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Surrender Cafe

Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Caribbean
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695 Amboy Ave, Woodbridge, NJ 07095-3141
+1 732-636-2300
11:00 - 09:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 09:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and the GF went to bahama breeze because I had a coupon, there was a 90 minute wait so we went with plan B. I heard good things about Surrender and it sure lived up to the hype. I Did the Churrasco a la Parilla grilled Skirt steak, was cooked and seasoned to perfection. GF did the Pernil asado... More 

Thank JayWinner
Jersey City, New Jersey
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Very disappointed in the Puerto Rican fare. Frozen items just fried and served, everything not freshly prepared. Small portions lacking flavor. Asked for a mango smoothie to be told they are only served by season (?). Tres leche cake looked beautiful, but made with almond extract or flour, threw flavor off. When asking server, she insisted it didn't have it.... More 

Thank rld616
Woodbridge, New Jersey
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

food and service was great! Staff was able to help us decide what to order on our first visit to the restaurant.

Thank Linda W
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We love this food. Always fresh and very well made. WE order out from here all the time and even use them for our parties

Thank Diane P
Woodbridge, New Jersey
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

At this visit I got empanadas to go. They were piping hot and DELICIOUS. I brought them to dinner at my in-laws and my mother-in-lae, who typically only like home-made food went back for seconds and thirds!! At previous visits I've had the pernil and arroz con habichuelas. That is typically what I get. My husband and other fam have... More 

Thank pabubbles16
Woodbridge, New Jersey
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Love this restaurant! Great food and terrific service! Can't wait till we are in the area again to enjoy their great food.

Thank Cito-Cookie
Woodbridge, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The canoas rellenas are my favorite. The portions of meat in anything I've ordered are very generous. The burrito bowl is easily 2 or 3 meals in 1 box. Delivery is always a long wait so order early or just pick it up if you're nearby. The atmosphere at the restaurant is very nice too. Family friendly. Clean restrooms and... More 

Thank Melissa F
Sewaren, New Jersey
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I love to eat at Surrender Cafe at least twice a week. The food is delicious. The portions great. The owners and servers provide service with a smile. The prices are very reasonable.

Thank jal07
Woodbridge, New Jersey
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Highly recommend. Food is authentic and tasty. The waitresses seem to like being there. If you are not familiar with the cuisine they know the menu. Live close by and the parking lot is empty many times but don't let that fool you. This place does a lot of take out. Our family's go to is the Pernil. Pork with... More 

Thank raikay56
Woodbridge, New Jersey
Level Contributor
23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

My husband and I have been ordering from here for about a year, either delivery or pick up. The food is fantastic!! Never had a bad dish. Our friend who is Puerto Rican, recently ordered from here with us and she said she was very impressed. She NEVER takes home leftovers and she took the rest of her meal home... More 

Thank Lauren H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$13
Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 695 Amboy Ave, Woodbridge, NJ 07095-3141
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Woodbridge
  • Phone Number: +1 732-636-2300
We have great Home Made Puerto Rican and American food. Great service and atmosphere. Private parking, Delivery, To go, Kids friendly, BYOB.

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