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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: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Cook your own steak

I went there twice with my colleague. We initially went as it was closer to the airport area and we found it awesome. I loved my t-bone steak and Veal. They made it just to perfection. Next time we made it a point to visit when we were in the town. This time we tried the famous "cook your own... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Roselle Park, New Jersey
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The food, portions and price are not matched anywhere else. There are always specials on the menu. The steak on a stone is a specialty of the house and is a fun experience. The atmosphere tends to be a little noisy, but you will eat well and never be rushed. I have been here twice this month for birthday celebrations... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Recommended by collegues, ventured into Elizabeth, and was not disappointed. Great Steak and salad washed down with a lovely bottle of red.

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New Jersey
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Came in on a Wednesday night, found parking right in front. We were a little confused about the entrance, and a guy, who we thought was the valet was signaling us to walk down. After figuring it all out; there is a more formal banquet/ restaurant and the bar and grill restaurant, we were at the bar and grill. I... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Good atmosphere and delicious Portuguese food. We've really enjoyed and will recommend the place to our friends. They should consider expanding their business to Washington DC.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Dinner starts with rolls and a salad. Salad was dripping with an oil/vinegar dressing. It was good but just too much. For main course I had shrimp in garlic. The sauce was awesome! It came with rice and potatoes (chips). The chips were good but the rice seemed under cooked. I was only able to eat about 1/2 of the... More 

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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I went there twice with my colleague. We initially went as it was closer to the airport area and we found it awesome. I loved my t-bone steak and Veal. They made it just to perfection. Next time we made it a point to visit when we were in the town. This time we tried the famous "cook your own... More 

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Searsmont
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We decided on Valenca based on the Hotel Staff's recommendation. Upon arrival the valet parking attendant agreed it was great. Unfortunately the steak didn’t sound good to me so I went for the Chicken Cordon Bleu. I never would have expected it to be the pressed chicken parts with fillers that you can purchase out of a box in the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The only thing good about this place was the salad. Bread was hard. I ordered filet mignon with mushroom cream sauce, the meat that came out was more like a chop steak - it was tough to chew. Service was not attentive to our concerns or complaints. Would not recommend.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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25 reviews
19 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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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: Doing business, Families with children, Bar scene, 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?