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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

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 34
    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
For your Spanish fix

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
joey1954
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New City, New York
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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Paramus, New Jersey
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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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98 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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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Mahwah, New Jersey
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139 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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11 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about El CID Restaurant

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

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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, Entertaining clients
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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