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Manolo's Restaurant

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91 Elizabeth Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07206-1632
908-353-7674
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful Surprise!

Our friends selected this restaurant as a meeting point halfway between our houses, not knowing much about it, so we really had no great expectations. This turned out to be one of the nicest dining experiences we have had! Everything was first rate from the cordial greeting to the excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
SuzyQu15
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brooklyn, New York
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Our friends selected this restaurant as a meeting point halfway between our houses, not knowing much about it, so we really had no great expectations. This turned out to be one of the nicest dining experiences we have had! Everything was first rate from the cordial greeting to the excellent service, the food and ambiance. The four of us started... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Tonight, we met friends from Brooklyn in Elizabeth, NJ since that seemed like a good middle point. We were pleasantly surprised by the wonderful dinner we shared at Manolo's. The sangria, which started us off, was delicious though a bit stronger than usual. We had red and white...both equally yummy. The size of the pitcher was generous so 1/2 pitcher... More 

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband grew up in Elizabeth, and we were revisiting the restaurants in Elizabeth. Manolo's has been a long standing restaurant in the Elizabeth area. The food was good, but not outrageously great, it was average, and unfortunately, cannot remember what we had for dinner, although, I do remember having the soup for an app, and it was very good.

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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89 reviews 89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Manolo's did a fabulous job accommodating our party of 8 couples out for a celebratory dinner. The service was extraordinary. At times we had up to 4 different staff catering to our needs. Couple of highlights: both the white and red Sangria is excellent. The bread and peppers are fantastic. The Chorizos are out of this world. The rack of... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I am a 68 year old American traveling with his wife. We stayed in Elizabeth prior to a cruise out of Port Liberty. This place has its high points and not so high points. The high points first. The ambiance if really nice. Quiet with background music just right. Lighting is just right. Tables are laid out not too close.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The reception from the staff was friendly, warm and inviting. The wait staff were attentive without hovering. I had the monkfish and shrimp skewer. They gladly acomodated my request for no rice and provided me with fresh vegetable. The monkfish was grilled to perfection, a nice sear on the outside and juicy on the inside, same as the shrimp. The... More 

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Garrison, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We held our annual group dinner at Manolo's and I can't say enough good things about the place. They handled our somewhat changeable reservation expertly. The food, service, and ambiance were all excellent. This place is a gem.

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Westport, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Manolo's is an outstanding restaurant in Elizabeth, New Jersey. We have gone out of our way to dine there literally dozens of times. We live in Westport, Connecticut. The food is absolutely delicious with original specialties from Northern Spain. These include Seafood and Meats prepared in an original Basque Spanish style. The restaurant is romantic and very comfortable. There is... More 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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72 reviews 72 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I found this place because I'm involved with the new Goethals Bridge project less than a mile away from this restaurant. I checked with tripadvisor for a place close by that was alittle more upscale. I couldn't believe the quality of food and the decor of the restaurant in this neighborhood. What a great find. I had the Ahi over... More 

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Audubon, New Jersey
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Unbelievable old world Spanish cuisine in a beautiful old building with the best service and servers in town! We were on business in Elizabeth for two months and ate here often. There are many really good restaurants in Elizabeth, but this one is the best. Well worth the costs and the food is just out of this world. We loved... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 91 Elizabeth Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07206-1632
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: 908-353-7674

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 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?