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Portugalia Bar & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Portuguese, Bar, European, Pub
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280 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-3407
+1 973-465-0696
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great food great ambiance. Real Portuguese food. Great lunch place . Try the prego. Nice steak Sandwich with a glass of red.

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Thank Rocco T
New Jersey
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120 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This food is AMAZING. You know you are in an authentic Portuguese restaurant when English is not the spoken language. I went there for the oxtail but they were all out by dinner time. I ordered the BBQ chicken which is something I never do at a Portuguese restaurant. I always get some kind of seafood. This chicken was amazing... More 

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Thank trvlgirl1217
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129 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We were in the Newark area and went here to celebrate a birthday. First, the place is not imposing from the outside, you will feel as if you are sitting in a cafe, restaurant in Portugal, maybe in Lisbon. Everyone around you is speaking Portuguese. The food is good, and portions are generous, but it is not outstanding. The location... More 

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Thank nickvandekar
New Jersey
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

If you are interested in eating authentic Portuguese food, go to the Portugalia Bar & Restaurant in Newark, NJ. Don't be afraid to try something new and for those less adventurous, our waiter was more than willing to modify our selections, within reason. Waiter was VERY accommodating even when we asked him to call a cab as we were going... More 

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Thank Charles C
Tel Aviv
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Newark is well known for its collection of Portuguese restaurants. They apparently come in s variety of guises. We chose this one since it was highly rated in Tripadvisor. The decor might be described as simple and functional - nothing worthy or any remarks. When we arrived at 8 pm on a Friday night every seat was occupied and the... More 

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1 Thank Joel_Tzipi
United States
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86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

I went there with my brother-in-law Tony (he is Potuguese)because he invited me and my friend for dinner.The food very good,the service ok and the atmosphere ok for a family restaurant in the heart of the Portuguese community the service not so good i had a very nice dinner but not what i really like so i can can go... More 

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1 Thank Chrischris111
Basking Ridge
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304 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Oh boy, we loved this place. We did a lot of research for a Portuguese place to go and we were NOT disappointed. I am still dreaming of the Garlic Shrimp Appetizer and my husband was in love with the Mussels Marinara -- nothing like any you'd get in an Italian place. Then I cut some pork tenderloin, I think... More 

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1 Thank trvel4fun
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Hands down best food in newark, quite ambiance, great service and good prices.. Im a regular there very family friendly and portuguese orientated

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1 Thank Hnc S
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is my main place to a delicious BBQ chicken. Served with a great hot sauce, isn't overly spicy but on point and flavorful.

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1 Thank Bryan B
Kearny, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

If you want authentic pottuguese food than portugalia is the restauarant for you, jammed with locals speaking the native language makes you feel like you are in portugal. I come here very often and when people ask me where to go eat in the ironbound i recommend portugalia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Portuguese, Bar, European, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 280 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-3407
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 973-465-0696

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