Europa South, Point Pleasant, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Europa South
Europa South
521Arnold Ave.
Point Pleasant

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  Portuguese - Spanish

Price: Moderate

Food Quality: 2 Stars

Service: 1 1/2 Stars

Decor: 1 1/2 Stars

Overall Rating: 2 Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars= Best in Class

One of the top Portuguese restaurants on the Monmouth/Ocean County Jersey Shore area

Value: Excellent

Noise Level: Moderate - High during peak times

Dress: Casual

Recommended For:  Budget conscious diners who enjoy ethnic food served in generous portions

Not Recommended For:  High end diners who prefer more complex eclectic dishes with upscale, trendy ambiance.

Recommended dishes:  When available; Paella Valenciana with chicken, chorizo, shrimp, scallops, calamari, lobster, clams, mussels and saffron rice; Shrimp Alfonso XIII a shrimp flambéed in brandy with mushrooms; and the Portuguese filet mignon, served with ham and olives in a garlic and wine sauce

Liquor:  Full Bar service. Bar scene is vibrant.

Restaurant Review

Europa South is a long time favorite in Point Pleasant serving traditional Spanish - Portuguese food.

They offer a large menu of seafood selections as well as the traditional Spanish and Portuguese dishes prepared under the direction of Executive Chef Julio Andre.

The menu features well prepared seafood items with servings of tapas and traditional entree portion sizes that are clearly marked showing the gluten-free friendly options

The decor, is traditional with an "old world" large restaurant style ambiance.

A reason to come to here is for a festive occasion where you can enjoy a Spanish/Portuguese meal with live acoustic Jazz & Blues every Wednesday evening and live Latin & American music every Friday & Saturday evening.

Europa South welcomes groups and is a good place to take children. The kids menu has many selections.

Open seven days/week; Lunch Monday - Saturday, 11:30am - 4:00pm.
For Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00pm - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday 4:00pm - 11:00pm, and on Sundays 12:00pm - 9:00pm (10:00pm July 2nd through Labor Day Weekend)

They are open on Thanksgiving Day and offer a traditional turkey Thanksgiving Day Dinner

(updated October, 2018)

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