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Valenca

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European, Pub, Portuguese
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665 Monroe Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
(908) 354-4024
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Full of Flavor

I visited this location with three colleagues. The recommended dish included clams, shrimp, muscles, scallops and lobster meat over saffron rice. It was a recommended serving for 2 but it was more than enough for the 3 of us to share. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the service was good. Valet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Ericka H
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Eastover, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The title tells it all. Absolutely Delicious. We picked Valenca based upon the other reviews and we were not disappointed at all. We had the Italian Sausage appetiver to start and loved it. For our Main Course we picked the Large Prawns (spicy sauce), The 2 Lobster Tails and Pork Cubes with shrimp and sausage. Very generous portions. For dessert... More 

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Avon Park, Florida
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you find yourself in Newark, NJ and want great food and prices......head to this place. Steaks cooked on a stone, whole fried snapper and more. Everything was wonderful

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Eastover, South Carolina
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I visited this location with three colleagues. The recommended dish included clams, shrimp, muscles, scallops and lobster meat over saffron rice. It was a recommended serving for 2 but it was more than enough for the 3 of us to share. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the service was good. Valet parking was also available.

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Sudbury, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Large portions and decent service. The portuguese cuisine tastes the same as in the Azores. Loved it

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Filet mignon on a stone is a true surprise. Red snapper and shrimp soup are among other great dishes. Staff is very friendly. We love this place and celebrated several family events.

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Because we were staying at a hotel opposite EWR, we needed a restaurant nearby. We found this restaurant listed on line. What a find! The menu is fantastic. Lamb, pork, seafood, prepared Portuguese style. Service was excellent. The aroma from the kitchen takes your breath away. They have a special where they bring a hot stone to your table for... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Visiting from out of town. Coworker and I came here for lunch and were very pleased. She ordered chicken cordon bleu and I had the chicken Marsala. Both meals came with rolls, salad, entree and sides of chips and rice. It seemed odd to have chips with this but that didn't stop us from enjoying the tasty homemade chips. Would... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

SHARE or you'll take lots of food home. It seems always busy, not fancy but the food says it all. Full bar & you must try the GREEN SANGRIA - OMG. Take your time eating or your get full fast & feel bad that you have no room for the next dish.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I was in town a just a little while and I wasnt really enjoying the Food aspect of Newrark. Then I was taken to this place. Great price. Tasty food. All around wonderful time. I will be back

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We, too, were steered to Valencia by a hotel concierge nearby -a great recommendation. Others have already described the bar, take-out and parking situation, so I'll get right to the experience and food. We came without a reservation, and were seated quickly at a four top (we were just two), and given menus (extensive) and had our drink orders taken.... More 

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Additional Information about Valenca

Address: 665 Monroe Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Phone Number: (908) 354-4024
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Elizabeth
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: European, Pub, Portuguese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 665 Monroe Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: (908) 354-4024

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: European, Pub, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?