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Aug 26, 2010 07:51 AM

Best Spanish or Portuguese-style garlic shrimp in Newark area?

I know garlic shrimp is offered at numerous Portuguese and Spanish restaurants in Newark's Ironbound neighborhood and elsewhere, but I was wondering which places offer the best version of this dish in the Newark area (Newark-Kearny-Harrison-Belleville).

I have been to the Iberian restaurants of the Newark area many times in the past but I honestly can't recall which places, if any, prepare a really superior version of this dish. I mean, garlic shrimp is pretty ubiquitous, but does anyone have a really standout version?

I'm asking because a friend has requested to meet for lunch or dinner in the Newark area this weekend and specifically wants to have this dish.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. BTW, I've heard good things about Katekero in Newark and Valencia in Elizabeth (both Portuguese). Can anyone verify these recommendations and whether their garlic shrimp is top-notch?

    Katekero Cafe & Restaurant
    77 Jefferson St, Newark, NJ 07105

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    1. re: freshfigs

      We like Don Pepe's...the garlic Shrimp was really good there as was everything else we ordered....and the Spanish Brandy also :)

    2. The answer is...........the Adega Grill on Ferry Street.

      Adega Grill
      130 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105

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      1. re: coldbeer

        Hey! That's what I was gonna say! :-) Make that 2 for Adega Grill. VERY garlicky! Yum.

        Adega Grill
        130 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105

      2. If you include Elizabeth (really almost Roselle Park), there is Europa on Westfield Avenue. Very good garlic shrimp and chicken.

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