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Looking for Outstanding Paella in Northern NJ

ragboys Oct 4, 2009 12:41 PM

I am looking for the BEST Paella in northern NJ. I have tried all the Ferry St. Places in Newark but they are tourist traps IMHO. Can anyone direct me to something special near Wayne? I am willing to travel up to 40 mins.

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    fourunder RE: ragboys Oct 6, 2009 09:32 AM

    Ironbound and Ferry Street in general provides value, but I feel it's more quantity than quality in most cases....

    There are two other places that may be what you are looking for

    Sabor in North Bergen and Hawthorne or Tapas de Espana in North Bergen.

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      valerie RE: ragboys Oct 6, 2009 10:51 AM

      Segovia in Moonachie. Gets crowded on weekends, get there early. Love the paella and baked stuffed lobster.


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        trehouse RE: valerie Oct 6, 2009 04:52 PM

        Valerie, I went to the link you placed for Segovia and it looks really great however didn't see the Paella on there. Perhaps I just missed it...

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          valerie RE: trehouse Oct 6, 2009 05:46 PM

          You are right, but they have it. The menu is actually much more extensive than what appears on the website. And they have several varieties of paella.

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            trehouse RE: valerie Oct 6, 2009 08:45 PM

            Thanks V, can't wait to check it out!

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          NJfoodLover RE: valerie Oct 7, 2009 10:50 AM

          Segovia is outstanding! It is one of my favorite restaurants. As Valerie stated it does get crowded on weekends. We try to go during the week to avoid a long wait.

          Another Good Place is El Cid in Paramus although I think Segovia has them slightly beat over all on most of the meals.

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            neonknight RE: NJfoodLover Oct 7, 2009 01:50 PM

            Another vote for Segovia here! One of the best restaurants in NNJ. As everyone said, it does tend to get crowded, so I usually go around 4pm or so on a Saturday when it isn't so bad.....

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              valerie RE: neonknight Oct 7, 2009 04:58 PM

              We are usually okay if we get there by 5:30....

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