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Real Enchilada

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224 21st St, Avalon, NJ 08202-2001
609-967-8226
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good tacos

They make a good taco here. We stayed right behind it so it was very convenient. They have indoor and outdoor seating. Everybody was freindly. The prices are a little high but the food is good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2014
tc_odonnell
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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wallingford, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We are locals and have eaten here a total of three times. Each time we ordered the exact same thing ( 3 fish tacos, 3 beef tacos) yet were charged significantly different amounts each time with no explanation. Today we went for taco happy hour and it was awful. My husband had the beef tacos which were soggy and had... More 

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Baltimore
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My family and I stopped by around lunchtime and the place was completely empty. The staff was unfriendly and the food was tasteless and disgusting. The enchilada sauce tasted sour and old. We asked to replace it with a burrito and when the staff brought the new burrito to us she said "next time we won't replace it". Don't go... More 

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

They make a good taco here. We stayed right behind it so it was very convenient. They have indoor and outdoor seating. Everybody was freindly. The prices are a little high but the food is good.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

From 4-5 is happy hour, and tacos are half price...BYOB; Bring tequila or rum, and you can buy the frozen makings of a margarita or pina colada. The fish tacos used to be great, now they're just OK. If you're there for happy hour, it's a real deal...otherwise it's average food at Avalon prices. The tortillas are corn, so the... More 

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new jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went on a Monday night, sign said sit anywhere. There were only 2 tables unoccupied and both had dirty dishes on them. Our party of 5 sat at the table for over 10 minutes, and not one person greeted us, cleared the dishes or acknowledged us in any way. There were a few servers running around but they seemed very... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We've eaten here several times in the past and rated it Very Good. However it is now under new mgmt this year, and I think they should review how to prepare Huevos Rancheros. All the elements of the dish were there, minus the guacamole and lettuce with a dollop of sour cream. Unfortunately Huevos Rancheros are served with refried beans... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Food was great. Very fresh...loved the fresh jalapeno in the guac and burrito. Outdoor dining was casual and comfortable. Great place to go with the family, have a beer (byob) and relax.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

This place looks out of place in Avalon NJ, but I loved it. It's in a cheerful, brightly painted building that stands out here. I got two tacos, one with fish and the other with steak. Both were good. The meat was cooked to order and the fish tasted fresh. The vegetables and tortillas were good too. It's a step... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

loved it, quick service. Excellent food to eat in or take out. WONDERFUL service and could eat it once a week it was so great.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We spent $63 on take out from here and it all went in the trash when we got home. The fish tacos were so dry and flavorless, while the burrito was soaked and couldn't be picked up. Quesadilla didn't have much cheese and you don't get any sour cream or salsa for it. We literally threw it all out and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 224 21st St, Avalon, NJ 08202-2001
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: 609-967-8226

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?