Taco Bell is Coming to Downtown Hoboken

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It’s no secret that regardless of the day of the week, tacos are something that Hoboken and Jersey City locals love. Hardshell, softshell, barbacoa, vegetarian — you name it, you can probably find it around town somewhere. But now a new {but very well-known} taco chain is coming to Hoboken: Taco Bell at 38 Hudson Place, the former location of Cascade Cafe, which closed several months back in the Mile Square.

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The Details

Taco Bell is allegedly moving into the former Cascade Cafe location at 38 Hudson Place, according to an insider source. The source told HG that the landlord of the property has signed a lease at the former Cascade Cafe and that floor plans for the new eatery have been submitted for approval. Even with the submission, it is unconfirmed as to if the plans have been approved yet — in addition to it being a franchised location or corporate-owned location. We will keep you updated as this information becomes available.

We reached out to the landlord but have yet to receive a response to our inquiry.

However what we do know is that the lease is signed, sealed, and delivered.

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The Taco Bell Menu

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While we’re #TeamCharritos and #TeamPico for life, if you’ve trekked to the North Bergen Taco Bell location for a Doritos Locos Tacos, you’re in luck as you will no longer have to be traveling so far.

Popular menu items for Taco Bell include the aforementioned Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos Tacos {keep water handy when snacking on this}, softshell tacos, hardshell tacos, Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos, and a variety of new veggie options, like the spicy potato soft taco, and the black bean Quesarito.

The menu, however, is not strictly filled with tacos, as the name would suggest.

Quesadillas, burritos, nachos, and sweet treats {think cinnamon twists and Cinnabon delights} are also available for order.

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Taco Bell in Hoboken

For years, Hoboken has been known for its local mom and pop shops {a full list of brick-and-mortar businesses here}, but with Taco Bell coming to town, the list of national chains is growing.

It’s safe to say the addition of chain stores in the local community has a history of causing upset. When Sephora came to Washington Street back in 2018, it sparked some debate, and Domino’s return to the Mile Square also added to the discussion — as well as Shake Shack’s alleged plans to open on Washington.

Other chains include Chipotle at 229 Washington Street, Panera Bread at 310 Washington Street, as well as Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks, both of which have multiple locations throughout Hoboken and are frequented by locals, despite their brands being nationally recognized.

Beyond food chains, stores like Anthropologie {412 Washington Street}, Lululemon {313 Washington Street}, and Athleta {316 Washington Street} have also been debated as either a welcome addition or a detriment to other small, local businesses.

Of course, Taco Bell will be coming to a competitive taco arena — it will be added to the list of other taco eateries throughout the city {think Baja, Orale, and East LA}, and it will be within close proximity to Pico Taco {70 Hudson Street} + not too far from fan-favorite Charrito’s {518 Washington Street}.

What are your thoughts on Taco Bell coming to Hoboken?

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Arielle is a born-and-bred Jersey girl and like a true NJ native, half her diet consists of bagels and the other half pizza. As a graduate of both American University and City, University of London, she’s been a passionate writer ever since she wrote her first “book” in the first grade. When she’s not furiously typing away at her keyboard, she spends her time ticking places off of her “to travel to” list, trying any and all new foods, and trying to stop herself from spending too much money at Zara.