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“Pork Tinga is the BEST!!”
Review of El Familiar

El Familiar
Ranked #19 of 298 Restaurants in Toms River
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Love this place, located in a strip mall it's a BYOB with a really great menu. Much variety and the pork tinga is one of the best things on the menu. Great service too. Prices are reasonable.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is by far the best true Latin American-style food in the area - not Tex-Mex, not fast food. Not only is the food great but it is very inexpensive and you get a lot of it. We laugh at the people waiting in line at the nearby fancy Italian restaurant as we walk right into El Familiar for a fabulous meal at half the price! It's not fancy, but it's clean, the service is friendly and you can bring your own beer, wine, sangria or other spirits. Their traditional Colombian platters that can include sausages, pork rinds, fried eggs, beans, plaintains, rice are definitely not heart healthy but they are a really great treat on occasion. For healthier alternatives, they do wonderful things with fish and shrimp and make a great guacamole.

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Reviewed June 16, 2012

We come here all the time. If you are looking for delicious Mexican in the area then this is your place!

Thank Sarah732
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

We had some authentic Mexican and Colombian food here at a reasonable price. The service is pretty good and the food was tasty. Nothing spectacular but recommended if you want a casual and authentic dinner.

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Thank Saratoga55traveler
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Our family and friends have been going to El Familiar for 4+ years. I've never had a bad experience or bad meal. The owners are a husband/wife team who are always warm, friendly and inviting. The Columbia/Mexican menu has plenty of variety. The food is all home made and delicious from the Tostones to the Oxtail Soup (if your lucky they will have Tripe Soup when you go). All of the standard Mexican fare is amazingI. The tacos, burritos, black bean soup and refried beans are the best you can get in the north east. The Columbian flare offers some great meat dishes. The seafood is always fresh and delicious. Try the Mexican Fish which is grouper with a tomato onion and pepper sauce or the whole fried Red Snapper. You won't be disappointed. It's BYOB and has a great atmosphere from the music to the hand painted murals on the walls. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Toms River. We go there at least once a month if not more.

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Thank louk170
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