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El CID Restaurant

) #1 of 106 Restaurants in Paramus ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood, Spanish
205 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652-1314
(201) 843-0123
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“paella” (23 reviews)
“prime rib” (38 reviews)
“lobster” (36 reviews)
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Seafood, Spanish
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205 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652-1314
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Reviews (206)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank Inka335
Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank Jay D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Still one of the best Spanish restaurants I have ever been too. Food is always right on. Steak, paella, escargot, flan, their sangria is the best.

Thank patty46
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Very good Spanish restaurant if you want to try the cuisine. Mainly, it is meat and seafood. The portions are huge, really a lot of food, and I am a big appetite. Of course, you can always bring the rest home. 1st floor has a...More

Thank 999Vince
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Heard about this place from a friend of mine who frequents here all the time. We were looking for something different and thought of this restaurant. We had great service and an even better food. I had a delicious Paella and my wife a great...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Dinner for four on a Monday evening and the restaurant was hopping. Who would have thought. Service and food were very good. Portions are large and very flavorful. I would definitely recommend going.

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We've been here many times as this is one of Our favorites. Never disappointed. Took our friends here to celebrate them becoming grandparents. Started off with wonderful red sangria. Appetizers: Garlic shrimp, spicy tips and mussels. All three were very delicious. For dinner I ordered...More

Thank marefz62
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Are there any gluten free options available? It is not a preference, I have celiac disease and is very important for me to know what foods are safe to eat, and are there any precautions taken in the kitchen during food preparation. Thank you!
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
Do you take reservations on the week-ends?
9 December 2015|
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Response from KISH60763 | Reviewed this property |
They don't take res.in gereral.
Are you open August 29Th.? And do you take reservations?
25 August 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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: (201) 843-0123
  • E-mail