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El Familiar

1246 Route 166, Toms River Nj 08753, Toms River, NJ 08753-2744
+1 732-240-6613
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
1246 Route 166, Toms River Nj 08753, Toms River, NJ 08753-2744
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Went here for lunch with a coworker. Everything I ordered off the menu what just absolutely awesome. Coffee was pretty good too.

Thank Bernie S
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Chimichangas to die for. Honest and delicious Mexican cuisine. All home made ingredients and crispy tortillas and huge chunks of avocado. 🥑 Try anything and you ll love it. Please and efficient service. Very reasonable prices. What a find!! 😊👍

Thank kmsdodo
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Still coming here after years of patronizing this restaurant for about 13 years or so. Always great food and a comfortable feeling provided by the staff and the family. Nick Moreno, family and staff continue to provide a great experience with music, authentic fresh meals....More

Thank ROB A
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This was our go to mexican restaurant until we went for dinner one evening and our food came out minutes after we ordered it. It seems the food was prepared ahead of time and microwaved. It was very bland and boring despite very pleasant servers....More

Thank Dru S
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Their food is a mix of Columbian and Mexican. The menu is a mix of food for those who want to try different things and people have simpler tastes. Always a crowd pleaser. Not super pricey, especially for the quality of the food.

1  Thank Dana P
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a simple, restaurant with great food, huge portions and excellent service. BYOB and enjoy Columbian and Mexican foods. This is a reasonably priced restaurant and because the portions are quite large, it is well worth the money.

1  Thank Tara N
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Great food and wonderful atmosphere! Definitely will be returning! They have an extensive menu for adults and children and its BYOB which is nice. We will be bringing a bottle of wine next trip back! Great service as well!

Thank Christina L
Reviewed 1 September 2016

They serve Columbian & Mexican food, big menu to choose from. It feels like a family restaurant, very casual. The owner is always helping and walking around. This is a BYOB restaurant so bring your own wine, beer or spirits. My wife is Gluten Free...More

Thank Chuck-06
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Wonderful food with very large portions. While there is only one vegetarian gluten free entree on the menu (vegetarian enchilada) they are more than willing to alter an item to accommodate. I picked the nachos from the menu and the server said she could do...More

Reviewed 27 August 2016

We arrived about 6:30 PM on Wednesday ! Two couples .We were greeted by the hostess and seated promptly. The restaurant wasn't crowded about a third full. The décor is pleasant and clean. The sign out front has the name and says Columbian and Mexican--it...More

3  Thank Thomas W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1246 Route 166, Toms River Nj 08753, Toms River, NJ 08753-2744
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Toms River
  • Phone Number: +1 732-240-6613
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