A Visit to East LA… in Hoboken

East LA - Hoboken, NJ - Jan 19, 2011

East LA - Hoboken, NJ - Jan 19, 2011

On Wednesday, January 19, 2011, my friend Kate and I planned to have dinner together in Hoboken. We had planned to go to a place called Pita Grill, but it was deserted.So, it being Hoboken, we just kept walking and came upon East LA, a Mexican restaurant at 508 Washington Street.

Inside East LA - Hoboken, NJ - Jan 19, 2011

Inside East LA - Hoboken, NJ - Jan 19, 2011

Sorry this shot is a bit blurry.

Inside East LA - Hoboken, NJ - Jan 19, 2011

Inside East LA - Hoboken, NJ - Jan 19, 2011

They served us chips and salsa. On the Mexican restaurant chips and salsa scale, they were pretty good.

Chips and Salsa at East LA - Hoboken, NJ - Jan 19, 2011

Chips and Salsa at East LA - Hoboken, NJ - Jan 19, 2011

Kate had a strawberry margarita and I had a regular one. They were refreshing.

Strawberry Margarita at East LA - Hoboken, NJ - Jan 19, 2011

Strawberry Margarita at East LA - Hoboken, NJ - Jan 19, 2011


A Regular Margarita at East LA - Hoboken, NJ - Jan 19, 2011

A Regular Margarita at East LA - Hoboken, NJ - Jan 19, 2011

We were going to have this shrimp appetizer, but they were out of it. They were also out of our backup choices, so we didn’t get an appetizer. That was fine, since we had plenty of food.

Kate had the “Industrial Quesadilla” for dinner. It has chorizo sausage, mushrooms, and onions in it. She enjoyed it.

Industrial Quesadilla at East LA - Hoboken, NJ - Jan 19, 2011

Industrial Quesadilla at East LA - Hoboken, NJ - Jan 19, 2011

I had the combination plate of a chicken enchilada and beef burrito. The enchilada was good, but the burrito was really just the beef inside the tortilla, so I won’t get an ordinary burrito there again.

Combination Plate at East LA - Hoboken, NJ - Jan 19, 2011

Combination Plate at East LA - Hoboken, NJ - Jan 19, 2011

We had a lot of fun. I would go back there, but, of course, there are so many restaurants in Hoboken. So, next time I’m there, I’ll try somewhere new.

East LA - Hoboken, NJ - Jan 19, 2011

East LA - Hoboken, NJ - Jan 19, 2011

– Evan Bindelglass

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2 Responses to A Visit to East LA… in Hoboken

  1. Evan, I’m the GM at ELA. I’m sorry your visit was not enjoyable. We followed you on Twitter. Follow us back and DM us so I can give you my cell number. No excuse for not having menu items. And that’s a pretty skinny burrito. Give us a chance to make it up to you. On us. Ok?

  2. Pingback: A Second Chance for East LA in Hoboken – How Did It Go? | The World According to Evan

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