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Wish I could visit more often

Great neighborhood for seafood restaurants. Many with good Portuguese food. Have eaten in several... read more

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Joan G
Seattle, Washington
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There’s such a unique quality to this section of Newark that it’s worth going to. There are... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Boynton Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great neighborhood for seafood restaurants. Many with good Portuguese food. Have eaten in several places over the years. Always good food, and plenty of interesting small shops and great people

Thank Joan G
Reviewed 18 August 2018

There’s such a unique quality to this section of Newark that it’s worth going to. There are wonderful Portuguese and Spanish restaurants to dine at as well.

Thank BigoBoca
Reviewed 8 August 2018

If you planning to make typical Brazilian dishes and need farofa (spiced manioc flour) and similar items or you'd like to buy something different than your standard cheap cachaça or some Portuguese wines, you will find it at one of the many stores or the...More

Thank Gypsgris
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Ironbound is full of many great restaurants and stores to shop on Ferry Street. They also have great restaurants on some side streets. It's a little congested at times but a great walk! Come on down and visit one of the many places to eat!...More

Thank maldomi1
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Stopped by to watch the portuguese soccer game on the tv and had a hamburger. I must say, it was one of he best burgers I have had. It was top quality Texas angus beef, cooked to perfection and served with French fries.

Thank ILove2explore2
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Interesting ethnic neighborhood with great restaurants. Worth the trip if you're in town. Loved the seafood at Forno.

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 23 April 2018

We parked in the Iron Bound section, and walked to the Prudential Center for a concert. Afterwards, we walked under the Newark Rail Station to get the car. There were a lot of homeless sleeping there to keep warm, and they were yelling at us....More

6  Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Unlike neighborhoods like Little Italy in New York, where most of the Italian residents have long since moved away and assimilated, the Ironbound had a large influx of residents from Portugal and nearby areas of Spain in the late 20th Century. While many of these...More

2  Thank barry m
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Ate at Portucale on Elm st. Great food ambiance and service! Got a deal off Groupon and was able to enjoy an 2 entree an appetizer and pitcher of Sangria for $50, for my guest and I

3  Thank fatsesco69
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

You find authentic food dishes as if you were in Portugal. Friendly and safe just off the train at Penn Station travel down Ferry Street. Or by car to get to some of the hidden treasures (restaurants) off Ferry St.

2  Thank Ozzie B
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Response from Chrischris111 | Reviewed this property |
Well it depends the time of your arrival and departure if it is day or night and if you are really have four hours to spare.To get to Ironbound with taxi round trip is about 1/2 an hour and will cost you about $50.00.So... More
25 December 2014|
Response from Karen S | Reviewed this property |
The national drink of Brazil is the Caipirnha which contains Cachaca. It's a clear liquor and strong. The drink is very good.