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El Meson

40 Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728
+1 732-308-9494
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“chimichanga” (16 reviews)
“guacamole” (17 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
40 Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

The food at El Meson is consistently excellent. Their vegetarian choices are varied and delicious. They have a nice area to eat outside in the warmer weather.

Thank Joan D
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I used to like this place, but it has gone down since my last visit. I wanted lamb burrito and they ran out, the service was inattentive (servers were on their cell phones) and the prices were too high for the portions. We brought our...More

Thank Lisa422
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I've eaten at El Meson quite a few times and I've never been disappointed. The food is fresh and the service is good. There is something on the menu for everyone, even those that aren't crazy about Mexican food.

Thank BellaFleur
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for authentic Mexican food. The food is very fresh tasting and authentic. This is a BYOB place and they have many options to choose from off their menu . They also offer specials everyday as well. The guacamole is made...More

Thank kimlX7200FW
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Portions are large, seating is tight but enough. Food is delicious and the restaurant is located in downtown Freehold which is perfect for a stroll after dinner. What is not to love?

Thank Daniella T
Reviewed 9 September 2017

El Meson is a typical midpriced Mexican restaurant, with a variety of standard Mexican platters, all about $10. The food is perfectly tasty, but nothing exceptional. Staff is friendly and the space is large and cheerful.

Thank Judith A
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I enjoyed my time at El Meson last week. There is nothing that can replace good service and good food. El Meson provided both. It's a nice place to grab lunch or dinner if you are in the area

Thank Joyce K
Reviewed 16 August 2017

El Meson is a great casual BYOB restaurant for a good Mexican meal. The indoor seating area is a bit small but nicely arranged and attractively decorated in a traditional manner. As you enter, there is a small grocery store where items are sold and...More

Thank DianeB361
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Never had a bad meal here. Big menu.. plenty to choose from. Byo... they serve you taco chips and salsa right away they don't take reservations.. small inside. In nice weather seating outside..fairly big.

Thank Signe1991
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I have been a fan of el meson since it opened about 20 years ago. The chix soup, chips and guacomole, fajitas, the shrimp are delicous. The portions are large, the food is fresh and their is a little grocery store with a big selection...More

1  Thank Janet C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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