23 great N.J. food towns that no one knows about. Updated Dec 29, 2019

Perth Amboy

Is there a livelier downtown than Perth Amboy’s? What the city lacks in high-end restaurants it more than makes up in inexpensive Central and South American restaurants, cafes and markets, many on or just off Smith Street downtown. Two of the state’s best-known Spanish/Portuguese restaurants are here — The Portuguese Manor and The Armory. Across the street from the Armory is The Barge, a steak/seafood restaurant. For Portuguese BBQ in homey surroundings, head to Bar-B-Q Luso. Taqueria Los Gueros is one of my favorite spots for tacos. The Coney Island Restaurant is one of the state’s funkier — and better — hot dog joints. Jamaican is one of the state’s more unheralded cuisines — Mobay, on Smith Street, is recommended.Type your paragraph here.

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