We meet friends at this restaurant because we know we can count on a great night out. Good value - attentive service - delicious food. Love the sangria!
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you're flying from Newark
Not in the toniest of neighborhoods Manolo's is nevertheless itself quite a lovely restaurnt. We chose it because it is only ten or fifteen minutes from Newark airport. It was an excellent choose, fine Basque food (not that I have any prior Basque meals to compare), carefully prepared and well-served.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
excellent Spanier food. service
excellent Spanier food. service was good. food was tasty with pure Spain traditions. prices were decent....my recommendations to this place. do not worry for parking, they offer a private parking space...
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have visited twice and the experience was great on both occassions. The food is fantastic and the meat portions are quality cuts and generous. This is a great spot for special events.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service and ambiance are superb
Service and ambiance are superb for this wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Entrees were good but not as good as we expected. Dessert and Manny's coffee were quite good.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
GREAT - AS ALWAYS
Been here many times for lunch and dinner (dinner this time) and we are never disappointed.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
No better food and service anywhere
Manolos remains as good as ever. Another outstanding meal with excellent service and lovely ambience. Any fish dish is excellent, but I went with Manny's recommendation of the red snapper with olives in garlic sauce. To die for! Spouse's osso bucco was also a winner. Sangria whether white or red is delicious as is the house white bean soup. Save room if at all possible for the Spanish cheese, honey and nut dessert or the crime brûlée.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first visit with my mom and teenage son. We were celebrating my mom's birthday and I have to rate our dining experience 5 stars across the board! We will go back in the near future.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Although we got terribly lost
Although we got terribly lost finding Manolo's it was well worth the effort. We enjoyed every morsel, every interesting taste, The wait staff was personable and very professional giving us a very pleasant dining experience. The stuffed mushrooms and the seafood salad were particularly outstanding. The ricotta pudding with toasted almonds was delicious. We chose dishes which were Spanish and were delighted!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
There is nothing amiss at
There is nothing amiss at this restaurant....everything about it is superb; they try hard to please and it works!!!
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best overall restaurant
One of the best overall restaurant experiences I've had recently: food, service, decor, everything.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staff was great. Food is great and well presented. You can find an old world classic like this in the middle of Elizabeth.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
the best value, service and
the best value, service and delicious food.....my favorite restaurant.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you are in the neighbourhood
If you are in the neighbourhood of EWR and want to eat, this is a great place. The locale looks unpromising but the food is excellent.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gem in Elizabeth!!!
This is a great little place and once you go you will go over and over again. Paella was wonderful!! Rice was full of flavor and the seafood was cooked perfectly (I hate rubbery fish in paella). My guest had swordfish over collards and the fish was cooked perfectly. The waiter surprised us with a little starter of a delicious croquette and two chunks of tenderloin steak cooked rare and in a spectacular sauce over a small mound of spinach sautéed in garlic and oil...heaven!!! Service was superb, friendly staff, lots of follow up to be sure we were happy, water and wine glasses were always full. The neighborhood may scare you a bit but it is very safe and once you taste the food and experience the atmosphere you'll be addicted like I am.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is not our first time at Manolas nor will it be our last. We've moved to Fl two years ago and dine here whenever in Jersey. The food is fresh, well prepared and delicious.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Spanish and Mediterranean
We didn't know what to expect, but were first delighted to see the tile and wrought iron entrance to the private parking lot. You feel like you are stepping into another part of the world as you enter. The staff was attentive and did not miss a beat. The food was superb. You could dine on appetizers (tapas style) or eat one of the varied choices from the menu. The specials were also excellent with an excellent balance of seasoning whether it was fish or beef. Wine list is very good, but there were no half bottles. A great find!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went here for my fiancé's birthday & everything about the place was FABULOUS! The location of it isn't so appealing however, the inside of the restaurant is beautiful. It seemed to have an old world warm charm. The staff was very pleasant and attentive and the food was out of this world! We will definitely be going back...
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about this place was excellent. Wish we didn't live so far away!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food I've had in NYC area
See title. There is a reason this place has a 25 Zagat food rating...
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated my mom's birthday here, and what a treat! Amazing food, great service, and a very accomodating menu. My parents had gone 28 years ago and loved it, visiting again after 28 years and it's a new re-found favorite! My mom brought her friends and coworkers a month later and said everything was even better!
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tucked away in a very urban area is this place that has a great staff and excellent food. Highly recommend!!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are regulars at Manolo's and the quality of the food is always excellent. Service is great. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. This restaurant is on my list of staples. Try it, you'll love it.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always enjoy going to Manolo's. It is a hidden gem. Always the best service and the food is always consistent and most importantly fresh. We are always looking for a reason to go there for dinner, and we always make sure we bring friends.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cozy Quiet Neighborhood Gem
Service was excellent, food was served fresh and hot. A true gem!!!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM