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De Caneca Restaurant

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72 Elm Rd., Newark, NJ 07105
973-589-6882
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Parsippany, New Jersey
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Been coming here for years, every aspect super! Not tonight!!!!! Took my daughter for her birthday party, 8 guests. Appetizers: Garlic Shrimp excellent, Stuffed Clams Tony D's Very Excellent. Main Courses: I had the Chilean Sea Bass: Very thin, first few bites fishy, then ok. Nothing special. Others: Soft Shell Crabs, Tasty but very small Stuffed Flounder: Two out of... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Horrible horrible horrible service....it was 3 hours of aggravation on my birthday. Food was sub-par, table of 8 and not one person enjoyed their food. I think they thought salt was the enticement of cooking. Sucking pig just sucked of FAT, Fish dishes were hard, lobster was overcooked and bland, Soft shell crab was a salt pile waiting to give... More 

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Englewood, New Jersey
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to this restaurant for over 30 years. It was always top notch. Our last two visits were disappointing. We were there on a Saturday night two weeks ago and it was pretty empty for a Saturday night. The food was good but service was slow. We went back on a Friday night and it was almost... More 

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New Jersey
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111 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed an outstanding early Sunday dinner at Tony's! It has been a few years since we were there so we decided to travel the 40 miles to see if it changed. It did not! The food was great and as always so was the service. My wife loves stuffed shrimp and she said Tony's was the... More 

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Morristown, NJ
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140 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

I started coming to Tony's over 25 years ago while working at Prudential. Back then we ate there 1 or 2 times a month. Now that it is a 25 mile drive it is more like 3 or 4 times a year, but still one of my all time favorite places to dine. If you are nervous about driving and... More 

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Thank s1jag
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Been here before but this visit was disappointing. We were one table out of 3 when we arrived. The waiter forgot to bring our appetizer. Served our meal. I had the mariscada in green sauce, red was not on the menu. Very bland, but shellfish has it's own flavor. Soup instead of salad was served. Bland. NO VEGGIE w/ the... More 

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Chicago, IL
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92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I had many memorable evenings here when I lived in Elizabeth. I brought out of towners here who had never even heard of Portuguese cuisine and they are ALL still talking about this place. The white tablecloths, the flowers, the waiters, the special appetizers, the parking, the dinners - all made memorable evenings for us.

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Thank Gina D
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

This has been one of my favorite places. Clams Portuguese style still a gray dush. Shrimp in hot sauce very disappointing. Looked and tasted like the tiny Vietnamese Shrimp that are cheap and gave no taste. Will begin to think about eating at a different place.

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Thank Bill K
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I met with 3 other people at this restaurant for a business dinner. They had all been there before, I had not. It was quiet on a Wednesday evening, and we were seated at a round table with plenty of room. We ordered a pitcher of Sangria, and it was very good. I ordered the stuffed shrimp and it was... More 

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Short Hills
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We have eaten at this restaurant a few times over the years. For some reason, the less crowded it is, the worse the service. i ordeedr an appetizer and it never came. The waiter told me I did not order one. He then returned to the table to apologize for not giving me my appetizer. There were two other twosomes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Portuguese, European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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: 72 Elm Rd., Newark, NJ 07105
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > North Ironbound
  • Neighborhood: North Ironbound
  • Phone Number: 973-589-6882

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