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Jan 26, 2014 09:01 AM

Best Portuguese in Iron Bound?

looking for opinions on the best Porrtuguese restaurants (authentic preferred) in Newark's Ironbound. I have only been to a couple--Iberia, Sagres, but there are so many!

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  1. Seabra's Marisqueria is my favorite...I esp enjoy sitting at the bar w the locals.

    1. Seabra's Marisqueria and Sol Mar are two very good choices.

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      1. re: cke25

        Are either of these two not too noisy? We'll be wanting a really nice comfortable restaurant where easy conversation is possible?

        1. re: josephnl

          i would say Seabras is the quieter of the two, but neither will provide a romantic, cozy atmosphere. And if a family with children is sitting near, you can forget easy conversation because tables tend to be set close together.

          1. re: josephnl

            If you want a much nicer atmosphere, then you want to go to Adega Grill FOR SURE.

            I think Seabra's is noisy/bustling--it's one of the reasons I like the place! But for quiet conversation? Nope.

          1. Spanish Manor, Seabra's (as previously mentioned), and Sol Mar are some of my favorites.

            I haven't been in several years, but I also liked Spain and Spanish Tavern.

            I also like Fernandes.

            1. Forno's has great food and top notch service but is pretty pricey. If you're looking for something a bit more low key, Mompou has excellent tapas.