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665 Monroe Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-1638
+1 908-354-4024
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“filet” (29 reviews)
“shrimp” (41 reviews)
“rice” (35 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
665 Monroe Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-1638
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time at this restaurant. Attention was superb. Food was really nice and atmosphere was really pleasant. Gotta say that parking situation is a little difficult. But other than that I recommend this restaurant.

Thank Rosangel M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a business dinner with a few colleagues. Generally everyone enjoyed their dishes. The appatizers I tried and my personal dish (Paella Valenciana) were very good, even excellent. I think that the fish and sea-food in this place are better than the meat dishes. But...More

Thank Abumik
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was great. We had a party of 11 people for a birthday celebration. We had sangria (white and red), great seafood and steaks, coffee/tea... Only thing I realized when I got home they charged for an additional sangria (5 instead of 4) and...More

Thank Ang0427
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and another couple come here to dine anytime we are in Elizabeth, NJ and we are never disappointed . This evening we started with the Trio Combination appetizer, it was very good and was plenty for the four of us. Thereafter we had lobster...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Everything was great. First off the food was delicious. The service was excellent. The parking was out of this world, but it was a Friday night.

1  Thank ffraguada
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We stayed in a hotel near EWR, used TripAdvisor to locate a good eat, and to our delightful surprise, Valença (pronounced Valensa, c cédille or cedilla) turned out to be a great find. The food is traditional Portuguese/Spanish and is it is fantastic! I went...More

Thank alberto927
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

As we planned a night out for dinner we all agreed on Valenca because it was an easy choice. Food is always very good and depending upon how busy it gets, and it does get busy, service can be as good. The salad compliments of...More

Thank robertoaW5250TA
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I haven’t been to my old neighborhood in North Elizabeth in over 50 years. When I read about this wonderful Portuguese Resturant where I grew up , we had to try it out. We were not disappointed . The food was delicious and the fresh...More

Thank Hibike
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Valenca is one of those rare finds! The first time a friend brought me here I was surprised to see airport flight crews being dropped off by their air carrier transports, I should have known. Located in a relatively quiet neighborhood, this place specializes in...More

Thank blaux
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This restaurant was recommended by car rental agency and in fact they drove us to Valenca. We were there on a Friday night and so it was very busy although we were seated within a few minutes. I had swordfish stew with clams and this...More

Thank Ram1995
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Questions & Answers
30 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from DeeCUnion | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I see the question was already answered. But to reiterate, the restaurant has a pretty stocked bar.
Dina T
23 July 2015|
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Response from Joanne L | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea......but I'm sure you can order anything without the rice ......
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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