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Don Pepe Restaurant & Caterers

844 Mccarter Hwy, Newark, NJ 07102-5209 (Newark Central Business District)
973-623-4662
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Ranked #10 of 455 Restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Portuguese, Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Newark Central Business District
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Newark Central Business District
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
197 reviews 197 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We ordered the garlic shrimp, crab cakes, sirloin steak, sea food paella and dessert - chocolate mousse and tartufo. As usual, everything was delicious. The upstairs is closed due to renovations. We were seated immediately. The service was outstanding. Thoroughly enjoyed our food. Will definitely be back.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I've had dinner at Don Pepe (3) times in the last year. Each time was on a Saturday night. The first visit as in August of 2013 and the parking lots were empty. Everything went well. We were seated quickly, the food was very good and the sangria was delicious. The one thing I didn't like is the waiter grabbed... More

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New Providence, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I just got back from Dom Pepe's and my meal was fantastic. I've been here many times and it never disappoints. From the menu, specials and the wait staff all excellent. They have their own parking which is a plus. If you're in thr area a must try.

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This restaurant is a throw back from years gone by; and that is a good thing. The food and service is outstanding; I cannot remember the last time I was given a bill written by pen. The waiters are professional and the food is top notch; what more do you want?

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Budd Lake, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

expensive but absolutey delicious..I only go there for a special occasion and it's worth every dine I spend...the steaks will beat anyone's around from any famous restaurant...and the lobster.yummmy.

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Clarks Summit PA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Well the title says it all, they had heaps of Garlic shrimp the best i have tasted., The Sangria was outstanding, even though I usually pass that up for better wines, this choice of Red or white impressed me, & loved all the fresh fruit. This restaurant is close to PAC Center & although Newark has quite a few Spanish... More

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new milford
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Stop reading reviews, go eat here. close to penn station and the PAC, and close enough to the Rock. Casual dress, reasonably priced, good atmosphere, and most importantly, great food.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Highly recommended. Like always the food and service was quite good. We had the calamari and a seafood paella. The house bread was super and the Sangria excellent. Service, was courteous and bilingual, which I enjoy.

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I was there last night with my girlfriend and it was one the most disappointing restaurant experience I ever had. We were staying in Newark and I read up on this place here on TripAdvisor and I saw it had good reviews overall therefore we decided to try it. It was terrible from start to finish, our waiter looked like... More

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Newark, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I've been coming here for years , and have never been dissapointed. I was just there last week and had the Seabass that was to die for. it was my friends first time there and she also enjoy it very much. Great job Pepe once again.

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