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El CID Restaurant

205 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652-1314
+1 201-843-0123
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (25 reviews)
“prime rib” (38 reviews)
“lobster” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:45All hours
Seafood, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
205 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652-1314
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1 - 10 of 211 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are customers for 20 years. The food has been consistently good. Seafood, steaks, primerib are delicious . I feel lately the service has gone down. Poorly trained servers, who do not have people skills. Many wait staff throw the dishes around like a bad...More

Thank Cyp62
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I just had dinner here tonight with my family. My brother and I had the lobster and shrimp dish, it was delicious, my mother and husband got steak dishes, they were also really good. The place was packed (it's Saturday night) but even so the...More

Thank Arissa P
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The food is excellent but be prepared to pay for it. The prices are steep but the portions are large and very tasty. Garlic shrimp is awesome and the blue cheese dressing is excellent. They make excellent sangria and the staff is friendly. If you...More

Thank The_Baron714
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We order a Paella dish for two and it was very juicy and full of taste, the lobster and shrimp was very tender and we ate the entire thing!

Thank Oscar S
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

El Cid is a great local Spanish Steakhouse that has huge portions of steak, paella, and excellent sangria. Be prepared to wait unless you get there early.

Thank 565michelew
Reviewed 11 July 2017 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 10 July 2017 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 25 June 2017 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 20 June 2017 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
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20 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
9 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
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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: +1 201-843-0123
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