Pete Genovese picks his best Jersey restaurants of 2013, and landing at No. 2 is Bloomfield’s own Taqueria Autentica (also famous as the popular food truck at Montclair’s Farmers Market), for its amazing tacos.
No. 2 on my list of best Jersey restaurants of 2013: @taqueriAutentic in Bloomfield. NJ's coolest taqueria. And don't you dare miss dessert
— Munchmobile (@NJ_Munchmobile) January 3, 2014
Taqueria Autentica is the coolest taco joint in the state, with comfy orange couches, blue walls and local artwork. The mushroom tacos and steak tacos are terrific, and the chorizo taco is not far behind.
On Saturday nights, owner Mike Natiello and crew cook such specialties as chuleta (pork rib eye) and tacos de oreja (pig’s ear tacos). And his desserts, especially the chocolate cake and the goat’s milk crepe, are delicious.
We’re big fans, too.
Photo: Bernadette Baum