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665 Monroe Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-1638
+1 908-354-4024
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Union, New Jersey
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice atmosphere. Food was very good and the staff was extremely on point. Fast and friendly. The restaurant was very busy when we visited.

Thank Murph1964
Far Hills, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My colleagues and ai would eat hear for lunch more frequently if the paella did not take quite so long. Worth the wait however!

Thank Kevin P
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has really good food but i suggest you make reservations because space is limited. Valenca is considered #1 best restaurant in Elizabeth.

Thank Gyna723
Frederick, Maryland
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel recommended this place. Was a little sketchy on the outside in a residential neighborhood. Inside is quite charming. Food is very good, service is excellent! Highly recommend!!

Thank prickles2188
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is nothing much to add. I got recommendation from the waiter - fish with mixed salad and it was fresh, tasty - excellent. Price was reasonable. Definitely it was very good for the quality of lunch and service.

Thank Jaroslav S
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went with friends to celebrate their Anniversary and let me start by saying the food was fabulous, very plentiful and delicious. However the service was terrible, better yet it was non existent. Drink orders went unfilled and there was never a follow up to see if we needed anything as the night went on. I would recommend the iron... More 

Thank Dave C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was amazing. Had the BBQ ribs and chicken, with beans and rice and a sad. Big portions and a great flavor. Lady at the front that helped me out was so nice too. I would highly recommend.

Thank Marty M
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the food served at Valenca. It is one of my favorite restaurants. Anyone to whom I have recommended it has not been disappointed.

Thank ursulaosb
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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463 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I try to figure out a way to eat here on all of my trips to NJ because it is that good. On this trip I had the pork with peppers and it was amazing. I think I have now found my new favorite thing here and I may never order anything else. This place make the whole trip to... More 

Thank kidflemingo
New York City, New York
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359 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family get together was actually on October 30th. We were 11 people. We began with appetizers of stuffed mushrooms, shrimp and we also had salad. For our main entrees we ordered steaks which came raw with a hot stone tray to cook on. Others ordered paella with shrimp, shellfish, lobster and saffron rice. Two comments concern the paella which... More 

Thank Re27k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Seafood, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 665 Monroe Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-1638
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +1 908-354-4024

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