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Europa South Restaurant

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Portuguese, Seafood, Spanish
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521 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2501
732-295-1500
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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A little pricey

I usually don't comment on price but when my expectations are high and so are the prices I expect to be blown away. As good as the food was as was the service I wasn't blown away. Details which would have put it over the top just weren't done. I will certainly continue to go here and hope to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
Charles R
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Whiting, New Jersey, United States
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Whiting, New Jersey, United States
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I usually don't comment on price but when my expectations are high and so are the prices I expect to be blown away. As good as the food was as was the service I wasn't blown away. Details which would have put it over the top just weren't done. I will certainly continue to go here and hope to see... More 

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Sea Girt, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food here is very good and the service is always friendly. Good wine list and specials. Good nightlife too for after dinner fun. Dancing by the bar area all night. Loads of fun and very good dancers and music.

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Manasquan, New Jersey
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120 reviews 120 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We went there for a Fado performance, for which we paid $25 each extra. They took us into a back room where the odor of the scented candles burning on the tables assaulted us. The food (paella Valenciana, shrimp Europa) was bland, but they brought out Tabasco sauce when I asked for some spice. It seemed the same rice was... More 

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new york
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

4 of us were attending the Sea Food Festival in Point Pleasant, decided to go to a nice Restaurant to have dinner which we were there the night before & the food is outstanding.The bar was packed so we had to wait for a table for the dining room.At the bar was 2 highly intoxicated men after a few minutes... More 

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was our 3rd visit to Europa, but our first full dining experience at this popular Portuguese establishment. . In the past we were attracted to the unique outdoor cafe setting, it's always jam-packed on summer weekends so we had stopped in for drinks. On this visit I was thrilled to see a Tapas menu since I prefer sampling the... More 

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We stopped by for happy hour the other day and were duly impressed. The Sangria was delicious and the tapas selection was quite good. We had the mussels and a pork stew selection; both were very tasty. Since the tapas were top quality; I am very sure the main menu will be the same. I am looking forward to that... More 

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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We eat frequently at Europa South. It is one of our favorite places in the area. Service is usually prompt and friendly. The food can be very good. The restaurant can be crowded and a bit tight in the dinning room. My favorites are the Chorizo as a starter and the Scallops Bordalesa as a main. Try the house special... More 

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Edison, New Jersey, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Dinner on 8.2.2014. My house specialty of "Shrimp Alfonso XIII" consisted of microwaved mashed potatoes, some variation on a watery marsala sauce, all served on an odd silver fish-shaped plate. Calamari appetizer was rubbery with a sickeningly sweet sauce and thick dark batter. Shrimp appetizer was served in a wooden bowl of oil and burnt garlic. Had this random dude... More 

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Iselin, New Jersey
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122 reviews 122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had reservations for 630, party of 12. We arrived a little early was seated right away. Wait staff was polite and helpful. Appetizers were good, we had garlic shrimp,chourico and lobster bisque. My husband got the surf and turf. He's steak was cooked just liked he wanted but the lobster tail was a little overcooked and rubbery. I got... More 

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Manchester Township, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

You don't have to go to down neck in Newark for good Portuguese food if you live in Ocean county. This restaurant while not as fancy or authentic as those in Newark certainly fills the bill without the long trip. Foo and service were very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 521 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2501
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Point Pleasant Beach
  • Phone Number: 732-295-1500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Portuguese, Seafood, Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?