Mar Belo

4.5
560 reviews
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Portuguese
Portugal: Land of Explorers
In the 15th Century, Prince Henry the navigator ordered his explorers to bring back to Portugal any exotic fruits, nuts and plants from the new lands. Tomatoes and potatoes are taken to Europe, Brazilian pineapples were introduced to Azores, Brazilian chili peppers grew in Angola, African coffee was transplanted to Brazil.
Today the Portuguese fondness for ingredients like cinnamon or curry powder, is also a legacy of his time. The Romans brought wheat and introduced onion, garlic, olives and grapes. Later the Moors were the first to plant rice and introduced figs, planted groves of lemons, oranges and almond trees. Portugal is a seafaring nation with a well-developed fishing industry trading cod since the 15th century.
Today, naturally, Portuguese cuisine varies from region to region , but fresh fish and shellfish are found on virtually every menu. BOM APETITE!!!!
What 560 People Are Saying
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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had dined there previously on many occasions. No bib for the seafood (Mariscada). One of the diners in our party did not receive a key ingredient (Chorizo) in his fish until he was finished eating.

G
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always pleasant.

Food is a welcome treat.

Try the mussels.

Cod cooked very well.

r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lobsters were great
Paella unbelievable
Sangria very good

DA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a special occasion! We love their food and the service is always wonderful.

AV
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food, fresh and delicious (aside only from the slightly overdone shrimp app) . The service was outstanding and big portions of great fish! Yummy experience, would def. go back!

P
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our first time at Mar Belo and we really enjoyed it! The food was fantastic. My wife’s Mariscoto in green sauce was the best she’s ever had. My Arroz con pollo was top shelf as well. Service was a bit slow as it was busy, but it didn’t ruin the experience.

JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak night is great! Filet was cooked to order! Sangria is delicious.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food excellent ,seating in regard to reservation was on target. Service extremely good even with a very busy restaurant. Our friends enjoyed experience immensely and plan to return soon

DB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been going to Marbelos for many years. Food and service always top notch. Have hosted several parties here and always satisfied 😌

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Food simply excellent. Been there twice and will go again.

M
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, seafood and steaks food were delicious. They need to work on the kids meatballs, no flavor just tasted like meat? Really like this restaurant and their daily specials!

G
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mar Belo is consistent over time. This most important when setting expectations.

Mar Belo meets or exceeds expectations.

The mussels, scallops and phalia are terrific.

T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was served hot and delicious, although the wait for it was long. Servers( 3) were very pleasant, but very overworked, serving 2 rooms and an outside area.

G
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our son and daughter in law out to celebrate their anniversary. These are two people who dine at fine restaurants in Manhattan, but they really enjoyed everything Mar Belo had to offer, from food, to wine, to service.

LG
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good food, fairly priced wine list and upscale atmosphere. The staff was pleasant and accommodating though the service was a bit slow.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food great service excellent

RC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazingly delicious and for a very affordable price.

o
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was outstanding from to food to the service. Highly recommend the Garlic Shrimp and the Zarzuela

SA
New York Area
147 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing is better than dining at Mar Belo when you are near the Long Branch area of the Jersey Shore. You can sit outside and enjoy appetizer dishes of chorizo, garlic shrimp, clams, grilled octopus... and follow that up with one of their great seafood or steak entrees. One of our favorites!!

s
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Waiter was very nice the room had a loud party going on
The food was good and I would go back but preferably sit in the other room not the off side room
Service was a bit slow but I wasn’t in a rush and it might have been bc of the party
The shrimp risotto was excellent

TD
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Timed perfectly. Sangria was delicious. Will definitely be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We went there and had a 7 o’clock reservation, they never told us that the kitchen was backed up at least a half hour until we sat down at our table at 7:30. Ordered a drink, then the waiter told us that the kitchen was backed up. They should at least have bought us our cocktails. We paid our bill and left. Very, very unprofessional.

DM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone... The food was excellent, very friendly and accommodating staff. Has an old world charm to it.

PR
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 2nd time there, we love the food & service, price is great too. Really enjoyed oursekves.

MB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service, took a little while to get food, but was a busy Saturday night.

n
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went there Sat. night before going to the movies. My husband ordered a steak medium, however, it was a bit overcooked. That was the reason for the 3. Last time we were there was 2 weeks before and his steak was cooked better.

G
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mar Belo has a wide menu of choices.

The mussels are terrific.

Soft shell crab with mango delicious.

NY Strip delightful.

Carlos and Henry provided the table with a little something extra.

Enjoy

GG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Definitely will be going back and bringing friends.

JL
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We've been enjoying Mar Belo for some time, now. We both enjoyed lobster night. Chorizo is a little overpriced but good. Chocolate cake could have been a little bigger. We will return.

p
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its Thursday and its Lobster Night at Mar Belo, you will not get a better broiied lobster anywhere
Yes I said broiled not boiled. I hate boiled lobster Mar Belo is the only place that makes broiled lobster that is incredible
Two Lobsters Spanish potatoes what more do you want. This is the best lobster that you will get anywhere in our area
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always fabulous. Never disappoints.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Anniversary

GB
Miami
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding in every regard - among the best paella marinera ever!

JJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlos was our server. He is so amazing and is always on point. The food was excellent!

RL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been here at least half a dozen times and have never had a mediocre meal. We started with the grilled octopus appetizer. it's their best seller and for good reason. it's perfectly grilled and simply prepared with this amazing olive oil, garlic, lemon and cilantro. I had the Paelha Valenciana which is portioned generously. It's comprised of a half a lobster, shrimp, scallops, calamari, mussels, clams, pork, chicken and sausage cooked in saffron rice. Unless you're famished, you will take home a doggy bag. My husband had Salmao Lisbonense, It's Scotish‎ salmon, prepared with olive oil, rosemary, butter, lemon and heavy cream accompanied by fluffy mashed potatoes and beautiful fresh asparagus. The service is always top notch. We try to go a few times a year and we tell all of our friends about this place too.

CK
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took family out to celebrate her birthday. The food was wonderful it did get a little noisy as the restaurant got busier through the evening. Service was good the red snapper was perfect the shrimp risotto delicious. Will definitely be back. Parking can be a challenge but we were lucky on Saturday.

n
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ate at Mar Bello's Saturday night before a show. The food was very good, and the service great. Will definitely go back and definitely recommend.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful local restaurant specializing in extremely authentic Portuguese & Spanish cuisine. The service is great and the food preparation is outstanding. Don't pass up the outstanding shish kabob. The meat melts in your mouth.

EC
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service excellent. Easy to park. All waiters were very friendly and helpful.

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