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Escondido Mexican Cuisine & Tequila Bar

££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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402 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728-2540
+1 732-577-0200
11:30 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 00:00
Wed 11:30 - 01:00
Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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New Jersey
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212 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for sophistication, or if you have pretentious tendencies, you should not bother dining here. If on the other hand you just want to spend a pleasant evening with friend while munching on "Angicized" tacos, enchiladas, and burritos, give it a try. The menu selection was good. Portions were generous, and the service was outstanding. Our waiter... More 

Thank mountainclimber10
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74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Although I do miss the old days of huge portions, I must say this place changed for the better. As always, exceptional service and attention to detail. Food is fresh and kitchen very accommodating to vegan/vegetarian needs. You can always count on innovative specials and drinks.

Thank ServerKarma113
Stony Brook, New York
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

So I went to the restaurant for the 10.00 fajitas but it was taco tuesday so that and a cold Dos Equis was what I had. The shrimp tacos were great. Not hard shelled but soft like in Southern Mexico. Delicious If you like taquilla there are over 50 bottles to try including expresso flavored. This is not the old... More 

Thank Larry P
Freehold, New Jersey
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Where oh where is the food? While we were seated right away at a busy time we sat and waited for someone to take our order. Once we ordered we ate two servings of chips waiting and waiting for our food and drinks. Very disappointed as we expected authentic Mexican and instead received salty food without any sign of good... More 

Thank CyndyKiely
Freehold, New Jersey
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We visited Escondido's after many years. We were happily surprised at how good almost everything was. Sitting on the patio on a nice spring day drinking sangria was very pleasurable. The coconut shrimp and the chicken enchiladas were delicious as was the salsa served with chips. Only item we did not care for was the beef burrito which was way... More 

Thank Anonymous9999071
Brielle, New Jersey
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

This is a great Mexican Restaurant with outstanding food and service, and beautiful new far more romantic atmosphere.

Thank NOLANE208
New York City, New York
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Escondidos in Freehold is on Route 537 (same road as Six Flags...about 7 miles away) and is a fun place to visit with children or a great place to stop by the bar (good drinks) for a social evening with friends (Wednesday night is Karaoke (?) night). The food is better than in the fastfood Mexican places. It is a... More 

Thank Nsenya
Freehold, New Jersey
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

Good service. Great prices. Food needs more kick just like the other reviewers stated; this can be fixed be asking for certain things.

Thank drknish732
new jersey
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108 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Its true, Taco Bell is better then this place. The food lacks any authenticity. Not a hint of any fresh herbs or spices. Food was served luke-warm. I'm not a fan of any of the restaurants in this area, but this was the worse by far.

1 Thank lobels
New Jersey
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

We enjoy Escondido--in fact, it was graduation celebration spot! Ask for spicy if you want it spicy. We find the portions to be fine and the variety excellent.

Thank patsmom75

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 402 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728-2540
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Freehold
  • Phone Number: +1 732-577-0200
Our menu selections are inspired by genuine and modern Mexican favorites – all light and healthful with a large dose of flavor integrating everything from the freshest fruits and vegetables, herb garnishes, fresh chopped salsas, individually prepared guacamole, hand cut meats and poultry and fresh seafood from local suppliers.

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