is a pleasant place where you can enjoy fresh Portuguese dishes, old and new. At Broa, we pride ourselves on bringing genuine Portuguese food with its Mediterranean, Atlantic Oceanic influences to New Jersey. Every plate is full of spices and flavor reminiscent of the beautiful country, served in excellent proportions. Come join us for an authentic atmosphere, friendly service, and perfect Portuguese cuisine!
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What our Clients Say
- Kristen B.
Had a great experience at Broa.. I have thankfully eaten at many amazing restaurants being an event planner and Broa... read more lived up to my high standards.The decor and set up is very cool, hipster but not too much. The menu on the chalkboard gives an authenticity to the chef and the restaurants philosophy... Each dish was very tasty and had unique elements that I've never experienced. The portions are sharing and we're plentiful for my group.Any other great element is it's a BYOB.I'm definitely going to be back and bring friends! read less11/02/2017Brian M.
Came to Broa on a whim and I'm glad we did. Originally we were supposed to be dining at the... read more pizza place a block away, but the wait was almost 2 hours. So with a quick search through Yelp we stumbled upon this place. Broa is a BYOB restaurant serving up Portuguese style cuisines. Atmosphere: We actually walked past the place thinking this place was at ground floor. It's actually located a few steps down into the building sub ground floor. As you walk in the menu is on the left behind where you open the door. It's on a chalk board wall. They list all the items that their cooking for the day. The place feels as if you stepped into an old style home, but with an open kitchen. The setup of the place was very trendy and very romantic. Great for a date.Service: The server that greeted us, I'm guessing the owner was well-mannered. Introduced us to the menu and gave suggestions. Spoke Portuguese which is a plus because who really wants to dine-in at a place that isn't authentic. Food: Amazing food. Small plates and easy to share between 3 people. Tapas style. The portion was just enough for 3. Flavors were amazing and the presentation was on point. Had the shrimp, mussels, chorizo and the stroganoff. The chorizo came on a open flame plate for crusting. For dessert they had authentic Portuguese style egg tarts which is hard to make. Definitely left full and definitely recommend the egg tarts. Will be returning soon. read less11/06/2018
- Nunzia P.
I found this restaurant on instagram so my fiancé and I decided to try it out... it was awesome! The... read more menu changes daily. We thought 4 tapas wouldn't be enough but the server ensured us it was, he was right. They are filling and delicious. Also BYO!! Great spot in jersey city. We are definitely coming back! read less5/27/2018Cyn M.
Brah....I'm still trying to process all the amazing foods from last night. The quick: Broa definitely knows high quality ingredients... read more and the techniques needed to cook everything to perfection. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, was cooked exquisitely (Broa may have been the first place I've been too in a really really long time that knows how to cook shrimp). The menu changes every night, which just feeds my need to go back more often. The staff are super friendly in spite of the annoying hipsters that act as if they have graced Broa with lumberjack stench. Seriously, folks can we talk about this... be human and be kind...also remember you're not that important so bug off. Broa reminds of me going into someone's home for an amazing homemade feast... so if you are snickering at a small space you best wait until the summer when they open up their patio. I do recommend making reservations, we came in during a snow storm thinking we wouldn't need one and it was still packed. Also, even with reservations expect a wait...they will not rush guests out so when folks are taking their time (which during a snow storm they will). However, the staff went out of their way to make us feel valued while we waited (and honestly, the wait was worth it). From start to finish: bread and freshly marinated olives (like who even comments on olives...but they are that good), fresh cheese with jam, shrimp, oysters, and dessert everything hit so.many different flavor notes. If you are a foodie- you must come here. read less2/18/2018Ewa K.
Amazing service. We went on a weird day where there was previously bad weather and deliveries didn't make it in... read more for the week. Half the menu was even sold out but we had a wonderful experience nonetheless. Definitely hope to make it back again for the full experience. read less2/14/2018
- Patricia C.
Very sweet, tucked away restaurant on Grove Street. The menu changes daily and the interior feels like your in someone... read more summer cottage home. The service is intimate and attentive. Many seafood and meat options as it is a Portuguese restaurant. 3 of us went and had several small plates to share- the grilled octopus was amazing. Food was cooked simply but to perfection. BYOB! read less6/21/2018Andrew K.
The food here was delicious. The menu changes often and is written on a chalkboard up front (with prices listed).... read more You can either order tapas from the menu or pay per person for a chef-selected family style meal. We opted to order tapas and ordered about 7 plates for 5 people, which was more than enough food. The atmosphere is quaint and very cozy. There is a large outdoor area, however, it was reserved for a private party that evening. read less4/26/2018Emma P.
It's easy to miss Broa as it's slightly below street level on Grove St, but if you want a tasty,... read more affordable and unique dining experience it's well worth seeking out.Inside the decor is charmingly rustic and there is a mix of communal tables and smaller two and four tops. It's not huge inside (it does have outdoor seating out back in the warmer months) and it's a popular place so you may have to wait a short time for a table but trust me it's worth it.(We waited for about 15 minutes at 8 o'clock on a Saturday night for a place for two people, I think they take bookings for larger parties which I would advise if there are a few of you).The owner and staff are delightful and the ambience and quality of food reminds me of countryside restaurants across southern Europe.It's BYOB which is great, Coolvines is an excellent wine store conveniently situated across the street. The food is very reasonably priced, portions are generous, and I recommend that you order a mix of dishes for your party and split them all between you. There's no set menu, the owners buy and cook what looks good daily, which means that you get to eat seasonally, eat the best quality items, and you're not going to tire of eating here.All the food we ate here was so good, fresh, lovingly prepared and bursting with flavor. We ate oven braised Octopus which was meltingly tender and served with small roasted potatoes, Chorizo Assado, (smoked Portugeuse sausage) which was served with mustard and pickled vegetables and brought to the table still cooking in flames in a traditional terracotta dish, and a Black Eye Pea Salad which was tart and vinegary - the perfect complement to the richness of the sausage and octopus. For dessert we had the traditional Portugeuse egg custard tarts which were baked to order and served piping hot.The whole evening was a joy from start to finish, excellent food, ambience and service. I've walked past Broa numerous times and am absolutely kicking myself that I never went to eat there sooner! I will be back! read less4/08/2018