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Manolo's Restaurant

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91 Elizabeth Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07206-1632
+1 908-353-7674
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Local place. A must go to if you are in Elizabeth area. I have been there for dinner and for parties. We had my daughter's Wedding Rehearsal dinner there and the food was exceptional. Great cocktails.

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Manolo's is an Elizabeth staple. It has the finest cuisine from Spain. The high service matches its entrees. Great place for a date, special occasion or family dinner. Worth every penny.

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Took my boss and coworkers for lunch Food greatttt!!!! Service magnificent The place is cozy Couldn't be better

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Teaneck, NJ
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Don't be put off by the industrial wasteland that surrounds this restaurant, it's beautiful inside with an old world charm. The food is excellent with friendly, efficient service to match. This restaurant easily competes in quality with restaurants in NYC. There's lots of seafood on the menu but they have other stuff too. I got the special that day, rack... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Love this small cozy restaurant. Great service, great food, great atmosphere and drinks. Recommending it.

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Clinton, Maryland
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 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 

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

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 

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South Orange, New Jersey
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Barnegat, New Jersey
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 908-353-7674

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