This February, Hoboken’s remaining Charrito’s location hung up signage indicative of closure, creating something of a panic among locals who feared that the beloved Mexican spot was permanently shutting its doors. Back then, The Hoboken Girl shared the good news that Charrito’s wasn’t closing, instead formally rebranding into Charrito’s Taqueria. Nearly six months later, the news isn’t so good — we’re saddened to share that Charrito’s Taqueria is saying goodbye to Hoboken with the closure of its 518 Washington Street location. Although the Hoboken outpost is closing permanently, Charrito’s in Weehawken will remain open. Read on for what we know about Charrito’s Taqueria closure in Hoboken.
What We Know
On August 14th, a reader of The Hoboken Girl shared an image of a letter from the Charrito’s team. The owners got right to the point, introducing the note with: “It is with great sadness that we announce our closure of our Hoboken Charrito’s location.” The letter went on to express gratitude to the Hoboken employees + community, who supported Charrito’s since it arrived in The Mile Square in 2002. Read the full note below.
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Although the team didn’t disclose the reasons for Charrito’s closure, they did promise locals: “our name and legacy continues through you, some expansion plans we have for the future, and our Charritos Weehawken location.”
If you haven’t been to Charrito’s (do you even live in Hoboken?), this spot garnered a pretty serious fan following with its delicious Mexican fare. Back in the day, it used to be BYOB and the team would make top-tier margarita or sangria pitchers on the spot. The guac, enchiladas, and tacos were also something to write home about (and we did, often). At one point, Charrito’s even had three locations throughout The Mile Square, including a vegan restaurant downtown, though by the beginning of this year, the 518 Washington Street outpost was the only one remaining.
Eventually, Charrito’s obtained a liquor license and in February of this year, the eatery rebranded into Charrito’s Taqueria with a smaller menu that focuses mainly on tacos + margaritas. While locals had mixed feelings about the rebrand, Charrito’s outdoor seating area continued boasting large crowds.
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As of now, it’s unclear what exactly these expansion plans are, but as always, we’ll keep you updated as details unfold. We wish the owners the best of luck in their future endeavors and encourage locals to make their way to Weehawken when those taco cravings kick in (we know we will).