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Ironbound

Newark, NJ (Newark Central Business District)
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Newark
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks
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English first
New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Like someone said, this was truly a foodie heaven. Lots of Central America-stylized restaurants here, and their menus were great. The local culture here also had some good vibes. You can check out Adega Grill here, that was fantastic!

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Kyoto, Japan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Nice strip of Spanish restaurants mostly serving similar cuisine. But, the district has a distinct culture and attitude that's totally orthogonal to the Newark on the other side of the railroad tracks. Abandon hope of ever finding the highway of you mistakenly drive a car here. 1 block and

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Chicago
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is an old Portuguese, Spanish, and Central American neighborhood, and you have you choice of literally dozens of great places to eat. Check out Forno's of Spain, Sol-Mar, Adega Grill, and so many others, all within walking distance of the Hilton at Penn Station. And don't let Newark's reputation scare you; this is a safe, family neighborhood!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Great restaurant! They made our event very enjoyable. It was my mother-in-law's 100th birthday party just wonderful. Food, service and ambience were wonderful.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

There are a tone of great Basilian, and Portuguese restaurants on Ferry Street. The neighborhood is still kind of sketchy when compared to NYC but it has improved SO MUCH in the past few years. I used to think that I couldn't travel to Newark without getting shot, mugged and raped. While that may have one been true, the Ironbound... More

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Newark, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This area is amazing it has European as well a South American influence.. from Portuguese, Spanish to Brazilian.. the restaurants are also very ethnic.

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Pasadena, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
16 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

I never thought I'd be able to travel to Latin America in minutes from the Big Apple, but that's what happens when you walk a block from Newark Penn Station. A great immigrant neighborhood with an ethnic flair, where Spanish and Portuguese languages predominate and the food just about everywhere is truly fantastic. Quite a contrast to downtown Newark and... More

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Olympia, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

This neighborhood is one of the most friendly people in Newark. Great place, safe, and most of all great Spanish, Brazilian, and Potuguese restaurants, bars, and clubs. Great for day travel and night owl folks.

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New York City, New York
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647 reviews 647 reviews
202 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The Ironbound section of Newark has an abundance of Spanish, Portuguese, and Brazilian restaurants. This section could be the beginning of a revival of Newark. I think if you have a specific event to go to at NJPAC for example then have dinner in this section. I go with friends only occasionally.

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New Jersey, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Ironbound neighborhood in Newark is a lively place and a great place for a night out with friends. There are an abundance of restaurants and night clubs offering excellent, fairly priced, seafood specialties and other Portuguese/Brazilian/Latin cuisines. I recommend visiting during the Portuguese Festival, which occurs annually in early June. The streets are closed off and the neighborhood is... More

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