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Restaurant Valenca

665 Monroe Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
(908) 354-4024
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Ranked #5 of 214 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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Knoxville, TN
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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Laconia, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As is so often the case in northern NJ, you can find some really good Spanish and Portuguese food and Valencia was no exception. It's hidden off Route 1 in a quite neighborhood, and it has the feel of a nice neighborhood restaurant. There seemed to be many regular but as a business traveler I felt right at home. I... More

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Tampa, FL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was absolutely the best birthday dinner I've ever had and I was 58 that day. We were in Newark as a stopover heading back home to Tampa, FL. We loved the atmosphere - cozy neighborhood gem. The service was excellent as was the food. LOVED the steak and lobster cooked on the stone. A meal that will stay delightfully... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

In Elizabeth for one night, for an early morning departure from Newark. Asked the hotel to recommend a restaurant. Took the hotel shuttle to Valenca. Ate in the pub section, great food - huge portions. Loved the lively atmosphere.

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My family and I have been to this restaurant several times and, this is my first review of the restaurants. We truly love the diversity of the menu and, can't complain about the reasonable prices. The staff are always extremely friendly and attentive, the waiter Henrique G. who has served us several times and, based on his recollection of our... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It was grilled-not roasted, burnt on one side (hidden on the bottom as if one wouldn't notice) and well done in spite of the fact I asked for rare/medium rare. Service was unimpressive

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la
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were overnighting at EWR and restaurant was recommended as best in area by our hotel. Everything, food, service and selection was wonderful and reasonably priced

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

I order food tonight June 4th 2014. She told me too come in 15 mins so I came in 22 mins. I had too wait 21 mins when I got there too receive my food. I live rite across the stress so once I got in the house I opened my tray & the food was ice cold. I'm very... More

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Cabot, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Highly recommend. My first trip to this area in my life and found this place. Food is amazing, service is outstanding. The place is clean and has valet parking. I will be back again one day.

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

There are two sides to the restaurant, Bar & Grill siee, and formal dining room. Had dinner in the formal dining room, the restaurant is beautiful, the waitstaff is friendly and attentive. The food was magnificent!! The whole experience was topnotch, will definitely be back!!!

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