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Iberia Lunch in Ironbound is Great Bargain

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Iberia Lunch in Ironbound is Great Bargain

JH Jill | Aug 28, 2003 11:36 PM

I'm always surprised not to see Iberia mentioned more frequently in posts about the Ironbound. Is it just too obvious? I often work in Newark, and while I end up at Chateau of Spain (which isn't bad at all) since it's next to the courts, I try to get to Iberia for lunch when I have time. I've only gone once for supper when the prices are higher, but the lunches lately are between $9-$12 and are big and wonderful. The Portuguese bread is abundant and wonderful, as are all the soups I've tried. This week I had BBQ ribs which were actually grilled, very meaty, very simply seasoned with salt and pepper mostly and just about perfect - 4 ribs with a nice rice with cabbage, garbanzos and olives in it and pretty good fries for $9. I saw the wonderful salmon and a great looking veal with bean stew go by as I was eating. I've had the rodizio, the salmon and the pork chops a alentejana (w/clams). They've all been great. My only disappointment there was some underdone octopus late one afternoon. I always sit at the bar. Lunch is till 4 pm. and their tap beer is sooo cold. I also once tried the rice pudding - heavenly.

I should note that they have lots of seafood specials which are quite popular. I would recommend them but due to allergies I don't have first-hand knowledge.

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