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El CID Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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205 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652-1314
(201) 843-0123
11:30 - 21:45
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:45
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:45
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Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 portions at the Country Pancake House in Ridgewood. The paella was also delicious, and the... More 

Thank Joseph P
Delray Beach
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Montreal, Canada
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289 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 bar and dinner tables and 2nd is dinner tables only. In the end, yes you... More 

Thank 999Vince
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204 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 shrimp dish. Watching the other patrons the portions were quite large. Cant wait to go... More 

Thank David G
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Ringwood, New Jersey
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 the Chilean sea bass which was outrageous. Portion was enormous and very tasty and served... More 

Thank marefz62
New Jersey
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This is quite an unique restaurant regarding the portion of their steak dishes. Every time the huge portion of ribeye, prime rib or filet mignon amused my friends. And they always give you three lobsters when you order twin lobsters. Plus the quality of food is also good so we always bring our out of town visitors to this restaurant... More 

Thank Squishyyy
North Bergen, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My favorite is the shrimp ajillo appetizer and the garlic is perfect. The sangria is delicious and we ordered a pitcher. Love the homemade potato chips they serve with your main course and Spanish rice. I have been eating her for special occasions for years and I am never disappointed. Does get very bust on the weekends. Worth the wait.

Thank wbt1011
Paramus, New Jersey
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Run here now, beyond awesome. I have been coming here over 16 years!!!!! Now my kids are hooked too!!! always good never a bad meal.

Thank nic007candirosie
Wayne, New Jersey
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We've now been to El Cid a handful of times and are always impressed. Though not the kind of place we can afford to go often, it is a special treat. Our most recent visit was on a Friday night and I was surprised that we were able to be seated right away. They do not take reservations, as far... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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

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