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Ria Mar

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25 Whitehead Ave, South River, NJ 08882-1763
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service are awesome. The portions are enough for a family. The steak was cooked with onions and mushrooms in a tomato sauce that was great for dipping. The steak was super tender and cooked to a perfect medium rare. The chicken portion must have been the entire chicken and cooked to fork tender juiciness.

Thank Damian A
Slidell, Louisiana
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible dinner!!! Perfectly located and loved the atmosphere. Service was excellent and the food was out of this world. Definitely get a lot of food. Can't wait for next time. Great job and thank you!!! Loved it!!!

Thank WhoDat3636
South River
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Five star dining as usual....great service, great food and especially delicious Sangria. The appetizers (calamari, shrimp in garlic sauce and picadino) were so filling I almost didn't need dinner. We have a small event here every year (12-15 people) and we are treated like family. Make a reservation to avoid a long wait!

Thank Patricia G
South River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Good food, good environment A place with tipical Portuguese food and a good place to have a drink with friends.

Thank Xplorer11
Roselle Park
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This place has good food, atmosphere and decor. I enjoyed the seafood and rice and the shrimps in garlic sauce. Good bread and sangria. I loved that the staff is friendly and they don't rush you to finish eating (slow eater). They have a variety of desserts to choose from flan, cheesecake, ice cream & chocolate mousse. We preferred the... More 

Thank Miozotty D
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We frequently eat at Ria Mar. The food is delicious and staff is great. They don't rush you at all. The portions are large the prices are really reasonable. We had my kids college graduation party there. It was a buffet and the choices you had to choose from was amazing!! Was like a wedding!!!

Thank beachqueen820
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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Room was beautiful and the server was accommodating and kind. Maybe my age but I personally do not enjoy servers with full beards it is kind of disgusting. I wish there was protection for our food from the possible hair. This is the sole reason for the average rating. The food was fresh and tasty. Would I go back? Maybe...

1 Thank lifeisaj0urney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Had not been back here for quite a while so we decided to eat here this past weekend.....we waited over an hour for our main courses to arrive.😣 still trying to figure out why. Luckily we did order appetizers & had the salad which I remembered came with every meal family style so we were not famished. Not rushing back... More 

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Suffern, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I dropped my son and friend off at Starland Ballroom for a concert and I needed a place to eat and relax while I waited. The sangria was great and I ordered something off the menu since I was in the mood for scallops and shrimp, they made it for me no problem. It came in a huge pot I... More 

Thank itsallgood21
Colts Neck, New Jersey
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Showing its age but still worth the visit. We had an enjoyable meal, moderately priced, good portions, and as an added bonus consumed some flavorful sangria. The family style salad was fresh and delicious, ditto on the dinner rolls, the appetizers were average. My entree was tasty I ordered the Solha Recheada - Stuffed Flounder – Sliced potatoes, flounder and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, Spanish, Portuguese, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Whitehead Ave, South River, NJ 08882-1763
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South River
  • Phone Number: 723-257-1100

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?