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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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Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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161 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank mihranb
Bergenfield, New Jersey
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51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place hasn't changed in over 20 years, inside, outside or foodwise. I think everything needs an update in this place because frankly there's a ton of competition for dining dollars in this area. Food is good, not great. I wouldn't stray from seafood here because that's what they do best. You won't find raw bar here...but you wouldn't want... More 

Thank R1362PTmark
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there on a Saturday night and it was an awesome time out! Can't say enough about the abundance of food that they provide at such a good price too. Loved it!

Thank Fabian R
Hackensack, New Jersey
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Had Paella Valencia ...loaded with lobster..shrimp..scallops..clams...mussels..chicken and sausage ..came with rice..peas and red roasted peppers.. My friend had blackened swordfish...gigantu portion !!

Thank sunshine612
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

I haven't been to this restaurant in years and decided to go with some friends. We had a nice dinner and everyone loved their meals. All of us brought food home and we're happy with the service. Sangria was delicious as well.

Thank Teamfarley
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place does not take reservations but it is worth the wait on weekends. However, try mid-week, always crowed. Their steaks are huge and can be shared. their lobster special where you get 3 -1/1/2 pounders for a very reasonable price. All food comes with salad. Also try the shrink in garlic and the chirizo appetizers. Their wine list is... More 

Thank eugene s
Warwick, New York
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261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Came here last night with some co workers. Place is nice and busy. I had the rice/seafood/sausage. Very tasty and portion was huge. A friend had the salmon and it looked like the whole fish. She really liked it. I had rice pudding for dessert and it was good. Service was hard to get. Many people working but hard to... More 

Thank PennStateTim_24
Kearny, New Jersey, United States
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Bergen County Classic-seems pricey but not when you realize you are taking home leftovers. Manny and Karen have been behind the bar ever since I began going there over 10yrs, they make delicious sangria which is the perfect compliment to everything served. Shrimp and garlic are a must! Medallions over spinach or Mariscada are my favorites especially if I'm ordering... More 

Thank Dorene M

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions
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?