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Ria Mar

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25 Whitehead Ave., South River, NJ
723-257-1100
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Amazing Portuguese Cuisine

This was our first visit to Ria Mar and I can't wait to return. We are actually on a road trip from Massachusetts to New Orleans and visited family in this area. The menu is extensive, the food is perfectly prepared, flavorful and the portions are more than generous, the service is impeccable. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Barbara C
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Plymouth, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to Ria Mar and I can't wait to return. We are actually on a road trip from Massachusetts to New Orleans and visited family in this area. The menu is extensive, the food is perfectly prepared, flavorful and the portions are more than generous, the service is impeccable. We can't wait to dine here on... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Low profile restaurant turns out to be a hidden gem. Located in a residential neighborhood for many years finding this place may be difficult but well worth the drive. Had my daughter's baby shower there and did everything via email. Room was beautifully decorated, servers were really polite to our guests and the food was out of this world. Cost... More 

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Weirton, West Virginia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great Portuguese food. I have been there several times and have never been disappointed in the food I chose. Really nice atmosphere. Only drawback is the place is small so waits are long, but worth it.

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Belmar, NJ
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Karen and I lunched here yesterday and we couldn't be happier. Cozy home town bar / pub connected to a nice dining room which was closed for lunch. So we opted for tables near the bar. The bar and dining crowd was very casual and we were surprised to see virtually everyone drinking pitchers of sangria rather than beer. We... More 

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Absolutely love this restaurant The food, the atmosphere, the staff are just simply amazing. Looking forward to going back in the immediate future to have some more sangria and delicious food.

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South River, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Upon first entering the restaurant, you are taken to a place with old world charm. My family and i felt we were royalty with the excellent food and service. The atmosphere is so elegant with old world charm. The food was simply outstanding - full of flavor and robust with fresh ingredients. It was such a terrific experience, we have... More 

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Wilmington, NC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Have been going to Ria Mar since the late '90s when it was just a local neighborhood restaurant. Moved to NC in 2005 but still visit. We went there on Sat. night (12/6) with seven family members. The atmosphere is beautiful- service outstanding - portions very large. But their signature appetizer "Shrimp in Garlic Sauce" was very disappointing. In the... More 

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nj
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

why travel to newark when the food at this site is just as good. food is delicious, very big portions and they accept entertainment coupons. they are very busy on weekends so make reservations.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Visited Ria Mar last Saturday night, after an absence of about 15 years. Moved to FL. The building changed, but not the good food, Sangria, and service. Still the place for Portuguese food in Central NJ.

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New Hyde Park, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Went to this restaurant for the first time and was impressed. The food was delicious and over the top plentiful. My kind of place. Though I don't drink wine I was told by those who did that the Sangria was excellent. The wait staff was very professional especially Flavio,he really went above and beyond to accommodate everyone's taste. we will... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?