We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A bit disappointing” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Portuguese Tavern

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
Portuguese Tavern
507 Crooks Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011-2104
973-772-9703
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #85 of 176 Restaurants in Clifton
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Maywood, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A bit disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I had eaten the food from here before but only dined in once or twice. The food was plentiful but not impressed with the presentation or preparation. Ordered a daily special which was duck. It was over cooked and tough, very greasy. The atmosphere is only so-so. The only plus was that it wasn't crowded at lunch time and we were not rushed.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

13 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    5
    3
    2
    2
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Paterson, New Jersey
1 review
“YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHAT TO ORDER”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Low prices. No quality control, hit & miss. Order off daily specials menu only for best results. Waters could be better, you have to ask for, or ask twice for. Ben is the best. lots of room for improvement. But I will be back.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wilmington, Delaware
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Go for drinks... Not food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The food was horrible. The manager wouldn't even come to our table. The services was wonderful as it is not his fault the kitchen was so bad. The bread was the best thing that we ate. We did order appetizers and entrees but we had to send them back. Maybe we should have ordered steak instead but it was very disappointing.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Clifton, New Jersey
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“quantity vs quality”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

this place used to be good. the last time I was there was horrible. to me its all about quality but the food just seemed to be piled up with tasteless food. took the food home only to toss it out. never going back to this place.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Paterson, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Portuguese Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This restaurant provides authentic Portuguese food at a fairly reasonable price! I recommend the sardines with a pitcher of white wine followed by a tiramisu. I've also heard that the flounder and BBQ chicken are great. Atmosphere is nice and understated but still classy for the price. The service is good and staff is very friendly and accommodating.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Portuguese Tavern also viewed

 

Been to Portuguese Tavern? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Portuguese Tavern, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.