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Algarve Restaurant

656 Van Buren Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-1625
+1 908-353-5858
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (22 reviews)
“ribs” (10 reviews)
“paella” (7 reviews)
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11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
$$ - $$$
656 Van Buren Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-1625
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1 - 10 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been here several times on our way out of town as we waited for our flight. Food is always tasty with great flavor. We had the pork/chicken dish with rice and French fries. 1/2 pitcher of Sangria and rice pudding for dessert. Staff...More

Thank Rod M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Portuguese restaurant isn't the MOST amazing place but has decent food and no too pricey. We have been frequenting this place for the last 15 years and the quality and service has slowly been degrading. They're menu choices have reduced and they started adding...More

Thank angelayz23
Reviewed 9 January 2018

The people at our hotel recommended this Portuguese restaurant and they were right-on! The imported white wine was crisp and was an excellent accompaniment to the sea food platter. Shrimp, oysters, clams, lobster - what more could you want? And the rice was just as...More

Thank GJean1565
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the rib dinner. They were so good we packed the left overs in our backpacks and flew home to Vegas. We ate the rest the next day ...stll great tasting RIBS

Thank S8285OHannen
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

I'm not too pleased with my experience. It was a slow night and yet we were poorly waited on and served. We were missing utensils and napkins. We ordered Portuguese Steak and the food was cold. We ordered shots, and the drinks were watered down....More

Thank worldtraveler423
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this fantastic restaurant in a thriving diverse neighborhood. We never had Portugese before. What a treat! And look how much food and drink we got for $36! The restaurant is very modern though in a neighborhood of simple houses. The staff was...More

Thank rickety1985
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Had dinner on a quiet Friday night. The place is usually busier. The reception and seating was unorganized to say the least. We ordered a bottle of their house wine which was satisfying along with appetizers. The shrimp and sausage was the beginning of the...More

Thank Medollawines
Reviewed 12 July 2017

My favorite thing about flying out of Newark Airport, is getting dinner from Algarve. I am always flying from NJ back to CA. Given the time differences, I usually get a room at the Hilton by the airport and then get dinner from Algarve. If...More

Thank sactravel9307
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Our family of 14 (from Missouri) were looking for a place to dine the night before departing on a cruise from Cape Liberty. Our ages were from 5 to 70! I was looking for something with some "local flavor" and Algarve was recommended on TripAdvisor...More

Thank Debbi M
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I grew up eating here, it is one of the best Portuguese food places in the area. The food is amazing and you get alot for your money. The portions are huge and its very cheap specially if you are getting the takeout. I mean...More

Thank Ricky B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 656 Van Buren Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-1625
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +1 908-353-5858
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