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Valenca

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665 Monroe Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
(908) 354-4024
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Today
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, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 57
    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
BIG DISHES

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Beatriz M
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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
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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
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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
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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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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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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20 restaurant reviews
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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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Brooklyn, New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I found this restaurant thru Google for the best restaurants in Elizabeth. OUTSTANDING. CLEAN. GREAT STAFF. INEXPENSIVE.

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Sarasota, Florida
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I have to admit that I was skeptical when I first heard of this Portuguese restaurant from the bartender at the nearby hotel I was staying at. They could not say enough about this place which is tucked into a neighborhood close to the Newark airport and actually quite easy to get to. Parking's a little tight and I'd recommend... More 

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My review is for the take out food. They are busy but the service is fast, I used to place the order by phone and drive there after 15 minutes to pick up the food. The portions are big and delicious. The girls at the balcony and cash register are very friendly and attentive. Every time they open the recipient... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Sea bass was swimming in greasy butter with a side of bland microwaved broccoli and carrots and some extra bland yellow mush. Ordered creme brûlée and got something that tasted like melted plastic. Thank you for taking the dessert off the bill. It allowed me to go to McDonald's on the way home bec I was starving.

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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: 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: Pub, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?