We recently went to Pico Taco, a small taco joint near the path train in Hoboken. Yes, small, bright with only few tables on each side and the counter in the back where you will place your order.
Opened in May 2019, Pico Taco makes their own tortilla, claiming that they use fresh ingredients, although, when I asked what fish they used for their crispy fish taco, they said “frozen tilapia”. I admit that at that point I hesitated (not just because the fish is frozen, but also because tilapia is not the best choice) but finally went for it. It was good, crispy and well cooked, although the portion fish vs cabbage was a bit unbalanced in favor of the latter. I preferred the Al pastor that was quite good, juicy and tasty, the pineapple adding a nice sweetness. However, I did not finish the carne asada one, the meat being too tough. Disappointing….
Jodi on her side got the mushroom taco (hongos) that was decent.
We also shared an appetizer, the classic guacamole and chips. I admit that I was a bit disappointed by the portion and presentation of the guacamole that was just ok, probably made few hours before but fortunately in a blender.
So, overall, it was ok and not the kind of place where I would go back, even if I was craving tacos. Definitely, since the loss of The Taco Truck in Hoboken, we have seen several restaurants trying to propose classic tacos but for me all failed. For less classic though, I love Shaka Bowl (their pork or lava rock tacos are superb), Loquito or, pricier, Orale.
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Pico Taco - 70 Hudson St, Hoboken, NJ 07030