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About Solar Do Minho

Inspired by the ingredients, cooking methods and dishes of our own family table, Solar do Minho’s cuisine embodies the essence of dining in Portugal. A warm and inviting atmosphere, impeccable service and attention to detail are the hallmarks of the Solar do Minho experience. Our talented chefs add a modern, seasonal approach to traditional favorites creating a menu perfectly balanced between rusticity and refinement. Sharing is encouraged so that everyone can savor each dish throughout the culinary journey. Choices include sparkling fresh shellfish and seafood, various preparations of salt-cod, or bacalhau, paelha, Portuguese sausage, hams and wonderful meat dishes.

We feature a superb selection of wines from Portugal, Italy and California, carefully selected to complement and enhance the menu. Our full bar serves an array of specialty cocktails and, of course, our famous homemade sangria.

15 Cleveland St.
Belleville, NJ 07109
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Portuguese, Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - Midnight

Sunday: Noon - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Washington Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 844-0500

Website:
http://www.solardominhobelleville.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Solar Do Minho Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (16)
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Good for Groups (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (8)
Cozy (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Casual (6)
Fun (6)
Romantic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Business Meals (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Healthy (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Rodizio is on point as always! Always a great meal. Sangria is best in the area.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Food is great. Little hard to hear the waiter since there is a lot of background noise.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food and sangria here are always good. Rodizio isn’t expensive and the meat keeps coming. Only issue was service was beyond slow. First we had 730 reservations. Waited 40 minutes at table. We sit down and we’re getting rushed to order. Than another 20 minutes before drinks and plates come. After that all good. Just SLOW

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great authentic food, busy, love the valet parking

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Me and my friends call this place The Meat Palace, because that’s exactly what it is. If you love meat, this place is for you! Love love love it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Service, for the first time, was a bit slow for a Sunday afternoon. It will not stop me from going again, but was a little disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Save yourself a trip to the Ironbound for Portuguese food. Located in a safe area with valet parking, you'll enjoy rodizio, seafood, paella and the usual dishes. The wine list is reasonable and the service typical. I'll be back.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

What can be said that hasn't already been said. The food is always great. The service was great. Had a great time and I will be back with more people. This was my company's Xmas dinner. This is the second year coming here. Love the place. I come here with my family as often as I can.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Thank you Solar for another delicious meal!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food as always is excellent. The staff is warm, friendly and attentive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

I went there for my birthday and the rodizio was great the Prime rib was cooked perfectly and it was so tasty the shrimps and garlic sauce were to die for and the bread was delicious and fresh

Tags: Tapas, Bar Seating, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

I have been going here since they opened and I’m never disappointed!! Great time great service amazing food!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Overall a great dining experience. A little disappointed with the stuffed flounder, expected a larger percent of crab in the filling. 6 of us and all other meals were awesome. Large portions and great sides. Staff was fantastic. Very helpful and knowledgeable. great sangria. Just a little noisy. But will definitely return .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was vey good, staff was friendly. Restaurant was packed and it's valet parking. There was a line of customers in the cold for over 20 min because there was only one guy running cars, so I asked for my keys and walked to my car down the street. Other than that it was a good experience.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Outstanding! I have frequented Solar Do Minho many times and I always walk away satisfied. I have tried many menu items and every one has been cooked to perfection with outstanding taste. The waiters are efficient, kind and hard working.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Manny and the staff simply wonderful . Have been a loyal customer here scene they first opened . Dinner was for our Thirty year wedding anniversary . Everything was simply grand.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fabulous food and service. Loved everything about it! Glad I shared meal. Huge portions and still took a doggie bag. Will definitely return. Have to try more desserts.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

As always, food and service always good. Manny is the best.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food is good ... the service is really bad.... this is the second and it’s the same bad service as the first experience .
They hand your plate and ask you to pass it to person next to you ... had to ask 3 Times for water . Some people orders the Rodezio and the just did not get enough food .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food is good but service is horrible.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

AMAZING! From the minute you walk in they are very attentive, cater to your needs. Great spot for a firsr date!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was good, waiter was excellent, food is pricey if your drinking Sangria get a pitcher the 1/2 pitcher is not much less $.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Went for my birthday. Great food, rodizio and sangria. Staff very attentive and nice. I will definitely go back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Tapas, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Had dinner with my wife and 25 year old son. My son and I ordered the Rodizio and my wife ordered from the menu. My wife ordered a soup appetizer. My son and I sat and waited. I finally asked the waiter if he was waiting for my wife to finish her hot soup before my son and I were served. He said yes. We explained that it was not necessary. Not a big deal, might have been better if the server had asked.
The food was good, the place is a little loud; however, I have never been to a rodizio type restaurant that was not loud.
Drinks were a bit expensive, $10.50 for house wine. $12.00 for Jack Daniels on the rocks.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

It was perfect! Was not rushed and the food was amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Normally I have a great time here but this time around not so much. It was very busy in the main dining room and we sat in the bar area. The usually attentive staff couldn’t be bothered. And the food wasn’t on point as they usually are. I did notice that one of the usual chefs were not there. No water, no check in...nothing. A bit disappointed and maybe our waiter was having an off day. I’ll go back, just cross my fingers next time for service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was fresh service was great that why I have been eaten there scent the doors open I thinks 15 years thank you

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Everything was ok beside the T-bone steak and skeart steak has no flavor to it and the rodusio did not come with beans and vinegar dressing whatever that called but everything else was great

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We always go to Solar do Minho for special occasions- birthdays, Fathers' Day, graduation etc. Service is great, they accomodate special requests and the staff and management are always friendly. And best of all, the food is always phenomenal.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I dined here several times and have never been disappointed. The food is great and the staff is very attentive. Would recommend for large groups and for having special occasions celebrated here.

Tags: Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent! The food kept coming and the service was fantastic. Highly recommended.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food, appetizers were excellent. Sangria was also terrific. Extensive menu choices.
Service was also great!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent food! Great atmosphere! Excellent service! Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner! Will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Always a great meal with no complaints as long as you make reservations.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Wonderful dining experience. Delicious rodizio that can't compare to anywhere else. Great service and great food. Thanks for a great night!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We've been to Solar do Minho quite a few times, and always had an excellent dining experience. So it was no surprised that our daughter wanted to have dinner there for her birthday. She, her husband, and a good friend of theirs joined me, my wife, and my mother-in-law for dinner. Everything about the experience was handled efficiently and well, from handing off our vehicles to the valet parking staff, to being seated, waited upon, and served. The rodizio was excellent, as usual, with terrific variety and deliciously seasoned. The servers were appropriately attentive as we ate and drank. The owners and staff should be proud to be part of what is clearly one of the best restaurants in New Jersey.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

There was open tables when I went so I didn't really need this site, however both the food and service was amazing

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Never disappointed. One of our favorite places, never can go around with the specials although we have our favorites. Great sangria and rodizio!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Love the food and the Sangria is the best! Great for groups and gatherings, but no so much for a quiet meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I enjoy coming here but will recommend having a reservation to avoid long wait times...I really enjoy their seafood appetizers, clams casino, garlic steamed clams & omg I Love their clay style skirt steak!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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