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El Familiar

1246 Route 166, Toms River Nj 08753, Toms River, NJ 08753-2744
732-240-6613
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Ranked #9 of 237 Restaurants in Toms River
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English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It was a combo of Mexican and Colombian food, very long menu. I ordered a seafood platter which wasn't great but my husband got enchiladas which were amazing and an arepa which was ok. Maybe the cooks are Mexican? Definitely recommend ordering the Mexican food as the appetizers and seafood seemed to be dumped out of a freezer bag and... More

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Westampton Township, New Jersey, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Had dinner here recently before a show in the area. GREAT salsas and chunky, homemade guacamole. The four of us loved our dinners - grilled pork, garlic shrimp and rainbow trout special, chimichanga and a combo platter. Great rice and beans and yummy side salad served with our meals. Service was very good. They have a large menu with lots... More

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Toms River, New Jersey
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80 reviews 80 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Stopped by El familiar to grab a snak and they had the World Cup on, and a very interested crowd watching on Sunday night. I ordered some snak items and ended up getting involved in the moment...The food was great as always (qusadilla and soft plantans)--never rushed, and felt very 'at home'.... Nick has such a nice little niche carved... More

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Everything was terrific. Service was excellent... Food was above what was expected.. Colombian Combination Dishes were what we had remembered on our long ago trip to Colombia SA. Plan to return again soon.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food and service. Definetely a must to go to. BYOB so bring it and enjoy really good Mexican dishes. There Specials are always interesting and great.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Our family have been frequenting El Familiar weekly, for years! I usually fall in love with one fish and never try another, when I find something I love. I have fallen in love with three dishes,that I alternate between. The grouper with red sauce, was my first fabulous dish; a bit on the spicy side, the sauce is scrumptious! Grouper... More

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Toms River, New Jersey
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70 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I've been a fan of El Familiar for years. I used to visit at lunch-time back when they only had 5 tables in the place (1/2 the current size)- I am so pleased they continue to enjoy success and a new following. Nick the owner is a very nice guy. For lunch, the chicken burrito is about the size of... More

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11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I joined three girlfriends for a weeknight dinner and we had a fabulous time, we ate so much chips and salsa that the huge dinners were a challenge ... But I enjoyed the leftovers. The server was terrific and didn't make us feel like we needed to get moving. She even took a great group photo for us. Mexican food... More

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TOMS RIVER
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

My girlfriend and I have been coming to El Familiar for years. The food is always prepared fresh and to my special requests with no hesitation. This restaurant has a great family and cozy atmosphere. It is a BYOB restaurant. Nick, the owner, is extremely friendly and makes frequent visits to his guests to make sure they are content with... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

El Familiar is a great eatery! We go there often and the food is always consistent....hot, yummy and reasonably priced. The owner,Nick is usually there and always greets patrons warmly. Try it!

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Address: 1246 Route 166, Toms River Nj 08753, Toms River, NJ 08753-2744
Phone Number: 732-240-6613
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Toms River

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