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Algarve Restaurant

656 Van Buren Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-1625
+1 908-353-5858
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (22 reviews)
“ribs” (9 reviews)
“paella” (7 reviews)
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656 Van Buren Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-1625
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this fantastic restaurant in a thriving diverse neighborhood. We never had Portugese before. What a treat! And look how much food and drink we got for $36! The restaurant is very modern though in a neighborhood of simple houses. The staff was...More

Thank rickety1985
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Had dinner on a quiet Friday night. The place is usually busier. The reception and seating was unorganized to say the least. We ordered a bottle of their house wine which was satisfying along with appetizers. The shrimp and sausage was the beginning of the...More

Thank Medollawines
Reviewed 13 July 2017

My favorite thing about flying out of Newark Airport, is getting dinner from Algarve. I am always flying from NJ back to CA. Given the time differences, I usually get a room at the Hilton by the airport and then get dinner from Algarve. If...More

Thank sactravel9307
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Our family of 14 (from Missouri) were looking for a place to dine the night before departing on a cruise from Cape Liberty. Our ages were from 5 to 70! I was looking for something with some "local flavor" and Algarve was recommended on TripAdvisor...More

Thank Debbi M
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I grew up eating here, it is one of the best Portuguese food places in the area. The food is amazing and you get alot for your money. The portions are huge and its very cheap specially if you are getting the takeout. I mean...More

Thank Ricky B
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I've been going to this restaurant for many years ,the service has gotten better, the food is always excellent . I highly recommend this for families or couples for a great dinner outside of the house . the ribs and the chicken are are excellent....More

Thank Deborah J
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Horrible food, horrible service. Unapologetic wait staff who couldn't care less that a tough, fatty steak was left untouched and the patrons complained to two wait staff.

Thank Sheila A
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Terrible experience in more than one occasion. Service was very disappointing and unprofessional regarding the old food.

Thank Ed A
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This is our meeting after the meeting Saturday afternoons once a quarter when we train in north jersey market. The paella is great and enough for 2 1/2! The fish meals are winners!

Thank Wade W
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Food and service always fantastic. Always well prepared, seasoned n staff is so friendly. would highly recommend. I live one block away. Prices as surprising as food. cheap eats for fine dinning

Thank johnhfranco
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 656 Van Buren Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-1625
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +1 908-353-5858
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