Vila Verde Restaurant
Vila Verde Restaurant

Vila Verde Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.vilaverderestaurant.com/main.html
  • Phone: 9736160999
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Portuguese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Colfax Rd.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Vila Verde Restaurant
The flavors of Portugal and Spain made from original recipes. Enjoy Steaks, Riojasm Shrimp, Wines, Mussels, Sherry, Paella, Spanish Rice and much more!

Sharing plates piled with seafood with your friends, indulging in nonstop conversations and feeling very satisfied when you leave. This is dining at Vila verde. Outstanding Portuguese and Spanish cuisine and exemplary fine dining service is our trademark. From our mouthwathering entrées to delicious desserts, we only use the freshest ingredients available to create that authentic flavor.

Our delicious sangria complements any meal and warms your soul. Vila Verde's full-bar serves delicious specialty cocktails including our legendary Martini's, select Portuguese and Spanish wines, and bottled beers from some of the world’s finest breweries. Vila Verde welcomes you to taste one of the oldest and most diverse cuisines of the world.
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Vila Verde Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.4
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (4)special occasion (3)good for groups (3)fit for foodies (2)romantic (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great place
    Docdaddio
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I am Portuguese and grew up in the Ironbound section of Newark. There have been no comparable Spanish/Portuguese restaurants outside of Newark until now. I happened to see this one on Open Table and tried it out expecting to be disappointed. But, it was great and it's aawesome to have such a place so close. Highly recommend to everyone.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Twice was Very Nice
    BobsViewVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We have eaten at Vila Verde twice now and each time with different friends. Both times everyone was very pleased with the service and the food quality and flavor exceeded all expectations. The portions are very large but better yet they are delicious from seafood to chicken to veal dishes. We will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beach1401
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Food and service were great, the pricing was fair and the physical restaurant was well done. It also had a very well chosen wine list.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 7 reviews are from the Vila Verde Restaurant reviews archive.
  • local spanish fair
    maltz
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    we were 5 for dinner on a rain soaked Fri and the valet was on the spot. Kept us dry going to and from the restaurant. Our table was ready when we arrived and our server was great. very helpful with the menu, specials etc. Bus service was as good as it gets. Food was very good and the portions could eazily feed 2 plus people. Lots to take home and just as good the next day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Spanish Food.
    TTKBVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This restaurant performs identically to the well known Spanish restaurants in Newark. Portion sizes are very good and the food is consistently prepared. In this visit we went late on Mother's Day and the place was loud and bustling. My only wish was that the service was better. Our waiter seemed clearly disinterested and in a big hurry to go elsewhere; he ran through the specials rapidly and which were barely intelligible. When we asked him to repeat, it was the same experience. Other than that we were very happy and would return---but hopefully with a different server! The support staff was right on the money---quick and efficient, as you would expect in this type of cuisine restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good enough
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Being raised on Newark Ironbound food, I'm going to say that I'm a little spoiled when it comes to Spanish food. This restaurant is an awesome option if you live all the way up there and don't want to drive an hour to get to Newark. Definitely worth visiting if you're in the mood for some Spanish food. Would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food/Fair Service
    Dining4Joy
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Food diversity and preparation/presentation was very good. Was looking for a non-alcoholic drink option and there was nothing outside of beer. Waiter was timely in providing information and taking our order - and then appeared rarely to ascertain what additional we might want. Was very taciturn at all times.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impromtu
    jdeviss
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    My daughter and I wanted to get away for dinner and relax We had an amazing dinner, the Garlic shrimp were fantastic and the most delicious SANGRIA Thank you for a memorable evening!!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very good and
    CharlieVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The food was very good and the portions were large. The service was adequate, although the waiter had no personality, the food came out with good timing. I always feel that the price of specials should be announced as they are recited, at Villa Verde that wasn't done. But, I must say we've been here in the past and the service was much better than previous experiences. We will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Need to Travel to Newark
    Micheletee
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    For those who reminisce about the Ironbound section of Newark replete with hundreds of Spanish/Portuguese Restaurants and for "suburbanites" who won't travel that far - look no further. Vila Verde is the best of its kind in the area - and they have more than the typical S/P fare. We shared the Portobello mushroom appy, which was perfectly cooked and seasoned. My husband and cousin had wonderful veal dishes and I had the rack of lamb, which was delicious and plentiful. When I want great food in a comfortable and stylish atmosphere, Vila Verde is my first choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.