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Chateau Madrid Restaurant and Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Spanish, Pub
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8 Holly St, Carteret, NJ 07008-2419
+1 732-969-0692
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I had high hopes for this restaurant. We were looking for a night out at a nice Spanish tavern, but were highly disappointed. The grilled octopus appetizer was very oily and chewy. When I asked the waiter about this, he told us it's because that how it comes from the bag it's packed it. He said they don't grill it... More 

Thank D F
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Very good customer service, really clean place the food is really good, I just really enjoy the place.

Thank laydi f
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Butter chicken was excellent. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great atmosphere. Enjoyed the bar area.

Thank Jan M
Princeton, NJ
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71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We ordered typical Portuguese meals which were quite tasty. Included was an excellent salad. We also had soup which was very good as well. The room is nicely decorated and the staff are very personable. Would recommend this restaurant highly.

Thank TonyD285
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Really bad Spanish food. The grilled octopus appetizer was horrible. The sangria was like fruit punch. The pallella and charrizo were so bad. I think they use frozen shellfish. Go the distance and go to Elizabeth or Newark for Portuguese food.

Thank D F
Carteret, New Jersey
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I have eaten here many times and have always been impressed with the food. Their seafood is fresh abd the steaks are big and tender. their clams casino can't be beat

Thank alberta154
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We went using a Groupon. The food was very tasty. The atmosphere was great. It appeared all patrons were having a good time and enjoying their meals. Paella was excellent as well as the sangria.the fried Kalahari was ok as was the shrimp in garlic sauce. My son liked how penne in vodka sauce with shrimp. Worth going.

Thank Dewey.Hoyt
Woodbridge, New Jersey, United States
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

A pleasant surprise given where it is located. Two options of eating in an informal bar area or in a casual restaurant area (both of which are separated by a door). Prices were very fairly priced for quality and quantity of food. Bread and House Salad are given as well. Will come back again.

Thank FFMike462
Jersey City, New Jersey
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247 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Really anticipated having a great experience here, but was not impressed... Not sure if it was a matter of having a young, inexperienced waitstaff, but it really was a "downer" of a meal. We were seated, and thought it was cool that they immediately took our drink orders and delivered bread. That was the only plus that night. After that,... More 

1 Thank Mike M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

if i could give a zero, i would! horrible food and overpriced! online prices are way cheaper than the actual prices! i ordered beef short ribs and it was literally fat and bones. i had to throw it away, it was the most disgusting thing i have ever ate!!!!!! i called to complain and it was "mandatory" to go out... More 

1 Thank Chelsey S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Holly St, Carteret, NJ 07008-2419
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Carteret
  • Phone Number: +1 732-969-0692

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?