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“Family restaurant serving good food!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Seabra's Marisqueira

Seabra's Marisqueira
87 Madison St, Newark, NJ (North Ironbound)
973-465-1250
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Ranked #5 of 487 Restaurants in Newark
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: North Ironbound
Holmdel, New Jersey
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158 reviews 158 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Family restaurant serving good food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We went there last night without a reservation and were seated rigth away. But beware! It was 5:00 PM! When we left at 8:00PM the place was crowded and there was a line of people waiting to be seated. The service is okay and expect to be forgotten by your waiter. The food was good: my husband had perfectly grilled cod with tasty vegetables. I had pork with rice and vegetables and it was very good. The portions are big, so you can share if you are not too hungry. For dessert we had "Serradura" and "Ricotta Ice Cream with Almonds": excellent! The restaurant is a simple place where families gather with parents, grandparents, and children (all well behaved). I felt as if I were in Portugal. There is free parking across the street on weekends, and on weekdays too with a two hour limit. We spent a little over $78.00 including a bottle of a good Portuguese wine.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
ny/nj
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119 reviews 119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“seafood is supreme here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

My husband and I shared the seafood platter for 2 and it was massive! everything was delicious. our table shared a bunch of appetizers, chorizo, octopus,garlic shrimp,calimari, all were delicious. Everyone enjoyed their dinner, the service was great, also there is a parking lot across the street, which if you know Ironbound area, it helps especially if parallel parking isn't one part of your skill set !

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Hit or Miss.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Noting that I have previously found the restaurant to be either a "hit" or a "miss", I recently optimistically returned to Seabra's Marisqueira. I have in the past enjoyed fresh, well prepared seafood at this establishment. I have also in the past have had to send food back due to a strong ammonia taste and smell that seafood gets when it isn't fresh, due to decomposition. While my most recent visit was a success in the food department (chicken), I won't be returning for a couple of reasons: First, I was immediately reminded that there are ever-present fruit flies that hang out on the walls - except for the occasional dive at your food. Second, despite the fact that our latest meal was good, we were unable to enjoy it because we were seated near a restroom and the odor permeated the dining area. (Sitting in the front/bar area rather than the rear dining room would alleviate this problem, as would the installation of some sort of exhaust system in the restrooms.)
In that there are many dining options in the Ironbound neighborhood that serve the same or similar dishes at comparable and/or more reasonable prices, given Seabra's track record, my advice is to go elsewhere.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Linden, New Jersey
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A must for great seafood!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Extremely fresh seafood. There is a bar area up front and tables in the back. It isn't the fanciest place in town, but the food is top notch!

Visited September 2012
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Jersey City, NJ
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Great for Seafood & Large Plates”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Very good place compared to many in the area. Didn't like the tight seating in the back but service was excellent. Seafood was fresh & tasty. Everything is Large. Wish they had warm bread but still good. Have there own parking lot too which is a plus for Ironbound Restaurants.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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