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25 Whitehead Ave., South River, NJ
723-257-1100
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Ranked #4 of 25 Restaurants in South River
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
South River, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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346 reviews 346 reviews
170 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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