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El CID Restaurant

205 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652-1314
(201) 843-0123
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (24 reviews)
“prime rib” (39 reviews)
“lobster” (37 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:45All hours
Seafood, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
205 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652-1314
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a great meal. Can't go wrong with any choice. Service is pretty good but the place is a bit noisy and doesn't take reservations.

Thank Marc B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always heard that El Cid was great but that it had long wait lines. I went there on July 4th figuring the wait wouldn't be too bad . I was correct. We walked right in and my girlfriend and I had one of the...More

Thank garyhondo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on Saturday for lunch with my husband- I'd heard about this restaurant for a while from my friends and decided to try it. We weren't disappointed. The service was excellent and so was the food. My husband had oysters, which were sweet and tasty....More

Thank myrna a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a surprise both for me and my wife. We love Spanish food, we love seafood. So we had a family gathering to celebrate our niece graduation, and we went to this restaurant in Paramus, NJ Great surprise, Spanish style restaurant, Spanish style food and...More

Thank cgpabon01
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Met a friend for lunch - this place was her pick and it was a good one! Love this place - the food was awesome. Had Paella Valencia - had clams, mussels, shrimp, squid, shrimp, sausage, chicken and a half of lobster. Excellent. My husband...More

Thank maryvb
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We've been to El Cid many times and have never been disappointed. The food is absolutely delicious no matter what we've ordered. I cannot wait until our next 'date night' to go to El Cid again.

1  Thank Inka335
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I have had everything on the menu and even order of al a cart and there's nothing you won't enjoy here have had business meal,wake sadly,birthday parties and the after jets game lose meal you would think the post was fake if I said win...More

1  Thank Jay D
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I have been here numerous times and always enjoy the meal. I love the serving size of the meals. Definitely worth it. The twin lobster tails and steak are fantastic. We recently tried the chilean sea bass and it seemed like it could feed 3...More

Thank yardleywang
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I think I had higher expectations when I was coming here. I am not sure the theme they are going for here, the bar area is cool but once inside, feels like you are in a diner that's over crowded. The food here is just...More

Thank alanroytbak
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We finally went to El Cid, and weren't disappointed. The atmosphere was comfortable, and the staff was very friendly. The Prime Rib was absolutely incredible. The portion was huge, tender and very tasty. I would compare the size of the portion to size of the...More

Thank Joseph P
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21 December 2016|
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Response from Ariel T | Reviewed this property |
My apologies for the delayed response. I am not aware of gluten free options and advise that you give them a call
10 December 2015|
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Response from KISH60763 | Reviewed this property |
They don't take res.in gereral.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652-1314
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Paramus
  • Phone Number: (201) 843-0123
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