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Nov 8, 2009 05:31 PM

Freehold Restaurants

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.

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  1. 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.

    El Meson
    44 Monmouth Ave, Freehold, NJ 07728

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    1. re: Angelina

      "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!

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

      El Meson
      44 Monmouth Ave, Freehold, NJ 07728

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      1. re: Roxytrend

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

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

        1. re: eleeper

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

          1. re: jsfein

            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.


        just a few minutes from Freehold mall on Rt 33

        1. 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.