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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 - 9:45 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Fantastic Spanish food!

We are fairly regular patrons of El Cid's. The food is well prepared & portions are extremely generous. I have never been able to finish my entire meal & always leave with a doggie bag. The chorizo appetizer is delicious. The steak tips are brought out sizzling in butter with hot peppers for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
DanaRN2014
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are fairly regular patrons of El Cid's. The food is well prepared & portions are extremely generous. I have never been able to finish my entire meal & always leave with a doggie bag. The chorizo appetizer is delicious. The steak tips are brought out sizzling in butter with hot peppers for added zing. The surf & turf is... More 

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Thank DanaRN2014
NJ
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great restaurant for Spanish good. The portions are large enough to share or for leftovers. It's a great restaurant for friends, family, or couples. Enjoy!

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Thank greatshots
Paramus, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are hungry this is the place to go. Food is always consistent and the sangria is really good.

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Thank CarmelR416
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My bf lived in the area for almost 10 yrs. We never went here and finally decided on it one night. What took us so long to go here? Great food, and even accommodating if you are gluten free!

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Thank Seregon O
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El CID is a fantastic place to eat. The portions are great for left overs, as I always need to take something home. Their red sangria is on point and is a great place for seafood lovers. I absolutely love eating there and look forward to my next visit.

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Thank sam a
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

El Cid is one of our favorite restaurants. Go hungry, because their portions are large. My husband's steak was the size of a small roast beef!! I enjoy the paella, and that is a big plate as well. The blue cheese dressing on their salads is wonderful, too. Trust me, you will enjoy dinner ...and also your leftovers the next... More 

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Thank LetterioZ
New Jersey
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206 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

When we want a special meal or we want to impress, we go to El Cid. This is a huge two floor place with a large self-parking lot. They don't take reservations which is only a problem on weekends and holidays. Because of its size, the wait usually isn't too bad and there is a large bar where you can... More 

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Thank Larry62NewJersey
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

I have been going to El Cid since 1995, the only thing that changed is the prices(obviously). The freshest lobster largest steaks and best sangria PERIOD.

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Thank Peterdm22
Vernon, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Was looking forward to El acid as we heard so much about portions ..boyfriend loves his steaks! Anyhow, his was as hoped but I ordered Veal dish...and was served something I did not even recognise..I sent back for Kitchen to correct and they sent back same dish that was simply washed off and popped on top of frozen spinach...ps...did not... More 

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Thank Prisca65
New York City, New York
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We were there Sunday Nov 15. for a birthday binner and the res.was very nice.IT has two level one and two and the atmosphere is very good.The food is very good ,huge portion,and the price is ok.The three piece lobster and the pieilla is also good.You must try the margarita,its great.I was told no rev is needed.

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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: Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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?