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Spain Restaurant

North Ironbound
Spanish, European, Portuguese
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419 Market St., Newark, NJ 07105
973-344-0994
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 18
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fun and Funky; Great Food with Big Portions

Four of us went on a Saturday night in September 2015. Our friends had been many times before and were surprised that it was less than half full. Nice menu choices - meat and fish. Large portions, attentive service, old-fashioned waiters. There was a guitar-playing singer who did the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
laurencat
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New Jersey
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Columbia, Maryland
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What to do for dinner while waiting for your train?? Only ONE Answer!! Just two blocks from Newark Penn Station is Spain Restaurant in a quaint old and cozy setting. It is like a 1970s trip in time. The Menu! When you look around at the the morsels stacked on plates, you want one of everything. I had Sea Bass.... More 

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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

I've been coming to Spain restaurant for 10 years now and they never disappoint. The best paella and sangria I've ever had. If you are from out of town and never had spaniard food before because it's too expensive in your area... You must come here. Last night I had their special: grilled seafood... And oh my God I died... More 

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1 Thank Neshonna
New Jersey
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Four of us went on a Saturday night in September 2015. Our friends had been many times before and were surprised that it was less than half full. Nice menu choices - meat and fish. Large portions, attentive service, old-fashioned waiters. There was a guitar-playing singer who did the traditional Spanish-language songs everyone knows - La Bamba, La Cucaracha, etc.... More 

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1 Thank laurencat
Chandler, Arizona
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The paella was tasty and could honestly feed 2-3 people. The bread is great for sopping up the delicious seafood juices. If you're a beer drinker, you can wash down your meal with a bottle of Mahou.

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1 Thank Huck K
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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150 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I would suggest you steer clear of this restaurant...the quality of the food is simply NOT GOOD anymore. Too bad because years ago it was the only reason you would come to Newark....now I have NO REASON to come to Newark....not even to see the Devils now that Lou is gone!

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Thank FoodGuyWineGuy
Lake Elsinore, California
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127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

On a lunch break from work 6 of us I had stuffed shrimp Very good and large portion 2 of my colleagues had paiella (sp) and loved it One had salmon one tuna No bad selection They have valet parking across the street All in all good food Good value Nice lunch

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1 Thank BernDude
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I've been patronizing Spain for 20+ years and have done eat in and take out over a dozen times. Unfortunately, the owners are taking their eye off the ball and things are slipping. During my most recent visit I had my favorite - the Paella a la Marinera. The dish was obviously prepared ahead of time and the split lobster... More 

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2 Thank JoeBroski
Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Valentine night me and my wife are on our way to the Prudential center, We ate at Spain and enjoyed every thing, shrimp in garlic sauce,grilled Spanish sausage, for dinner my wife had lobster stuffed with crab meat, lot's of crab meat. i had all kind of shell fish on saffron rice. every thing was so fresh. staff friendly and... More 

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1 Thank costaricacouple
New York City, New York, USA
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241 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The food is not strictly Portuguese they seem to be adapted or Americanized a bit, ie no Cod dishes, but Tiliapia. Seafood entrees were well executed and portions were large. Service is friendly and efficient and can provide recommendations. There is Street Parking, but crowded for Devils Games at the Rock. Good pre-Game sit down meal option.

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Thank KeokiHangLoose
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Stopped in for dinner before a concert although it was a little crowded we were seated immediately, wait staff took our order for drinks and meal right away (seemed a little rushed perhaps because of the concert) Sangria was awesome, entrees were shrimp with saffron rice bountiful and done perfectly,Talapia and scollops were very good although the scollops were overcooked,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 419 Market St., Newark, NJ 07105
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > North Ironbound
  • Neighborhood: North Ironbound
  • Phone Number: 973-344-0994

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, European, Portuguese
Open Hours
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
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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