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  • Minhoto Restaurant

  • 4.0 stars
    (19 reviews, average rating: 3.3/5)
  • Cuisines: Other
  • (908) 965-1400
  • 853 E Jersey St Elizabeth, NJ 07201
  • Neighbourhoods: North Elizabeth
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11 people have voted
27% of voters recommend
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$$$ ($26-$60)
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FredyE
1 Review
7 weeks ago
  • Good
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • I was just coming from a meeting in Elizabeth when I saw this restaurant and decided to stop and go in for lunch.
    Got pleasantly surprise by this new found place the food is as authentic Portuguese as it can be.
    The prices go as low as $ 7.75 (wow) and the portions are big........
    Five star no doubt.
    Looking forward to my next meeting down here.

  • Order: Sangria,for drink,app shrimp an garlic sauce,for main course grilled salmon,coffee capuchin ,chocolate lava.
 
JorgeR
1 Review
2013/06/25
  • Not a place I would recommend
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • Food was bland and the service arrogant - all for a high price?!? Please save yourself the trouble and go to Newark Ironbound or other restaurants for the authentic Portuguese/Brazilian experience.

  • Order: Rodizio + Drinks
 
RafaelS
1 Review
2012/10/08
  • FANTASTIC!!!!
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • People takes reviews like these to take revenge.. Like old employees who were fired.. Or people trying to get free meals... Minhoto restaurant is authentic !! With an extended menu of all variety... People must try it to believe it... All the years we've been going there, all our experiences has been great!! At the bar area Monday - Friday they have these fabulous especial, none of them over 8.00 dollars... (1/2 BBQ chicken,steak and egg, pork cutlets with onions, mixed meats comb., chicken breast with mushrooms,) all under 8.00 dallors with rice and fries.. (They call them P.F.) for your everyday eat out crowd.. Seriously they have great food!! Try the Gambas Minhoto ?? Out of this world.. Or the shell steak on a roof tile, beautiful ! Over 9 different styles of codfish.. Portuguese BBQ chicken made fresh, right in front of the customers.. There BBQ is behind the bar, what a show!! You'll have no doubt that your meal is cooked fresh once order!! Fresh whole fishes like ( red snapper , tile fish, porgies ,stripe bass) all cooked over 100% charcoal!! Steam lobster especial 18.00 dollars!! You a fan of steaks?? Minhoto restaurant will absolutely impress you!! With the best steak in town!! They have unbelievable recipes that will turn chicken drumstick into an unbelievable experience!! Top sirloin ( picanha ) that will just melt in your mouth! Maminha!! The name to this steak is funny, but DELICIOUS !! Beef short ribs!! And the presentation phenomenon !! There menu has over 150 items with daily everyday different especials, and what I love the most about them, is that if something is not on the menu, the owners are in the kitchen ready to cook for your desire. After lunch I go there for the happy hour 4-7 to drink beers at 1.50 and cocktails at 4.00 .. After all there are very little places I can think of with great happy friendly service that's willing to take the extra step to insure your experience to be none the less great. People will not be disappointed .. I haven't been yet... Ummmm chocolate lava... Well I'll see you there... Best wishes to Minhoto and thank you for all these years of perfectio

  • Order: Shrimp in galic sauce, clams Portuguese style. Gambas a Minhoto , seafood fra-diablo, rodizio, picanha.
 
SashaH
2 Reviews
2012/09/20
  • Minhoto Restaurant
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 3
  • If you are looking for a pretty restaurant to enjoy a good meal, keep searching Minhoto can only half deliver. Although the decor is nice the food leaves alot to be desired for. I was expecting portuguese style cuisine and recieved what looked like an attempt to cook gone horribly wrong. I am not certain but even Mcdonald's would of been a better choice. The restaurant should be ashamed to call itself a restaurant, I sincerly would never return and hope you all do the same. I read the review about the roaches and cringe at the fact I was even there to begin with. Please, for the sake of everybody learn to cook or stop being cheap and get freshier ingredients,seriously it's that bad.

  • Order: chicken,rice,fries
 
AngelG
1 Review
2012/06/17
  • JohnJ. Review is bogus!
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 8
  • This exact same review was also written about this restaurant on 2 other sites by this same poster (yelp - filtered, and TripAdvisor).

    It is obviously a competitor trying to sabotage another business. In all seriousness - how many visitors to a restaurant would take the time to go to 3 different restaurant review sites to post the exact same bad review about finding bugs in their food?

  • Order: Food
 
JohnJ
1 Review
2011/04/02
  • Roaches in Food
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • We had sat down and ordered the sangria. When they brought the olives and bread, we found a roach (dead) in the bowl containing the olives. Needless to say, we got up and left.

    Never will we go back

  • Order: Didn't get past olives and bread
 
2012/06/17

Recent Comment by: AngelG

Exact same review also written on 2 other sites by same poster, trying to sabatoge competitor (Yelp - filtered & TripAdvisor).

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JoJo
1 Review
2010/06/29
  • GREAT!!!
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 5
  • My family and I have been going to Minhoto's since it opened it's doors. I have to say, it's one o fthe best Rodizios in the area. The food & service it's outstanding, very friendly A+++++ SERVICE. The area may not be the best but do not worry, it has parking. We used to frequent in Newark, but that all stop after we went to Minhoto's. Very nice place!!!

  • Order: Rodizio, calamari, pork, love the rice. Best Sangria.
 
Restaurantican4465
1 Review
2010/04/30
  • Bugs! OMG!
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • We went to this restaurant with my aunt and uncle to celebrate their anniversary and I have to say it was a disaster. Sitting down, we were greeted with not one but two yucky bugs - one roach and one of those creepy-crawly earwigs ... OMG! We told the staff about it and they didn't seem too fazed. They said the owner takes care of it on Friday. Well, needless to say we left immediately and won't be coming back.

  • Order: Couldn't order cause of bugs.
 
2012/10/08

Recent Comment by: RafaelS

Funny I've never seen it.... In 7 years... Are you sure your telling the truth ??

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britneyC
1 Review
2009/10/18
  • let me just say the food was fantastic. the...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 5
  • let me just say the food was fantastic. the sevice was very good and the atmosphere is the best. i was looking and all of the other reviews. those reviews were crazy. because minhoto restaurant is a very very well decorative and has a very good atmosphere. in my opinion if your looking for some where to go with your family that is a great place for the family to have a good evening. the service is really good and food there is spectacular. the atmosphere is a good family atmpsphere. my expreiences at minhoto restaurant are very good. and im sure your will be too.the experience is terrific. i definitely reccomend minhoto restaurant.

  • Order: gambas a minhoto,picanha,the rest ate rodizio, chocalate lava, pudding, choclate mousse, and finally rodizio pineapple
 
thomas1
1 Review
2009/09/18
  • First off the restaurant is in a terrible area. I...
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $61-$100
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • First off the restaurant is in a terrible area. I don't recommend going to this area at night at all. Why someone would open a restaurant there makes no sense cause it's a bad area. The decor was lacking and the menu selection was very limited. The whole place was like a scene from a cheap "B" movie. Speaking of cheap they really cut corners on the quality of the food. Simply charging more doesn't make the product better you have to deliver the goods to the customer cause there is a lot of competition for restaurants. Avoid this place.

  • Order: rodizio
 
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