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Europa South Restaurant

521 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2501
732-295-1500
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Price range: $25 - $100
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
Cuisines: Portuguese, Seafood, Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Went on a Saturday night and they were packed. Waited a half hour to get our table that was empty for at least 20 minutes. However, once we were seated, the service was friendly and helpful. Among the appetizers, the escargot was the standout. One couple had the Paella Valencia for two with generous portions of seafood and meat with... More

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have patronized this restaurant for 20 years. I like the crab-stuffed lobster , cilantro clams in garlic broth and the beef is aged and excellent . The bar has become popular for 50+ Because it has bands and dancing and generous drinks . A real Portuguese flare. Attend one of their wine tastings - an excellent value. You'll need... More

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Nothing better than a meal at Europa! Love the service and quality if food. Always a great night. And if you're in the mood for light fare, sit in the lounge, order Tappas and The BEST Sangria and just relax. We watched the Rangers play off game on one side and danced on the other.

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11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Tried here tonight after a co- workers recommendation. When I first walked in I was a bit taken back as the decor was dated but in good shape and very clean. The dining room was split into 2 sections and was comfortable. The sangria was OK and probably premixed. However, they were extremely cheap in the fruit portion, we only... More

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