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New to the Jersey Shore

We are fairly recent to the central Jersey Shore/Belmar. We like to eat out frequently and prefer locally owned restaurants to chains(doesn't everyone).

We love Kelly's for a burger and a beer but would like to find any hidden gems??

Also, what about good Mexican food. I'm from Arizona and I miss the flavors and spices.

Thanks!

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  1. I haven't been there in a while, but I always liked Taqueria dos Hermanos on 71 at 17th Street (give or take a block). It's kind of a hole in the wall, but the food might remiind you of what your missing.

    There are some discussions here of Vivas, Casa Solar, and Brandl that might be worth your searching this site. They are probably the "better" restaurants in Belmar.

    A hidden gem - 507 Main's sriracha sauce wings!

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        1. Try Barnacle Bill's in Rumson for a burger..I just love that place!! No real atmosphere...just a burger/beer type place. Fun for kids because they can throw peanut shells on the floor (Which I HATE!)

          BYOB~French ..I like Le Fandy in Fair Haven...cute little restaurant. The owner is also the chef..very good.

          I just recently stumbled upon Harpoon Willy's in Manasquan. Great seafood dishes!

          Shipwreck Grille in Brielle is just fabulous!!! ohh so good! Go now before the summer madness!!

          1. In Belmar, I love 10th Avenue Buritto! My go to off of the menu - Chicken, Black Bean, Hot - They'll no what you mean. Enjoy!

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            1. re: DrewBB

              Ooops, i meant 'know' not 'no'.