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“Great food and sangria, service lacking”

Por Do Sol Bar Restaurant & Liquors
Ranked #31 of 146 Restaurants in Long Branch
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Reviewed January 10, 2017

I just finished dinner at Por Do Sol and am very glad that I chose this place. The red sangria was amazing -- so refreshing and flavorful. I ordered the Rice with Seafood (don't remember the Portuguese name for it) from the seafood entrees section of the main menu and it too was amazing. For just one person I was served a huge pot of rice in a very flavorful tomato based broth, chock full of shrimp, mussels, clams, squid and scallops. I only ate half and that was more than I should have eaten. Two people could easily split this entree. As for the service, this is where things weren't so great. As other reviewers mentioned, the bar staff may not speak English very well, which is fine with me as long as the service is attentive. That just was not the case here. One bartender who did speak English well was well trained but absent much of the time, and the other bartender who struggled with the language was present but inattentive. Another thing that was just weird was that for about the first 25 minutes that I was at the restaurant there was some very strange and very repetitive beat music playing way too loudly throughout the whole place. It eventually was turned off but far too late. Overall I totally recommend this restaurant for the food and the sangria -- would definitely go back.

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Thank kcoyle
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

its ok but kinda expensive the rolls were cold and the cod was too salty maybe go back. and the waiter Jonathan knows how to take care of problems

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Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

This place is not fancy, but the food and sangria is worth a visit. This a local place with lots of portugese people hang out. The menu is not entirely english, but the wait staff is very friendly and translates when needed. Prices are reasonable and portions are generous.

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Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

This place is a great surprise. It is Portuguese/Brazilian and, if you sit at the bar don't be surprised if your server is not fluent with English. Lots of tvs mostly on soccer games. Live music some nights. But an excellent kitchen. Some favorites. Steak on a hot stone. Steak with fried egg. Shrimp with onions and peppers. Good value. Good fun.

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Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

Por Do Sol is a total winner and ranks as one of my favorite new restaurants. The food is delicious, the sangria is simply the best I've every had and the service is better nowhere. This is not a fancy tablecloth restaurant but rather a beyond friendly neighborhood place that you simply sit back and relax, eat, drink and enjoy. The Paella, Portuguese Steak, Portuguese Sausage are my favorites but everything is good. By the way when you get the bill - you'll be even happier - the prices are right.

Thank DaddyEats
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