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414 Central Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307-2808
+1 201-216-9984
Today
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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CAGUAS
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Food was great I had carne guisada, my uncle had pollo Asados and rice. The alcapurrias were great. Recommended if you are in Jersey City.

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Thank Cyndia1212
Caldas Novas, GO
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58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to have a lunch. We ordered camarones enchillado, mondongo and mofongo. All food tastes decicious. The price is also regular.

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Thank Dalvanira A
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Good food really good alcapurias but the service suck you need to let them know you there Cuz they will ignore u till u say something so be ready to wait till they feel like serving you sorry but is good

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Thank Gio S
New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Has been here twice. First time I wasn't impressed so I tried a second time. We sat down after 10 mins someone took our order. We waiting 30 mins for a chicken sandwich and some rice and beans, really? It wasn't even crowded. Got up and went to feed the meter, came back and food is nowhere close. Just got... More 

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Thank Betzy G
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

good spanish food. the price is good the owners are nice with the customer they come out to chat with you to see if you are served ok. and if everything is ok

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Thank yazmin R
New Jersey
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

I've been a faithful patron since their humble beginnings on Lincoln St in a small hot 2 burner kitchen. Now in their new improve location on Central Ave, I'm still a faith faithful customer. The food is the most authentic, the Pernil (pork) and Yellow rice is always delicious. The Ropa Vieja is tender and tasty. The Pupusas on Wednesday... More 

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Thank MJ J
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2011

“Not all that and a whole lot less...” Jun 20, 2010 Mannyjfk2003 Coming from NYC where you can find good restaurants in every other corner, I can tell you that El Sabroso is not all that. I have ate there several times and noticed that the portions are very small, the servers don't use head gear and if you are... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2010

Coming from NYC where you can find good restaurants in every other corner, I can tell you that El Sabroso is not all that. I have ate there several times and noticed that the portions are very small, the servers don't use head gear and if you are in a rush, don't even bother. They seem very disorganized in their... More 

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Thank Mannyjfk2003
Newark
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2010

The food is phenomenal! If you like Boricua food this is the place for you. Their Mofongo with camarones is to live for. The honors are lovely people who will come by to chit chat with you. "The prices are excellent. Cash only. Enjoy your meal. Buen provecho!!!

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Thank Minin756
jersey city
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2009

Sabroso! central ave Jersey City Heights This place serves some of the best Caribbean dishes in the city. If you like rice and peas this restaurant is serving the best there is. Try their allcapurrias you wont be disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 414 Central Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307-2808
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: +1 201-216-9984

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