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“Good times with good friends” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Escondido Mexican Cuisine & Tequila Bar

Escondido Mexican Cuisine & Tequila Bar
402 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
732-577-0200
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Ranked #82 of 152 Restaurants in Freehold
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Our menu selections are inspired by genuine and modern Mexican favorites – all light and healthful with a large dose of flavor integrating everything from the freshest fruits and vegetables, herb garnishes, fresh chopped salsas, individually prepared guacamole, hand cut meats and poultry and fresh seafood from local suppliers.
Freehold, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Good times with good friends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012 via mobile

I have been to this Restuarant several times and I have never had a bad experience. How do you go wrong with a place that has a Late Night Happy Hour from 9pm to closing? If you are really really hungry try the Insane Burrito, it's huge and will most likely leave you with a doggy bag. Don't forget the try the mango salsa with the appetizers, it's delicious!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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FLORIDA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Just 1 more margarita”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I love going to Escondidos for good food in a festive atmosphere!!!

Visited May 2012
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New Jersey
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“texmex”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Just ok. Standard drinks and food without any real zest. Good for after soccer games or with a large group of friends where the company is more important than the food.

Visited April 2012
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Eating it up @ Escondidos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We were at Great A and wanted Mexican for dinner. After a 15 minute drive on a Saturday night we arrived. We were greeted and seated immediately. Our server came to the table almost as fast as we were seated. She had good knowledge of the food selections and how things were prepared. The blackboard specials were to die for! Being a vegetarian sometimes makes it hard to get a meal. Not here!! So many amazing choices. We could not believe how huge the portions were and how inexpensive the cost. Our food came, hot and loaded with fresh veggies as described. The chips and salsa were mmmm and our waitress gave us just enough space as to not feel crowded but attended to. We could only eat half then so lunch the next day was just as good as dinner. I'm jealous we live in South Jersey and have nothing even close. This was an excellent find!!!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Red Bank, New Jersey
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A delicious solution to 20 guests with no reservation.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

There were 20 of us unexpectedly locked out of our rehearsal space and hankerin' for a blow out evening. Someone mentioned Escondidos and the caravan was off on Northbound Route 537 in Freehold! Plenty of parking for us all! Escondidos is a gigantic sports bar/restaurant, not at all "hidden" as its name implies. We piled on in and were seated at a long table in no time flat. Surprisingly hot, homemade tortilla chips and apparently homemade salsa with a gently sharp, deliciously spicy bite were served immediately. Now, I am a Mexican food snob. I am happy to say that Econdidos menu is varied and delicious! Choices? Shredded beef, pork, chicken and my favorite but rarely found: ground beef. I ordered my pork enchiladas with extra cheese and welded to the plate. Ohhh, but it was SO good! Every bite made me weep! ;) Perfectly melded flavors, cheesy, melty, 3 cheese blend, real red rice, cooked to perfection and seasoned beautifully. Like beans? Refried and tasty. Free, constantly replenished soft-drinks and lovely floating mint mojitos drifted around us. Amazing light-speed excellent service! Multiple checks? No problem.
Best of all? KARAOKE night across the hall in the Sports Bar! We are ALL singers with The Heart of New Jersey Chorus. Heaven is an open mic, great music, a lively crowd and steamy delicious pork enchiladas, smothered with salsa and cheese and welded to the plate.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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