25 Whitehead Ave, South River, NJ | Directions 0888240.443537 -74.368741
Will never visit Ria Mar again. – Lived in the area for over 25 yrs & didn?t know about Ria Mar. Always go to Spain Inn in Piscatway/Spain 92 in Bridgewater for excellent Spanish/Portugese food. Got a Ria Mar flyer and thought I?d try it. Internet food reviews were great, but couple of postings about wait times, even with reservation. So, we stop 1 weekend without reservation ... long line ... ok we?ll try again ... I understand. Made a reservation for 8:30PM on Valentines Day. Arrive at 8:10. Line is 20 couples deep. I ask when we?ll be seated ... ?Within 15 minutes of reservation? ... OK no problem. Folks on line with reservations have been waiting 1 hr or more from reservation time. At 8:50, I ask host how much longer. Response is ?If I?m talking to you I can?t be seating people? & he walks away. I wait, and ask if it will be more than 5 more minutes because I don?t want to wait and he responds ?Why don?t you just leave?. I?ve never been to a restaurant that so rudely overbooks nor treats guests so rudely.
Good Portuguese Food – After reading the good reviews, we decided to try Ria Mar as we love Portuguese food. My wife called on a Sunday aft for reservations for 4pm. The person who answered said to make it for 5pm, as they were very busy. We got there at 5pm, there were a lot of empty tables??? We started off with red sangria, salad and bread. The bread was a little on the soggy side. Our seafood then came which was very good. We did have to share a small plate of rice, and did not get those fried potatos normally served. The service was excellent. Parking is not good and I was a little shakey about the neighborhood as I would not wanna go there at night.
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