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Portugalia Bar & Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Portuguese, , European
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” (6 reviews)
“clams” (3 reviews)
“flan” (2 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Portuguese, Bar, European, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
280 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-3407
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

No pretentions of being anything else but a restaurant serving excellent portuguese food in a down to earth bar/dining room. Service is always friendly and fast however busy. It's been said before, but the BBQ chicken is crispy on the outside and succulent on the...More

Thank KevinG0618
Reviewed 11 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 27 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 A T
Reviewed 17 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 30 November 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Portuguese, Bar, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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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