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Tacos Matamoros in Clifton - why is this not a thing?

cjd260 | Jan 30, 201103:12 PM

Had a yen for good tacos today, and happened upon EthnicNJ's recommendation for Tacos Matamoros (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5768...). No other mentions of this place on the NJ board, no reviews in Yelp, very little online presence at all, except for one Flickr page that came up on the Google machine: http://www.flickr.com/photos/offthebr....

It's a tiny place, and the waitress really doesn't speak much, if any, English, but hunmghhh... I didn't even get to the tacos, because the marinated pork sandwich looked too delicious (smoky, juicy pork but not soppy at all, but fantastic with their chipotle salsa), my wife went straight for a zucchini quesadilla, and between the two of us we had more than we could eat. Those two (which could have fed three, really, if we hadn't indulged ourselves) plus two Mexican glass-bottle sodas came to $17 plus tip. Now I just need to go back and try the tacos.

All-in, it was probably the best Mexican street food that I've had in the area. Better than the Red Hook vendors (we moved from Brooklyn a little while ago), better than the Taco Truck, and absolutely no comparison to Los Tapatios in West Orange. This place deserves to be better known.

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Los Tapatios Restaurant & Bar
10 Main St West, Orange, NJ

Tacos Matamoros Restaurant
213 Parker Ave Ste 1, Clifton, NJ 07011

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