East LA in Hoboken, NJ

 East LA in Hoboken, NJ

East LA in Hoboken, NJ

East LA is a Mexican restaurant in Hoboken known for his Margherita rather than its food. We went there few times and the food was ok, not making you rave about it. Their best dish is definitely the omelet with guacamole, but we wanted something different when we went back for brunch. 

 Dining room at East LA in Hoboken, NJ

Dining room at East LA in Hoboken, NJ

They first brought us a generous amount of salsa that we complemented with some delicious guacamole. 

 Chips and salsa at East LA in Hoboken, NJ

Chips and salsa at East LA in Hoboken, NJ

 Guacamole at East LA in Hoboken, NJ

Guacamole at East LA in Hoboken, NJ

We decided to share our entrées and first ordered the Huevos rancheros, one of my favorite egg dish for brunch. 

 Huevos Rancheros at East LA in Hoboken, NJ

Huevos Rancheros at East LA in Hoboken, NJ

It was composed of two over easy eggs on a soft corn tortilla, cheddar and jack cheese, salsa, and served with pinto beans and rice. It was good, but had nothing special that would make it come back just for it, like the Huevos rancheros at La Isla, several blocks away. 

 French toast at East LA in Hoboken, NJ

French toast at East LA in Hoboken, NJ

The second entrée was a big disappointment: the French toast. The description of the dish was mouth watering, but did not reflect what we had in our plate. It said:"egg bread dipped in a rich custard batter and grilled till golden, topped with sweet butter, strawberries and banana". 

 Strawberries for French toast at East LA in Hoboken, NJ

Strawberries for French toast at East LA in Hoboken, NJ

This looked like a sad French toast: dry, the banana were nowhere to be found and the frozen strawberries were freezing cold. 

 Syrup at East LA in Hoboken, NJ

Syrup at East LA in Hoboken, NJ

They also brought us some cheap syrup that only upped the sugar level... 

So, yes, this was very, very disappointing. Would I go back? Probably not: if I want French toast, I'll go to The Cuban that serves a tres leches one that is to die for!

Enjoy (I did)!

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