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Casa Vasca

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North Ironbound
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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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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 24
    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
Love the food

I love Spanish food. This restaurant excels. The food is just so good. They have my favorite dish marascada in green sauce. A pot of seafood mussels, clams, lobster, scallops, and shrimp, in the best green sauce ever. Home made potato chips, and sangria. What a great deal, not expensive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Monica N
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Hollywood
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Hollywood
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love Spanish food. This restaurant excels. The food is just so good. They have my favorite dish marascada in green sauce. A pot of seafood mussels, clams, lobster, scallops, and shrimp, in the best green sauce ever. Home made potato chips, and sangria. What a great deal, not expensive. Truly delicious. I can't wait to go back.

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New Jersey
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154 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Wow. By accident we found this place. I am used to Forno's and Spanish Tavern, and Very happy we ate here instead. I admit that I am unsure about telling everyone about Casa Vasca, because I may have a long wait next time I go! It is smaller than Forno's and parking is not as easy. It is definitely more... More 

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Oneonta, New York
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141 reviews 141 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We stopped by for a cappuccino and espresso and thoroughly enjoyed the family atmosphere...very friendly staff! Will come back for dinner!

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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?