swcooper t1_jdsf94u wrote

I've been here:

https://goo.gl/maps/wUvSs4SyGip4f1dr6 (Portugal Express, just off Rt1 in Elizabeth) and here:

https://goo.gl/maps/rUQSHJp8XG5tTKDX7 (Ilobasco, Salvadorian, also just off Rt 1 Elizabeth)

in recent weeks. Impressed with both, good food moderately priced.

We also like

https://goo.gl/maps/PzPkEpRmbJnaVt8M9 (Sabor Colombiano, across Rt 1 from the other two) and my friend has recently opened a place upstairs at 90 Ferry st in Ironbound, above the Japanese restaurant. I'm sure it's pretty good.


swcooper t1_j8m7l1d wrote

As a professional Physicist, I'd say go where you think you'll be happiest. They're both departments of decent repute, NJIT ain't in the greatest area but it's mostly it's own little microcosm so should be fine. Live on campus though, in either case.