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Sol-Mar Restaurtant

267 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105 (North Ironbound)
973 344 3041
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Ranked #24 of 455 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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56 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Newark, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is one of my favorite places. The food is always good. They have plenty of variety. My favorite dish is 'Carne de Porco à Alentejana' which is extremely good there not to mention the Paehla.. yum yum.. lets not forget the Sangria. I love the red. The bread there is also top quality. The prices there are also very... More

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Montreal, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

You have to ask for the stuffed crab, for some reason they are not on the menu. The crabs are flown in from Portugal on Thursdays. There are two kinds, warm oven baked small crabs, which come about 4 to 5 on a plate, or the large stuffed cold crab which is eaten like a spread over bread. Both are... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great food, Portuguese cuisine at its finest! Eat inside or outside (weather permitting) clean, nice ambiance.

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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
Top Contributor
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Florham Park, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
59 helpful votes 59 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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