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El CID Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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205 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652-1314
+1 201-843-3002
11:30 am - 10:45 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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New York City, New York
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

the food here is good and the staff is somewhat attentive. it is also a good place to bring a large group

Thank gs0061
Paramus, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The steak here is fantastic but you have to come early to get the prime rib when they are out they are out

Thank Joyce F
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Nice sedate atmosphere with dark wood wall coverings. Good distance maintained among the tables and the wait staff was pleasant and friendly. The food was properly prepared and they give you a colossal amount of food. I had the Prime Rib and was stunned when they served it. It cost $54 but I got four dinners out of it. I... More 

Thank Vinny L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

The prime rib is still huge. Seafood and lobster dishes have been down sized over the years but still delicious. Sangria is great. Also prices are much higher now

Thank Robinflion
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

Great place with huge portions. Great wine selections . We had the filet mignon sliced and appetizers along with 2 bottles of wine. Great food and service.

Thank Benny C
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

I stopped here after the Giant's game, did not have a reservation; but was seated quickly. The appetizer selection was limited but delicious. We had the beef tips, garlic shrimp, and crispy garlic. The portion size was ample and easily fed two. The dinner was just as tasty and portion size easily filled two. There is a sharing charge of... More 

Thank JSR122
Chester, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

If you like flavorless large cuts of meat this place is for you. Everything else was horrible mussels appetizers disgusting. The broth was like they threw in a couple handfuls of flour to make it thick...why would you do that.. Really tasteless and not quality ingrediants. Unpeeled garlic shrimp disgusting. Chiorizo appetizer...one thinly sliced overcooked sausage was putrid. The place... More 

Thank Joseph M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

El Cid is a great place to eat and the steaks are excellent. My favorite place to go for Spanish food. My favorite is the shrimp and garlic appetizer. If you don't arrive before 7 pm for dinner then plan to wait by the bar it gets very busy on the weekends. Well worth the wait. The red and white... More 

Thank Pumpkins31
New Jersey
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253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

It's difficult for me to find fault with this place, although we paid over $400 all in for 4 diners! Saturday nite never ends with the steady stream of patrons. No reservations on Fri/Sat so we had a 45 minute wait, which was exactly what we were told. There's no sitting at the bar either, unless you get lucky. Lots... More 

Thank XSki007
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Recommended by a friend, we, a company of 6, arrived to El Cid at 18:30. The place do not hold reservations and an hour later, it was packed. We ordered shrimp and chorizos for starts, prime rib, sirloin and lobsters for main. The quality of the meat and lobsters was top notch and they were made to perfection. We ended... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene, 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: +1 201-843-3002

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