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El Meson

40 Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728
+1 732-308-9494
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“chimichanga” (16 reviews)
“guacamole” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
40 Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten at El Meson quite a few times and I've never been disappointed. The food is fresh and the service is good. There is something on the menu for everyone, even those that aren't crazy about Mexican food.

Thank BellaFleur
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for authentic Mexican food. The food is very fresh tasting and authentic. This is a BYOB place and they have many options to choose from off their menu . They also offer specials everyday as well. The guacamole is made...More

Thank kimlX7200FW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Portions are large, seating is tight but enough. Food is delicious and the restaurant is located in downtown Freehold which is perfect for a stroll after dinner. What is not to love?

Thank Daniella T
Reviewed 9 September 2017

El Meson is a typical midpriced Mexican restaurant, with a variety of standard Mexican platters, all about $10. The food is perfectly tasty, but nothing exceptional. Staff is friendly and the space is large and cheerful.

Thank Judith A
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I enjoyed my time at El Meson last week. There is nothing that can replace good service and good food. El Meson provided both. It's a nice place to grab lunch or dinner if you are in the area

Thank Joyce K
Reviewed 15 August 2017

El Meson is a great casual BYOB restaurant for a good Mexican meal. The indoor seating area is a bit small but nicely arranged and attractively decorated in a traditional manner. As you enter, there is a small grocery store where items are sold and...More

Thank DianeB361
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Never had a bad meal here. Big menu.. plenty to choose from. Byo... they serve you taco chips and salsa right away they don't take reservations.. small inside. In nice weather seating outside..fairly big.

Thank Signe1991
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I have been a fan of el meson since it opened about 20 years ago. The chix soup, chips and guacomole, fajitas, the shrimp are delicous. The portions are large, the food is fresh and their is a little grocery store with a big selection...More

1  Thank Janet C
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Some of the menu is okay, the chips are excellent, but mostly the food is overpriced and blah: boring bland ingredients, unimaginatively prepared and presented. Not to mention pricey. Lunch cost us $54 for a lousy meal. I ordered a salad in a taco shell...More

Thank Grandmabubbe
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Chips and salsa they give up front was very good. Drinks were good too Food didn't impress me sorry. Portions too small for a Mexican platter Great area though

Thank YasBerry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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