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Sol-Mar Restaurtant

267 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105 (North Ironbound)
973 344 3041
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Ranked #23 of 453 restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: North Ironbound
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82% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Flemington, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I was there this past Sunday and the owner is completely full of himself. He mistreated my guests in front of the entire restaurant, everyone was staring. I had made reservations a few days in advance and once I get there my table is smack right the middle with no room to sit or move.People who did not have a... More

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Genoa, Italy
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94 reviews 94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Huge portions and great food. Asked for the Squids and the amount of potatoes was huge! It was also tasty and grilled right to the point.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This Portuguese restaurant is absolutely fabulous! From the sangria to the dessert, the food is so well prepared it makes my mouth water just thinking about it. The first time we dined here was back on Mothers' Day of 2013. Why I didn't review it, I don't know other than I probably just didn't think to. We just went again... More

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Bloomingdale, NJ
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94 reviews 94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I've been to Sol Mar many times (also called Vila Nova). So far we have always had a good meal there with good service and very fresh fish. We've never tried the meat dishes. Service is good but the waiter may not always speak such polished English and may not make it clear that the cheese and sausage bread presented... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Another excellent Portugese Cuisine restarant located in the Iron Bound section of the city. This restaurant is located on Ferry Street and is close to the Prudential Center and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)

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Holmdel, New Jersey
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158 reviews 158 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

The food is very good, but our waiter seemed more interested in serving some of their regular clients and we had to call him several times to remind him of things he forgot to bring to our table. We would talk to him and he would suddenly talk to someone else and leave. Terrible!

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Staten Island, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We tried this restaurant on a Sunday afternoon using a Groupon deal for 4, $95 gave us four entrees, two appetizers and a bottle of wine! It also include their wonderful stuffed bread. The appetizers of calamari and garlic shrimp were very good. I ordered the skirt steak which was lean and tender although an oversized portion. My husbands's prawns... More

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Lodi, New Jersey, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

I not one to write reviews but this is by far my favorite resturant. Food , service , and quality can not be compared to anywhere else . Must try !!

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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

On a multi-stop trip in the NY/PA/NJ area, we found ourselves staying in Newark for a couple of nights. Not wanting to settle for something safe like pizza or a chain restaurant, my husband researched nearby neighborhoods and found the Ironbound district. We drove there, and picked Sol-Mar because it looked inviting and was still populated at 9:00 on a... More

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Newark, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is a family favorite. This is one of those restaurants that is always a hit. We bring friends to this and they love the selections. You get what you pay for, priced right for what you order. Sausage stuffed bread is great!!

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