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Slavic_Dusa t1_j9q2nc9 wrote

What amazing food are you referring to in Passaic? Can you share some restaurants?

Also, you might have missed McMansions that have been built in the last 10 years. My guess is that in the next Passaic City will be North Lakewood.


JZstrng t1_j9q97eh wrote

Passaic has a lot of Mexican restaurants, and a few Peruvian ones as well.

For Mexican, try Los Arcos. For Peruvian, try Griselda’s or El Chévere.

Nothing fancy, but good food overall.


Slavic_Dusa t1_j9qbjbe wrote

Will do thanks!

I'm not looking for fancy. Over the years, every once in a while, I hear about amazing food in Passaic, but somehow, really good food always ends up being in Garfield, Wallington, Clifton, and Paterson 🤷‍♂️


JZstrng t1_j9qq555 wrote

Yeah, Paterson and Clifton have really good spots, too!


Passion724 t1_j9rq041 wrote

Yep! Literally surrounded by Mexican and Peruvian in Clifton lol


Rude-Bison-2050 t1_j9q87io wrote

The side of Passaic and Clifton near 3rd ward has always been nice and very Jewish for a long time now. Lots of big old $$$ houses there. It cuts back over to being Passaic really fast tho.


Slavic_Dusa t1_j9qaua1 wrote

Not that long, up until late 80s and early 90s, that was very Italian neighborhood. And up until 2010s there wasn't as many multifamily homes and townhouses. A lot of those homes were built at the beginning of 20th century.

Now, a lot of single family homes and even parking lots are being turned into massive multifamily homes, townhouses, and McMantions.

I know this area for over 20 years. Overpopulation was never as bad as in the last 5-10 years, and judging by the new construction, it will only get worse.


Rude-Bison-2050 t1_j9qfewg wrote

Lol granted I do the same thing with stuff from that era, but 1980s are coming up on 50 years ago. The Jewish community was always in that area (along with the Italians) The Italians just largely got displaced by Hispanics more downtown than in the 3rd ward park and rosemwar area

Also for food check out jaimitos (technically Clifton) and el fogon. Both great Peruvian places.


Slavic_Dusa t1_j9qh2i1 wrote

O, come on. 80s was 30, something to 40, something years ago. Let's not get ahead of ourselves here! 😂😂😂


_denimchicken_ t1_j9r4nco wrote

Mexico Deli Restaurant. Right over the border from the Garfield bridge. Excellent street taco spot. You walk in and just see a vat of horchata on the countet. It would be a genuine challenge to exceed spending $20 there


WredditSmark t1_j9uw4d6 wrote

These aren’t GOOD tacos, but they’re cheap, last time I checked they were $1 each