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Clam on a Half Shell
Ameijos ao natural
Clam Sauteed with Fresh Garlic and White Wine
Ameijoas a bolhao pato
Trio Combination Velenca Style (Small Clams, Shrimp, Squid)
Tabua se mariso mistos a valenca (berbigao, camarao, lulas)
Baked Clam on a Half Shell Stuffed with Crab Meat and Bacon
Ameijos a casino
Clams in Garlic Sauce with Portuguese Sausage Valeca Style
Ameijoas com chourico a valenca
Chicken Enpanadas (6Pcs)
Conchinha de frango panado
Grilled Portugueses Sausage Flamed at Tableside
Chourico assado a portuguesa
Spanish Chourizo Sausage Thingly Sliced and Sauteed with Garlic
Chourico​ a espanhola
Shrimps Sauteed in a Flavourful Garlic Sauce with a Hint of Olive Oil
Camarao a guilho
Sliced Calamari Lightly Battered and Served with a Marinara Sauce
Lulas panadas a romana
Chicken Breast Marsala Style
Peito​ de frango marsala
Chicken Breast Francaise Style
Peito de frango a francesa
Chicken Breast Sauteed with Baby Shrimps
Peito de frango com camarao
Chicken Parmesan
Peito de frango panado c/ molho marinara
Chicken Breast W/ Mushroom Sauce and Shrimp
Peito de frango a estoril
Chicken a La Vodka with Penne Pasta
Peito​ de frango a la vodka com massa
Chicken Breast in Garlic Sauce
Peito de frango ao alho
BBQ Chicken
Frango no churrasco
BBQ Combo (Chicken and Spare Ribs)
Arroz de frango a melgaco
$15 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Seafood, European, Portuguese
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Private Dining, Television
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We're from CT and 75 miles from Valenca, had landed at Newark starving with a two plus hour horrid rush hour run home, and a friend recommended Valenca to wait out the traffic. We're glad we did. They had their own valet lot, and helped...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank wgardellajr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you check my reviews, you’ll note that it’s rare for me to leave a negative one. My feeling is that if you dont have something nice to say, dont say it. However, the service and food were so bad, that I had to leave...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank GTR G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

dish my husband had (veal chop) was terribly disappointing. It was huge but fatty, grizzly and virtually inedible. Other food was fine and appetizer of calamari was uninspiring. Place was very crowded for a Monday evening so it is best to make a reservation. Prices...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank pumpkinj2017
Reviewed October 17, 2019

If you are looking for an authentic Portuguese food there is the place, highly recommended!,, Very close to the Newark airport, which it is very convenient if you have to spend a while in airport. Why not having a quality meal an d yet nearby...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank LKMaciasek
Reviewed October 9, 2019

Very tasty food, big portions, free salat and bread, reasonable prices, good beer and wine, extremely friendly staff.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank MMarkee
Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

Recommended by the hotel we stayed at. Extensive menu, reasonable prices and large portions. Chorizo was tasty and spicy. Crab cakes were the bomb. Everything good.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank 575tomh
Reviewed October 7, 2019 via mobile

What a surprise to eat at a high quality family restaurant, big portions of food at very competitive prices. The menu selection is phenomenal and ons is spoilt for choice. I chose the New Zealand rack of lamb. Really good and awesome tasting.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank blen155
Reviewed September 27, 2019

Had the opportunity twice to eat at Valence, the first time was great and the second time even better. If you are hungry this restaurant will meet all your needs. The sea food is fabulous and the filet with balsamic was as tender as you...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank CamelFanGillette
Reviewed September 25, 2019 via mobile

Local hotel employee suggested the place. Even the hotel shuttle made pick ups and drop offs at the door. Dinner was GREAT! Staff was very nice and able to make suggestions due to it being our first time. Loved it.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank chriscP8205IC
Reviewed September 24, 2019 via mobile

Great food, greater service. Food was amazing, Sangria was fantastic. I will happily go back. Thank you.

Date of visit: September 2019
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October 29, 2017|
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Response from DeeCUnion | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I see the question was already answered. But to reiterate, the restaurant has a pretty stocked bar.
Dina T
July 22, 2015|
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Response from jlowy7 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea......but I'm sure you can order anything without the rice ......
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