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Ironbound

Newark, NJ (Newark Central Business District)
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Ranked #5 of 15 attractions in Newark
Type: Neighborhoods
Most recent review
- Jun 2, 2014
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English first
New York City, New York
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559 reviews 559 reviews
171 attraction reviews
1,305 helpful votes 1,305 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Cranbury, New Jersey
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179 reviews 179 reviews
44 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Not quite Lisbon, but a nice neighborhood to wander through. Signs in both English and Portuguese guide you through the shops and restaurants. The stores offer things not easily found in other areas, such as a good selection of Portuguese wines. Compared to the rest of Newark this area is quite safe.

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Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The brochure oversold this neighborhood. It is very nice with lots of restaurants and interesting shops. Very clean, eclectic. Based on the brochures, we thought we might want to spend a full day and evening to explore. It did not take us nearly that long to get a really good sense of Ironbound. Certainly worth a visit.

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Newark, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great vibe. Great churches, restaurants, variety of stores, close to the Path train and the NJ Transit terminal and Amtrak. Therefore.... 17 minutes to great NY city.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Great historic neighborhood. Some of the best restaurants in new Jersey. Also this is a very safe neighborhood right by Penn station Newark. I go there very oftern

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Granada Nicaragua
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163 reviews 163 reviews
10 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Portugese and Spanish restaurants abound. 10 minutes from the airport so if you have a layover of three hours you can come , get a great meal and get back.

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New York City, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Brazilian, Spanish and Portugese food and shopping options galore. A great way to spend some time if needing to stay over in Newark

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Fords, New Jersey
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157 reviews 157 reviews
102 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This is an area that got trapped between the rail tracks, hence Iron bound. The area is loaded with Portuguese and Spanish restaurants. The one I am most fond of is called Spain. It is a bit smaller that most of the others. The food is excellent. This the "old world" cooking. Try it, you'll like it. Make sure you... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This area, the Iron Bound section of Newark New Jersey has so many Spanish and Portugese restaurants along Ferry Street. We've never had a bad meal at any place we had chosen to eat at.

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