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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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  • English first
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Take the time to find this place in the Ironbound district. Small place but a great local atmosphere and super veal. Try to eat in the bar area if possible for a better feeling of old Newark. Can't say enough about the consistent food.

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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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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Additional Information about De Caneca Restaurant (Tony De Caneca)

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

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