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Tony Da Caneca Restaurant

72 Elm Rd, Newark, NJ 07105-3029
+1 973-589-6882
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“clams” (7 reviews)
“white fish” (2 reviews)
“paella” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
72 Elm Rd, Newark, NJ 07105-3029
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Simply put, this restaurant was just OK. It was very bright and light- anything but formal. Sangria, while delicious was weak. The apps, garlic shrimp, grilled sausage, and calamari were fine. Mains of grilled seafood and shrimp with yellow rice were bland as hell. The...More

Thank Sockster
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Our waiter Carlos took great care of us. The food and wine were excellent. The restaurant was betty clean. Overall a great experience would recommend to anyone.

Thank ckohfeldt61
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I had the pleasure of dining here with relatives on a visit to NY. It is a quaint restaurant in a neighborhood setting in Newark. We started with the clams in garlic, which were delicious and the spicy squid which was also good. I had...More

Thank tab555
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

In my opinion the best Portuguese restaurant in Newark. I had the garlic chicken and it was excellent. The garlic was not overwhelming. Also had their garlic shrimp appetizer. Sangria is good as well we has the red

Thank JerseyJim7
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Used to go here frequently in years past, then the quality slipped. Don't know what happened. But returned last week and was very pleasantly surprised. The good old times have made a stunning comeback. The food was absolutely terrific. Happy days are here again at...More

Thank philinjersey2015
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Me and my husband went to Tony De Caneca last Saturday! Delicious I had stuffed shrimp my husband had the suckling pig! The sangria is also very good.

Thank beachqueen820
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We came here on a recommendation from a Portuguese native since there are so many good restaurants in the area. First of all, please note this restaurant is on Elm ROAD, not Elm STREET, as the latter is an apartment building! We learned the hard...More

Thank LKWendel
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Dinners at DeCaneca's Restaurant are really good. However, the lunch buffet on Thursdays gives you the opportunity to try a lot of excellent food that you probably would not otherwise order. The price is extremely reasonable and dessert is included!

Thank GloriaAndLorraine
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We went to Newark to eat because we were tired of eating Italian food and most nice restaurants in Northern New Jersey are Italian. We were not disappointed. The garlic shrimp appetizer was very good and typical of this type of restaurant. The seafood omelette...More

Thank Rona C
Reviewed 30 December 2016

My husband & I met friends there instead of going into NYC. Gracious service and abundant portions. The prawns are always our favorites.

Thank KC0251
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Kids
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: 72 Elm Rd, Newark, NJ 07105-3029 (Formerly De Caneca Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > North Ironbound
  • Neighbourhood: North Ironbound
  • Phone Number: +1 973-589-6882
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