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Mexicali Blues Cafe

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar, Pub
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1409 Queen Anne Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666-3517
+1 201-833-0011
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Denville, New Jersey
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

This is a great venue to go listen to live music, however if you want to eat, eat beforehand. Our food was cool to cold when it arrived and the waitress was usually no where to be found as it seemed she was the only one handling the entire restaurant. Drinks were tasty though.

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Thank Dan M
Allendale, New Jersey
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Have gone several times to watch our grandson play for the School of Rock in Waldwick,NJ. Incredible music from very talented kids. Food was just average Mexican.

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Maywood, New Jersey
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

I've been here about 20 times, but eaten here only once. The crab cake was tasty. I had coffee in a French press, also good. But the music! The sound here is spectacular. The open mic night is always a treat. If you love good music, great sound and an easy commute, this is the spot.

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Thank MethuselahSeven
princeton, nj
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

never having been, we didn't know what to expect. Had tickets to see James McMurtry and got tickets online. Decided last minute to make a reservation to eat as well. a very good thing I made too cuz this place was jammed. They seated us upstairs and we were glad. There are very few bar stools downstairs and most people... More 

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

The food here was average Tex-mex, not too pricey but definitely not what I'd call 'cheap'. Drinks were well priced at $7 for a classic margarita and around the same for a quality beer. The location is a little odd, I came specifically for a band otherwise I probably wouldn't have driven an hour north as there really isn't much... More 

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Beautiful Jersey shore
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142 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

Saw Dana Fuchs here in early March 2015. We didn't have reservations so we arrived before doors opened to get a set at the bar. We were 6th people to enter - and there were only 4 barstools in the entire place! We ended up standing for 5 hours, ate at the bar standing up. Food was awful although hubby... More 

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New Jersey
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95 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

Ok another Nite out with the DIVAS I stumbled onto this place on line. Tickets are purchased on line with a small fee or U could go to there box office but call first there only open when they have bands after 4:pm. The country music came on & they were unbelievable we all danced & I really don't care... More 

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Lindenhurst, New York
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434 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014 via mobile

well, maybe not... but if you want to come out for a DSO show locally here it is. Really nice sized little bar. Perfect layout really. I can't speak to the food because I wouldn't think to eat in a place like this. Nice selection of beer. Really close to the George Washington Bridge. I shot right over here from... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

Food was acceptable, drinks reasonably priced and as a live music venue it cant be beat. Reserve a table to guarantee a seat.

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Thank Glenn D
Lake Buena Vist
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2014

I go for the music. Saw Coco Montoya last week. He was great, as he is always. Saw Albert Castiglia last nite in the city. Mexicali , you have to get him to come here. He was great, your Blues people will love him.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1409 Queen Anne Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666-3517
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Teaneck
  • Phone Number: +1 201-833-0011

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?