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Casa Vasca

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141 Elm St, Newark, NJ 07105-1305
973-465-1350
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Food so good you forget it's in Newark

My wife and I were headed to see the NJ Devils play hockey and we wanted dinner outside the arena. We heard good things about Casa Vasca. GPS helped locate this neighborhood eatery. They have their own free, attended parking lot. The restaurant is small, but spacious. It is immaculate. The wait... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Laurence C
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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were headed to see the NJ Devils play hockey and we wanted dinner outside the arena. We heard good things about Casa Vasca. GPS helped locate this neighborhood eatery. They have their own free, attended parking lot. The restaurant is small, but spacious. It is immaculate. The wait staff is superb. The meal started with red... More 

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Neptune, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Casa Vasca is a backstreet gem away from the usual tourist promoted restaurants in the Ironbound section of Newark. The food is always cooked to order and if you don't see it on the menu, just ask and it will be made. The waiters are men from another era back in Portugal who serve you with a smile and are... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I often go here with my family when heading to a concert or the airport. The service is always great. The sangria was delicious and the food wasn't half bad either.

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Brick, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Barely a 3* / It maybe excellent to new/occasional reviewers but this writer is once again disappointed with the "Inconsistent Quality" and portions, but take your chances when you order. Its a 20+ year history for me... Perhaps it has run its course when compared with many truly excellent restaurants in the Ironbound. On a recent visit the large sirloin... More 

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East Brunswick, NJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Shrimp & Garlic, the best. Don't have Rodizio. Sometimes a little bit of a wait to be seated, but well worth the wait. White sangria is excellent.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Disappointed. Soups was tasty but not hot. Sangria lacked flavor. Shrimp and garlic was good paella mostly rice.

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New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Annual Dinners with my fraternity brothers...6 years in a row for me...food is out of this world and reasonably priced...staff and service was also terrific..."little beers" night cap is our tradion...And to top it all off, they have their own parking lot! Can't wait to go back.

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Dover, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

For many years we have enjoyed going to Casa Vasca while visiting the Iron Bound section of Newark. We have never been disappointed. The Restaurant offers a great selection of meats, fish, & specials to choose from. The food is cooked when ordered and is always delicious and fresh. I know this area has changed through the years but this... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great Spanish food! Small place, but I've been there twice and were able to find table. Parking is not far away on the same street. Waiters are nice too!

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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

All 6 of our party thought the food was delicious. The portions were very large and the prices were reasonable. We had a reservation on a Saturday night and were seated promptly. Service was also terrific. And to top it all off, they have their own parking lot! Can't wait to go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 141 Elm St, Newark, NJ 07105-1305
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > North Ironbound
  • Neighborhood: North Ironbound
  • Phone Number: 973-465-1350

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 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?