We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Valenca

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
665 Monroe Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-1638
(908) 354-4024
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

277 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 264: English reviews
Houston
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been here multiple times. I have always been very happy with this place. % stars all the way... The portion is pretty generous and tasty. According to my Portuguese friend, the taste is authentic. Plenty of seafood offerings and plenty of beef dishes too. We always order the octopus dish for appetizer along with the Portuguese sausage. For... More 

Helpful?
Thank inosof
Middletown NJ
Level Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

All the food is very, very good. My personal favorite is the lamb chops. The restaurant can get very loud because the tables are pretty close together. Parking is a nightmare as with other urban restaurants with this quality of food.

Helpful?
Thank DSruns
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Eating in at Valencia is so much better than take out. The food doesn't stay well when you do take out/same goes for the left overs

Helpful?
Thank NanaLu29
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whether dining in, picking up take out, or getting a delivery, you can always rely on Valenca. The food is delicious and the staff are wonderful. A word of warning, it can get smoky in the dining area when people are cooking on the hot stones. I picked up a few take out meals to share with family. They were... More 

Helpful?
Thank Susan B
McAllen, United States
Level Contributor
126 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Service and Value - there are two location one I a bar area and the other is the resuarant. The meals you can split -seafood is excellent, Steak also and the Sangria was wonderful by Uber from the Hilton 5 Min -

Helpful?
Thank StephStx
Houston, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous business dinner here and al of our meals were superbly cooked and served. I had the grilled snapper and coworkers had shrimp scampi and steak. The chorizo appetizer had a lovely crunch and smokiness to it as well. Service was top notch!

Helpful?
Thank Jana G
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is hands down the best portuguese rest in the area. Elizabeth-newark or any where in new jersey. Great steaks, seafood or fish. Always fresh Whatever u order always comes out excellent. A must try. Angus steaks on the menu.

Helpful?
Thank BEN C
North Tustin, CA
Level Contributor
180 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to stay the night by the airport. Asked the concierge at the Hilton for a unique recommendation. She didn't disappoint. It's located in a neighborhood setting and parking can be tight. Take uber or lyft if desired. Very good selection of what I am told is authentic Portuguese as well as some Spanish. They offer steak on a stone... More 

Helpful?
Thank MDHNorthTustin_CA
New Brunswick
Level Contributor
140 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was expecting this; was in Elizabeth for a business meeting and needed lunch so figured we would look on TA and see where to go. This restaurant is on the second floor and has a great decor (making you think it will be pricey) but the two of us had lunch with enough to take home for a second meal... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nav531
E Fallowfield, PA
Level Contributor
21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want great food at great prices and always fresh, this is the place to go. It's loud and the service sometimes is a little slow, but the food is with it. From Steaks and seafood cooked on hot stones tableside to press seafood grilled to perfection, this is Portuguese food at its finest!

Helpful?
Thank ANotaro777

Been to Valenca? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
Cuisine
European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 665 Monroe Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-1638
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: (908) 354-4024

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Valenca and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
New Jersey

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Valenca staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?