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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
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    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
Extraordinary service for Large party of couples

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
ChrisJohnson97
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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
66 helpful votes 66 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
26 reviews 26 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Elizabeth, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Manolo's is simply one of the very best restaurants where I have had the pleasure of dining! From the location (downtown Elizabeth, Industrial) to the layout (quaint and cozy, with the perfect mixture of ambiance and privacy) to a fantastic menu (Spanish, Mediterranean) to servers extraordinaire! They have everything and more to make your dining a wonderful experience. Once inside,... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

was early for an appointment in Elizabeth, asked the securtiy folks if they had a recommendation, they pointed me to some deli, on the way, I found Manolo's....EXCELLENT....Chicken and Orzo soup, grilled salmon was the best I've had in a LONG time! Garlic Bread with chopped tomatoes and a large cappuccino to finish it off....~$30...but well worth it! excellent atmosphere,... More 

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Conifer, Colorado
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

clean, great service, and great food. i enjoyed this place so much, i ate there 3 times during the week. you will drive through neighborhoods that may have you thinking your in the wrong place, but keep going. great seafood prep and beers on tap.

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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?