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Brand new and absolutely terrific in Rutherford - Grill Poblano

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Brand new and absolutely terrific in Rutherford - Grill Poblano

buttertart | Oct 9, 2011 12:00 PM

Just had the best Mexican lunch we've had outside of Chicago or east Oakland at Grill Poblano, 47 Park Ave, Rutherford, which just opened last Friday.
Had excellent guacamole to start (the chips were the only weak point, they are roasted, fried would be better), then carnitas tacos for me (with red onions, cilantro, grilled spring onion, rajas, and nopales) - 3 very well stuffed ones served open on 2 tortillas each.
A Mexican sandwich (as described on the menu) for him of lamb barbacoa with beans, lettuce, red onion, tomato, and sliced chile. (Was unusual for him to order a sandwich, he's not crazy about them, but he said this was the best one he's had out other than a banh mi.)
$7.25 for the carnitas, $8.25 for the lamb.
They also have chicken ($6.75), beef ($7.25), tongue $7.45), tilapia ($8.25), shrimp ($8.25)
and a vegetarian option (6.95), all as either tacos, burrito, salad (with beans, roasted corn, red onion, cucumber and cheese), sandwich, platter with rice and beans, or quesadillas.
Their soda case is stocked with various Jarritos, Jumex juices, Mexican coke in bottles and Squirt ditto along with some less-unusual types.
The restaurant is decorated with pottery and assorted objets d'art, very attractively.
Service is cordial and you can BYOB.
What more could you want in a new place in Rutherford? Please go. You will not be sorry.

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