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US$19 - US$32
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Portuguese
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Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 17 September 2021

Appetizers were good Surf and turf was a joke Lobster was tough Steak was rare rare rare and ordered medium and was nasty. Scallops were good but 4 small scallops for $35 was a joke Service was fair at best. I was excited to eat...here and waited for summer to be over to enjoy this highly rated restaurant but was disappointed at best.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 26 August 2021 via mobile

Food was terrific. Great selection. Many restaurants have seemed to drastically cut back on their choices post-covid, but their menu has great, varied offerings. The octopus special was delicious, as was the monkfish tail. We ordered the standard Portuguese appetizers, chorizo flambe and garlic shrimp....Both were cooked perfectly. The place is nice and big, so while there was a nice sized crowd, the tables were spaced well in this covid world. Do yourself a favor and eat here.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 29 September 2020

Manny is a great guy. He struggled through the pandemic like everyone else. I enjoy ethnic food. I shall return

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 11 May 2020

Dinners were all delicous. We had take out for Mothers Day. Everything was perfect. Looking forward to ordering again soon.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 27 January 2020

My wife, daughter, and I stopped for dinner. Due to dietary constraints my daughter ordered salmon without any salt, marinades or oil. The waitress was extremely tentative and helpful. When the food arrived my daughter could not eat it because it was too salty, The...chef who was apparently the owner or one of the owners said he did not use any salt. The waitress asked if she would like something else so we ask if she could just have a few broiled shrimp and they politely complied and brought Five pieces of shrimp. When the bill came we were charged $26 for the shrimp. I said to the waitress that a good restraint would not charge for the Addison all food but at least I should not have to pay for a complete dinner when all we had were five pieces of shrimp. She then went back to the chef and was told that is what it is and refused to come out and speak to us.I don’t care how good a restaurant is if that,s the way you treat your customers you won’t see me again.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 23 January 2020 via mobile

This is one of the best Spanish Portuguese restaurants in New Jersey. Outstanding food and service. Chef and owner Manny,does all the cooking and his wife runs the dining hall. Has many specials and you will take food home with you!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 19 January 2020

Had a very good meal here with friends. A pleasant change from Italian restaurants. Having worked in the Ironbound section of Newark for many years it was nice to get some authentic Portuguese food. The portions were large and you don't leave hungry. Even took...some home.There are the traditional paella and mariscada and shrimp dishes as well as various steak dishes and duck. Our server Daphne was very friendly and did a great job. The atmosphere was reminiscent of Fornos in Newark. Did not have to wait and we were seated immediately which I like.The calamari and potato appetizers were very good and enough for six. Its a BYOB which is another plus but they do have Sangria available which was good. Everyone in our group enjoyed their dinners. Will go back.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 18 January 2020 via mobile

Loved it! Always reliable great Spanish - Portugues food. Kathy is an amazing server who offers suggestions when asked and was so patient and accommodating to our high maintenance requests!

Date of visit: January 2020
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427mannym, General Manager at Spanish Potato Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2020

Amy thank you for the kind words. We love what we do at Spanish Potato Grill, it's our pleasure to make sure that we please all our guests.

Reviewed 6 January 2020

The food here is excellent. Our server Cathy was super friendly and sweet. She was super attentive! We love coming here.

Date of visit: January 2020
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427mannym, General Manager at Spanish Potato Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2020

Deyanira thank you for the kind words. We love what we do at Spanish Potato Grill, it's our pleasure to make sure that we please all our guests.

Reviewed 13 December 2019

Second time at this new location. Forget about the fact it is in a strip mall. Delicious food, fresh fish. Everyone in our dining party enjoyed the meals. Lobster tails prepared perfectly, the seafood pot in red sauce was also tasty. Pasta with chicken in...vodka sauce was also a winner. Chips and rice and veggies were also very good. Skipped apps and had cheese cake and chocolate cake and it was also delish. Bring a bottle or they do have NJ wines. Best of all they do not rush you. Food is cooked to order so drink,chat and before you know it dinner is served.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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427mannym, General Manager at Spanish Potato Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2020

Jill thank you for the kind words. And thank you for sharing the fact that being in a strip mall does not take away from what we offer inside, we hope that once you come in you'll feel like you took a trip to Portugal.We...More

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Spanish Potato Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5