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El Meson

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40 Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728
+1 732-308-9494
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Freehold, New Jersey
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for great Mexican food in or near the Boro, look no more. This place is legit...all the classics and really good seafood specials as well. Prompt, friendly service, huge portions and byob! In the warm months the outdoor seating is great!! Highly recommend for families (my kids LOVE it!!!!), date night or dinner with friends.

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Thank rnfirefly
Freehold, New Jersey
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little noisy and restaurant is part of a store, but the food comes out fresh and hot. Service is usually spot on.

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Thank Kathee S
Monroe, New Jersey
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

my wife and older son and I went the other night for some dinner. Hadn't been there in some years and it had been good. We were not disappointed. They food is so good, the staff was very attentive and the service was not rushed. We had great meals and a good time.

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Thank bill R
Manalapan, New Jersey
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We ate in the outdoor area on a beautiful evening. The chairs are plastic patio chairs which were a little low and flimsy for a 6 ft guy, but I endured. The service is friendly and efficient. The food is rather good. I had a delicious chicken soup and a meal of 3 enchiladas. They were tasty, filled with decent... More 

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Thank steveluigi
Freehold, New Jersey
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The food is great! Constant and always tasty! I have traveled to places like Mexico City and can honestly say this is one of the few Mexican restaurants that offer true authentic food along with main stream Mexican food. You will not be disappointed! Check out the specials too! BYOB

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Thank RPD58
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

If You Like Mexican Food Eat Here and You Will Love It!!!! Great selection, even delicious healthy choices on the menu. Outside dinning in season. Excellent wait staff. A must try experience . My family loved it. BYOB which is a plus.

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Thank Skylarinfreehold
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here with my husband . All we wanted was a chicken burrito. Everywhere we have been usually portions are big so we decide to split it. Well , what we thought we were getting and what they served is not same at all. Every burrito we had many other places usually comes with rice , beans, meat, lettuce... More 

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Thank aruba1109
New Jersey
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

An interesting little Mexican restaurant in Freehold... There is a small outdoor seating area (this was not appealing at all). We ate inside and, strangely, had to pass through a relatively dark area that seems to be a little grocery store. Once you are through that, the interior decor is colorful and inviting and the food is, as most reviews... More 

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Thank tsmorgan
Jupiter, Florida
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorites when we are in Freehold. It has a nice comfortable inside seating and a covered patio outside. Very friendly, competent service. Food is best we've had anywhere in the county. The other Mexican restaurants are not nearly as authentic. Great queso, great enchiladas, tacos and burritos! They offer specials and a full menu. If... More 

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Thank Fred T
Freehold, New Jersey
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a few appetizers then different entrees for 4 of us. Tacis, taco salad, steak and more. Bring your own Sangria to make it a perfect dinner

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Thank Linda B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Freehold
  • Phone Number: +1 732-308-9494

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?