NY-Based Taco Spot ‘Tacombi’ Coming to Jersey City

Taco-lovers, you’re in for a treat. Manhattan-based Mexican restaurant, Tacombi, will be expanding to New Jersey with its first location in Jersey City located at 124-134 Bay Street.

The restaurant will be opening on the ground level {2,700 square feet} of the Warren at Bay office and retail building that is currently under construction in the Powerhouse Arts District of Jersey City. The property formerly housed a three-story warehouse property that opened in 1914 but has deteriorated over the years and became a hot topic for potential redevelopment ideas.

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“KABR Group purchased the property in 2016 with the intention of rehabilitating the structure into offices in the hopes of attracting tech companies looking for lower rents,” Jersey Digs reported. KABR Group has since then submitted a second proposal that would add two more floors of office space bringing the property to six floors in total.

About Tacombi

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Tacombi’s story began by selling Mexican street-food in a vintage VW camper bus on the beach in Yucatan, Mexico back in 2005 and has since grown to be the popular Mexican restaurant it is today with several locations in New York City and now Jersey.

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“We pulled out the engine, sold the transmission, and began converting it into a taco-slinging machine,” it stated on the website. ” Over the next two years, the business was able to expand to two locations within the beach of Playa del Carmen in Mexico. In 2008, Tacombi opened a location in the Concrete Jungle, and in 2010, the company opened a flagship location on Elizabeth Street. Tacombi has continued to grow since then, serving up authentic Mexican food in several corners of New York, Mexico, and now New Jersey.

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Aside from its delicious eats, Tacombi is known for its beautiful interior design. All of the locations have bright colors, murals, and major beach vibes as an ode to its humble beginnings.

The Menu

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The recipes that Tacombi uses highlights the depth and variety of traditional Mexican cooking. The menu is stacked with Mexican classics like tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and savory apps. The starters include corn esquites {sweet corn sliced from the cob with cotija cheese, smoky homemade Morita mayo, and spicy chili}, and guac or salsa and chips. For a side, Mexican-style rice and beans.

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The stars of the show are the tacos. Patrons have the pick eight types of tacos including al pastor, carnitas, carne asada, avocado tostada, black bean and sweet potato, seared fish, baja crispy fish, and pollo yucateco {chicken marinated in hot recado rojo, grilled and served with refried beans and tomatillo-avocado salsa}.

The burritos come in six flavors including the poll superior {free-range chicken marinated in recado rojo and grilled}, la bisteca {sirloin steak wrapped in a traditionally made flour tortilla with rice, beans, cabbage, spicy escabeche, and salsa}, and ensenada {beer-battered Atlantic Haddock and roasted poblano mayo}.

As for the timeline, we’ll keep you posted — check back to the site for more updates.

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Victoria is HG's Editorial Assistant 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.