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Newark, NJ (Newark Central Business District)
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Newark
Type: Neighborhoods
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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624 reviews 624 reviews
200 attraction reviews
1,602 helpful votes 1,602 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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9 reviews 9 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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212 reviews 212 reviews
58 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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