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Ria Mar

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25 Whitehead Ave., South River, NJ
723-257-1100
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Catered Event

There was a great buffet, couldn't even try half of the items, and all that I tried were very good.All the servers were courteous and prompt with requests (eg: juice for kids; more bread).

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Karen G
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Oceanport, New Jersey
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Oceanport, New Jersey
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

There was a great buffet, couldn't even try half of the items, and all that I tried were very good.All the servers were courteous and prompt with requests (eg: juice for kids; more bread).

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We met up with several members of my wife's family for a mini family reunion. We made a reservation over the phone and were given a quite, private room for the 11 of us. Food was excellent, from the salad to chorizo to main courses. Personally I could live on the chorizo, bread and sangria. Staff was attentive and very... More 

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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162 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have visited this restaurant about 4 times and mostly with a group of people. It has very good seafood dishes and i like the sangria. If i have a con, it will be that it can be noisy at times and when busy the service is bit slow. It is a bit place and the ambiance is fine.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Really excellent food and sangria. They also have a great banquet hall. My wife and I had our wedding there 11 years ago and it was fantastic.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

First visit and we won't be back. The server barely spoke to us! We were a table of 4 used to ordering family style in Newark Portuguese restaurants. We ordered the house paella and got a single portion - communication would have been helpful! The sangria was very good, we needed to ask for clean glasses twice (do they need... More 

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Dirty cups, stain on bad basket napkin, inattentive and fairly unhelpful waitstaff, bus boy tried to clear a plate that was being used... Tasteless olives, soggy salad, salty paella. We won't be back.

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Fords, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Yes, we come back to the Ria Mar. This is place that has been up-grading there location, and the food. This is one of those places that makes its own location. Its large with plenty of parking. The wait staff is attentive. The place is clean and kept up. This is a 2 tine place. I have been there several... More 

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Lakewood, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have been to Ria Mar before and was very disappointed. But this time was different. The service was pleasant and attentive, the food was tasty and plentiful. Perhaps it was the influence of the very tasty sangria....but this was a really great evening. Pork Piccadinho was so good. I would love to have had some to take home to... More 

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new jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My family and I have been going to Ria Mar for over 20 years and thoroughly enjoying the food and ambiance each time. This last visit, however, created a new level of excellence at this authentic Portuguese restaurant. I brought the ethnic-restaurant-dining group I organize here for the first time. There were thirty three of us and we occupied the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I live in Staten Island and always thought if I wanted great Portuguese food I had to drive to Newark. Then I found Ria Mar, about 20 minutes from my house. The food is as good as the finest Portuguese restaurants I have ever been to. Large portions, the clams in green sauce and garlic shrimp are to die for.... More 

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Additional Information about Ria Mar

Address: 25 Whitehead Ave., South River, NJ
Phone Number: 723-257-1100
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South River
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Portuguese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Whitehead Ave., South River, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South River
  • Phone Number: 723-257-1100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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