Seeking nice dinner for two in Hoboken
August 23, 2012 8:18 PM   Subscribe

What are some tasty places to eat dinner in Hoboken?

I'm looking for a nice place to have dinner in Hoboken on a Friday or Saturday night soon. Let's say a restaurant that costs under $20/entree, and that isn't likely to have an extremely long wait for a table. Doesn't have to be a table service kind of place; holes in the wall are fine too. Bonus points for being at least moderately near the PATH. I'm not too picky about cuisine, though I don't eat beef, so a steakhouse is probably a bad idea, and I am (to my boyfriend's regret) not partial to Indian food. Thanks, Mefites!
posted by mlle valentine to Food & Drink (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Zafra is an old staple -- Cuban/Latin American.
posted by AwkwardPause at 8:28 PM on August 23, 2012

Tutta Pasta isn't bad. Close to PATH, too.
posted by bink at 11:35 PM on August 23, 2012

My old boss swore by Elysian Fields. Good fries, American food.

I've also had a good meal (and cocktails!) at Teak, just across from the PATH.

Finally, how do you feel about Cajun? Oddfellows is also very close to the PATH.

(Sorry for the lack of links, on my phone.)
posted by IdRatherNotSay at 2:20 AM on August 24, 2012

La Isla is a hole-in-the-wall Cuban place on Washington Street. Best Cuban sandwich this side of Havana.
posted by monospace at 1:11 PM on August 24, 2012

I came here to recommend Zafra and La Isla. I have family in Hoboken, and those are two favourites when I visit.
posted by amusebuche at 4:27 AM on August 26, 2012

Thanks, everyone! Those all sound great. Unfortunately we wound up eating reeeally late and the only place that was open was a little taco place (the Taco Truck) which was actually quite good. I look forward to trying your suggestions out in the future!
posted by mlle valentine at 11:58 AM on September 5, 2012

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