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665 Monroe Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-1638
+1 908-354-4024
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“filet” (29 reviews)
“shrimp” (36 reviews)
“salad” (42 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
665 Monroe Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-1638
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place has three areas. Dining room, bar/grill and take out. We sat in the bar/grill area because we didn't make a reservation. Same menu as dining room. Everything was delicious from the sangria to the seafood paella. My son has the twin lobster tails...More

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was staying in the Crown plaza and the Guy on reception recommended this restaurant ,I failed to find it and it involved crossing highways and it was hot ,so I nearly gave up and had dinner at the hotel . But I give it...More

Thank alan252
Reviewed 6 days ago

Decided to hop in an Uber from the Newark Airport Hilton eat here. Glad I did. The atmosphere was great and the people were friendly, both the workers and the guys sitting at the bar. I was immediately befriended and had a charmingly great time...More

Thank robert h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant far exceeded ALL our expectations! Food portions too large. White asparagus au gratin and baked clams appetizers beyond delicious. Food portions too large ☺ filet and porterhouse steak cut like butter. Staff and atmosphere : THE BEST! WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND- don't miss an...More

Thank Tropicks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten at Valenca once and gotten carry-out food from them a number of times. I have always been blown away by their food. They are very friendly as well. The portions are so generous you can easily make two meals out of it....More

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Food was very good, service needs a bit of upgrading, but very good. Will definitely come back and recomend

Thank Tom V
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We love the filet mignon that you cook yourself on the hot stone. Very unique meal experience. You can also order seafood or a combination. The meal comes with delicious salad,fresh rolls, yellow rice and chips. Their sangria is yummy too!!

Thank Lorraine67Purple
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I was staying in Elizabeth at an airport hotel and wanted something different. Stumbled upon this place and i was totally impressed. It sits in a neighborhood, parking is mostly limited to street, but they do offer valet. It seems to have a more formal...More

1  Thank Rob H
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant to taste portuguese traditional cuisine. It was the first of many visits i hope. We ate way better then in some restaurants in Lisbon for sure. I don't know if we were lucky but i advice to make reservation.

Thank Luisenna
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Wine list and dessert are excellent. Make sure you have a reservation because this place is so popular that it will be booked all day especially on Friday Saturday and Sunday. Steak and food is great. Service puts this place over the top! I have...More

Thank Edgar F
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Dina T
Do you have a gluten free menu or items on the menu that are gluten free?
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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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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