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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 16
    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
Business Meeting

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
ChrisDCarlson
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Fords, New Jersey
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English first
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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154 reviews 154 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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NEW JERSEY
2 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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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214 reviews 214 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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NYC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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105 reviews 105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?