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Manolo's Restaurant

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91 Elizabeth Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07206-1632
+1 908-353-7674
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always make it a point to visit when near Elizabeth. One of the many gems in town. Food was great. Octopus appetizer is outstanding. Can't go wrong. Wait staff has been there for years and always impresses.

Thank DougPhilly
Bronxville, New York
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While it has been a while since my last trip to Manolo's, I was very happy to come back to discover the same excellent quality of food, service and atmosphere that I have known for more than 30 years. I have an old friend who once lived in New Jersey, and we would go to Manolo's frequently for both lunch... More 

Thank MichaelConeys
Leonardtown, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Pricey, great food! Took a little longer than I normally like. A gem in the middle of nothing! Went for a business lunch. Friendly staff.

1 Thank zazblue
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great Local place. A must go to if you are in Elizabeth area. I have been there for dinner and for parties. We had my daughter's Wedding Rehearsal dinner there and the food was exceptional. Great cocktails.

1 Thank baroneag
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Manolo's is an Elizabeth staple. It has the finest cuisine from Spain. The high service matches its entrees. Great place for a date, special occasion or family dinner. Worth every penny.

1 Thank EliMontoya28
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Took my boss and coworkers for lunch Food greatttt!!!! Service magnificent The place is cozy Couldn't be better

1 Thank yumu
Teaneck, NJ
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Don't be put off by the industrial wasteland that surrounds this restaurant, it's beautiful inside with an old world charm. The food is excellent with friendly, efficient service to match. This restaurant easily competes in quality with restaurants in NYC. There's lots of seafood on the menu but they have other stuff too. I got the special that day, rack... More 

1 Thank LivesInNewJersey
Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Love this small cozy restaurant. Great service, great food, great atmosphere and drinks. Recommending it.

1 Thank DaveManing
Clinton, Maryland
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I was in Elizabeth, NJ on business and some time to get together with friends I haven't seen in years. The food was excellent, but it didn't have many Portuguese dishes and I was looking forward to experimenting with Portuguese cuisine. The atmosphere of the place is great. It was more appropriate for a romantic dinner than a bunch of... More 

2 Thank Brodiem
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This was my second or third visit here. Outstanding service and meal. Filet mignon was huge and one of the best I ever had. Salad was light and very good. Everything fresh and delicious. Really is a hidden gem in downtown Elizabeth. Parking in the lot is a bit tight, ok with smaller cars but street parking is available. One... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Elizabeth Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07206-1632
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +1 908-353-7674

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?