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40 Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728
732-308-9494
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Ranked #9 of 147 Restaurants in Freehold
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

El Meson is an icon to the Freehold area. It is a BYOB and there is a bodega across the street if needed. Service is always prompt, friendly and courteous. We got there around 445 on a Sunday and by the time we left, the place was full. They don't take reservations, so you will wait and it is definitely... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Is great food in small space and a regular for our takeout. Is BYOB so not your place if looking for bar scene. Best in summer when the patio seating is open.

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Colts Neck, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I wasn't gonna write a review initially until I saw that over 100 people did, I didn't wanna share a good secret. It's totally authentic, especially compared to several other Mexican places I've tried (Like Escondidos, don't even bother!) and it's high quality, I've had a few of my birthday dinners there :) Like the Men's Warehouse commercial, "You're gonna... More 

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Holmdel
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77 reviews 77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Lunch with business friends. Serviced quickly , but allowed to stay as long as we wanted. Very good lunch menu, served in authentic Mexican style. The kitchen was very happy to accommodate a special request. Great hearing a Happy Birthday rendition from the full staff to a patron at lunch. Lots of fun.

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New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Been to el Meson many times and will return many times. It's a byob Mexican restaurant which serves all the classics that you'd except and also has a list of daily specials, some of which have been truly outstanding. For example the smothered ribeye steak and the bacon wrapped shrimp in a spicy sauce were excellent. My wife loves the... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very large portions. Very friendly staff. Food tastes fresh n delicious. Nice to eat outside in the Summertime.

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Freehold, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

All of our out of area overnight guests request a visit to El Meson when they visit. Never disappointed. Authentic & delicious.

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Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This small restaurant is as authentic as you can get. Not only are all the meals cooked with Mexican ingredients, it's also cooked by Mexicans. They also have a small counter area selling Mexican food products to the locals Hispanics. The meals are very tasty and the service is very good. I recommend you arrive early to avoid lines, especially... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Great quality and freshly made food. Decent sized portions. Real feel Mexican food. We ordered carne asada (tender and flavorful steak), poblano rellanos ( large and just the right amount of kick), and quesadilla ( great!). Worth the calories!!

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143 reviews 143 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Good Mexican food is kind of hard to find in NJ. If you're in the mood for it though, El Meson is a good place in the Monmouth area. The service was great and the food was quite good.

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Additional Information about El Meson

Address: 40 Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone Number: 732-308-9494
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Freehold
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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