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El CID Restaurant

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205 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652-1314
201-843-3002
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11:30 am - 10:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Lobster

Three of us stopped in for lobster. They don't take reservations but it was a Thursday evening so we were seated right away. The restaurant has two floors and another room with a huge bar. The first floor has much more ambiance but beware of the noise level. We had the unfortunate timing of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Larry62NewJersey
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
New Jersey
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174 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Three of us stopped in for lobster. They don't take reservations but it was a Thursday evening so we were seated right away. The restaurant has two floors and another room with a huge bar. The first floor has much more ambiance but beware of the noise level. We had the unfortunate timing of being there surrounded by particularly loud... More 

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Paramus, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Food is always well prepared, beautifully presented. Must is Paella on the Patio Saturdays! This place is authentic, fun and an excellent experience.

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

It's the only place I go for whole, steamed lobster. $15.00 per pound (I only get 2.5-3.0 lb beauties). It has been our go-to place for over 12 years for lobster. Don't care about the beef or paella, etc. I take that back. If you have never had the "spicy tips" starter it should be on your bucket list as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

summer Saturday so not as crowded as usual. So we thought everything would be better. It turns out, like some other good restaurants, they are best when very busy. Service was erratic but friendly. Food was served piece meal. Manager helped a lot by apologizing

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Paramus, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Haven't Been in a while, and after driving by last month we had to see if it was still as good as I remember. Happily It was even better than I remembered. Awesome dishes, cooked to perfection and portions big enough to bring home and enjoy all over again. We'll definitely be back this summer more than a few times.... More 

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New City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Reliable and delicious when you need your fix of shrimp and clams in green sauce. Service is attentive.Prices are reasonable. Enjoy

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I knew I was in a decent restaurant when I saw both the bar and restaurant filled with guests on a Wednesday night. The blackened swordfish I ordered could easily have served two people. Cooked perfectly. The salad was fresh and the grilled vegetables cooked perfectly. Service was great too.

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Joisy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I loved the food, the Steak and Lobster Tail, - Tail was tender even though it was huge, the Filet Mignon was done just perfect, large but not crazy liked the prime rib, I didn't order it but it's enough for a family of 4. The table next to us said they take it home, cut it in half and... More 

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Paramus, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There were 6 of us. We did not order appetizers due to it being so late in the evening. Dinner included salad and excellent bread. We had a few carafes of sangria. Service was fine. We shared some dinners like swordfish, lobster and paella.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Excellent service and the surf and turf is amazing! Love the sangria too. Awsome wait staff Everything is delish.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652-1314
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Paramus
  • Phone Number: 201-843-3002

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm

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