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“Another place to have a great meal” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Portucale Restaurant

Portucale Restaurant
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Ranked #11 of 568 Restaurants in Newark
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Florham Park, New Jersey
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Another place to have a great meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

Another great place to enjoy Portuguese food. We met up with friends last night and shared a wonderful meal. We started with stuffed octopus and a plate of chorizos as appetizers and of course a pitcher of San Gria. I had chicken breast in garlic sauce topped with spinach and peppers. The amount of food on everyone's plates was incredible. The other 3 people of our foursome went for surf & turf types of dinner. Lobster, shrimp, cod, steak, etc which all were very pleased with. For dessert we had flan and creme brulee with espresso.
The atmosphere was small but quaint. You can eat in the lounge side or in the regular dining room. The staff were all very friendly and very knowledgable on all of the offerings on the menu. There are quite a few Portuguese restaurants in the Ironbound section of Newark, but this one will always be the best one in my opinion. Will definitely eat here again

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Best !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

The best Portuguese cooking in NJ. We had dinner there last night (7/20/14) and the food (octopus in garlic sauce/paella valenciana and lamb chops) was absolutely delicious. We love ethnic cooking and Portucale serves the best in Portuguese food. The variety of dishes was so appetizing that I had a heck of a time making up my mind on what to order ( another good reason to go back there again and again. I had the house cabernet wine which was very good and, let me tell you, no one can beat their prices. And, best of all, the service was truly outstanding. It truly was a stellar dining experience. Try it and you will love it.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank chaz1939
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Newark, New Jersey
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“One of Ironbound's Finest Restaurant!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you want to get away from Ferry Street's busy restaurant scene; a few blocks in you will find Portu-Cale restaurant with a parking lot that serves very good Portuguese Food!
Good Portions+Good Quality+Good Service = A Very Good Experience!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank trader1727
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Large portions , typical of Portuguese restaurants.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Sat outside but became chilly in the evening and the group was uncomfortable in eating.
The portions were large, the house soup was very good.
My only complaint of the restaurants in the Ironbound is that they include the tip in the bill and leave the space for tip empty on credit card charges. So don't tip twice.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lchrucky
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New Providence, New Jersey
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1,029 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
“Delicious paella”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

We used a Groupon coupon to eat at this Portugese restaurant. With the coupon it was a grood deal for the 4 of us because we got 4 glasses of wine, 2 appetizers and 4 dinners for $75.00. We ordered the fried calamari and mussels appetizers which were very good. For dinner we had a paella, stuffed lobsters and the grilled red snapper and everything came with these delicious potato chip fries. We enjoyed all of the dinners. The restaurant has a free parking lot on the side because parking is impossible on the street. It was very fun for a change of pace.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ramadama
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