Located on the east side of Route 46 in Lodi NJ, El Norte is a pleasant and congenial place to socialize and dine. El Norte has served authentic Mexican cuisine by a family with over 35 years of experience in restaurant business originating from Texas and Northern Mexico.

A spacious colorful interior, exceptionally clean and refreshing with painted murals and busy sarape table cloth with folded fan-shaped napkins add a sparkle to the friendly atmosphere. The restaurant features seating for 350 (but can accommodate up to 500), two bars and a karaoke/dance room.

We offer a large variety of mouth-watering authentic Mexican dishes, as well as a variety of drinks. We also features many specials for different days of the week. Most of our dishes are prepared under 15 minutes. Since our dishes are quite affordable, most of our clients dine with us at least several times a month.

On Saturdays we have a Mariachi band performing. Thursday through Sunday we have live harp music in our main dining hall. On Thursdays we have karaoke nights. On Fridays and Saturdays we have a DJ performing in our karaoke/dance room. We also feature All-You-Can-Eat Monday and many daily drink specials. See our Specials section for more details.

We are open seven days a week. It is really easy to get here from any part of NJ and NY (see Map & Directions). We usually have plenty of parking available and reservations are typically not required. Come dine with us and take your loved ones with you. You won't be disappointed!


Tuesday 10/30:
Yes, we're open! Our phone lines are down, but we have power!

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