Mexicali Brews

3366 US-22, Branchburg NJ 08876
$$ Southwest

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 3366 US-22, Branchburg NJ 08876
  • Cross Street: France Drive
  • Cuisine: Fusion | Mexican | Southwest |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Upscale Casual
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Apple Pay | Android Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 908.255.4204
  • Features: Full Bar, Takeout Available, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Dining 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday
Dining 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday
Dining 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday
Dining 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday
Dining noon - 9 p.m.
Sunday
Closed
False

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.71 out of 5 stars based on 340 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 04, 2022
Cheryl P.
Staff is really attentive and food is always fresh and tasty!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 03, 2022
Steve P.
We had a fantastic time at Mexicali Brews and would highly recommend it to anyone! The food was delicious (we had 5 separate entrees and two appetizers) with ample sized portions, drink selection was enormous, the service was fast and courteous and the atmosphere was authentic! We will be going back again soon.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 14, 2021
Cathy C.
Our waiter was great

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 11, 2021
Diane F.
Love Mexicali Brews! Staff is always friendly and food is Delicious!!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 26, 2021
Cecilia M.
Love this restaurant. The service is excellent. Everyone from the hostess to servers to wait staff go out of their way to be friendly and accommodating. Food is consistently good & atmosphere fun.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 15, 2021
Andy S.
We love the food, service, and the vibe. Every time we go, it reminds us of being on an island somewhere and the locals have embraced us as part of their community/family. Have been introduced to some amazing dishes.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 13, 2021
Jim C.
Food and service are great. Value is good. The only negative is it get loud if it’s crowded.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Nov 08, 2021
MaRGE M.
Yummy

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 26, 2021
Olga M.
So many options. Delicious food and very friendly staff. Definitely going back!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 22, 2021
Diane M.
Quickly become one of my favorite places!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 14, 2021
Melisa K.
My taco was delicious and although it was very busy our waiter was excellent about keeping us supplied with snacks and drinks. We all appreciated that he was honest stating they were busy and running a bit behind. That makes all the difference! We were happy to sit and talk and drink our delicious margaritas and ice cold beer!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 14, 2021
David I.
I enjoyed my experience at your restaurant. The only thing I missed from Sol were the chips. The wait staff was excellent and the food was very good.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2021
Jay P.
The food was very bland and needs flavor, taste of Mexican not there. steak over cooked. Service and drinks good.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 04, 2021
Diane R.
Loved the food and the portions were plentiful. Service was excellent.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2021
Susan B.
The portions were a good size, which is appreciated. Food was great! Maybe offer one bowl of free chips.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 17, 2021
Kathy G.
The food, drinks and service were awesome!

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 10, 2021
Laurie D.
Great food and service

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 20, 2021
Jaime R.
Awesome meal, service, selection of beers, and atmosphere! Thank you Mexicali Brews, we will see you again soon :-)

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 06, 2021
Thomas M.
Varied menu choices , many draft beer selections . We really liked the seafood appetizer special and the gazpacho . Prompt friendly service as always

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 05, 2021
Cecilia M.
Love it! One of our favorites...so happy they reopened!!

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Jun 29, 2021
Marc P.
Excellent first time experience! We’ll be back for sure.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 14, 2021
Deb S.
Love the new nachos, love the fully stuffed quesadillas, should add basic enchiladas and seafood entrees, the flan dessert was surprising since it was flan on top of cake which I did not really like

Overall: 10/10
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May 29, 2021
Karen V.
Great staff!! Great food!!!

Overall: 10/10
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May 28, 2021
Kelley D.
We had my husband’s Birthday dinner there & it was wonderful. Very attentive & the food was delicious! We sat at the bar, and the bartender was always a step ahead in getting us what we needed and in keeping up the energy level at the bar! Great atmosphere & So much fun!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 4/10
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Value: 10/10
May 28, 2021
Kathy G.
Food is very good. All servers are extremely busy all the time.i think they could use more workers.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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May 27, 2021
Bonnie K.
Great atmosphere. Polite and friendly servers. Delicious margaritas, salad, tacos and beans! Wonderful casual fun place to meet up with friends and family.

Overall: 10/10
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May 23, 2021
Karen C.
Mexicali Brew was so much fun! Great atmosphere & food! Our waiter, Rodrigo, was very personable & attentive. Highly recommend! Great local find!

Overall: 10/10
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May 22, 2021
Joe H.
We enjoyed it. Jared was a great waiter/bartender. Food was really good and reasonably priced. We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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May 22, 2021
Andy S.
Service could not have been more accommodating. We were greeted and seated immediately. Waitstaff helped make wiser selection for someone who cannot tolerate spicy.The four of us agree that the pork belly in all of its iterations was delicious! Unique and creative tacos to satisfy the palette. Can't wait to try all the listed entrees. Ambience reminiscent of cantinas found on Ibiza or Majorca. Liked the buzz of the place.

Overall: 10/10
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May 21, 2021
Roy N.
Was worried that covid $ damage would compromise them (closed so long). New name. Food was EXCELLENT! Service as good as ever. Nice menu choices.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 17, 2021
Katie G.
Great time. Great food.

Overall: 10/10
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May 15, 2021
Dawn C.
Love this place!!

Overall: 10/10
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May 13, 2021
Dean K.
We were celebrating a birthday and couldn't have picked out a better place. Wonderful dinner and Beer selection!!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 22, 2021
Tom M.
Prompt pleasant service , creative new menu with old favorites in the mix , surprisingly good soup specials , and a rotating craft beer selection.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 07, 2021
Rick W.
Jared was excellent as host, waiter, bartender.... food was good .....we will be back

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 28, 2021
Paige S.
First time there since this place changed hands, and it was great! The food was absolutely delicious. We had the specials of the night, and they were huge and steaming hot! Everyone at tables next to us seemed thrilled with their meals, and one table called the manager over to tell him how great their meal was. We visited the downstairs bar after dinner for margaritas, and again, we were very happy. Only negative comment I have is that they don't make frozen margaritas. We will definitely be back!!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Jan 10, 2022
tammy h.
We went on Saturday night & it was busy - our server Karen was excellent. The food was good & arrived hot - we were surprised & disappointed that the nachos were not chips but small tortillas - the chips & guacamole need to have a bigger container of guacamole & be chips - not tortillas. Overall it was a good experience - drinks were pricey & food was good. I would recommend & let people know about the chips & cost of some items.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2021
Brendan B.
Same ambiance as when it was Sol.......Chips and salsa were very weak, salsa was quite bland and the "Chips" were more like flat taco shells.....

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 6/10
Jul 05, 2021
ROB U.
The first impression with the use of a cell phone or other to see the menu almost made us leave the restaurant. The noise in the main dining room was untenable and forced us to seek another table outside. What happens in the winter? Guacamole was lumpy and we missed the fresh chips and salsa. Food was great. Waitstaff was un organized but we attribute that to a new opening. The place was clean. Not sure about the red skull motif. We do miss the old Casa Del Sol but we are glad you are open. Needs paper menus.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
May 30, 2021
Owen H.
Went with 3 other adults late on a rainy Saturday afternoon and it wasn’t too busy but got more crowded as we were leaving. Had tray of nachos and guacamole and chips off appetizer menu and both were good and decent value for cost. Took the edge off our appetites because we were hungry. Both came out of the kitchen very fast which was appreciated! 2 of us had a smoky bbq chicken fajita and both enjoyed it, one had a steak burrito but didn’t enjoy it and the fourth had a wet coconut curry burrito with chicken and beans added and liked it. Service was fine but we had to ask for water and never brought extra napkins. Atmosphere is very casual, no tablecloths and utensils come in sealed plastic package with small napkin. Food was solid minus the steak burrito. We’ll go back. Prices were fine for what it is, Mexican style super casual restaurant, nothing fancy here. If they fill all the tables they have in there it’ll be packed.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
May 25, 2021
Ron V.
Still working out some kinks.. much improved menu, food is very tasty.. some wait staff are more attentive than others.. kitchen a little slow. Will be really good once they are clicking.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
May 16, 2021
Ray B.
Food quality not as good as when it was Sol with the precvioua chef. Service was good and staff was very friendly.