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Ironbound

Newark, NJ (Newark Central Business District)
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Ranked #5 of 13 attractions in Newark
Type: Neighborhoods
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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English first
Newark, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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
57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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79 reviews 79 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
97 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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New Providence, New Jersey
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120 reviews 120 reviews
53 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This gem in Newark, seems to separate itself from the surrounding area. Billed as largest Portuguese area in America , this place is a shot in the arm to a run down area. I know Newark has improved over the past few years, but this place still stands out.

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Darfur, Sudan via Charlotte, NC, USA
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133 reviews 133 reviews
26 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The Ironbound is THE place to eat in NY area. Some of the restaurants are good; some are great; and some are absolutely astounding! The food is authentic Spanish/Portuguese - it's usually difficult to find one that has a specific bent for either country. And now there are even Brazililan rodizios popping up to complete the gastronomic adventure. And the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Do not miss it. You'll find very good options for good food. We tried Mompou, a kind of Spanish dishes ... wonderful! Go and enjoy!

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Bronx, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
54 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I have gone to this area many times during work but being on the road sometimes forces you to eat fast food and run to the next job . I told my self the next time we are in New Jersey with the kids we will eat here . Well we did take the kids and grandmothers all had a... More

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