Valenca

665 Monroe Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201, USA

About Valenca

4.5 / 5

from reviews

    William Smith
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    May 17, 2024

    Food was excellent. We started with the trio which included clams , sausage, and calamari. Highly recommended. We also had the octopus, which was very flavorful and tender. The atmosphere is very nice and elegant. They have a valet parking lot across from the place which was nice. What was not so nice was the service. They had no hostess so it was bit confusing to figure out how to get a table. We had to hunt a waiter down to get a table. Once seated they took our order within 10 minutes, but once the food came, We never saw the waiter again. We had to hunt down others to get refill on drinks, dessert menu, and our check. That was the only thing that needed improvement and kept me from giving them a perfect rating.

    Carmen Catena
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    March 21, 2024

    We have been coming to Valenca for many, many years and rarely disappointed. Today, we both ordered cod two different ways. The fish tasted fresh, the sides, boiled potatoes, and broccoli were clean and worked perfectly with Chris's cod due to the saltiness of the fish. My first time trying fried pieces and their potato salad. Again, my cod tasted incredible. The cod was not that salty, and the understated potato salad was an excellent combo. I usually like tarter sauce with my fried fish, but this dish did not need anything but a squeeze of lemon. So good. Didn't get a chance to take pics of dessert, coffee, and after lunch liqueurs, but a great ending to our lunch/early dinner. In addition to the meal we ordered a bottle of wine and house salad. We noticed that 20% gratuity is now included in the bill. Something new. We don't mind the addition since we always leave at least that amount. But I'm sure there are a lot of peeps that don't appreciate and / or reward good service. One last point, we always sit in the bar section.

    Andrew Rios
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    December 12, 2023

    A buddy and I decided to try this place since it was close to the airport. We had been referred to eat here by several people. I have never tried Portuguese food till now. I was taken by the entrance, it was very inviting. The decor was nice and it was nicely decorated for Christmas. The tables we draped with linens and the cloth Napkins nicely folded on the plates were a nice touch. The waiter helped us decide what to try. I ordered the sirloin with egg and a Portuguese garlic sauce with rice and homemade plantain chips. My friend ordered the steak with shrimp covered with cheese and a cream sauce. The plates were delicious and nicely prepared. Steaks were cooked to perfection and looked so good. Very nice presentation and plating. The waiter was not bad but not the best I have had serve my table. I still gave 4 stars on service, but I feel like it could have been better. Overall a great experience. This place is worth a shot if you are in the area.

    angel suarez
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    April 06, 2024

    Great meal. Rib eye and stuffed shrimp were great. A few tables over were some wanna be gambino boys that dropped the f bomb all meal. Waiter John seemed hesitant to say something. Overall a very nice place and I would come back.

    ROSIE RODRIGUEZ
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    March 08, 2024

    We had guests from Miami to upstate new York here for our grandmother's 90th birthday celebration. They all raved that they never saw such an amazing buffet spread. The staff is amazing. The service is great. But most importantly the space and food was TOP OF THE LINE. thank you for helping us make such an important event so perfect.

    Valenca

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    665 Monroe Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201, USA

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