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Ria Mar

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25 Whitehead Ave., South River, NJ
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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162 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 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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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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 

1 Thank ebmom48
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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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

Thank Robert M
South Amboy, New Jersey
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112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

This was our first time at Ria Mar so I will be back to try it again. Very crowded had a 45 minute wait. Waited in bar which was fine, I guess next time I will make a reservation. i had the Mariascard Ria Mar which was just OK, the lobster was a little over cooked, but we did not... More 

1 Thank Tony R
Garner, North Carolina
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with Dad and Brother. I had the paella, which was awesome. Dad had scallops, and brother had Grouper, which is his favorite. My brother took 1/2 of his meal home. Huge portion. My meal was just awesome. 4 out of 5 stars!

1 Thank Richard T
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Have been there several times and no one has ever been disappointed. Usually, portions are large & we take food home. Delicious! Great service, too. Book ahead on weekends or you won't get a spot.

1 Thank tripjo66
South River, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

I have never had a bad meal here. The atmosphere is always upbeat, and the Red Sangria is the best around

1 Thank Michaelap327

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, 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
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South River
  • Phone Number: 723-257-1100

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