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“service is awful” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Real Enchilada

Real Enchilada
224 21st St, Avalon, NJ 08202-2001
609-967-8226
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Ranked #43 of 57 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
new jersey
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“service is awful”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went on a Monday night, sign said sit anywhere. There were only 2 tables unoccupied and both had dirty dishes on them. Our party of 5 sat at the table for over 10 minutes, and not one person greeted us, cleared the dishes or acknowledged us in any way. There were a few servers running around but they seemed very overwhelmed. At this point we left and found another place to eat our dinner.

Visited June 2014
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Rating summary
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Only Fair at Best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We've eaten here several times in the past and rated it Very Good. However it is now under new mgmt this year, and I think they should review how to prepare Huevos Rancheros. All the elements of the dish were there, minus the guacamole and lettuce with a dollop of sour cream. Unfortunately Huevos Rancheros are served with refried beans not a plop of black beans. Further the two eggs were served on top of 3 flour tortillas with dry spice sprinkled on top. We've had this dish at Alphonso's in Laguna Beach CA where little English is spoken and local Latinos dine. This is along with numerous other places (La Tolteca El Salto etc) The tortillas became saturated and were served in the side not like this. Cost was reasonable, service and cleanliness were excellent. Just sayin'

Visited June 2014
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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good and Casual”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Food was great. Very fresh...loved the fresh jalapeno in the guac and burrito. Outdoor dining was casual and comfortable. Great place to go with the family, have a beer (byob) and relax.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Williamsburg, Virginia
2 reviews
“Good tacos!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

This place looks out of place in Avalon NJ, but I loved it. It's in a cheerful, brightly painted building that stands out here. I got two tacos, one with fish and the other with steak. Both were good. The meat was cooked to order and the fish tasted fresh. The vegetables and tortillas were good too. It's a step up from the steam-tray food at Chipotle.

Visited June 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“yummy food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

loved it, quick service. Excellent food to eat in or take out. WONDERFUL service and could eat it once a week it was so great.

Visited September 2012
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