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665 Monroe Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-1638
+1 908-354-4024
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“filet” (35 reviews)
“shrimp” (47 reviews)
“rice” (41 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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665 Monroe Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-1638
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I love me some Valenca. I get the staple ribs and chicken combo. Both great. Good size portions. Price is right. Never had a bad meal here in like, a decade!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sean H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a large restaurant and the default image on Trip Advisor (as of the date of writing) doesn't do the restaurant well. Salad and bread is served shortly after arriving. No appetizer is required! After that, service was slow but not in considerably slow....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 20_times_ATW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found by trip advisor reviews. For $17 we got a huge bowl of salad, tasty bread and New Zealand salmon with vegetables Plus free valet parking.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank richardbG4365RV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch and dinner here because it was great experience with this Portuguese style restaurant! The lobster and shrimp was fresh and delicious at very reasonable price. You will be served with bread and salad the moment you sit down and if you like...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank holmiumz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing varietyty of foods. The offerings included delicious seafood appetizers, variety of meat and seafood main courses. The beef is also available with a hot stone to cook yourself at the table. The beef is served uncooked. To be sliced and seared to individual taste....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 151worldtraveler
Reviewed 8 November 2018

This restaurant serves amazing Portuguese food. The waiters were very attentive and welcoming of larger crowds.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MilesToGo_33
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

As a group some tried paella, I personally had prawns, which were very tasty and good. Valenca has an extensive menu and good value, good food so well recommended. I would definitely return on next visit.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Trevorkmcc2020
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Fantastic neighborhood restaurant with great customer service. The wait staff were wonderful. The entrée was served uniquely with a hot stone so that you prepared the food at your table. It was an interesting and fun experience. The food was excellent, well priced, and plentiful....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Robert R
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

I really loved this place ! It is an authentic portuguese food ... tips: the portions are huge so one plate can eat 2 . I had the “ Marisqueira “ which is seafood with rice and it was big enough for 4 of us...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Msbixana
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

A little tricky to get to with traffic and parking, but worth it. Finally figured out where the front door was because no host or hostess was on station. Started at the bar and then moved to a table. A large and tasty bowl of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank beachbumjk
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29 October 2017|
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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 jlowy7 | 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
US$ 15 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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: 665 Monroe Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-1638
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +1 908-354-4024
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