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Portucale Restaurant

129 ELM STREET, Newark, NJ 07105-1305
+1 973-344-4407
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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European, Portuguese, Seafood
££ - £££
129 ELM STREET, Newark, NJ 07105-1305
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The appetizers good. we had an order of calamari and an order of prosciutto and cheese. The two appetizers were more than enough for 4 people. We were disappointed in Paella. It was mainly rice and there was not as much Seafood as there was...More

Thank robertmaster123
Reviewed 1 week ago

We used a Groupon for date night and LOVED this restaurant. We had shrimp in garlic sauce as an appetizer and were very impressed with portion size. The food is excellent and portions are large. I would recommend the grilled octopus. The service was great...More

Thank Irene T
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

It was the second time I visited the restaurant, and it was even better. Excellent bacalhau and the fish, which was the waiter's suggestion, was extremely good. The best and authentic Portuguese restaurant. The price is really good and the portions huge. I strongly recommend...More

1  Thank FernandaGRios
Diene A, General Manager at Portucale Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thank you so much for your generous comment. We are beyond thrilled that you enjoyed your second visit even more than the first. We are so glad that you enjoy our food as well as our service. We hope to see you for a third...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017

I used a Groupon that included a meal for two; an appetizer, two glasses of Wine or a carafe of Sangria, and two entrees. We started off with the fried Calamari appetizer, which was the best that I’ve had in quite some time. They brought...More

1  Thank MrWarrenM
Diene A, Manager at Portucale Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Thank you so much for your comment, it is beyond greatly appreciated ! So glad you enjoyed our food just as much as we enjoy preparing it for you! as well as for your overall dining experience. We wan't nothing but the best for our...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017

Have been to Portucale Restaurant many times. I live 45 minutes away but find the trip very rewarding. The food is very good, portions plentiful and service excellent.

Thank donald1264
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Appetizers: Fried calamari and garlic shrimp were dry and flavorless My first time here there are fried potato chip and rice serve with the main course but not this time. Service was just OK and the quality of food below average. I now understand why...More

Thank 52Boulder
Diene A, Manager at Portucale Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Thank you for your sincere comment. It is greatly appreciated. Let's us know where we can improve for a better dining experience for our customers. We apologize that your second visit with us was no where near as good as your first but that is...More

Reviewed 4 March 2017

Tried to seat at area adjacent to the bar but was shown the dining room. A nice room with exposed brick on the walls. Ordered the appetizers, shrimp with garlic,, was bland like shrimp was steamed and then garlic sauce was added as an afterthought....More

Thank panzfeldwn
Diene A, General Manager at Portucale Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Thank you so much for your comment! we apologize for the inconvenience with your dinner. We will definitely make sure something like that doesn't happen again. Other than that, we hope you enjoyed your Valentine's day with us and we hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We went there on sat night. Pretty crowded but got a table. Sangria was good but way to sweet. Food was very good the service could use some more help but. Good place but probably won't returnMore

Thank sanders1
Diene A, General Manager at Portucale Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Thank you for your comment. It is greatly appreciated, it teaches us where we need to improve more. We are sorry for any inconveniences. We so hope you change your mind and visit us again one day. In the summer time we open up our...More

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Has a small parking lot next to the restaurant. Make reservations is a small restaurant. Has a bar area and you can eat there too. Food is delicious. Big portions. Prices in the $20.00+ Really good red sangria. Desserts also very good. Attentive service.

1  Thank Sandra1336
Diene A, General Manager at Portucale Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Thank you so much for your comment. It is extremely appreciated. We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Hope to see you again soon (:

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I love go there for a dinner with my family my best beat is the leitão a baixada is a classic roasted pork on a special house made sauce plus some Portuguese beer options very good place to seat and eat on a special event...More

Thank Teofilo d
Diene A, General Manager at Portucale Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Thank You so much for your generous review. It it greatly appreciated. We are so glad you had a great time with us and enjoyed our food ! hope to see you again soon ! (:

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Nelson T
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Response from Teofilo d | Reviewed this property |
I not sure but I know you can order over phone to pick up
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Response from Penhadafranca | Reviewed this property |
Beirao. But if you really would like to try a real Portuguese brandy, try CRF it's 40 proof.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 ELM STREET, Newark, NJ 07105-1305
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 973-344-4407
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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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