to: http://streetvendor.org/vendys/

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September 5, 2011

Taco Truck Schedule for 9/5/2011–9/11/2011

Filed under: Food,Food Truck,Hoboken,Taco Truck — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 11:00 AM

The Taco Truck is on the go this week with the following schedule and they have two appearances in uptown Hoboken this week…

Taco Truck Schedule 9-5-2011 9-11-2011

The Hoboken dates and times for this week for the truck are as follows:

  • Tuesday 9/6 5-8:30pm 14th and Shipyard
  • Wednesday 9/6 5-8:30pm 14th and Shipyard

Note: Schedule is subject to change so check with @thetacotruck or their Facebook page for the most recent updates.

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June 10, 2011

Christin’s Afternoon Spoon: A Weekday Lunch in Hoboken

Filed under: Hoboken,Mexican,Restaurants,Taco Truck — Tags: , , , , — Christin DeMassi @ 10:00 AM

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After accepting a new job, I took a week off from work to relax, regroup and prepare for a new beginning.  Aside from shopping, a pedicure and getting my hair done, I was able to enjoy a weekday lunch in Hoboken.  My brunch buddy, employed in Hoboken, always tells me about the great food trucks and lunch spots that I never seem to experience on the weekends.  So on a beautiful (but windy) Thursday afternoon I met him on Pier C to scope out the Hoboken lunch scene.

At first we were going to try one of the various lunch trucks along Hoboken’s waterfront, but with the baking sun and intense wind, a meal inside was a better option.  We walked downtown searching for the delicious meal of a food truck, with the comforts (and air conditioning) of an indoor spot.  We walked down Newark to one of the only places in Hoboken that appeals to both desires, The Taco Truck.  It is located on Newark Street between Hudson and Washington Streets (right around the corner from Carlo’s Bakery).

Along the left side of the wall, a large blackboard lists their many menu options: tacos, sandwiches, salads and sides.  What to pick when there are so many delicious options?  Here’s my recap…

Just like the Truck, but Inside. The Taco Truck started out (you guessed it!) as a truck in October 2009 making the lunchtime rounds in populated areas of Hoboken and Jersey City.  After developing a loyal customer base, they opened a brick and mortar location in Hoboken the following summer.

Honoring their roots, order windows were built to give the appearance that the customer is still going to a truck to pick up their lunch.  Each counter has a neon number above the order window.  All cooking and serving is done from within this metal enclosure.  After your order has been placed, you are given a buzzer and time to find a comfortable seat.  Wood slated benches line the wall and outside tables are perfect for enjoying the sights and sounds of Hoboken on beautiful day.

Guacamole.  Chips and guacamole are by far my favorite part of any Mexican meal.  Although I enjoy restaurants that make the guacamole right in front of you, the guacamole at The Taco Truck is absolutely delicious.  The bright green color of the avocado further proves how fresh all of their ingredients are.  For $2.50 we were given a paper bag of warm chips and a metal container of guacamole.

Tacos. The Taco Truck is not your average Mexican fast food chain (i.e. Taco Bell).  Their menu features about ten different tacos with pork, beef, chirozo or fish.  The ingredients in each taco are carefully thought out to ensure the authenticity of homemade Mexican cuisine is present in each item.

Some highlights include the Al Pastor Taco, marinated pork taco with onions, cilantro and pineapple and the Camaron, seared shrimp taco with Mexican slaw, pico de gallo, salsa and Mexican tartar sauce.  Although these may sound like an upscale plate, their prices perfectly fit within a weekday lunch budget.

Taco Truck 1I ordered the Carnitas Michoacan, slow braised sweet pork tucked inside two fresh tortillas.  For $4.50, I was served two tacos with onion and cilantro and a choice of salsa- I went with mild.  Never the one for minimal condiments on top, I added guacamole, crema and crumbled queso cotija to give it a little extra flavor.  The pork was soft and chewy and packed with flavor.

Mexican Sandwiches. Aside from tacos, The Taco Truck serves Tortas, Mexican sandwiches.  These sandwiches are toasted and layered with a protein, onions, avocado, crema, pickled jalapenos for a punch of spiciness and black beans.

My “lunch” buddy ordered the Barbacoa de Castilla, braised shredded beef with a spicy, chipotle salsa.  He loved it, raving that the beef was soft and delicious, and the bread used was both crunchy and chewy.  With a lot of different flavors packed in, you can expect a bit of a kick with every bite.  He highly recommended it.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.  The most impressive thing about The Taco Truck is their commitment to sustainability and staying environmentally conscious.  They make it a priority to serve fresh, locally grown, organic ingredients.

All dishes and serving wear are metal, reducing the garbage left behind by each patron.  Their garbage area is broken down into three separate trash sections.  Compost, for all food waste, Recycle, for all bottles and cans and Garbage for any other non-food waste from your meal.

Out of five spoons, I give The Taco Truck four.  Mexican is one of my favorite types of food, I am never able to say no to a little guacamole.  Usually a frequenter of Charritos, I think The Taco Truck is a great alternative for a casual lunch or dinner.  The portions were the perfect size for lunch, so you do not have to go back to work feeling overly full!

Aside from their delicious and authentic menu selections, their devotion to environment is very admirable. The metal containers containing our lunches were an adorable accent to the meal.  Also good to note, The Taco Truck stays open until 2 am on the weekends., a perfect place for a post bar snack.  I had a great experience at The Taco Truck, definitely a place to check out, so as their logos states…Eat More Tacos!

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October 22, 2010

The Benjamins Live in Hoboken 10/24 for Free

Free Outdoor Concert Featuring
“The Benjamins”

Ben Hoboken

This Sunday, October 24th, from 1-4 pm at 8th & Jackson Street in Hoboken

Party to Include Food From The Taco Truck, Cocktails From The New West Five Supper Club and Prizes

HOBOKEN, NJ – A free outdoor concert featuring New Jersey’s hottest cover band, “the benjamins,” will take place this Sunday from 1-4 pm at 8th & Jackson Street in Hoboken, NJ.  Open to the public, the event will include food from local favorite, The Taco Truck, and passed cocktails from the new West Five Supper Club.

The Hoboken Open House is being sponsored by Dean Geibel, developer of Metrostop, the new luxury condominium building located at 8th & Jackson Street.  Partygoers will have the opportunity to tour the building’s remaining homes and amenity spaces and receive special pricing, incentives and door prizes.

What: Free live concert starring “the Benjamins,” New Jersey’s hottest cover band.  Enjoy Food from The Taco Truck, passed cocktails from West Five Supper Club and tours of Metrostop.

When: Sunday, October 24th from 1-4 pm.

Where: Metrostop, 8th and Jackson Street, Hoboken, NJ

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August 10, 2010

New Mexican Restaurant Opens on Washington Street

Filed under: New to Hoboken,Taco Truck,Washington Street — TheBoken @ 8:27 PM

Signiture Kitchen is out and Flacoz Tacoz is in.  Opening its doors for the first time today at 502 Washington Street in Hoboken, NJ, Flacoz Tacoz is an authentic and contemporary Mexican cuisine. 

Flacoz Tacoz

They are open 7 days a week from 11am to 11pm and their phone number is (201) 656-3555.  They offer free delivery anywhere in Hoboken with a $10.00 minimum.

Some items that are highlighted on their menu include:

Six different kinds of Flacoz Tacoz
Quesadillas
Burritos
Flacoz Platos

Check out this new BYOB restaurant and share your thoughts below in the comments sections. 

We wish all the people involved in Flacoz Tacoz the best of luck and success.

@The Boken

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July 20, 2010

Outside Seating Available on Newark Street in Hoboken

We noticed that two places located on Newark Street between Hudson and Washington Street have added outdoor seating.  Re – Juice – a Nation located at 64 Newark Street and the recently opened “Taco Truck” at 62 Newark Street both have added outside seating for their clients to enjoy some good food and drinks while people watching on prime real estate here in Hoboken, NJ.  Some residents have already expressed that this location should not have outside seating as it cuts the side walk in half and can be dangerous during peak rush hours.  What are your feelings?
 See pictures below.

Re – Juice – a -Nation

Seating available for 7 or 8 people outside Re – Juice – a - Nation

The Taco Truck Hoboken

Seating for 6 people outside the new Taco Truck on Newark Street.

 

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July 16, 2010

The Boken Review

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The Boken Online had another record breaking week!  Check out our post below that will recap this weeks news and events in Hoboken, NJ.

Cars Ticketed at Bus Stops on Washington
Cars at Bus Stops on Washington Street finally getting ticketed

Taco Truck Store Front Opens in Hoboken
The Taco Truck Store Front is finally open!  The renovation looks great!  We stopped in on Sunday afternoon for a quick taco and it tasted just like we remembered from the truck.  OUTSTANDING!

City Bistro Bartender “Ring Girl” at Fight Night in Hoboken
City Bistro’s Bartender Lisa made an appearance Thursday evening at “Fight Night’” at the W Hotel in Hoboken, NJ as the “Ring Card Girl”.

A Comprehensive Approach to Hoboken’s Parking Problems
Hoboken’s Parking and Transportation Director Ian Sacs is working harder then ever to solve the parking issues in the mile square city of Hoboken, NJ.

Mayor Zimmer Issues Statement on Property Tax Cap
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer issued the following statement after the New Jersey legislature voted to pass a 2 percent cap on property tax increases

The Local Barre in Hoboken
I had the opportunity to stop in Hoboken’s newest and hottest fitness establishment last week and what an experience it was at Local Barre. See more information and pictures from Local Barre in Hoboken, NJ.

Coming Soon… Fresh Pommes Frites!
Late August/Early September Fresh Pommes Frites will be here!

Slow Down Uptown! City Makes Changes to Reduce Speed
Inexpensive measures reduce vehicle speeds along 15th street

Corner Cars Membership Doubles in Just Two Weeks!
The Corner Cars program continues to experience impressive growth and usage just one month after kicking off.

Meet “Bandit” The Hoboken Cat With 29 Toes
Bandit is a Hoboken cat with 29 toes. Yes 29 toes!! Hoboken is known as the birthplace of Frank Sinatra, The first game of baseball and Carlo’s Bakery.

Clam Bake at Gaslight in Hoboken
Gaslight announces their Clam Bake for the summer of 2010

Clinton Social Plans Wine Tasting for July 20th
Charity Wine Tasting at Clinton Social…

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July 11, 2010

Taco Truck Store Front Opens in Hoboken

Filed under: Healthy Hoboken,Meet the Chef,Mexican,New to Hoboken,Taco Truck — TheBoken @ 12:54 PM

The Taco Truck Store Front is finally open!  The renovation looks great!  We stopped in on Sunday afternoon for a quick taco and it tasted just like we remembered from the truck.  OUTSTANDING!  To see more information about The Taco Truck and their Chef click here.

taco truck map

The Taco Truck Restaurant is located at 62 Newark Street in Hoboken, NJ.  See their hours and location map below:

Taco Truck Hours

Taco Truck Store 

Taco Truck Hoboken

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