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El Meson

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40 Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728
732-308-9494
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth it

There are numerous restaurants/ cafés along the strip. This one is quite good with a large selection to choose from. We have been there often - and will continue to stop here when we are in the area

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This Is my favorite restaurant. Love the food love the people that work here. Always make me feel at home. I come here every week, and in the summer 2 or 3 times a week. Love this place!!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

I keep on coming back to this place. Nice ambiance specially in the summer. Food is great, price is ok and the waiters are nice. They can almost sense your needs for little children like they all have their own. My son has ADHD who cannot sit still at restaurants but it keeps him busy here with the chips and... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I usually go here with my son(s) when we want good Mexican where we can bring a bring along some good beers, or even our own home brewed. Which reminds me, I need to start a new batch, already! Nothing better than Mex food with good beer. I usually order off the specials menu where you will find the more... More 

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Fords
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great food & very attentive to vegetarian & gluten free needs! Festive decor-love the huge Aztec calendar & the Diego Rivera prints!

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

for a place that call itself "authentic Mexican cuisine" taco bell definitely has the upper hand. This place has a great location, but the food it is not central to the palate.

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NJ
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

After reading the reviews for El Meson, we were looking forward to a fine meal. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. Our party of 10 was quickly seated and wonderful fresh salsa and warm tortilla chips were provided. Drink orders took a few minutes but it was 20 minutes after their delivery before the waiter returned for our meal orders. My carnitas... More 

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freehold, new jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

been frequenting el meson since they first opened. true authentic food choices. the service is excellent, prices are very reasonable. not once have we been disappointed. great menu selections. everything is fresh and presentation is good as well. very busy on weekends, but worth the wait. enjoy!

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New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great food and service as I come here quite often and had the Osso Buco special for the first time and it was amazing, my wife who is gluten free is always taken care of and all the waiters are friendly and can help with the menu it's packed on weekends so get there a little early but the wait... More 

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

if you want authentic mexican.. go here! their food is way better than juanitos in red bank and the staff is so helpful. Everytime i eat here, I'm transported back to this lil restaurant in Rivera Maya i go to on our family vacays!! They have amazing guac. Amazing everything!! Did i mention they're authentic?? you will not be disappointed.

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156 reviews 156 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

There are numerous restaurants/ cafés along the strip. This one is quite good with a large selection to choose from. We have been there often - and will continue to stop here when we are in the area

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Freehold
  • Phone Number: 732-308-9494

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?