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Ironbound

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When my husband and I, who had just spent six months in Brazil, decided to move from New York to New Jersey, we wanted to move to the foreign-feeling atmosphere of Ironbound. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

When my husband and I, who had just spent six months in Brazil, decided to move from New York to New Jersey, we wanted to move to the foreign-feeling atmosphere of Ironbound. It is a Portuguese enclave. The restaurants all seem wonderful.Portions and prices great.Wherever one dines, one is happily satisfied. Parking is near impossible, though.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My first time in Newark !!! Great Energy !!! We went to dinner at Iberia Peninsula. My friend is going to Rutgers. She and classmates had been there before for meetings. Beautiful city...felt comfortable and safe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It's all that's good in the Ironbound. Portuguese food to Spanish food. Brazilian steakhouses (rodozio), also lots of bakery and markets.

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Brick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Fantastic neighborhood, safe and colorful. The Portuguese, Brazilian, and Spanish folks have established a wonderful scene filled with terrific restaurants. One is better than the other. Some folks also call this area 'Down Neck' and I am not sure of the exact distinction. We often make the hour ride to go there. We love Iberia, and Forno's, but all are... More 

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Union, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Ironbound Section of Newark is a safe area to the East of Penn Station. It is full of fantastic Spanish and Portuguese restaurants plus many interesting small shops. There are also some Brazilian and even a few Mexican restaurants. When I first visited the area way back in 1977, there were 7 or 8 Italian restaurants that were excellent... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I moved to the Ironbound AKA Down Neck in 2004 where I met my wife. This small community with a big city feel has been home to me. I can honestly say the people here are great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Very welcoming. Definitely advise to check out the restaurants that are off the beaten path versus the ones that are on the main street. See my reviews and you will find some, with Casa Vasca being my favorite. safe area of Newark contrary to the reputation. Cute little park for kids as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Cute little neighborhood with many shops. You can experience a little of Portuguese and Brazilian culture.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The Ironbound section of Newark has lots of nice restaurants, bakeries and shops to explore. It is not a fancy area but the restaurants are very good and there is a nice selection to choose from. It is nice to just walk around and look at the menus. The area is very safe and nice to visit if you are... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I love to go to the Ironbound and enjoying good food. Also i do a lot of my food shopping in that area in particular they have an excellent choice of fishes and bread.

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