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El Familiar

1246 Route 166, Toms River Nj 08753, Toms River, NJ 08753-2744
+1 732-240-6613
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
1246 Route 166, Toms River Nj 08753, Toms River, NJ 08753-2744
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Authentic Colombian and Mecxican good. It is family owned and operated. The food is fresh and delicious. The prices are very good and the portions are more than enough. Always one of my go to restaurants.

Thank AndyCigar
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been eating here for a few years. Always satisfied: good food, large portions, reasonable prices, BYOB, good service. Mostly loyal repeat customers (about half Spanish speaking). We order fish. Last eve had Grouper $16.95 and special Enchiladas Marinas (shrimp) $17.95. Delicious!

Thank jimbofl
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

First of all, the waitress wrote our order on her hand. In ink. On her palm. A little weird but whatever. Second my chicken taco looked like they boiled the chicken...it was white...no seasoning at all. It was gross. Salsa was weirdly sweet. The chicharon...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

The food is average at best. I went for dinner with a couple coworkers. Its over priced for what you get. One plate was overcooked and all three of us got sick later that night.

Thank Arthur G
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Recent visit had some of the specials and they were good. The amount of food is really a lot and the prices are good. I will definitely go back and try it again. Wort a trip probably the best Mexican around the area.

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Authentic Mexican / Columbian food. Decent portions. Not really spicy though. Flavors came together nicely. And the decor added that extra touch of Columbia.

Reviewed 27 March 2018

I've been to El Familiar a few times and each time, as I'm leaving, wonder why I don't go more often. It has a unique menu of interesting and tasty food, great service, and is a solid value. You can order a host of Mexican...More

Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Went with a group of 7 adults and 2 kids.we did call in advance but they didn't have a table ready. They did however get one ready pretty quickly for us. Several different meals were order and it was 5 excellent and 2 good reviews!...More

Thank rbgj609er
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Our server Gloria was fantastic. Good service and very delicious food. Everything we have purchased has been delicious and priced extremely well. Nice atmosphere. We ordered Sancocho and maduros the best I have tasted

Thank Wayne G
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

The food here is really good...a local favorite. Cuban Spanish influenced dishes...a must try! Great BYO

Thank Chris H
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27 December 2017|
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Response from StoneyEnd | Reviewed this property |
It's BYOB, unless it has changed in the last few months.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1246 Route 166, Toms River Nj 08753, Toms River, NJ 08753-2744
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Toms River
  • Phone Number: +1 732-240-6613
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