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Casa Vasca

141 Elm St, Newark, NJ 07105-1305
+1 973-465-1350
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“soup” (33 reviews)
“shrimp” (31 reviews)
“paella” (34 reviews)
Opens in 11 min
Seafood, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
141 Elm St, Newark, NJ 07105-1305
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hidden gem not too far from Route 21 McCarter Highway. Tasty food. Very friendly staff. A lady owner or supervisor took personal care of guests and the staff.

Thank WallyNewJersey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read so many reviews about the various restaurants in the Ironbound section of Newark...Down Neck if you were born there. I/we have several that we frequent often but our favorite is Casa Vasca. Relatively small compared to some but the food never disappoints. Seafood,...More

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant while staying locally waiting for a flight. I have read the good reviews and was excited about going to this restaurant. I don't want this to sound like a negative review because the place looked beautiful and the staff was friendly....More

Thank dbbohner
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Been going to Case Vasca since 1977. My dad was desk sergeant at local station and this was the place the police came to eat and for good reason. The food is uniformly excellent, the portions generous and the service impeccable. Soup and bread are...More

Thank sfsjsc
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Stopped in based on their reviews. Great place. SMALL, you may have to wait 20 minutes in the bar. Gemma, the owner, takes pride in her food, and the comfort of her guests. She loves it when patrons stop and talk to her. Food was...More

2  Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We've been going to this fine restaurant for years. The food is always consistently good and the service always excellent. Ive tried many of the dishes...all tasty. My favorite is their pea soup.

Thank fletchlives1966
Reviewed 6 March 2018

My brother took me to Casa Vasca in Newark last Sunday. He was a regular since the owner recognized him when we walked in. The servers were polite and attentive as they served us fine Portugese fare. The garlic shrimp was tasty, the soup was...More

1  Thank gfilzer
Reviewed 12 January 2018

I have been to Casa Vasca many time over the past several years and it is never disappointing. The service is spectacular and the food even better. You start off with a spectacular bowl of soup and continue on with the best food served on...More

2  Thank Dave E
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Tight fit in small restaurant but the food and service was excellent. Soup and rolls are part of the meal. We had seafood, tripe (very tender) and a special - rabbit stew! Parking available in a small lot around the corner. Very busy so make...More

1  Thank Silverzcar
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Casa Vasca is located in the Portuguese section of Newark. Private parking is available in this very dense neighborhood. Reservations are suggested. There is a full bar in the front room with the family run dining room in the back. Warm ambiance with very efficient...More

1  Thank Howard P
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Response from Alfredo L | Reviewed this property |
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Only closed on Christmas Day. Open the 26th until 10:pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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: 141 Elm St, Newark, NJ 07105-1305
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > North Ironbound
  • Neighbourhood: North Ironbound
  • Phone Number: +1 973-465-1350
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