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ME Casa Restaurant and Catering
Puerto Rican Restaurant
Today 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
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ME Casa Restaurant now has a food truck as well.  The ME Casa Express can be found anywhere in downtown Jersey City for lunch and dinner.  The truck as well as the restaurant can be rented out for private events.
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356 Varick St Jersey City, NJ 07302
356 Varick StreetUSNew JerseyJersey City07302
(201) 706-2242mecasajc.com
Puerto Rican Restaurant, Caribbean Restaurant
Puerto Rican Restaurant
Caribbean Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
Today 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 1:00 – 11:00 pmSunday 1:00 – 10:00 pm
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My name is Eddie Cotto and I am the Owner and Executive Chef at our Restaurant. Graduate of State University of NY at Stony Brook,  I worked 15 years in the finance industry and realized that my true dream and passion was in culinary arts. So I decided to follow my dream and attended The Institute of Culinary Education in 2010-2011.  Graduated with a Culinary Management Diploma.  On October 14, 2011 we incorporated ME Casa LLC and began our quest to introduce New Latin flavors to the rest of the world.
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Marinated pork and other Puerto Rican staples are served at this compact choice with a casual vibe.- Google
"On the other hand the shrimp ceviche was the right move for an appetizer."
"Cozy environment, amazingly delicious food, great service."
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Jennif Er Armas
in the last week
The food was horrible. Just went on Sunday and rhe most basic little dishes we asked for they did not have, waiter was trying to warn us as he admittingly states this is not a real puerto rican restaurants, he was not lying, we had 4 different entrees and all had no flavor , rice and gandules was made out of got a box it wasn't even freshly made! I'm warning everyone please do not go here, besides the fact the food was tasteless it was pricey for no damn reason.
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Justin Levine
5 months ago
I came here with a good friend of mine when I was revisiting Jersey City. He's a big food guy like me, so I want to find somewhere that was unique that we'd both enjoy. Enter ME Casa. I had it on my list for a long time but never got a chance to go. This was my chance, so we grabbed a good bottle of beer at the store around the corner for some BYOB enjoyment. This place is the definition of family run, with the father/owner running the kitchen and the son running the front of the house. Apparently the owner left Citi, where my friend worked, to open this restaurant. I'm glad he did, as the food here is pretty special. For my appetizer I selected the empanada sampler which includes chicken, beef and shrimp empanadas. I'm a pretty big fan of empanadas and am very critical in judging them. These were very crisp and a little salty. My favorite was the chicken followed by the beef. They were good just not amazing, mostly due to the lighter seasonings used on the fillings. Every Latin American country has their own slight different take on empanadas so this might just be the Puerto Rican spin on things. On the other hand the shrimp ceviche was the right move for an appetizer. It was light, citrusy and packed with flavor. And the ceviche came on top of fried plantains; boom. For my main I got the mofongo with shrimp stew, yellow rice and pigeon peas. The mofongo was as dense as I was warned about, but it was also addicting. Soaking up a light, fresh shrimp stew made it even better. The shrimp themselves were great quality, and overall this was hearty soul food at its finest. I only managed 2 bites of the pernil, but it was great stuff. This is the kind of pork dish that prevents me from going kosher. There's a reason why this is the top rated restaurant in Jersey City. This small place might even be worth braving the Path train to visit from Manhattan (I know, big statement). After all, where in Midtown, Chelsea or the Village can you get great Puerto Rican food? Nowhere! Eddie and Justin are great people and with what is coming out of that kitchen, it's no wonder they're doing so well. I suggest you don't wait as long as I did to check this place out. You won't regret it!
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Availabo Bossen
3 months ago
Haven't gon, maken plans: can't wait to tell ya, all about it.🌊🌊🌊Doe
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Magdelina G
a year ago
Food was amazing. Staff was wayyy to friendly. But service was good. From the outside my reaction was wtf... But when I went inside. It was amazing. Tiny. But they pulled it off. Highly recommended.
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Angela Ramos
2 months ago
I have never met a more welcoming and genuinely friendly person than Eddie, who is the Executive Chef and owner of ME Casa. He's passionate about his career, and it shows in his cooking. I cannot rave enough about their calamari, empanadas, bean stew and maduros; I could eat those forever. Their entrees are also indescribably delicious - pretty much perfection in that humble little restaurant.
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Philip Reid
7 months ago
Pleasantly surprised that this small (32 seat?) restaurant opened up into a nice cozy space with a nice dining space. Not what I expected from seeing the outside. Service was a bit rigid, to the point of controlling plate locations on the table. In part perhaps because tables were small and we ordered multiple items the table was crowded. We asked to move the adjacent table next to us over for more room, but we were denied because they never know when people will come in. It was late in the evening and there were 24 free seats, so it felt a bit inflexible. Food itself was good for the most part, though perhaps not as good as other reviews lead me to believe. The garlic bread was very garlicky... and I liked that a lot, but it was deep fried and heavy and greasy; I did not like that. I found the value to be lacking some. With other options in the area I probably would not be back.
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Betty Rodriguez
a month ago
good food love it
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Jennifer K.
a year ago
Loved the service and the authentic meals they offer here. :) - Garlic bread - YUM! It's like... fried goodness. So tasty! - Mofungo - very garlicky and dense. I wish there was more stew to eat with it! - Chicken and caramelized onions - even though it was chicken breast, it was really tasty. especially with rice/beans/sweet plantains! - Empanadas is always a good choice!