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Don Pepe Restaurant & Caterers

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Newark Central Business District
European, Spanish, Portuguese
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844 Mccarter Hwy, Newark, NJ 07102-5209
973-623-4662
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Portuguese seafood

Convenient location in downtown Newark. Food is good. Paella is exceptional. Prices are a little expensive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Lamouria B
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Newark, New Jersey
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Newark, New Jersey
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Convenient location in downtown Newark. Food is good. Paella is exceptional. Prices are a little expensive.

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Don Pepe is a Superb Spanish Cuisine Cateres & Restaurant! The Food is Very Tasty, the quantity of the Serving is Very Big & the Prices are really Reasonable! The Variety of the Menu is Fabulous! Between the Paella & The Sea Bass You can not go wrong! The Steak is Enormous & Cooked to Perfection. The Choices are magnificent... More 

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Rochester, New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Awesome food, best Chilean Sea Bass ever... not on the menu but ask for it, they have alot as a special. Probably becasue of availability but the Best. Seafood is amazing, steaks are as thick as you arm. APPS are amazing as well. Great Sangria too.

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Frederick, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Friendly staff and delicious desserts can be found at this dining establishment near NJ Penn station. Don't let the exterior fool you.

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New Jersey
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344 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

There were four of us and we still had a lot of food left over. We began with mussels and those were excellent. I then had shrimp with garlic sauce and fabulous rice. It was fabulous. My wife had steak, which I was able to try, and it was excellent as well. The service is very good as well. I... More 

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New jersey
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If you had a bad experience at Don Pepe's, it was probably your bad attitude that caused it. EVERY time we come here, the food is the best along with the sangria and desserts. The wait staff is EXTREMELY friendly and there to please. Never disappointing, we always have a great time here with family or friends!

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Peyton, Colorado
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect based on other reviews. While it wasn't bad, it also wasn't great. My fillet was way overcooked and I thought the service adequate but not friendly. I don't think I'd go out of my way for this restaurant.

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South Orange, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We ate in Don Pepe Restaurant on Sunday and once again we were not disappointed. The service was very good, as was the food, and the portions were HUGE! We enjoyed every bite of our dinner, and took home enough to enjoy again the next day!

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Nutley, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Horrible experience on Father's Day!!!!!! Everything from the rude hostess, to the waiters and bus boys that just throw your plates of food on the table. It's as if they were mad they had to work on Father's Day. All the items are way over priced and the portions are way smaller than Casa Vasca of Fornos of Spain. The... More 

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Chaska, Minnesota
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Tried Don Pepe's for the first time on a visit with daughter and her boyfriend based on recommendation from colleagues. Easy to find right of Highway 21/McCarter Highway with ample parking. The building is not very impressive and the interior is simple and dated. The waiters were adequately attentive, but were a bit dour. Was there at 6:30 mid-week and... More 

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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: European, Spanish, Portuguese
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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