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Manolo's Restaurant

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91 Elizabeth Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07206-1632
+1 908-353-7674
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Leonardtown, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Pricey, great food! Took a little longer than I normally like. A gem in the middle of nothing! Went for a business lunch. Friendly staff.

Thank zazblue
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great Local place. A must go to if you are in Elizabeth area. I have been there for dinner and for parties. We had my daughter's Wedding Rehearsal dinner there and the food was exceptional. Great cocktails.

Thank baroneag
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Manolo's is an Elizabeth staple. It has the finest cuisine from Spain. The high service matches its entrees. Great place for a date, special occasion or family dinner. Worth every penny.

Thank EliMontoya28
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Took my boss and coworkers for lunch Food greatttt!!!! Service magnificent The place is cozy Couldn't be better

Thank yumu
Teaneck, NJ
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Don't be put off by the industrial wasteland that surrounds this restaurant, it's beautiful inside with an old world charm. The food is excellent with friendly, efficient service to match. This restaurant easily competes in quality with restaurants in NYC. There's lots of seafood on the menu but they have other stuff too. I got the special that day, rack... More 

Thank LivesInNewJersey
Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Love this small cozy restaurant. Great service, great food, great atmosphere and drinks. Recommending it.

Thank DaveManing
Clinton, Maryland
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I was in Elizabeth, NJ on business and some time to get together with friends I haven't seen in years. The food was excellent, but it didn't have many Portuguese dishes and I was looking forward to experimenting with Portuguese cuisine. The atmosphere of the place is great. It was more appropriate for a romantic dinner than a bunch of... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This was my second or third visit here. Outstanding service and meal. Filet mignon was huge and one of the best I ever had. Salad was light and very good. Everything fresh and delicious. Really is a hidden gem in downtown Elizabeth. Parking in the lot is a bit tight, ok with smaller cars but street parking is available. One... More 

Elizabeth, New Jersey
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is my family's home away from home! I can never say enough great things about the food, staff, atmosphere, even location. Manny V just simply does an outstanding job making you comfortable the moment you enter the place. Mom and I were here on Friday, July 22, 2016 for a nice late afternoon dessert to celebrate her birthday. KiKi... More 

Thank cbouknight
South Orange, New Jersey
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

We've eaten at Manolo's several times. The Chicken and rice dish is excellent and enough to feed at least two!! My husband always gets a fish dish which is always very good. The best appetizer that we had was the lobster ravioli. We had it once and then went back for an engagement celebration and asked them to make it... More 

Thank apnighthawk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Elizabeth Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07206-1632
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +1 908-353-7674

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?