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Ironbound

Neighborhood: Newark Central Business District
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Address: Newark, NJ
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Hungry? Come for the food, not the scenery

One of the residential and commercial sections of Newark that never collapsed, this Spanish and Portuguese enclave features some of the region's best restaurants. (Our favorite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Morris County, NJ
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Morris County, NJ
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

One of the residential and commercial sections of Newark that never collapsed, this Spanish and Portuguese enclave features some of the region's best restaurants. (Our favorite: Fornos.) Less a scenic attraction than a culinary one, but the international influence predominates, as does seafood in most restaurants. Come hungry.

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Newark, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful restaurant, shopping etc. A lovely section to take a stroll on a warm day. The people are friendly and you can smell the food everywhere.

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NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Great restaurants : Fernandez Steakhouse, Brasilia Grill Great fast food : Casa pao de Queijo, Hamburgao Great cafes Great neighborhood Its always a delight to go down and see the old neighborhood Always have to get a quick bite on the places i've listed above

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

this part of town was really nice, really close to the airport most restaurants down here will even shuttle you back and forth to your hotel if its at the airport somewhere. Major Portugeuse area for dining.

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Ironbound is a special community in Newark, this área is clean, are many and good restaurant, bars, stores.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

If you like Portuguese food, this is your destination! The Ironbound, as locals refer to it, is a mecca of Portuguese culture, with many restaurants featuring rodizio style dining. It's a great place to spend an evening walking and discovering small dives and great dining.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I hadn't been in this area in close to 30 years, but was incredibly surprised while visiting this past week. The entire "ironbound" area is VASTLY improved over the 1970s-1980s, with lots of people strolling along the streets. Stores and wonderful restaurants now abound, and have apparently pushed out the old crime-ridden scenes of the past. There are bunches of... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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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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53 reviews 53 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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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