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Portucale Restaurant

129 Elm St, Newark, NJ 07105-1305
+1 973-344-4407
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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9:00 AM - 3:00 AM Hours
Seafood, European, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
129 Elm St, Newark, NJ 07105-1305
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

The food is always fresh, tasty, and the service outstanding. I recommend it highly. You won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BlessedNM
Reviewed October 28, 2018

This was the first time we visited this restaurant. It is in a neighborhood with parking in a very small lot next to the restaurant. Be advised it is one way in AND out - so could be tight if full to make the exit....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank idatom
Reviewed August 30, 2018

I have been seeing the online promotion of this place for a while. This time, when my friend in Jersey City suggested that we have a dinner at a Portugal restaurant in Newark, I immediately thought of this place and showed it to him. So...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BHUANG69
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Sorry to report, but look elsewhere. Could it have been because it was a Monday? The food was inedible and the Sangria was juice. Never again. The shrimp app by looks had potential but had no kick. We went in with a Groupon...could they have...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank cemor66
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Before attending an NJPAC show, we had dinner at Portucale in the Ironbound section of Newark. My husband had a special, Sea Bass while I had their specialty, codfish. Both were fresh & delicious. Also had red sangria, also very tasty. Service was great. Will...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank joskiNewJersey
Reviewed March 26, 2018

I was looking forward to a well prepared meal of clams and Octopus but found over cooked clam and dry tough Octopus. Preparing and serving sea food is some of the most challenging dishes. The ratings led me to believe this place could deliver. I...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Ken J
Reviewed March 9, 2018

Groupon dinner for two included one appetizer, half pitcher of sangria and two entrees. We chose the calamari and it was fried to perfection. It was breaded lightly and not oily! The portions were huge, the staff was very friendly and helpful and one of...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Cubanita C
Reviewed February 26, 2018

The food here is good. The service was very good. But considering all the options Down Neck (and I've eaten in many over the years) I was a little disappointed in the meals. 6 of us ordered 6 different items. Only one in our group...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Gary G
Reviewed February 20, 2018

went here as a recommendation of a friend with a Groupon . It was mediocre food for high price. My expectations were high because of the hipe . Nothing to write home about, We won't be returning . So many other places in the area...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank nucdude
Reviewed January 20, 2018

I have come many times. Food quality/consistency is down a little from a few years ago, but prices are reasonable, selection is great, and I can suggest some things to try. It is still a good value and food is generally good and portions are...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank barry m
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Elm St, Newark, NJ 07105-1305
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 973-344-4407
  • E-mail
Greetings,PortuCale Restaurant is a family owned and run restaurant serving authentic regional Portuguese food. We believe in using the highest quality products, fresh, local and seasonal. We serve great wines, and coffee. Our food is made with love, just like you would have experienced at Grandma's house. We hope that you will have an incredible dining experience. Come join our family for dinner! Thank you.
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