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
- Carly S.
By far my favorite restaurant in Jersey City. Their menu changes daily, with a few exceptions, but you are guaranteed... read more a fantastic meal no matter what. The chicken/pork sausage has a runny egg on top to provide the ultimate umami..this is a must order. I also highly recommend the octopus. Soft interior, crispy grilled skin, you will not want to pass on this one. Chef Mike and staff provide the most authentic Portuguese experience in a small, yet romantic dining room, with an even friendlier atmosphere. Make sure to get here early, it fills up fast on the weekends! read less12/06/2018Mark D.
This is my favorite restaurant in Jersey City. Warm, intimate, authentic. The food is delicious and the menu is always... read more changing. The chef/owner is friendly and his cooking hits the mark every time that I've been there. The staff is accommodating. The food served "tapas" style, is filling and delicious. This is the first place I recommend to anyone who wants to eat in Jersey City. read less7/03/2018Débora L.
My favorite spot in Jersey City! I came here several times and everything was amazing! Food: it changes constantly so... read more they don't work with table menus. I never had anything I didn't like here. My favorite ever was the codfish salad and the Alheira (it's too good)! Last time we were here we had the "bife à portuguesa" which was great, especially the potato fries! The croquettes are super good too! Service & ambiance: awesome! It's a very intimate space so it's like dining in a portuguese friend's house. Oh, they all speak portuguese too!Ps: we always come here as soon as it opens or out of the rush hours, this way we don't have to wait for a table. Be aware this is a small space! read less2/28/2018
- Megin D.2/10/2019Tiffany A.
The closest you will get to an authentic, home cooked Portuguese meal. The people are warm and inviting. The ambiance... read more is like your Portuguese grandma's house. I'll be back on a monthly basis, at least. read less11/24/2018Krina P.
I was charged with the task of finding a place to eat dinner last night. I figured why not small... read more plates/tapas. So we stumbled across Broa - a place I have never heard of or even saw on yelp until the other day. Woahhhh!Anyways, we walk in and the server immediately greets us and asks where we would like to sit. There was ample seating options available. We asked to be seated outside where it there was lots of shade. The cute wooden tables, the tiny Edison living bulbs, and the overall architecture really made me feel cozy. I can only hope that the look they were going for!Our server greeted us again and he was super accommodating. We even had an excellent conversation about skydiving and where a friends loyalty stands. Yeah, things got deep.We started our dinner by ordering the blue crab. I didn't try it so I won't be able to speak much about it. However, I did order the seafood cakes which was made with shrimp, scallops, and crab. It was laid on top of this spicy aioli and really brought out the taste of the meat. Next we're the buttered chicken thighs which were oh so tender and salty. Although it's unclear to me if the salt was from the butter or the seasoning from the chicken. Either way, it was delicious! I liked how the sauce was not creamy and overwhelming. After we devoured our food, we were tempted to buy the chorizo but we resisted. Overall, my experience was delightful - from the minute we walked in to the time we said good bye to our server. Everything was exceptional and more importantly, the food was fantastic! Side note: it's BYOB and there is only one menu. I thought this was kind of cool. read less7/11/2018
- Neal H.
Their hours aren't long and there's a wait to get a table but eating at Broa is a wonderful experience... read more in Portuguese cuisine. Broa is small, semi-intimate, and understated. Walking by various times, I never even noticed the downstairs entrance into the restaurant. Take a photo of the chalkboard menu, it's updated everyday-- there's no menu. We were welcomed by the owner. Bring your own wine or beer: there's a store located about 2 blocks south (CoolVines on Grove). We had Pastéis(Bolinhos) de Bacalhau (cod fish cakes), Mexilhão (mussels) with garlic and chorizo. Small portion plates like "largish tapas." Delicious! read less1/18/2019Cara S.
This restaurant is a hidden gem in Jersey City with various Portuguese dishes and incredible ambiance. The menu changes up... read more - a plus as it pushes you to try new things. If you've ever been to Europe or Portugal for that matter everything and everyone moves at a slower pace (go there with the intentions of enjoying a nice, relaxing evening, EVEN if you have to wait a little while to be seated). When you find a restaurant that's one-of-a-kind it's worth the wait. read less4/27/2018