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Forno's of Spain Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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North Ironbound
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47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105 (Union Street)
We are located a two blocks away from Newark Penn Station and New Jersey Transit, which is walking distance.
+1 973-589-4767
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Fornos of Spain is an award winning Spanish restaurant located in Newark...
Fornos of Spain is an award winning Spanish restaurant located in Newark. For an authentic taste of fine Spanish dining, we welcome you to Fornos!
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  • 161
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Longtime Favorite in Ironbound

Friends invited us to this splendid restaurant. Ate great seafood. Had got into the habit of going to the same restaurant again and again. Fornos was a good reason to break the habit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Carole S
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Bloomfield, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
new jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Love the surf and turf, filet mignon, ribeye and veal chops. Slightly expensive but never disappointing.

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Andres R, owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm thrilled to hear that you've loved every meal with us! Thanks for spreading the word here on TripAdvisor -- that means a lot to us. Looking forward to next time! Andres, Manager More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We come back to Forno's any time we're in NJ for the extraordinary food and service. This visit was no exception.

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Andres R, owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Marla! We love hearing you always pencil us in during your NJ visits. See you next time, Andres, Manager More 

Chandler, Arizona
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The portions were huge which was perfect because we were a big party. I ordered the oxtail which I recall being a special item, as opposed to a regular menu item. I say "recall" because many pitchers of sangria were delivered to and taken from our table. The sangria was terrific, but the oxtail not so much. It was missing... More 

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Andres R, owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

We're delighted to read you enjoyed the sangria, Huck, but it's a shame our oxtail didn't make the best impression. We hope to serve you again soon -- we're confident we'd make a better second impression. Cheers, Andres, Manager More 

Boonton, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Very good Portuguese restaurant. Probably the most expensive of the Newark Ironbound Portuguese restaurants, and definitely one of the better ones. With ample parking and close proximity to the train station, it is a good bet to come here. But there are others that are at least equally good that are worth a try.

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Andres R, owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the visit, Richard. It sounds like you were satisfied all-around, and we hope to see you again soon -- we'd love to know how to earn the last two stars. Don't hesitate to reach out directly with any feedback. Cheers, Andres, Manager More 

Bloomfield, New Jersey
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Friends invited us to this splendid restaurant. Ate great seafood. Had got into the habit of going to the same restaurant again and again. Fornos was a good reason to break the habit.

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Andres R, owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks, Carole! Hope to earn that fifth star next time. :) Cheers, Andres, Manager More 

New Jersey
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Have been going to Fornos for years! I don't know why we venture out to try other Spanish/Portuguese cuisine, because we always end up saying "we should've just gone to Fornos!". No doubt they always have a wait, but grab a glass of their delicious red sangria and the wait won't seem too bad. The service is always fast and... More 

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Andres R, owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely note, Flipflop509! It means a lot to hear you are so passionate about our cuisine. See you again soon, Andres, Manager More 

New York
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This was our first time at Fornos, recommended by a cousin and we loved it!!! We have tried a couple of other Spanish/Portuguese restaurants and this one is a little more formal and classy. We were a party of 10 and all our food came in on time, everything tasted fresh and good. Their service is fast and friendly. The... More 

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Andres R, owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for reaching out! We are pleased to hear our staff was so on top of it with the misplaced wallet. As for the food, we're happy you loved everything! Hope to serve you again soon -- we're after that fifth star. Cheers, Andres, Manager More 

Brooklyn, New York
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151 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had dinner at Forno's on a Saturday night. The restaurant is very large, with multiple dining rooms, so we were seated within a very short time even though they were very busy. Service was excellent. They bring out a large salad right away, it comes with dinner. Appetizers were excellent and portions quite large. We shared sangria, also very... More 

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Andres R, owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the note, SuzyQu15! We loved serving you and hope to see you again soon. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any feedback on how we could earn that fifth star! Cheers, Andres, Manager More 

Cincinnati
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Forno deserves the high ratings it gets for quality of their food, attentive service and their extensive wine list. Copious quantity of food at very reasonable prices. Attended free parking is icing on the cake. I'll be back for certain.

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Andres R, owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for reaching out! We can't wait to serve you again, and please let us know if you have any feedback on how we could earn that fifth star. -Andres, Manager More 

Elizabeth, New Jersey
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118 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I 've eaten at the old and new Fornos, not the same. The new place is very Attractive with excellent parking facilities. The problem is the cuisine, the quality Is not there, compared to the old restaurant. First , they have too many rooms, which Turns the place into a maze. Second, the menu is over priced compared to other... More 

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Andres R, owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for reaching out, Penhadafranca! We're sorry to hear you have been disappointed in recent visits, but we really appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you again soon to prove we have stayed true to our roots -- that's so important to us. Thanks again and hope to see you soon, Andres, Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105
    (Union Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are located a two blocks away from Newark Penn Station and New Jersey Transit, which is walking distance.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > North Ironbound
  • Neighborhood: North Ironbound
  • Phone Number: +1 973-589-4767

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

Fornos of Spain is an award winning Spanish restaurant located in Newark. For an authentic taste of fine Spanish dining, we welcome you to Fornos!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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