Restaurants & Bars

Freehold Jury Duty

amv | Mar 25, 200804:09 PM

Just spent two days on jury duty in Freehold which equated to two lunches on Main St.:

El Meson (mexican)- Chips were fresh and warm, salsa was also really good. Had the spicy seafood soup, loaded with fish and shellfish, including an enormous delicious mussel. Definitely a tasty starter. Got a taco/burrito combo platter, with pork/lamb. The meats were marinated and served in a garlicky, spicy sauce. Everything on the plate was fresh. Great place.

Los Duenos del sabor (peruvian)- Waitress spoke little english. I pointed to a soup dish being eaten by 4 locals at the table behind me (not on the menu), and also ordered the Arroz chaufa de pollo (chicken fried rice peruvian style). The soup turned out to be a beef noodle soup, loaded with bits of meat, onion, garlic, in a really good broth. It was served with white rice and a mix of vegetables and what i thought might be tripe in a yellow sauce. I asked the waitress and the best i could figure thru sign language was some kind of (pork) skin? Tasty, but i'm not a huge fan of limp, tripey-like meat. Dumped the rice in the remaining broth to finish. The fried rice dish was average, nothing great to report, but it was served with an orange pepper sauce that gave it some heat and good flavor.

Cafe 360- Peanut Butter gelato. Good, but too stuffed from the peruvian to really enjoy it.

Didnt get chosen for trial, so that's it. Might have tried one of the local italians or Metropolitan cafe if i went another day or so.

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