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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“arepas” (4 reviews)
“beans” (5 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
1246 Route 166, Toms River Nj 08753, Toms River, NJ 08753-2744
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I ended up here after checking the menu at a big chain mexican place. I ended up having a great meal here, and best of all, local owned. I had the breaded pork loin, which was tender and moist. My guest has the grilled pork...More

Thank aleo101
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Food is very tasty. Seemed very authentic Mexican and Colombian meal. Staff is very friendly. They have a vegetarian menu that they give out when asked. Nice place to have friendly and family level conversations

1  Thank tks122017
Reviewed 20 November 2017

My family and I have been there several times. People are nice, friendly and helpful staff. food is very good. A little bit of everything on the menu. Would always go back.

Thank givemeabrea
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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
Families with children, Kids
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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