Newark, NJ 07105
- Cost: $$$
- Alcohol: Full Bar
- Parking: Street
April 28, 2011
On the opposite side of Newark’s Ironbound, away from hectic Ferry Street, Taste of Portugal serves up very strong Portuguese classics: Shrimp in Garlic, grilled Portuguese sausage (chourico) (served sliced, not flaming, unfortunately), Mariscada (seafood stew), Broiled Codfish, and Pork and Clams.
Also on the menu are Spanish dishes like Paella (Valenciana and Marinera), and steaks, including Filet Mignon on a Stone to cook at your table, drenched with garlic butter.
There’s a lively bar to the right of the entrance; to the left is the roomy, comfortable dining room. Service is friendly and not too stuffy.