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De Caneca Restaurant

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North Ironbound
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72 Elm Rd., Newark, NJ 07105
+1 973-589-6882
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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New Jersey
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 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 special samples, already plated. That was a first for me. When we received our meals,... More 

Thank Texas G
New York
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 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
Parsippany, New Jersey
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 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 

Thank Jon K
Morristown, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 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 

Thank Deborah668
Englewood, New Jersey
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109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 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 

Thank JB1145
Lexington, South Carolina
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115 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 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 

Thank champion27
Morristown, NJ
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149 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 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 

Thank s1jag
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 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 

Thank Zilli07
Chicago, IL
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100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 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.

Thank Gina D
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 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.

Thank Bill K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Portuguese, Seafood, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Elm Rd., Newark, NJ 07105
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > North Ironbound
  • Neighbourhood: North Ironbound
  • Phone Number: +1 973-589-6882

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