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El Meson

40 Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728
732-308-9494
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Ranked #11 of 147 restaurants in Freehold
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
Freehold, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

In Spanish, the word meson can mean an "Inn" or a "large table". Either definition fits this great Mexican restaurant. Authentic dishes with different levels of "heat". The Burrito Loco is my favorite. Portions are grande, prices are mui reasonable and service is pronto. They are located in downtown Freehold, and they are a big favorite with the locals for... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We've eaten here many times and have always had a terrific meal. The only drawback is the wait time but it's worth the wait.

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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I have gone several times and have never been disappointed with the food. I especially like that the place was born as Mexican deli and enlarged later on to enclose some indoor tables and the outdoor space. I would prefer if the outdoor was not directly on the street, since it is a busy street and right at the corner... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My friends and family and I have been to El Meson many, many times over the past several years. The food here is wonderful and as far as the food goes, I haven't ever had a bad meal. The price is a steal, especially for lunch. The biggest negative is that sometimes I've experienced extremely slow service, and not necessarily... More

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Been coming here for years and the staff and the food are always amazing! Best Mexican food you will have anywhere!

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Freehold, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Great BYOB Mexican dining. Quesadila is awesome. Does get crowded but worth the wait. Clean and staff is friendly. Try for lunch too. Take out available. Food very tasty and not expensive. TRY!!

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Freehold, NewJersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We always love eating at El Meson, the food is of the highest quality. The restaurant is on the small size and tables are close. The place always draws a crowd, so you may have to wait a while on weekends.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Summer meals in the patio are great. Consistently very good with great service. Very much catered to suburban crowd

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Tucked away on a busy corner in downtown Freehold is the magnificent El Meson. This BYOB is always crowded so come early or be prepared to wait. The food is that good. some friends were late and we started on the fried calamari which was soft, tender and very moist (the green sauce is wonderful). The main dish of short... More

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I love good Mexican food and El Meson is my favorito. When I can, I go there several times a month. I try for off hours because I don't like to wait in line, but wake up folks- if you have to wait, it means the place is very popular. I find the wait staff consistently friendly and professional. I... More

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