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Oliveiras da Serra

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1241 Roosevelt Avenue, Carteret, NJ 07008
732-541-0003
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 19
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
GREAT TIME ALWAYS

Jorge and staff always make you feel like part of the family, newbie or regular alike. Always have a great meal and a fun time. Blue Sangria is outstanding as is the red and white.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
acboundnor
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new jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jorge and staff always make you feel like part of the family, newbie or regular alike. Always have a great meal and a fun time. Blue Sangria is outstanding as is the red and white.

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2 Thank acboundnor
Linden, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here for a family dinner. It was my first time and it was very nice. The atmosphere was very cozy and quiet. I had the garlic shrimp and it was amazing! By far one of the best that I've had. After that, I had the skirt steak which is served with a side plate of rice and vegetables.... More 

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2 Thank Marilyn V
Carteret, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oliveiras is traditional portuguese. The food is authentic and excellent. The staff is friendly and accommodating, and the prices are very reasonable. The wife and I lived in the portuguese section of Newark and Oliveiras is right up there with the best. Would definitely recommend.

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2 Thank Mike W
Port Reading, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food....service is very good. A must go for either a quiet dinner or to consider for a party event. Definitely try the clay roof tile skirt steak and sangria!

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1 Thank Cupid1176
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son came from college and his favorite place is Oliveira's . . . 😊 skirt steak in the roof tile . . . Delicious . . .

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1 Thank Sonia R
Iselin, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently went to Oliveiras and had a very enjoyable meal. I had some Paella, chicken in garlic sauce and the skirt steak on a clay roof tile and all were delicious. Portion sizes are good, sangria was awesome and the staff were all friendly and attentive. I'll definitely go back when I'm in the area.

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1 Thank JeepNation
Carteret, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I'm a creature of habit & if I find something I like I stick with it. I always order the shrimp & garlic sauce for an appetizer & the salmon with seafood sauce for my meal. The shrimp is always tasty & fresh. I am a huge fan of the salmon. The mashed potato's have that homemade great taste. The... More 

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1 Thank Laura07008
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Our dinner started off nicely with sangria and garlic shrimp, both very good. Unfortunately, the entrees were far from that. I had the surf and turf, lobster tail was freezer burnt and the filet was ok. My husband had lamb chops which he barely touched. The servers were very nice and hospitable. In the future, we will stick to drinks... More 

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OliveirasdaSerra, Owner at Oliveiras da Serra, responded to this review

First I would like to apologize for your bad experience. However I would like to make sure you are reviewing the correct restaurant. We do not have lamb chops on the menu nor do we serve this item here. If you do visit us in the future and are not fully satisfied with anything you are served, please let us... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Service was great, however, the food was mediocre at best. Bread was really bland, chef salad was made with iceberg lettuce, without personality and the chocolate mousse lacked anything special. Finally, the red snapper was tough. As a native Floridian who fished commercially in the 60's, not sure how this was accomplished. Also, disappointed the positive Trip Advisor ratings.

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2 Thank David_Serenity
Mineola, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

I have lived in Carteret for almost 20 years, and this has been its best restaurant by far! In fact, it's where I asked to have my wedding rehearsal dinner, since I knew my close family and friends would love the food as much as I do. Plus the staff is so warm. Highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1241 Roosevelt Avenue, Carteret, NJ 07008
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Carteret
  • Phone Number: 732-541-0003

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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