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El CID Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner


Seafood, Spanish
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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All reviews paella prime rib lobster rice surf and turf salad beef bread spanish food huge portions red sangria per pound sharing charge bring your appetite take home great meal great restaurant
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Missing Barcelona? Visit El Cid Restaurant. Ingenious Catalan cosine, huge portions, and service you wish for your friends

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you're looking for a really good lobster dinner, and don't want to feel like you need to take out a second mortgage, El Cid is your place. The Twin Lobster Dinner (with THREE 1 1/4 lb lobsters) is the way to go. A normal...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bjs630
Reviewed September 28, 2018

As a Spaniard, I have over the years gravitated towards Spanish restaurants, because they feature menu items and preparations that remind me of my mother's cooking. Most recently, we had the pleasure of dining at the El Cid Restaurant, located at 205 Paramus Road, Paramus,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

So El Cid may be considered A steakhouse but I always order A 2 or 3 pound lobster. It is the best lobster you will ever eat! Cooked to perfection! So tender! Never overcooked! The wait staff is fabulous too! And the price is right!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Passenger583746
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Our group enjoyed our dinner here. It was a business dinner and we were restricted in charging alcohol to a separate bill. Unfortunately they would NOT split off the alcohol so I had to use my personal credit card for the total charges. I travel...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Columbo160
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Fantastic food served in great authentic atmosphere I shared the fillet mignon and it was the best steak I have ever eaten I am English and we do not have meat of this quality in the U.K. Meal includes salad,bread,rice and amazing hot potato chips...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Stewpot69
Reviewed August 7, 2018

The service is nice and prompt, the food is tasty and flavorful and the portions are always large. I like to go there for celebrations. It's a little on the pricey side but like I said the portions are large and worth it.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Aida L
Reviewed July 17, 2018

We have been eating at El Cid for many years. The food is consistently good. I usually order lobster and shrimp out of the shell in garlic sauce. The price has increased greatly since our last visit about 6 months ago. I shared the dish...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Harel11
Reviewed July 16, 2018

3 LOBSTERS for $49 + $12 sharing charge.. each a good 1 1/4 pounds perfectly cooked ... Sweet and tender..... Sangria $27 for a full favorable fruit filled pitcher.... All in all a great dinner at a good price

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Fisherman123-2
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Portions are large and food is cooked to order. Prices are higher than most but you get what you pay for and the food has always been good.Service is professional but can be slow at times.

Date of visit: March 2018
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January 29, 2019|
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Response from LEDR | Reviewed this property |
The sound level, you will find, is typical to most other restaurants that are popular and always well attended. Go early, 5pm, before the crowd arrives, should you desire "quiet".
Teresa E
February 14, 2018|
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Response from susan m | Reviewed this property |
They are steamed not broiled
January 20, 2018|
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Response from MammaDonna | Reviewed this property |
It's a nice restaurant, so my recommendation would be "business casual". khakis and a man tailored shirt for the guys, nice dress pants or dress for the ladies. No need to jacket or tie. but not sweats or tshirts.
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