ok...I have to share this with all of you! Yesterday, my husband and I wnet for lunch at this restaurant. All I can say is authentic, delicious, cheap, and just really great food!!!
My husband eat here before with a friend of his, who is actually Portuguese. We always laugh together about the places in Newark and how they are so commercial. Anyway, this place is the real deal!! Oh my!!
It is called Portugal Express.
No website, sorry. It was so busy at 3 pm on a Sat. Ofcourse, the place is loaded with all Portuguese men watching the soccer games on the TV's.
We had garlic shrimp, an order of chorizio, we spilt a roasted chicken dinner because it was HUGE...comes with roated potoates and some greens, had 2 small pitcher of the red wine, and outr check was $ 52.00 before the tip..AND I still had food to bring home because that chicken dinner was enormous!!
The place is right off of Rt. 1 before the airport. Parking is bad because it is on the street. The food was really good. We saw steaks coming out of the kitchen and they were huge! I don't think anything on the menu was over $20.00. Wine is cheap, too. $ 3.00 a glass or $ 9.00 for the half pitchers.
Way better than that crap they give you in Newark!
I really liked it and our server, Ines, was as sweet as pie! So accomodating, and she made sure every one of her tables was taken care of.
If you are in the area, give it a try. Way much better than Newark!
460 S Broad St, Elizabeth, NJ 07202