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Algarve Restaurant

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656 Van Buren Ave., Elizabeth, NJ 07201
+1 908-353-5858
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food and service always fantastic. Always well prepared, seasoned n staff is so friendly. would highly recommend. I live one block away. Prices as surprising as food. cheap eats for fine dinning

Thank johnhfranco
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been at Algarve for private parties, or just dining. The sangria is one of the best and the food is always delicious. Large portions

Thank baroneag
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this restaurant. The decor is warm and welcoming. The staff was very courtesy and professional. Food is superb! The ribs are delicious and tender. Will definitely return to try additional menu offerings.

Thank Cheryl R
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to eat with my wife and have a bless time. We enjoyed the food very much that I can wait to go back again. Like it very much.

Thank Sebolla
Factoryville, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Very enjoyable, interesting tasty meals. My family had three different choices and all were well enjoyed. Just a few minutes outside of EWR for the pre or post travel meal.

Thank jstrauch2016
Miami Beach, Florida
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90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Was recommended by hotel we stayed in. Very varied menu with Portuguese, Italian and general fare. Food was very good and place was crowded for a Friday night. Service was a little scattered but they were very busy. We had the chicken which was very good and the Italian plates were also well received. I would have liked to see... More 

Thank Dolfanlp13
Easton, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Great Portuguese food away from the iron bound. The staff was friendly and inviting . This place was hopping for a Wednesday night and the food came out very quickly.

Thank Brian R
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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141 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Came here around 9pm for ribs while we awaited for someone to land at Newark Airport. The Ribs are the best even at an hour before closing. Will stop here each time we are in the area for the Ribs and a glass of Sangria

Thank Rod M
Solna, Sweden
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576 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

All our food was overcooked from the veggies to the fish.Sangria was cheap wine and Sprite topped with vodka (?). The place was fully packed which could mean that I was unlucky but....!

Thank Birgitta-Kenneth
San Diego
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The food is phenomenal. The pricing is affordable. Wait time is satisfactory. Ambience is wonderful. Their portions of food is great! U just don't know what u r missing!

Thank Tamiko B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Portuguese, Barbecue, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 656 Van Buren Ave., Elizabeth, NJ 07201
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +1 908-353-5858

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