Staff is very friendly , they make a effort to communicate despite language difference. I highly recommend their whole chicken with fries . they have an amazing house made hot sauce and barbecue Sauce. Only critiqué i can give is that its a bit difficult to find parking because of the location but the quality of the food does make up for it .
I had BBQ short ribs and rice. It was a huge plate of food but the meat was not seasoned well, nor was it barbecued…. or even grilled. I’d say pan fried. I was presented with a tiny container of BBQ sauce…. so I guess that’s where the BBQ part comes in. The yellow rice was… yellow. Other than a wee bit too much salt- there was little else in there.All in all the food was edible and I left with a full belly. The price was right and the people nice enough. The owner seemed to know everyone that walked in the door. ….a simple neighborhood restaurant.
This restaurant still amazing giving us so fresh and so delicious in anything on the menu. I’m recommended for you all people try to eat anything from appetizer to the end dessert and wonderful coffee. Very large PORTIONS. The price is soo just right. The best part is Beautiful sitting on Tables and chairs[ after the coronavirus] Every night the workers clean so spotless so clean. The city government gave them capital [A] I’m very very fuzzy and observant eater.
Food is beyond delicious and very inexpensive for the quality and portion size. Only issues I have is that SOME of the staff does not speak English very well and they have frequently messed up my order in the past. They always fix it but be careful if you order take out and check your order before you leave. They know me now and always send me an English speaking server now. But if you get the impression that your server doesnt understand you, you are probably correct. So just politelyas k if you can get a server who understands you. Believe me though, the food and price are worth the hassle. Also, as some have said the parking can be a bit of a pain. But well worth the walk if you cant find nearby parking. Plus a little walk will be in order after eating their massive portions of incredible food! 🙂 I can say this is my favorite restaurant in the whole tri-state area! You wont be disappointed!
Very poor service lady was talkin in riddles and was very rude we didnt even stay to eat because we felt so uncomfortable she started talking about death and we all die we were lost so we just got up and left the food looked good but the service didnt give us a chance to eat it.
Huge portion sizes. A 1-person portion easily feeds two. The quality is very good too. This is my favorite “simple to-go” BBQ place in Newark. For under $15 you can grab a sizable container of chicken picadinho w/ two sides. This usually covers lunch and dinner for me
Use their hot sauce sparingly as it is no joke
They are in a new location across the street. Plenty of tables now. Food is amazing. On top of their regular menu they have daily specials. I love their combos because you get so much food, even with a group you might have leftovers. They are also accommodating, I wanted something since I don’t eat rice and potatoes so they make me sautéed veggies.
If you’re looking for a cheap place to eat before a Red Bulls game this place should definitely be on your list. It’s in the middle of Penn Station and the stadium, so it’s the perfect place to go if you take the train.
For less than $10 I got an order of chicken and rice which was enough to feed a whole family!
Listen, there are many legendary Brazilian barbecue places in Newark. Newark is home to places like Pulaski’s and such. My personal opinion is Market Barbecue is the best. Even if it is by a little bit, I will still go here first. If you are in the mood for some barbecue at a great price with over-the-top portions, please give this off-Ferry Street place a try. We tried the combination platter which was great. had great portions of pork, shrimp, chorizo, vegetables, rice, and home fries to die for. Just try this place, ok?
I love me some chicken rice, and this review has been at least 10 years late. I can’t even remember how I found out about this place, that’s how long ago it’s been. The food has been consistent from day 1. And If I’d be stuck in some island for the rest of my life and I can pick only one thing to eat everyday, then no doubt the chicken, rice and salad from this place will be it. I just LOVE this place so much and I make a trip here almost every weekend from Jersey City. If you’re not familiar with the area, you might feel unsafe. But trust me, you’ll be fine. It’s in the safe part of Newark (though it may not seem like it) as it is within the Iroundbound district area. Though I recommend to drive with another person only because the parking situation is tricky. If you can have your friend waited for you outside while you pick up the food, then it’s ideal. But I’ve been there myself as well and you can leave your illegally park next to the restaurant, that works too.
My go to dish 99% of the time would be the whole chicken and salad. And I always make sure to ask for the hot sauce which I discovered only recently and it’s as spicy as it gets. For $13 it’s a bang for you buck. In addition to whole chicken and salad, it also comes with so much rice and fries. Though I always skip the latter two. I’ve also tried their other dishes, and my distant favorite would be the grilled salmon. They give me so much food, I wonder how they even make profit. We can never finish everything in one seating, there’s always some leftover for the next day and sometimes even the next day, that’s how much good stuff they give you. The best part is the chicken gets only better the next day!
Everyone is so friendly here. The owners are always there when I go. They’re so hardworking and friendly. Hope this place will be around forever and ever. I won’t know where else to go!