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Old 11-11-2011, 05:45 PM
 
Location: NJ/SC
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We usually go to Newark for Portuguese but won't be in Newark for dinner on my next trip to NJ. I will be near El Sabor Tropical in Paterson and was wondering how it is compared to Newark restaurants. Iberia's is a favorite to give an idea of my taste. Thanks!

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Old 11-11-2011, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Never heard of Patterson ... You mean Paterson, NJ ??

They have nice restaurants ?? lol! Be careful in that area after dark, it's quite dangerous. Unless you're carrying a weapon or have your own team of security.
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:27 PM
 
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Paterson in general is a dumpy city with no real attractions to it. I live 3 miles away and the only restaurant in the city I ever go to is Libbys (which is a hot dog place).

Never been to this place, but the area its in is ghetto

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Old 11-12-2011, 06:21 AM
 
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El Sabor Tropical features the cuisine of The Dominican Republic.
Just as a Mexican restaurant is different from one featuring the cuisine of Spain, and a Brazilian place is not the same as a Portuguese restaurant, a Dominican restaurant is not going to serve the same type of food as a Portuguese restaurant.

All of these nationalities have their own unique cuisines.
...unless of course, you lump all people who speak Spanish or Portuguese into the same category...which is not a good idea, and does not reflect well on you.

Anyway, based on the location of this place, I don't think that I would recommend it.

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Old 11-12-2011, 07:47 AM
 
Location: NJ/SC
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El Sabor Tropical features the cuisine of The Dominican Republic.
Just as a Mexican restaurant is different from one featuring the cuisine of Spain, and a Brazilian place is not the same as a Portuguese restaurant, a Dominican restaurant is not going to serve the same type of food as a Portuguese restaurant.

All of these nationalities have their own unique cuisines.
...unless of course, you lump all people who speak Spanish or Portuguese into the same category...which is not a good idea, and does not reflect well on you.

Anyway, based on the location of this place, I don't think that I would recommend it.
Thanks for being the only one that actually answered my question instead of correcting my spelling and being sarcastic. I found the place on Restaurant.com listed under Spanish/Italian. Their menu has Portuguese dishes so I assumed dishes were Portuguese. I totally understand what you're saying and I don't lump anyone together. I lived most of my life in NJ with friends who are Dominican, Portuguese, Puerto Rican and Mexican. Also been to most of those places so I'm familiar with the differences in food styles. A few yrs ago moved to SC and the food here basically sucks with the exception of Asian food and Mexican. Don't know why that is but when I visit NJ, I like to have Italian or Portuguese because I miss it. I'm 100% Italian and cook it most of the time but Portuguese I can't seem to master. I would go to one of my favorites in Newark but I'm going up there to see a Dr in Florham Park (dr's suck down here too) and then going to a show at Montclair State. In between I would like to have a nice but quick Portguese meal so if you can suggest any place in that area, I would appreciate it.

Also, thanks for letting me know the area might be unsafe.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:43 AM
 
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@ imcurlybelle give Rapture a break! so she added and extra "T" you very well knew what she ment. your attempt at humor fell short, I'm sure you have a good laugh every morning.

Rapture yes it is a bad area. If I think of a good place I'll post again.
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Old 11-12-2011, 04:43 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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You could go to the Tick Tock Diner on Route 3 Eastbound in Clifton...great food and at a great price....its also a very popular place...
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:32 PM
 
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You could go to the Tick Tock Diner on Route 3 Eastbound in Clifton...great food and at a great price....its also a very popular place...
Been there before, not what I'm looking for or if you're serious.
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:56 PM
 
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You could go to the Tick Tock Diner on Route 3 Eastbound in Clifton...great food and at a great price....its also a very popular place...

...and it is so...Portuguese.
NOT!

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Old 11-12-2011, 06:04 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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...and it is so...Portuguese.
NOT!

But it so Delicious
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