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De Caneca Restaurant (Tony De Caneca)

72 Elm Rd., Newark, NJ 07105 (North Ironbound)
973-589-6882
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Ranked #29 of 454 restaurants in Newark
Cuisines: Portuguese, Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: North Ironbound
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: North Ironbound
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  • English first
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English first
New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

My husband and I love to explore restaurants and shops in the IronBound! He "discovered" this one with a friend and was excited to share his new find with me. We sat in the bar area and we were welcomed promptly. We each had a glass of house red wine. It was very good for the price but it was... More

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Newfoundland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

My son and I went for an early dinner prior to attending a Red Bull soccer game. Tony has his own attended lot and this is a big deal in Newark, trust me. I made a reservation and we were warmly greeted although we hadn't been there before. We decided to split a bottle of wine and the head waiter... More

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I've have eaten in many Portuguese restaurants in the US, from California to Mass. Some excellent to poor. But the only one to stay consistent is Tony's in Newark. I first dined there in 1965 as a child, the ower today was a waiter then. The food has only improved, the wine list is extensive and the menu . Location... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

The location of the restaurant is in a place where it is predominately Portuguese-American. I wanted to take my mother to a place where the reviews were excellent. At the end of my experience I will never return to this place. First the service was horrible for my family. The waiter came around only twice to see if we wanted... More

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Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Visited on a Thursday night with friends. Atmosphere is nice and relaxing, service was attentive and appropriate never felt rushed and had a wonderful dinner. Started with garlic shrimp, baked scallops and both were great. Dinner was sea bass, for two of us and then the pork and chicken flambé all were delicious and the sea bass was done with... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

The staff was great. Table was ready for immediate seating after the event at Prudential Center. We shared 5 appetizers: fried squid, sausage, mussels, baked scallops and baked clams. All was very delicious. Our waitor was great. They kept the red sangria flowing. It was quite tasty. There were 8 of us and we tried a number of different entres.... More

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Lexington, South Carolina
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84 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

My first stop in, I walked into the bar area on what must have been local utility company "skip word day" or a casting call for the next episode of Sopranos. But hey, who am I to judge grown career men drinking for the rest of the day at 2 PM? The bar service is great and the food is... More

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Fort Lee, NJ
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Unbelievable portions... fresh and cooked to order ... excellent and very attentive wait staff. Good selection of wines... daily fish and meat specials are mouth watering ... their almond cake tastes like an old-fashioned good humor toasted almond ... sangria is tasty! We will be back!

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Toronto, Canada
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129 reviews 129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Hard to go wrong with this restaurant, portion sizes are huge, food really good and prices quite reasonable. Wine list is decent, personally I prefer the selections from Spain versus the Portugese wines which seem to be more of an acquired taste. (think Harsh). Service is a little spotty, most of the staff are very knowledgable and friendly, one night... More

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Keyport, New Jersey
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

We were a party of 12 for my husbands 65th birthday and not only is the food excellent but the service was as well. Hat's off the Tony De Caneca's you know how to make guests feel like family.

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