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El CID Restaurant

205 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652-1314
+1 201-843-0123
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“paella” (27 reviews)
“prime rib” (41 reviews)
“lobster” (38 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:45 PM Hours
Seafood, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
205 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652-1314
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1 - 10 of 236 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank happilyretired2009
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've been wanting to come here for months and I was surprised with my birthday dinner here. The house sangria is to die for but be prepared to feel the alcohol pretty quickly! The portions were large and everything was delicious. The mussels and the...More

Thank Rosa P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great restaurant with very large portions. The prices were a little higher than expected. The service was professional if a little slow.

Thank caffora
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant atmosphere but better Spanish food elsewhere.Paella was only average,shared with a friend so didn't get a range of things to try.

Thank SB1644
Reviewed May 18, 2018

I really don't get the hype. On the positive side the paella was very good and the fish in all the dishes was of good size and high quality. That said the preparations are very basic and uninspired. For example, for the scallop dinner you...More

Thank James C
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Swordfish and salmon excellent. Generous portions. Steak was excellent also. Salad and desert average. Service ok.

Thank louis i
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Although El Cid has a typical Spanish menu and does everything well, including their enormous portions of grilled and roast meats, we always order lobsters of 2.5 or 3 pounds. This is what we did last night when we stopped in for dinner. They offered...More

2  Thank LWL3333
Reviewed April 29, 2018

The food there is really tasty!! Everything, from steaks to lobster! One of the best options is surf& turf (cold water tail and filet mignon! The service is fine!

Thank Stavroula S
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

The food here is top notch and fresh. All takes delicious and comes out hot with more than enough on your plate. Seafood and steak are the top choices and the veal is pretty amazing. Most meals can be shared. Plan on arriving early or...More

1  Thank Jacqueline R
Reviewed March 3, 2018

get there early and order the prime rib you will not be able to finish it and will be taking some delicious meat home with you. If you dont get there early they run out

2  Thank rich b
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Questions & Answers
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.
November 4, 2017|
Response from myrna a | Reviewed this property |
Do not know about thanksgiving menu- they serve vegetables , would not call them dinner items
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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: +1 201-843-0123
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