Popular authentic Mexican restaurant, Taqueria Mi Mariachi, has opened a second location in Jersey City. Dubbed New Jersey’s best Mexican eatery, the new location will be in McGinley Square neighborhood at 6 Jordan Avenue in addition to its OG storefront on 213 Sip Avenue just a few steps from the PATH station.
Taqueria Mi Mariachi 2 offers the same authentic menu items as the first location – Jersey City’s best-kept secret before it was acknowledged as the state’s best spot to grab tacos.
The restaurant has been open since 1998 and is a longstanding gem in the community for its no-frills food and overall experience.
The interior of the OG location is inspired by the vibrant colors, textiles, patterns, and overall Mexican culture. It’s a beautiful little space with hand-painted designs on the walls and music playing in the background. There’s indoor and outdoor seating available for patrons.
The tacos are available both traditionally prepared, and fried. The meat fillings include such classics as pork, grilled chicken, and Mexican sausage. Some of the taco options include classics like carnitas, al pastor, carne asada, and others like barbacoa de civo (Mexican goat), lengua (tongue), and campechano (a hearty taco). Try the shrimp fajita, Mexican sausage huarache, or one of the Mexican breakfast platters like the huevos rancheros. There are vegetarian options as well.
Mi Mariachi is a BYO, so you can pick your favorite cerveza to go along with your meal but it does have soft drinks available including classics like Jarritos in several flavors.
Mexican pastries like conchas and orejas can be picked up there as well.
Note: Both locations are cash-only.