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25 Whitehead Ave., South River, NJ
723-257-1100
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Ranked #3 of 25 Restaurants in South River
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

This Portuguese restaurant has been around for years. I hadn't been there in about 5 years and wanted Portuguese food close to home. I made a reservation for Saturday night ( recommended) place was packed, parking lot full. We parked on side street. The bar area was crowded as well as the narrow hallway leading to main seating area. We... More

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Bridgewater NJ USA
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344 reviews 344 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We had a family dinner here a few nights ago and I have to say that all of us were pleased with our meals Good service and tasty food We had the Portuguese Steak, the dry ribs, salmon,and chicken Francaise and everyone was pleased. I had the garlic shrimp appetizer made into a real meal. Side dishes included the crisp... More

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Metuchen
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We frequently eat at Portuguese restaurants in our immediate area as well as in Newark which has an entire section devoted exclusively to that cuisine. We have been to Ria Mar many times over the years. Unfortunately, the quality of the food has gone down considerably. I prefer seafood while my husband is a carnivore.Needless to say, we are familiar... More

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Freehold, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I was taken here for my anniversary dinner and I can't wait to go back.I hope I don't have to wait a whole year! First off, the sangria is the best I have ever had. Clearly it is something they are known for because practically every table had a pitcher on it. The garlic shrimp appetizer was amazing and I... More

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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I ordered the Whole Twin Lobster and my Wife ordered the Stuff Flounder...My wife was smiling from ear to ear with each and every Bite she rarely cleans her plate but she left nothing on that Plate..The lobsters were stuffed and from the first bite it just melted in my mouth and I can't wait to go back and have... More

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Central Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Love, Love, love their sangria! The steaks and pork are delicious! I'm allergic to shellfish, but my friends rave about the Paella. Have been to several events there as well. Staff is friendly and courteous. Rui or Paul are great to deal with when booking an event. Very accommodating.

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I have been to this restaurant several times in the past. I moved out of the area many years ago and recently met friends and tried this restaurant again. We had the mushrooms and garlic shrimp for appetizers. The mushrooms were good but I found the shrimp to be bland. The sauce was tasty but it seemed the shrimp were... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I recently dined at this restaurant. I think that it is a fun place to eat if you are in this area. The food was average at best. The calamari was rubbery. The sea food boulabaise was bland. The atmosphere is cheery. I would not go back for seconds. Lest you forget, this is in South River.... 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
Cuisine: Portuguese

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