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El Meson

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40 Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728
+1 732-308-9494
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Marlboro, New Jersey
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been here many times and have always had a great meal. The food is delicious and very authentic. Service is great and it's BYOB. Prices are reasonable and the portions are huge so we always have leftovers. Great for kids as well. This is our go-to Mexican restaurant!!

Thank MichEdNJ
Freehold, New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and food always constant. Great meal at reasonable prices. A byob makes it perfect. One of my favorites.

Thank 217Cynthia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

WE stopped by and food was ok, service was good, atmosphere was old Mexican (red & dim). Probably won`t go back.

Thank Raymond R
Freehold, New Jersey
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187 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 561 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Every time we pass by this place - its packed. Having said that I am not sure why. We waited 20 min to be seated- which we were fine with. The salsa was excellent. But other than that nothing else was. We ordered fajitas- not only was it tough but in a gravy sauce- my wife and I didn't like... More 

1 Thank Frank L
new jersey
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The salsa and chips are good had lamb once and beef once big chinks tough to chew Service was slow margarita was ok

Thank k2746
Level Contributor
95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Mexican food at its best. Lines around the corner, so be early. Food prepared the Mexican way, with beef that is beef chunks not chopped beef. Try the tacos first. Medium priced but high standard food.

Thank Richard S
Freehold, New Jersey
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59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

They only have specials on the weekends and they are worth the wait. Go early during the winter because the dinning area is limited. I love the duck and the ribeye steak. The super nachos are the best. Bring your own wine and beer. They customize the level of the sauce, if your not sure how hot you want it,... More 

Thank Olds56
Freehold, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Authentic Mexican food made with fresh ingredients. Prices are fair and the waiters and help very friendly.

Thank togo1492
Englishtown, New Jersey
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Well prepared very tasty mexican food. Well decorated, and good service. Outdoor dining during warmer weather. BYOB.

Thank Nategold0410
freehold, United States
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Always predictably fresh food and a busy happy place, very casual, but good food.good option if you like Mexican food.

Thank E R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?