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El CID Restaurant

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205 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652-1314
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
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Clifton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have to admit I find large portions off-putting, but even so, this place takes excess to an absurd level. It seems to be a matter of taste, of course, but serving one person several pounds of beef or a ten pound lobster seems wrong on many levels. That being said, the place is noisy and the quality of food... More 

Thank coeurdelion
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was delicious, and plentiful. I'm a big guy and the portion was a challenge even for me. The service was fantastic and the atmosphere was friendly and inviting. The food and wine was pricey, but I felt I got my money's worth. The place was difficult to find and you need a reservation..

Thank Bill C
Paramus, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

El Cid has great prime rib dinner but you have to get there real early as they run out rather quickly. There seafood is almost on par with portuguese restaurants within car distance but just fails to meet the mark on that. if you get there later be prepared to wait. lastly it is NOISY in the restaurant so if... More 

Thank Joyce F
Bloomfield, New Jersey
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate upstairs which got a little loud due to some large mouthy groups but it didn't take away from the meal. Had the spicy steak tips to start, which were melt-in-your-mouth delicious, and you can add more spice by eating the hot peppers that are in the pan. I had a 3 pound steamed lobster, which was easy to dissect,... More 

Thank Scott S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Nice place. Big meal, quite atmosphere, great location, very good for people who likes big portion. The minus, they don't acept reservation on Saturday...is first come first serve

Thank Pedro P
Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

It's pricey but you get your money's worth with out a doubt. I always have leftovers and I'm a big guy.

Thank Chefkunz79
Paramus, New Jersey
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Attended a repass luncheon here, the management provided a separate room on short notice which was upstairs (no elevator). There were 4 choices of entree I believe chicken Francese, salmon, shrimp dish or beef.Everyone raved about all of the dishes.

Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

This is my favorite restaurant in the area. Everything, and I mean everything on their menu is really good. The steaks are cook to perfection and they are HUGE. The only way I can describe the size of their steaks especially the Prime Rib. I hope you remember the Flinstones at the opening of each episode Fred is putting a... More 

Thank Angelo M
Stuart, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Order Twin Lobster and get 3 Other Lobsters to 10 pounds Great Sangria Dinner for 3 ... a 3 lb lobster and triple 1 1//4 pound lobsters, Desert Sangria Tea Coffee = $150 tip included a bit pricey but worth it

Thank Fisherman123-2
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

excellent food. service a little slow but acceptable.Would recommend this for people who enjoy Spanish cusine.

Thank mihranb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652-1314
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Paramus
  • Phone Number: 201-843-3002

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?