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El CID Restaurant

205 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652-1314
201-843-3002
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Ranked #7 of 118 Restaurants in Paramus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Spanish
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great flavor & presentation. Nice variety on menu Portions and taste always exceed expectations Unobtrusive and friendly service

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River Vale, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Apart from over the top portions, this place serves up bland food in an atmosphere reminiscent of a furnished basement. Save your money.

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New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were with a group for dinner. This restaurant is pretentious, expensive, and hoping that people won't notice how awful it really is. Prices through the roof, uncomfortable and hot, lousy service, large portions (don't need unless you are a grizzly bear that has had nothing to eat in a very long time), and to top things off, the food... More

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fort lee, nj
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Taste chef must have left the building. Scallops are not scallops, but rounds cut out of shark. Had scallops and shrimp in green sauce....tasteless! Wife had overlooked, dry salmon, but large portion. Sangria was minus the wine, and coffee was dishwater. At $85 per couple, a definite rip off

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Paramus, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Have had lunch and catered events - food is okay but heavy on the sauce/butter. Yes the sangria is delicous but the interior is pretty dated. Wait staff is friendly and the portions are good

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We went for lunch when it is less crowded. Service is attentive and quick. Lunch specials are available as well as the regular menu. The portions are filling and the food is of excellent quality. The sangria was very good-had it by the glass and it was not watered down or filled with ice cubes! Would return again!

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Paramus, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was delicious, the sangria was amazing and the portions were huge!! It's always a good time when you eat at El Cid. You can always be sure that you are getting delicious food.

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Paramus, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

El Cid offers high quality lobster, steaks, and Spanish dishes. Their portions are insanely large. (Twin lobsters are really triplets. Meat entrees for one are enough for three.) The restaurant is attractive but gets noisy when busy. In spite of excellent food, they miss being a gourmet choice because they seems to value turn over of tables over a dining... More

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Paramus, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

For those that eat lobster, there is no other place for those that love steak mmmm theirs is mouth watering. Ambiance is good for a night out with friends or with that special someone

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Nashville, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Never have I been disappointed here. Been going here since 1997! Always I opt for red Sangria, Gamba's al ajillo, Chorizo ( appetizers good for 3) and LANGOSTINOS with hot bell peppers (delivered in a large hot skillet). Steaks are always fantastic ... but huge. Can't go wrong with this place and the owner knows his business!!

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