• Charrito’s Downtown is Closing at the End of the Month

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    Hoboken’s favorite Mexican restaurant with several locations, Los Charritos, is closing its downtown Hoboken location. The Mexican restaurant will be closing its doors at 121 Washington Street at the end of June after 17 years. But fear not — the newer midtown location at 518 Washington Street will be keeping its doors open and serving the restaurant’s vegan and non-vegan menu items {as well as a full bar!} — and the Weehawken Charrito’s is alive and well.

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    {Photo Credit: Hoboken Girl reader, Jess}

    The owners posted a sign on the door of the restaurant that reads:

    “Dear Charrito’s Family,

    With a heavy heart we like to inform you that we will be closing this location at the end of June. After a 17-year-run, our lease has had its last run and due to current circumstances with the building, we are unable to renew it.

    It is not all sad news, the GOOD news is, we will be serving our VEGAN and non vegan favorites at our midtown location (518 Washington Street), in which we now offer a full bar.

    We, the entire Charrito’s family, would like to thank you for being by us, being loyal to us, and continuing to dine with us through out these last years, if it wasn’t for your support, this would not have happened! From the bottom of our hearts, a BIG THANK YOU! See you at our midtown location,  if there is something you enjoyed eating through the years and you don’t see it on the menu, let us know, it would be our pleasure to make it for you.

    Best Always,

    The Charrito’s Family

    Arias Solano”

    Before the doors are officially closed, however, keep reading to learn all about what Charrito’s downtown had to offer {that will now be at their midtown location}. 

    The Arias family {owners of the Charritos craze} got their vegetarian inspiration down in Oaxaca, one of the culinary centers of Mexico. Oaxaca is rich in indigenous Mexican cuisine, where Natives cook with a lot of vegetables and grains.

    Read More: The 3rd Hoboken Charritos Opens 

    The menu boasted authentic vegan Mexican cuisine with vegetarian items containing dairy clearly marked. Vegan cheese lovers can rejoice because Los Charritos Downtown makes their very own homemade spiced almond cheese. This thick, crumbly cheese with a feta-like texture is unlike any other vegan cheese on the market.

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    Menu favorites included the Enchiladas Verdes, a sweet corn chowder, and the Chilacayota. During a past visit, we were also served a special dessert that consisted of custard on warm, flaky tortilla chips — the perfect salty sweet ending to a delicious meal.

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    Charritos Plants & Herbs’ menu consists of empanadas, burritos, chiles rellenos, tamales and fresh juices, to name a few. Of course, you can also enjoy the traditional vegan Mexican staples also found at their other {now only location in Hoboken} spot like guac and chips, nopales, and rice and beans.

    Don’t fret that downtown is closed, as the midtown Charrito’s is still alive and well, and now serves margaritas and sangria {+ a full bar}, so you’re still in good hands. Though we will miss that BYOB sangria/marg goodness.

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    Nicole's love for Hoboken was sparked during a summer internship at New York Magazine. While she's not working out or perfecting her brows, Nicole can be found at any place with a great breakfast menu. She is sometimes guilty of liking dogs a little bit more than people, but it's because her own huskies have left a permanent imprint on her heart — though she does have a low key corgi obsession {something about those little legs}. Nicole is also a firm believer that there's nothing a new pair of shoes can't fix. Being a lover of new adventures, Nicole can't wait to travel and see where her '20s lead her.