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El CID Restaurant

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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bring Your Appetite

Yes, the decor is dated but if you want a lot of fresh tasting food...belly up. We had salmon and the paella... The salmon was cooked perfectly as it was tender and seasoned just right. It looked like it was almost a 1 lb. fillet. The paella was a little dry but still good and enough for another... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Thomas S
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Newtown, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Joisy
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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Mahwah, New Jersey
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127 reviews 127 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Very good food with large portions. The home made fries are the best part. I like the food but the dances not as flavorful as some of my favorite Spanish cuisines

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Newtown, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Yes, the decor is dated but if you want a lot of fresh tasting food...belly up. We had salmon and the paella... The salmon was cooked perfectly as it was tender and seasoned just right. It looked like it was almost a 1 lb. fillet. The paella was a little dry but still good and enough for another meal the... More 

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Paramus
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We generally frequent this restaurant with a group, either family or friends. Portions are tremendous, so bring your appetite. Service is good and servers friendly. On weekends, lines can be long, even with a reservation.

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New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I eat here about 5 times a year. The food is always very good, consistent, and portions are large. VERY large cuts of steaks and fresh whole lobsters are their specialties. I would recommend anyone in the area try this restaurant.

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PITTSFORD
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

This is my go to place in Paramus. I like the crowd on the weekend so I don't mind waiting. Once you're seated service is pretty quick. All of the food is so fresh and well prepared. Sometimes it's even better the second day. Try the white sangria next time you go.

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NY
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95 reviews 95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I enjoy a great meal but these portions are ridiculous!! I always bring something home. So while the price is a little high, you are getting more than one meal. Their fish is amazing. Great supplier

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you remember the steak that flips over Fred Flintstone's car at the intro of the cartoon.. Well that's what the prime rib is like. The 2 or 3 times I have seen them serve it, a hush has come over the crowd. It tastes really good too BTW. Also the sangria at El Cid is outstanding.

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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, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Special occasions
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?