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Budget Bites, by Sara Monica Gaona

If you are a lover of Mexican food and delicious cocktails like I am, you are most certainly going to love Blue Moon Mexican Cafe. They have three locations in North Jersey: Woodcliff Lake, Wyckoff, and the one closest to me, Englewood. They also have a location in Bronxville, New York. When I first went there, I thought it was like any other Mexican joint, but it isn’t. If you know me, I am always searching for a deal and they have plenty.

The first time I went, I had one of their dinner combination platters, which are a choice of a taco, burrito, tostada, or enchilada. You can either get a double combination platter for $11.50 which I got or a triple for $14.50. Either way, your getting a ton of food for a reasonable price. Cocktails are not something to ignore at  Blue Moon, they have tons of specialty cocktails and even serve Skinny cocktails, like the Skinny Mamacita ($8). Last time I went, I had  the Sangrita ($9) which is a Sangria & Margarita mix and it’s delicious. I also had one of the signature burritos, the Triple Play ($16.95). The Triple Play is not just any burrito and is filled with steak, shrimp, chicken, black beans, pepper jack cheese, tomatillo sauce, & pico de gallo in flour tortillas. Let’s just say, it’s a great for dinner and there are always plenty of leftovers.

Also, Blue Moon Mexican Cafe is part of the EatDrinkNJ program, which means if you have a VIP card, you get 10% off everyday. It’s just an addition to the deals you’ll be getting already and totally worth it. You can also currently get the VIP cards for buy one, get one free online now.

I know Blue Moon is one of the first places my roommates and I think to go to when we want to go out. The food is great, service is always friendly, and it’s always a great time. They have outside seating which is a plus in the summer & fall.  If you check it out, let me know if you agree.

Their hours vary by location, but the bar is always open late.

Happy Eating,

Sara Monica Gaona is a born and raised Jersey Girl and originally hails from Monmouth County. This past May she received her BA in Communication with a minor in Sociology and Public Relations from Fairleigh Dickinson University and is currently working for a public relations firm in Rutherford, NJ. She found her inner foodie during her Fall Semester of Senior year while interning at The Rachael Ray Show and was soon inspired to start her food blog, Small Chick Big Deals that has restaurant reviews covering New York City & all over New Jersey, recipes, and interviews with food writers and more! When she’s not working or blogging she enjoys hanging out with friends, cooking meals with her boyfriend & family, reading a good book, relaxing by the beach or escaping to New York City. You can follow Small Chick Big Deals @Smchickbigdeals on Twitter or follow Sara personally @Sierrax0x or both!

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