well, real mexican food has finally arrived in the state of new jersey, in a big way. a baja fresh has just opened on route 22 west in watchung. i know it's a chain, but the quality is out of this world (well, compared to what has previously been passing for tacos & burritos around here). they make their own salsa, and the burritos are stuffed with high quality meat (steak, chicken) and very tasty filling (pico de gallo, guac, refried).
it appears they are opening all over the state, with the next two in east brunswick(rt 18) and ocean(rt 66). those in the maryland-dc area may already be familiar with baja fresh, as they have been in that area for awhile. the chain was purchased by wendy's last year, but don't let that fool you. this is the real deal.
all i know is i will never set foot in a taco bell again.