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665 Monroe Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-1638
+1 908-354-4024
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“filet” (34 reviews)
“shrimp” (46 reviews)
“rice” (39 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Seafood, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
665 Monroe Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-1638
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Got laid over in New Jersey due to bad weather and cancelled flight from Newark. Found Valenca on TripAdvisor and wasn’t disappointed. Fantastic food (got the fillet mignon and jumbo shrimp on a hot stone), choice of beer and wine. Really popular place, very good...More

Thank GraemeJ76
Reviewed 6 days ago

Since only there one time for lunch did not want to give full 5 stars, but thought it was very good and would like to go back.!

Thank surf99wave
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is amazing. I've visited here often and I mostly get the fried whole snapper. It is awesome. It comes with French fries and potatoes, but I always sub for mixed veggies. My friend likes the grilled snapper with shrimp; also excellent. The service is...More

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been coming to this place for YEARS and I feel like I should bring flare sticks next time to get my servers attention. So slow...always crowded so since business always there, it seems management could care less about quality service

Thank Olga E
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite places, very well located lots of private parking with valet. The food is excellent the presentation and service is second to none. Highly recommended

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A favorite group dinner location - great food, nice portions, good service. Convenient location near the airport.

Thank L B
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I found Valenca through Google and needless to say, Google did not disappoint about Valenca being one of the best Portugese restaurants in Elizabeth. We have been there countless times and each time it just gets better and better. Matter of fact, when we have...More

Thank concetta b
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

I absolutely love this place. Amazing Steak on a stone, sangria is the best ive ever had and dessert was delicious. Hadnt been back in almost 10 years and aside from huge improvements to the dining room everything was exactly the same and exactly as...More

Thank Scott v
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

I found their food to be extremely bland almost tasteless. The portions were generous but sadly no flavor at all.For the price I expected better. Their service was excellent and the waiters attentive and courteous. As a side note, I also noted the take out/...More

Thank osdiana
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Four arrived for dinner without a reservation. They accommodated. There are multiple rooms and appeared large groups were normal. All four of us had the meal on a stone which was different and interesting. Increased the opportunity to engage with each other. Serving sizes were...More

Thank Robyn C
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Questions & Answers
30 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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 Joanne L | 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
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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