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BelleJo Nov 8, 2009 05:31 PM

I'm meeting some friends in Freehold this weekend for dinner. Any recommendations for a restaurant? We prefer organic and a menu that will have some interesting selections for my vegetarian friend. Ethnic is always a good choice.

  1. Angelina Nov 9, 2009 06:42 AM

    Not too fancy, but the food is incredible! Ibby's on Main Street. (BYOB) They have great shwarma, chicken, and the sauces are so tasty!

    or if you want Mexican, another BYOB is El Meson.

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    El Meson
    44 Monmouth Ave, Freehold, NJ 07728

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      equal_Mark Nov 10, 2009 04:25 AM

      "Not too fancy" is a bit of an understatement. Counter service wit plastic utensils and styro plates. That being said the food is excellent. My favorite dinner is the lamb shawarma combo which comes with falafel, stuffed grape leaves, babaganoush, hummus and a couple warmed pitas. Don't forget to ask for a side of the homemade hot sauce!

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        tuxedo Nov 10, 2009 08:11 AM

        My favorite also!

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      Roxytrend Nov 11, 2009 06:32 AM

      El Meson on Main Street is my favorite Mexican Restaurant. There are several vegetarian dishes on their menu.

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      El Meson
      44 Monmouth Ave, Freehold, NJ 07728

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        eleeper Nov 11, 2009 07:07 AM

        El Familiar is a somewhat more authentic Mexican restaurant in Freehold, iMHO. (As is Bahia de Acapulco.)

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        El Familiar Restaurant
        3 W Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728

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          jsfein Nov 11, 2009 07:25 AM

          I've never stopped in Bahia. Can a non-Spanish speaker get by? What's good?

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            eleeper Nov 13, 2009 06:23 AM

            It's been a while, so I don't remember the menu, but it's genuine Mexican, not the Americanized stuff. We speak very little Spanish and had no problem.

      2. Tapas52 Nov 14, 2009 06:38 AM

        http://www.pekingpavilion.com/

        just a few minutes from Freehold mall on Rt 33

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          BelleJo Nov 15, 2009 05:41 PM

          Thanks for all the great suggestions. We finally chose A Little Bit of Cuba off of 537 in West Freehold. The food was authentic and the portions were generous. A couple of us ordered Ropa Vieja, the house specialty.

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