The Newark area near the airport is home to a multitude of Portuguese restaurants, and Da Caneca’s place is well worth a visit. Though they offer a complete luncheon buffet (I believe weekdays only), I chose pork cutlets (breaded) with a cilantro sauce (though garlic was also very, very present). Starter soup was fresh and not salty (kudos to the cook), and bread/oil authentic – good bread is always a treat. A glass of dry red Portuguese wine rounded out my dining experience.

Though this is only the second Portuguese restaurant I’ve added to my list (see the entry in MA), I will add others whenever the opportunity presents itself.

72 Elm Road
(corner of Houston Street)
Newark, NJ 07105
(973) 589-6882

by all means check the website or call for directions, you’ll be glad you did