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De Caneca Restaurant

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72 Elm Rd, Newark, NJ 07105-3029
+1 973-589-6882
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Portuguese, Seafood, European, Spanish
$$ - $$$
72 Elm Rd, Newark, NJ 07105-3029
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband went to Tony De Caneca last Saturday! Delicious I had stuffed shrimp my husband had the suckling pig! The sangria is also very good.

Thank beachqueen820
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

We came here on a recommendation from a Portuguese native since there are so many good restaurants in the area. First of all, please note this restaurant is on Elm ROAD, not Elm STREET, as the latter is an apartment building! We learned the hard...More

Thank LKWendel
Reviewed June 19, 2017

Dinners at DeCaneca's Restaurant are really good. However, the lunch buffet on Thursdays gives you the opportunity to try a lot of excellent food that you probably would not otherwise order. The price is extremely reasonable and dessert is included!

Thank GloriaAndLorraine
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

We went to Newark to eat because we were tired of eating Italian food and most nice restaurants in Northern New Jersey are Italian. We were not disappointed. The garlic shrimp appetizer was very good and typical of this type of restaurant. The seafood omelette...More

Thank Rona C
Reviewed December 29, 2016

My husband & I met friends there instead of going into NYC. Gracious service and abundant portions. The prawns are always our favorites.

Thank KC0251
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We were referred by a family member. This is a Portuguese family style restaurant, with a comfortable and inviting atmosphere The wait staff was very attentive and gave us their best service. While we were looking through the menu, they came out with actual meal...More

Thank Texas G
Reviewed July 31, 2016

We've been at this place before for lunch and dinner, but this time we came to this place for family occasion. Food was excellent, as expected. Service was very good. I highly recommend this place, if you are looking for a fine dining place.

Thank JetSetter2015
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....More

Thank Jon K
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,...More

Thank Deborah668
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...More

Thank JB1145
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Elm Rd, Newark, NJ 07105-3029
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > North Ironbound
  • Neighborhood: North Ironbound
  • Phone Number: +1 973-589-6882
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