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Forno's of Spain Restaurant

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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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12:00 pm - 11:00 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, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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  • 157
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    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
My Favorite Restaurant of all.

I only wish I didn't move away from the North East. I miss dining at my Favorite Restaurant of all time. The food is always fresh, tasty and plentiful. The Paella is superb and the clams in green sauce are fabulous. If your thirsty try the Pitchers of Red or White Sangria. The place rocks, it's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
rob g
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Boynton Beach, Florida
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

I only wish I didn't move away from the North East. I miss dining at my Favorite Restaurant of all time. The food is always fresh, tasty and plentiful. The Paella is superb and the clams in green sauce are fabulous. If your thirsty try the Pitchers of Red or White Sangria. The place rocks, it's that simple. There's a... More 

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Randolph, New Jersey, USA
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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The 2 of us went there for dinner. the salad , bread and olives came right away. We wanted to order the tuna tartare as an appy, but the waiter suggested a shrimp tempura appy. The waiter forgot about it and we reminded Him after waiting 45 minutes. Finally it arrived after an hour of waiting. The portion was 4... More 

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

George, we pride ourselves on a superb waitstaff, but everyone makes mistakes now and then. Still we owe you an apology for forgetting your order and keeping you waiting so long for your appetizers. It's disappointing to hear that your entrees didn't make up for the wait, either. A meal with us should (and typically is) a wonderful experience from... More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We were going to a big show at the Prudential Center in Newark. I was tasked with finding a good place to eat. The TripAdvisor reviewers said "Forno's" was a good place listed in the top five restaurants of Newark on the site. Reservations were made online at Forno's for an early dinner to beat the crowds and have sufficient... More 

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

Wow, what a glowing review! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We hope to serve you again soon. Until next time, Andres, Manager More 

Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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290 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went with group of 18 business friends. We had a reservation and were able to be accommodated in a large private room. The service was very good as was the food. This restaurant is a little more formal than others in the Ironbound District, but still relatively informal. A good choice for either friends or business associates.

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

Thank you for joining us, Stanner57! We appreciate you penciling us in and, of course, taking the time to share this review. Hope to serve you again soon! Take care and best wishes, Andres, Manager More 

Woodbridge, New Jersey
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Forno's has unfortunately quickly gone from being my absolute favorite place to dine to now being just mediocre. The service leaves much to be desired which is a surprise after having years of excellence. They've also lost their best waiters over the years. The taste of the food has changed and so has the menu. This change was not for... More 

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

Deanna, we're shocked and saddened to read your review. We take pride in the fact that you speak so highly of our service in the past, and we apologize if we've ever shown a lack of excellence -- that's never okay in our books. We really appreciate your feedback, and we're eager to speak with our team -- we know... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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160 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The location and outdated decoration may not look like much, but the quality of the food and price will blow you away. The service is impeccable. There are people popping up out of everywhere to make sure you are well taken care of. I must say, they have a great Lunch menu and the price is amazing. I had the... More 

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

We're proud to have made such a lovely impression! Hope to see you again next time you're in Newark. Cheers, Andres, Manager More 

New York
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139 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We slogged through flood waters on a recent Sunday so that we could enjoy the food at our favorite Spanish restaurant in the New York area. Octopus to die for. "Free" salad very nice. Paella was to put it mildly was both authentic and amazing. The service, is always outstanding. The staff can never do enough for you. Martini's large... More 

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

Thank you for the recommendation! It means a lot that you made the trek into our place, by the way. We look forward to serving you again next time! Take care and best wishes, Andres, Manager More 

Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

First time in Newark and to this restaurant - it was absolutely fantastic! From the extensive menu and drink selection, to the atmosphere, and especially the service, this place was excellent in every aspect. Beginning with a delicious salad and assorted warm bread with butter, olive oil and olives, paired with a delicious Spanish wine, through the fabulous feast of... More 

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

We have to say, this made our week! Thank you for joining us and, of course for sharing your kind words. We hope to see you again next time you're in Newark, by the way. Safe travels and best wishes, Andres, Manager More 

Lake Mary, Florida
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168 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This place is amazing. From the minute you walk in you are showered with service. As soon as you sit down they bring you a salad, olives, olive oil, bread and butter. I was told the sangria is a specialty. Although I am not a sangria drinker, this was amazing. The salad was simple but amazing. We ordered two type... More 

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

Best Spanish food you've ever had? We're all about that! Thanks for the lovely review. We see you're from Florida, but we hope to serve you again next time you're in New Jersey. Cheers, Andres, Manager More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Eaten here a few times and I've always been satisfied. Not the area for romantic conversation, place is usually loud and crowded. Sangria is fantastic! Food is excellent. Parking available.

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

From the sangria to the food, Michelle, it seems like you were pretty impressed during your visits. We're looking forward to your next visit! Cheers, Andres, Manager More 

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Additional Information about Forno's of Spain Restaurant

Address: 47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105
Phone Number: +1 973-589-4767
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > North Ironbound
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: Spanish

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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: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic

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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