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Restaurant Valenca

665 Monroe Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
(908) 354-4024
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Ranked #9 of 216 Restaurants in Elizabeth
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Portuguese
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
North Wildwood NJ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Whenever I am in the Newark NJ area, Valenca is tops on my list for wonderful Portuguese food in a convivial atmosphere. The service is friendly and efficient and the portions are ample. You'll always see regulars at the bar and families in the dining area. It's obviously the place to be in Elizabeth!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is not going to dinner, it is an evening. Take your time, enjoy the food, enjoy the experience. When ever in the area, this is a MUST STOP location. Everything is enjoyable from the rolls to the post dinner Port. We especially enjoyed the service from Hector and Jose. They are both attentive, enjoyable, and efficient. The place is... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Met a friend in on business for dinner. The hotel staff quickly recommended this place, and I see why. We had the most delicious fresh swordfish and scallops special. Very reasonable price, very fast service. It's a noisy place full of happy people eating. Great place to have a nice dinner and catch up with a friend. I'd have a... More

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This place is always packed and if I had to base my review on just the food and atmosphere it would be better but unfortunately the service and overall attitude of the staff is underwhelming. Love the steak on the stone.

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Very good Portuguese restaurant. Service and food were exceptional. Try the steak on the stone. Easy access for the hotels. The Hampton Inn shuttle bus can drive you there and back. Try the restaurant. You will not regret.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us and we ate here for my wife's birthday. Although, we had a great time, and the drinks were good, we would not eat here again. The parking is terrible and we were not impressed with the food. It was good, but we have had better and they are way over priced.

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Valenca is a well known Portuguese restaurant in Elizabeth. Food is very good. traditional dishes as well as some more modern takes on things. The only problem I have - is the their signature dish is "steak on a stone". Why people want to go out to eat and then have to cook their own meat is beyond my comprehension...... More

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Food was great, atmosphere was good. Service could have been better. It seems like there is no organization within servers.

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been coming here for the last 7 years. The steaks and roasted dishes are consistently good. Large portions and the booze is reasonably priced. I like to go here if I am too early to pick or drop someone off at the airport. My only complaint is that every waiter and no waiter is your waiter. One of... More

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Knoxville, TN
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My husband and I were here on a business trip for him before heading off to the Caribbean. We were in NJ for four nights. The hotel staff told us about this place and the shuttle even dropped us off. We went with a colleague of my husband's the first night, we enjoyed it so much we went back our... More

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Additional Information about Restaurant Valenca

Address: 665 Monroe Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Phone Number: (908) 354-4024
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Elizabeth
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: Portuguese

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