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Don Pepe Restaurant & Caterers

Certificate of Excellence
Newark Central Business District
Portuguese, Spanish
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844 Mccarter Hwy, Newark, NJ 07102-5209
973-623-4662
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
All Around Good

Good food, decent prices and excellent service. Only a one minute drive to NJPAC after dinner. We've been many times, and never had a bad experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
njtaylors
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NJ
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
NJ
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Good food, decent prices and excellent service. Only a one minute drive to NJPAC after dinner. We've been many times, and never had a bad experience.

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Newark, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When you walk into Don Pepe's you are greeted by attentive hosts and staff. Plenty of room for a quiet drink, business lunch or graduation party. Just try to finish any of the dinners they serve. We usually have lunch and another dinner from the leftovers.

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Belmar, New Jersey
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My husband, a friend and I went to Don Pepe's before a concert at the Pru Center. We arrived around 5:30 and were seated immediately. They gave us a table which was right outside of the kitchen and i was seated in the pathway with my back to the entrance/exit of the kitchen. The place was pretty crowded, but not... More 

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Massapequa, New York
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I have been going to this place for over 25years and the food is excellent, the steaks to the lobsters to the rice you can't go wrong. Same owner always there for 30 years. Food is very consistent and hasn't changed.

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Excellent, Excellent food from the mussels in green sauce to the mariscada or the paella marinera. Service -superb. 👍

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NYC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My wife,me , my sister and brother had a wonderful dinner. The Paella Valenciana was superb and enormous as well as the garlic shrimp and the steak, we loved their homemade potato chips. This restaurant has consistenly served great food for many years. The atmosphere is refined and tour table had good space and good service.

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Having wonderful memories of their paella and sangria, I suggested my friends from St. Louis meet us there for dinner. It's an easy walk from Newark's Penn Station. We ordered the two popular paella dishes, one with seafood, and one with seafood and sausage. Although the menu described different herbs and sauces, they tasted the same. We would have rather... More 

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Piscataway, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Just spent the New Year at Don Pepe. Have been doing it for many years. The food, the drinks, the service is impeccable, but this time, they had the worst live band ever! We were actually looking forward to the pre-recorded music! They mostly played merengues, which is my favorite type of dancing style, but even this, they couldn't play!... More 

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

We were on our way to Newark to catch our plane and we had a little extra time and love to find good local places. The menu is diverse I decided on the Gazpacho soup and the lunch strip steak and was totally blown away. The Gazpacho was amazing and the steak was awesome. I think the steak was $17-18... More 

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New Jersey, USA
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My wife and I have been enjoying Don Pepe's for more than 20 years. The service is always great and the food is some of the best in Newark.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 844 Mccarter Hwy, Newark, NJ 07102-5209
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > Newark Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Newark Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 973-623-4662

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese, Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?