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Manolo's Restaurant

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91 Elizabeth Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07206-1632
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Clinton, Maryland
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was in Elizabeth, NJ on business and some time to get together with friends I haven't seen in years. The food was excellent, but it didn't have many Portuguese dishes and I was looking forward to experimenting with Portuguese cuisine. The atmosphere of the place is great. It was more appropriate for a romantic dinner than a bunch of... More 

Thank Brodiem
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was my second or third visit here. Outstanding service and meal. Filet mignon was huge and one of the best I ever had. Salad was light and very good. Everything fresh and delicious. Really is a hidden gem in downtown Elizabeth. Parking in the lot is a bit tight, ok with smaller cars but street parking is available. One... More 

Elizabeth, New Jersey
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my family's home away from home! I can never say enough great things about the food, staff, atmosphere, even location. Manny V just simply does an outstanding job making you comfortable the moment you enter the place. Mom and I were here on Friday, July 22, 2016 for a nice late afternoon dessert to celebrate her birthday. KiKi... More 

Thank cbouknight
South Orange, New Jersey
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We've eaten at Manolo's several times. The Chicken and rice dish is excellent and enough to feed at least two!! My husband always gets a fish dish which is always very good. The best appetizer that we had was the lobster ravioli. We had it once and then went back for an engagement celebration and asked them to make it... More 

Thank apnighthawk
Barnegat, New Jersey
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

On more than a dozen visits to this hidden jewel, no dinner has been less than perfect . Outstanding food, incomparable service and elegant ambience ... In downtown Elizabeth! This time, passed up 3 delicious sounding fish specials for the rack of lamb. FABULOUS. Three triple ribs, cooked exactly as requested, perfectly spiced and served with al dente fresh mixed... More 

Thank QuakerGal
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Very pleased! Will definitely return to this place. Family and business friendly. Their own parking lot available next to restaurant.

Thank Clara F
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Great place, Manolo's restaurant has a consistency and service that supports my 5 star rating, If you are in Elizabeth and in the mood for delicious spanish / mediterranean food, then head to Manolo's Restaurant. You Will not regret it.

Thank Lois S
Elizabeth, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food , I try the tuna with risotto and was perfect , very friendly service , and less expensive than I expected totally recommendable

Thank balduini17
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104 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

I have been to manolos since ot opened. The food is amazing, and manny is a great guy. You can't ask for much more than this. Best Spanish anywhere

Thank Bones57
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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135 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

This place is a 30 minute drive but we decided to go here after a friend told us, many times, how good it was. He was right. Decor and ambiance was very pleasant. The waitstaff was extremely professional. And, the food was plentiful and amazing. My lamb chops were the best that I have ever eaten. Even the starting salad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Elizabeth Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07206-1632
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: 908-353-7674

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?