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Pop's Garage

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Boardwalk, 1000 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
+1 732-576-2181
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12:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Got tacos here twice - low key, casual, good quality chicken (always an issue for me!) and excellent chips and salsa. Right on boardwalk, funky vibe.

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Thank Karen31416
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

They really deserve a 5 because the food was so good and fresh but the servers are or were surly. It was a holiday weekend and a little busy but I've seen it busier. Was our first time there. somewhat costly for what it is but again, food was amazing.

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Thank KellysGirl0805
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

On the Asbury Park boardwalk you can't miss Pop's Garage. If you're looking for good burritos & tacos give it a try. It has indoor and boardwalk seating and we were outside for the people-watching. I found my burrito excellent and my partner liked her fish tacos. Go with cocktails like a Cuba Libre. Their beer selection is pretty weak.... More 

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Thank Kevin F
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Full moon, dog friendly?? We had two dogs. Kids loved it. Spicy chimichangas. Margaritas were Cher $11-14 each. Would return Full moon rising over the ocean was magical and reflective. Boardwalk life is back and busy.

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Thank Sean M
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We moved to AP in May, and love this place. Great tortas, black bean soup, and salads. Haven't had them yet, but people rave about the burritos and tacos. Fun vibe, and you can sit outside for great Boardwalk people watching, and an ocean view.

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Thank Ken J
New Providence, New Jersey
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Good food at moderate prices. They have typical Mexican dishes but most have an unusual twist. Ingredients are very fresh and high quality. Lovely salads, burittos, tacos, etc. Casual, down to earth atmosphere, perfect for dining on the boardwalk and great for kids.

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Thank Petunia07
Edison, New Jersey
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

The food was great! Sangria was alittle watered down. Atmosphere was nice. Great view of Asbury Park. Pricing was great. Service alittle slow, but good came fast. Had to wait a little longer to pay though.

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Thank ladybug118
Beachwood, New Jersey
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We ate here during the Asbury Park Music and Film Festival. The food was awful. I will not be going back here.

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Thank dbisme60
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

The name doesn't seem to match the menu (I initially thought it would be some kind of diner) but it's a great boardwalk option with delicious margaritas. Katlyn was our server and she was friendly and fast (which was good 'cause we were all starving). We ordered guac for the table and it was excellent. Their chips were fresh and... More 

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Thank David B
Maplewood, New Jersey
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

I am doing a solid year of giving up repetition. I'm only going to restaurants I've never been to ordering things off the menu I've never had before. I ordered the Skirt Steak Jalisco and it was fantastic. It's something I would expect in a really high end restaurant. All the foods looked great, this is a definite place to... More 

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Thank Marci W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boardwalk, 1000 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Asbury Park
  • Phone Number: +1 732-576-2181
Description
Pop's Garage, our beloved Mexican taqueria, is an extension of the Kitschens family. Through over-stuffed burritos, savory tacos and skirt steak Jaliscos, Pop's Garage is our way of bringing the soothing ocean breezes, warm summer sun and the nonstop neighborhood fiestas of Sayulita, Mexico to the Jersey Shore. Just as it does for us, we hope in some way, Pop's Garage reminds you of your own south-of-the-border travels, complete with food, culture and fun! It brings us back to Sayulita just talking about it! Esta muy bien!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?