Founded in 1987, the Ria Mar was created with the idea of bringing great Portuguese Cuisine, the finest service, and the fairest prices to Middlesex County. More than twenty years later, were grateful to all our guests who have made Ria Mar their home.Our menu features great and original recipes by Manuel da Silva who opened this kitchen in 1987. If you enjoy Portuguese Cuisine, youve probably tried one of his recipes. These dishes are the true Portuguese recipes that created the famed Ironbound Portuguese Restaurants. Manuel had been a head chef in Newark since 1969 when he brought his uniqueness and creativity to South River. Today he continues the same recipes and traditions with his children, ensuring that the culture and beloved Portuguese cuisine will continue for many generations to come.A casual atmosphere with the most professional and courteous attention paid to all our guests. We are one of the few restaurants that still prepares every dish from scratch. The food alone is worth the ride. You will find an outgoing and friendly staff that have been with us for many years. Their goal? To make sure you have a great dining experience that will keep you coming back for more!
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Mario M.


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Always great food

Too long to get served on the weekends , waited more than a hour



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Before you go check the menu prices online. I think the establishment is very over rated.



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Notably good service experience

Wide menu selection, excellent food and service. Relaxed dining where we never were rushed



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It's a little bit of a wait, but worth it 100% for the food and service!

Bread and an excellent salad are served complimentary every time I go. The food is flavorful and comes in excellent portions! The only negative is parking. Because the provided lot is always full, I often times have to circle the block in competition for any opening spots on the street.

More Business Info

Regular Hours
Mon - Sat:
  • Restaurants
  • Catering
  • Restaurant
  • Catering
Payment method
visa, amex, discover, mastercard
Price Range
Social Links
Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Bar & Grills, Bars, Caterers, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Free

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Family Style, Bar & Grills

Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No