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De Caneca Restaurant

North Ironbound
European, Spanish, Portuguese
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72 Elm Rd., Newark, NJ 07105
973-589-6882
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    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
So glad this is still around!

I had many memorable evenings here when I lived in Elizabeth. I brought out of towners here who had never even heard of Portuguese cuisine and they are ALL still talking about this place. The white tablecloths, the flowers, the waiters, the special appetizers, the parking, the dinners - all made... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
gigid63
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Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I had many memorable evenings here when I lived in Elizabeth. I brought out of towners here who had never even heard of Portuguese cuisine and they are ALL still talking about this place. The white tablecloths, the flowers, the waiters, the special appetizers, the parking, the dinners - all made memorable evenings for us.

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Thank gigid63
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

This has been one of my favorite places. Clams Portuguese style still a gray dush. Shrimp in hot sauce very disappointing. Looked and tasted like the tiny Vietnamese Shrimp that are cheap and gave no taste. Will begin to think about eating at a different place.

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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I met with 3 other people at this restaurant for a business dinner. They had all been there before, I had not. It was quiet on a Wednesday evening, and we were seated at a round table with plenty of room. We ordered a pitcher of Sangria, and it was very good. I ordered the stuffed shrimp and it was... More 

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Short Hills
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We have eaten at this restaurant a few times over the years. For some reason, the less crowded it is, the worse the service. i ordeedr an appetizer and it never came. The waiter told me I did not order one. He then returned to the table to apologize for not giving me my appetizer. There were two other twosomes... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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277 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Perhaps I'm being a bit critical, but this has been one of my favorite places in Ironbound for the past 40 years. While I frequent other places on occasion, Tony Da Caneca's has been my "go to" place. In fairness, the food is still good (but not as good as in the past), the value proposition is still there and... More 

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Thank Onthebacknine
Florham Park, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My family and I went to De Caneca Restaurant for lunch on March 7, 2015 for my father's birthday. The food was delicious and the waiters were courteous. I had no idea that for lunch you get a chicken noodle soup with your meal which was a bonus. We arrived at 1:15 p.m.started off with the bread and butter that... More 

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Thank LILY306
new jersey
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We went on sat afternoon we were seated right away. Our waiter was great and very informative. Place is spotless the sangria is very good my wife had shrimp and rice and said it was excellent. I had the paella and it was also excellent. We have been going here for years and it is always good. But the place... More 

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1 Thank sanders1
Newark, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Tony Da'Caneca Restaurant is a great place for social gathering, romantic couples or Elegant Dining. The restaurant has (3) separate rooms to accommodate what ever atmosphere you desire & the food & service are excellent! I had my retirement dinner there & we had a private room with multiple choices of appetizers, dinner & desert. They even offer free parking... More 

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2 Thank KENNETH S
Nutley, New Jersey
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493 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

There are many choices for Spanish/Portuguese food in Newark. This place is a good choice. It's been here a long time. The service is friendly and the food was delicious. We had clams in green sauce which was terrific, a light delicious soup and a fresh tasting seafood casserole in a tomato sauce that was also great. With sangria and... More 

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1 Thank travelingrm
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is off the beaten path, but you can tell that it is a local favorite. They have a small parking lot across the street from the restaurant. You have to be careful that you pay attention or you will drive right past it. The restaurant is small in size but has a nice home like feel to it.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 72 Elm Rd., Newark, NJ 07105
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > North Ironbound
  • Neighborhood: North Ironbound
  • Phone Number: 973-589-6882

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Spanish, Portuguese
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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