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Ironbound

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Neighborhood: Newark Central Business District
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Nice on a sunny day

There is on the internet a suggested walk around the District I recommend, which takes you past a bunch of statues, monuments and churches and gives a great flavor of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
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Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

There is on the internet a suggested walk around the District I recommend, which takes you past a bunch of statues, monuments and churches and gives a great flavor of the neighborhood. The highlight is the food, though. Make a reservation and enjoy the Portuguese cuisine.

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clifton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you love the vibe of downtown New York and the food it has then you would love the Ironbound. Drive down Ferry street and get some authentic Portuguese/ Brazillian food. Go to Santos Florist in Wilson street and Niagra street and get a great deal on flowers that your girlfriend will be proud to showoff. Go to Chestnut street... More 

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New Jersey
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Ironbound, named for the railroad tracks and canal locks that once surrounded it, is a thriving Portuguese and Brazilian community in Newark. Luckily for everyone else, it is right next to Penn Station, the main train station in Newark. Take a side trip. Arrive early for your train. Ferry Ave, the main street of Ironbound, begins right at Penn Station,... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I have been to the Ironbound section MANY times,and do not tire of the Portuguese cuisine.If you have a long layover at Newark Airport,say...three or four hours,the Ironbound section with all the restaurants and shops are a fifteen minute taxi ride. If their were sidewalks you could easily walk! But,hence the name Ironbound,highways,railroad,factories.It's truly a jewel in what was a... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

In winter is this place uninteresting (dead). We stayed in this district in February for lunch (Casa Brazil Steak House = good).

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Irvington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This area is full of Portuguese, Brazillian and Spanish culture. Lots of great restaurants to eat at my favs (Adega Grill, Mompous, Paleios, Iberia and Vivo's)...and if you like to dance of the meal you have Fernandez, Lancers, Don Manuels and Vivo's)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This area of Newark is filled with many shops, cafes, bakeries, fish markets and many eateries. This area is also accessible by mass transit and is close to Prudential Center and NJPAC. There are also spring and summer street festivals that something for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I am a life-long resident of the Ironbound section of Newark. I think the Ironbound is a great, lively neighborhood that needs to be experienced. It is an old neighborhood---the kind that are disappearing from the planet, unfortunately. There are shops, cafes, and great restaurants worth a visit. Stop and smell the roses, and visit the Ironbound. Simply get to... More 

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Laval, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I used to live in Newark as I studied at Rutgers newark campus. Among those of us few students who dared venturing outside campus, we all agreed that the ironbound was the only place nearby where you could find a decent meal or coffee. The ironbound offers really good portuguese specialties ranging from seafood to pastries. On top of that... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Ferry Street is a lot of fun. Iron Bound has a ton of great Spanish and Portuguese restaurants. You can have a decent cultural experience if you go and walk around, visit the shops and restaurants.

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