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Anyone know of any good Spanish (not Hispanic) restaurants in Bergen County area, other than El Cid and Meson Madrid?

Thanks.

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I've heard good things about Fornos of Spain in Newark. Any good? Worth the trip from Monmouth?


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No, Fornos is beginner, tourist Spanish, and not very good either.

Here are some previous discussions of the food of the ironbound:

Newark Restaurants
great restaurant in ironbound district
Spanish Sangria-Newark
Casa Vasca/Newark

Check out some of the places recommended in those threads and get back to us.

For both the person wanting something in Bergen and the one driving from Monmouth, Tapas de Espana is worth the drive.

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I recommend both Madrid Restaurant and Manolo Restaurant in Elizabeth. Madrid has more typical Spanish food and Manolo a more adventurous variety. I prefer fish and shellfish to meat when eating at either place, except for Chorizo which is excellent in both.

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I just went to this restaurant (Picasso) last week!! It was DELICIOUS!!!! You should all give it a try... Lodi, NJ

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I've been to many of the many Spanish restaurants and I think that Tapas is clearly the best. This tip made me an e-Gullet enthusiast.


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Are they moving to Englewood, or opening a second location? Their web site isn't working, which made me wonder if they're still open!


"I'm not eating it...my tongue is just looking at it!" --My then-3.5 year-old niece, who was NOT eating a piece of gum

"Wow--this is a fancy restaurant! They keep bringing us more water and we didn't even ask for it!" --My 5.75 year-old niece, about Bread Bar

"He's jumped the flounder, as you might say."

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Where are decent Spanish restaurants in Monmouth? I'm looking for more authentic Spanish, something beyond what's served at a Mirasol or Portuguese Manor. Does it exist???


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Here's a two excellent ones in Bergen County:

If you liked Picasso then you'll love Segovia.

Segovia Restaurant

150 Moonachie Road

Moonachie, N.J.

(201) 641-4266

http://www.segoviarestaurant.com/

I also highly recommend an exceptional Brazilian-Spanish restaurant.

Solar do Minho

15 Cleveland St.,

Belleville

(973) 844-0500

Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. seven days a week

It's located right off Washington Avenue and easy to get to from Rt 21.

They serve up the very best rodizio, the grilled meat platter is delicious it's a very large sampling of the rodizio meats, their filet mignon is wonderful and for a treat the sizzling steak on a shingle is a conversation piece. I have not tried it, but, their octopus appy is supposed to be the best! Really, you should try it and I also recommend making reservations if your going on the weekend as they are busy every night of the week.

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I've been to one good Portugese restaurant in Monmouth county, if that's of interest. It's Pearl of the Sea on South Broadway off Ocean in Long Branch - 732-263-1050

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I went to Pearl of the Sea in Long Branch. The manila clams (appetizer) were the only good part of the meal. The sangrea was good, however $18 per pitcher (we had one). The bartender looked dumbfounded when I asked for caipirinha.

Meals averaged $18 and I got out of the place spending $100 (w/tip) for 2. I don't feel that I got my money's worth. I'd still rather go to Mirasol or Portuguese Manor. They're both better, cost less and serve caipirinha.


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Went to Mirasol tonight. We got caipirinha and a soft shell crab appetizer. The Caipirinha was great. The softie didn't have its face cut off nor did it have its lungs removed. Shame on this place. Ironbound is the only place for good Portuguese.


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