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Updates on New Location of Frankie + Ava’s in Hoboken

Back in March, Hoboken Girl got word that the popular casual Italian eatery, Frankie + Ava’s was no longer going to be operating in their 208 Washington Street outpost. Word on the street was that the well-known regional Mexican restaurant, Tacoria, was going to be taking over the space. While Frankie and Ava Read on for updates on the status of Frankie and Ava’s new Hoboken location.

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It was confirmed in March that the eatery was not in fact closing for good, but scoping out a new storefront in town — which appeared to be the old Wise Vision space. But now, it looks like that fell through, and it’s unclear as to when or where the new location for Frankie + Ava’s will come to fruition.

We chatted with the owner, Frank, about the status of the new storefront. “I had a spot fall through. Just waiting a little longer to see how things pan out. Hopefully, something will happen in the next few months!” he explained.

Fret not, loyal patrons of the Italian eatery, Frank shared that he still plans to open and has his eye on a location and is hoping to lock it down and reopen in the coming months.

With details of the new outpost in the works, we will continue to keep you updated on the latest happenings.

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About Frankie + Ava’s

Frankie + Ava’s is a family-owned Italian restaurant that was previously located at 208 Washington Street. The owner, Frank, owned Frank Anthony’s Gourmet Italian in Verona for 15 years before launching his next venture in Hoboken in 2015 where he and his family have lived since 1996. The eatery was named after his two children.

Popular dishes included “The Frankie D” {a wrap with chicken cutlet, eggplant, roasted sweet peppers, hot soppressata, and fresh mozzarella}, the Zecki, the Maximus, the buffalo chicken balls, chicken parm, and the broccoli rabe pie.

About Tacoria + Expanding to Hoboken


Tacoria Mexican Street Kitchen became a fan-favorite for its authentic Mexican eats and Instagrammable-esthetic. The eatery has locations in Jersey City, Paramus, New Brunswick, Morristown, Montclair, Princeton, and now, Hoboken {all owned by the same group of friends}.

We had an opportunity to chat with the co-owner of Tacoria, Chuck, about what residents can expect from the Hoboken outpost coming this summer.

“We have been asked by a lot of our customers to open in Hoboken. It seems like it has a lot of Rutgers alumni here, so it’s a natural fit for us! We hope to be received as well as we have been in all the communities we have joined.”

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Tacoria is known for its cutting-edge design that includes murals, eclectic seating, and all-around great vibes. That will be true for the Hoboken location as well. “Yes, the design and vibe will be what you expect when you walk into one of our shops. We design all the shops ourselves and spend a lot of time sourcing the finishes and planning out what art and fixtures to install in the space. There will be lots of repurposed material as well as graffiti in the space,” says Chuck.

Most importantly, we asked about the food and what locals can expect to see on the menu. “The menu will be consistent with all of our other locations, however, we are working on a few secret menu items,” Chuck shared.


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Victoria is HG's Associate Editor and Social Media Coordinator for the Hoboken Historical Museum + Fire Department Museum. She is a fourth-generation Hoboken native, BNR in the Mile Square, and Jersey City. Through playing softball in town for fourteen years, playing the trumpet for the Hoboken High School Redwings Band, and graduating from New Jersey City University, these two cities have a special place in her heart. When she isn’t Style Assisting or volunteering at Symposia Bookstore, she’s exploring everything the Concrete Jungle has to offer. You can catch her at art exhibitions, local festivities, traveling, diving into a new book, thrifting, or indulging in some form of arts and crafts.