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I've lived in the Ironbound my whole life and it's always changing. There's ton of restaurants to choose from. There's Prudential Center and NJPAC to watch shows and games... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Olivia M
Newark, New Jersey
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Newark, New Jersey
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've lived in the Ironbound my whole life and it's always changing. There's ton of restaurants to choose from. There's Prudential Center and NJPAC to watch shows and games. There's no shortage of bars and clubs. Plus Penn Station leaves to near most of the activity.

Thank Olivia M
Penza Oblast, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This is a huge district on the north of Newark Penn Station. It`s really special, there live a lot of people from Portugal, Spain, Mexico, Brazil and some more Spanish/Portigese-speaking nations. You won`t be dissapointed if you have couple of hours and desire to explore different culture. But it`s not a pinaccle of Newark attractions.

Thank santicazorla19
Martinsville, NJ, United States
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105 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

One of safest place to dine and walk in Newark.want ethnic food this the place to visit.A few best restaurants for Spanish and Portuguese food.

Thank Janeen M
United States
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52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

When you are around at Newark NJ please visit the Ironbound section special at night hours when it is life every day of the week and go the nice restaurants for dining and enjoy Portuguese,Brasilian and Spanish cuisine that you had never before and their music,dances(special the Samba)and the culture of South America.I used to leave there for eleven years... More 

Thank Chrischris111
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to eat and spend money with great foods. Coimbra restaurant its the best one. The plates are so big and the food was great. Please, dont go Boi na Brasa Grill and Delicia de Minas. We had problems with the both one, like rice and mayonese. Go to Fernandes Steak house! Only Portuguese restaurants

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Jupiter, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Ironbound section is just off 1 &9 so traveling here is not a problem as you don't have to drive through all of Newark which can be rough. This portugese area has some of the best restaurants in the tri-state....and if you like portuguese or spanish food this is the place.....the barbecue joints are great for roasted chicken or ribs... More 

Thank JohnBiscotti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

The Ironbound Section of Newark aka Da Brick City is were I sent most of my childhood. I learned 2 new languages (Portuguese & Brazilian) to go along with the English and Spanish I knew. The ethnic area is a melting pot of Portuguese, Brazilian, Spanish (Spain), Puerto Rican, Cuban, African American, Asian and Columbian. Check out Ferry St. Great... More 

Thank Jason D
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The ironbound district in Newark is awesome. There's so much to see, do, and experience it's amazing. What's good is that it's authentic – if you want great Spanish food come here. Portuguese food here too. Even food from Peru – Authenticity is the keyword to the ironbound section of New York.

Thank sockster
Greater Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

I took a visit to this area and ended up moving here within a few days. It is a neighborhood different than any i had ever experienced. Lots of ethnic food, shops and such.

Thank Adekemi A
Bloomfield, New Jersey
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71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

When my husband and I, who had just spent six months in Brazil, decided to move from New York to New Jersey, we wanted to move to the foreign-feeling atmosphere of Ironbound. It is a Portuguese enclave. The restaurants all seem wonderful.Portions and prices great.Wherever one dines, one is happily satisfied. Parking is near impossible, though.

Thank Carole S

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