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Lively but limiting. Went to have dinner at the excellent restaurants in the area but was unable to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jersey City, New Jersey
A fun neighborhood!!

There are many good resteraunt's here, and jewelers and cafe's. It's a Portuguese neighborhood and... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Newark, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lively but limiting. Went to have dinner at the excellent restaurants in the area but was unable to secure a seat due to long wait time.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Starting with da extra long wait....... Overwhelming Could never complain about the food just too much of a booking people on top of each other and for me that’s a bit much, great place.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank D8571YFmargaretb
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

There are many good resteraunt's here, and jewelers and cafe's. It's a Portuguese neighborhood and fun to walk around in on a nice day. Very clean and safe neighborhood. Lots of fun and spectacular food. Many choices on where to eat!!!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jjkam91
Reviewed October 24, 2018

The restaurants Down Neck alone save you on airfare to Brazil, Portugal. The proud neighborhood has festivals and an urban culinary experience

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JerseyJohnnie
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

This is a proud Potugese neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey filled with warm friendly and welcoming people. A place to go and enjoy the great traditional Portugese foods.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nagostoagosto40
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Great neighborhood for seafood restaurants. Many with good Portuguese food. Have eaten in several places over the years. Always good food, and plenty of interesting small shops and great people

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

There’s such a unique quality to this section of Newark that it’s worth going to. There are wonderful Portuguese and Spanish restaurants to dine at as well.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank BigoBoca
Reviewed August 8, 2018

If you planning to make typical Brazilian dishes and need farofa (spiced manioc flour) and similar items or you'd like to buy something different than your standard cheap cachaça or some Portuguese wines, you will find it at one of the many stores or the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gypsgris
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Ironbound is full of many great restaurants and stores to shop on Ferry Street. They also have great restaurants on some side streets. It's a little congested at times but a great walk! Come on down and visit one of the many places to eat!...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank maldomi1
Reviewed May 24, 2018

Stopped by to watch the portuguese soccer game on the tv and had a hamburger. I must say, it was one of he best burgers I have had. It was top quality Texas angus beef, cooked to perfection and served with French fries.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ILove2explore2
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April 11, 2016|
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Response from Chrischris111 | Reviewed this property |
Well it depends the time of your arrival and departure if it is day or night and if you are really have four hours to spare.To get to Ironbound with taxi round trip is about 1/2 an hour and will cost you about $50.00.So... More
December 24, 2014|
Response from Karen S | Reviewed this property |
The national drink of Brazil is the Caipirnha which contains Cachaca. It's a clear liquor and strong. The drink is very good.
Travel Forum Posts
Hong Kong, China
Newark safe areas (8 Replies)
Plan to make a day trip from NYC. Does anyone know the safe/unsafe areas in Newark? Are Ironbound and Branch Brook Park safe? Thank you.
June 24, 2017|
Response fromKesh_grammy|
The park is great, as to Ironbound area in Newark there are a number of great eateries...I have never had a problem in either area.
Atlanta, Georgia
Restaurants before you get to security in Newark Airport? (2 Replies)
My husband and I have a layover of several hours in Newark Airport and plan to meet friends there for a long lunch. However, since they are not traveling that day, they won't be able to go past the security checkpoint with us. Are there any restaurants on the public side of the checkpoints in any of the terminals? I realize that a better and more adventurous option would be hopping a train to the Ironbound district of Newark, but this is going to be an exhausting 36-hour trip with a lot of...More
August 21, 2009|
Response fromAERULES|
There is a TGI friday in Terminal A.
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Need a suggestion for Portuguese restaurant in Ironbound (2 Replies)
Looking for your favorite Portuguese restaurant in the Ironbound thanks, stuckinnj
April 24, 2012|
Response fromdwrrn|
Too much to choose from. I would recommend doing a "tapas crawl". This is where you walk along Ferry St (and the adjoining streets) and go have a "tapas" (small food portion) along w/ a drink, at a few restaurants and "discover" what is your favorite. Personally I have never had "bad" food at any restaurant in the Ironbound, some places are better than others, but I don't think you could go wrong anywhere in the Ironbound.