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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 #9 of 455 restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
  • Any
English first
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
15 helpful votes 15 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
Senior Reviewer
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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New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Food is great. The paella is excellent here. I had the halibut and it was delicious. My husband had the chilean sea bass and he enjoyed his dinner. Don Pepes offers a variety of dessert. Sangria was very good too. Decor is elegant but casual.

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new jersey
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Following a bus trip to the Newark Museum the group went to Don Pepe's for dinner. The restaurant had a room set up for us with pitchers of Sangria waiting on the tables. We were also served red or white wine with the bottles placed on the tables. If anyone wanted beer that was also available. The food which was... More

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Newark, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This restaurant is close to NJ PAC, so if you are attending an event there, this is an excellent to get a meal. They are able to accommodate parties of various sizes and the service is great no matter how crowded they are.

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