The Ironbound section of Newark, a Portuguese neighborhood with Ferry Street, being its commercial hub, is noted for it's moderately priced Portuguese, Spanish and Brazilian restaurants.
They can be easily spotted by the flashing neon lobster signs, huge menus and portions of dishes, throngs of waiters shuttling platters of food and sangria to noisy crowds of diners enjoying a festive dining experience.
If you are on a day trip, and in the mood for an ethnic lunch or snack, try one of Ironbound's cafes and bakeries. Enjoy a sandwich or some pastry and a cup of dark South American coffee.
With the revitalization of Newark, new restaurants are emerging to offer the diner a variety of new dining choices.
Newark Restaurants with Reviews
One the best Spanish - Portuguese fine dining experiences in the Ironbound section of Newark. This restaurant is more upscale, cozy, and romantic than the typical Ironbound restaurants..
Specializes in well prepared Brazilian Gaucho BBQ served in huge, all you can eat portions at a reasonable price
Casa Vasca is a longtime favorite Iron bound Spanish restaurant, popular with locals who come for it's exceptional Basque influenced food.
Popular with diners who enjoy Spanish-Portuguese food in a festive atmosphere. Ambiance is more upscale than most of the other Ironbound restaurants
One of the best Brazilian Rodizio steakhouses in The Newark Ironbound section. Ambiance is attractive old world "Steakhouse"
Fornos of Spain
A huge, 250 seat restaurant serving reasonably priced, well prepared Spanish food served in huge portions.
Iberia Tavern & Restaurant
A Spanish - Portuguese restaurant popular with tourists who come to the Prudential Center and with locals having a private party in one of their banquet rooms.
Serves the best burger in Newark with low key, old - time neighborhood bar ambiance. A good place to meet up with friends for a beer and a burger.
Located in The Robert Treat Hotel, across the street from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, an ideal choice for pre-theatre dining when attending an event at the Performing Arts Center.
Mompou Tapas Bar
Located in the Ironbound district, this is a change of pace from many of the other "old world" Ironbound Spanish-Portuguese restaurants. A trendy meeting place with good tapas, beers, wines, and sangria.
Located next door to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, is a popular fine dining restaurant for diners attending a performance at the NJPAC. It's one of the top upscale and trendy restaurants in Newark.
Spain Restaurant is typical pf the many Ironbound, Newark Spanish-Portuguese restaurants that serve up good food with huge portions, at a very reasonable price.
Tony Da Caneca
A landmark Newark restaurant, located in a quiet residential neighborhood is a bit more upscale than the many other Ironbound Spanish-Portuguese restaurants
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