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665 Monroe Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-1638
+1 908-354-4024
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“filet” (30 reviews)
“shrimp” (38 reviews)
“rice” (33 reviews)
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12:00 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
665 Monroe Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-1638
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An extensive menu of all sorts of great food choices. Always crowded (mostly locals). Chances of "immediate seating" closer to 5PM Vs. surely crowded 7PM. Huge portions! All choices are excellent whether meat, seafood, chicken or whatever. If you are staying at the EWR Hampton...More

Thank Papaleadfoot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was gladly impressed with the food in this restaurant. The portions are big and the seafood is cooked perfectly. I would definitely recommend this place. However, the bar section staff are a little rude though. Just keep that in mind.

Thank Arturo B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was very good. The prices were good and the Sangria was good. What more could you want. That being said, it is very noisy and the tables are very close together. While we were certainly able to hear each other the acoustics are...More

1  Thank bigglow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make a reservation, we did not and we were lucky to get seated right away. This is a popular restaurant for many reasons. The ambiance is inviting, clean, and comfortable. The service was friendly enough without being intrusive. The food was spectacular! It starts with...More

1  Thank Vince C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of my local clients told me about this place. Obviously you have to listen to a guy who eats in the area with other clients! Four of us came here for dinner. We sit down, get our drinks and then start the ordering. First,...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I drove my brother-in-law to the airport but wanted lunch. Close to his hotel. Valenca fit the bill. Very nice place. Very ornate. I expected a huge bill for lunch. We started with the grilled Portuguese sausage flamed at table side. Delicious. We ordered the...More

1  Thank Ohmite58
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Always a delicious and unique experience. Cooking on your own hot stone. Yummy sangria. Delicious fresh salad.

Thank Lorraine67Purple
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

They will get 5 stars for outstanding service. Our complimentary bread and olives came along with salad and a very patient waiter. He talked us thru all our questions. The octopus and steamed clam appetizers were outstanding and enough. Excellent. I ordered paella. The seafood...More

Thank kaperin0
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Sandals resort Ocho Rios Jamaica magical wonderful place to for family vacation can't wait to return great food good times great memories

1  Thank Bc O
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Perfect restaurant for an authentic Portuguese Experience. The atmosphere, food, and ambiance are perfect to have an authentic Portuguese Experience. Our children were thrilled to experience cuisine outside of their normal American choices. The portion sizes are enormous but every bite is absolutely delicious.

Thank 459adrienner
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Dina T
23 July 2015|
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Response from Joanne L | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea......but I'm sure you can order anything without the rice ......
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 665 Monroe Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-1638
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +1 908-354-4024
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