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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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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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180 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 511 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Frank L
new jersey
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
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94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Freehold, New Jersey
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for great Mexican food in or near the Boro, look no more. This place is legit...all the classics and really good seafood specials as well. Prompt, friendly service, huge portions and byob! In the warm months the outdoor seating is great!! Highly recommend for families (my kids LOVE it!!!!), date night or dinner with friends.

Thank rnfirefly
Freehold, New Jersey
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

A little noisy and restaurant is part of a store, but the food comes out fresh and hot. Service is usually spot on.

Thank Kathee S

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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?