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Portugalia Bar & Restaurant

280 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-3407
+1 973-465-0696
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bbq chicken” (5 reviews)
“clams” (3 reviews)
“flan” (2 reviews)
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Portuguese, Bar, European, Pub
$$ - $$$
280 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-3407
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Portugalia is our little hidden gem in the Newark, NJ area and we frequent it almost weekly. If you're looking for fine dining look elsewhere. This is your casual authentic Portuguese go-to restaurant. Be careful on weekends especially Sunday's during soccer season as both the...More

Thank Rick_Tavares
Reviewed 28 August 2017

There's nothing fancy about this "joint" but the food is terrific. When in the area, I always have a meal at Portugalia.

Thank J T
Reviewed 18 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.

Thank Rocco T
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...More

Thank trvlgirl1217
Reviewed 1 December 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....More

Thank nickvandekar
Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank Charles C
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...More

1  Thank Joel_Tzipi
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...More

1  Thank Chrischris111
Reviewed 14 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...More

1  Thank trvel4fun
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

1  Thank Hnc S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Portuguese, Bar, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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