Price Of Entrées: $8-$24
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Why Should I Go? Gecko’s is not unlike the lizard for which it’s named:
- There is one type of Gecko so rare it’s only been spotted four times. Gecko’s restaurant is also rare since it’s the only place for Southwestern cuisine in Cape May.
- The Gecko is colorful; it can be purple, pink, blue, even black. The restaurant is colorful, too, with a breezy deck painted in the traditional reds and yellows of Santa Fe. With a bucket of Coronas by your side, this is one of the best people-watching spots in Cape May.
- Variety. There are more than 2,000 species of Gecko. The menu at the restaurant is diverse, too. This isn’t a predictable taco joint. Vaquero Fajitas, anyone? This dish originated as campfire food of Mexican cowboys. Or how about some chile-rubbed ribeye? The chiles for this meal are shipped in from New Mexico.
- Finally, the Gecko is surprising; did you know that it licks its eyeballs in order to clean them? The owners of the restaurant are full of surprises, too. Chef Randy Bithell and his German-born wife Susi had intended to open a Southwestern restaurant in Santa Fe, but couldn’t resist the beauty of Cape May.
Insider Tip: Collier’s Liquor Store is a hop, skip, and jump away, in case you forget to BYO.
Gecko’s House Salad
Field greens, with onion dressing, garnished with tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, onions, roasted corn, feta. It’s addictive.
Three Sister Quesadilla
Two flour tortillas filled with corn, squash, beans, onions, jalapenos, cheese and fresh cilantro, served with salsa, guacamole. Arguably the best vegetarian dish in town, along with the…
A substantial, satisfying, super-healthy treat.
Fried bread with lamb adovado (chile-marinated, slow-roasted and shredded leg of lamb), pinto beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and salsa.
Chiles Rellenos Camarones
Roasted poblano chiles stuffed with grilled shrimp, jicama, pumpkin seeds and cheese, oven-baked, served with a roasted tomato cascabel sauce.