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Spanish Tavern

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North Ironbound
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103 Mcwhorter St, Newark, NJ 07105-1359
973-589-4959
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Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 119
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
THE TRADITION CONTINUES

I have been to this Restraunt several times, and it never disappoints. If you didn't know it was here,in the middle of a residential district, you might miss it. But the beacon, called reputation, shines brightly, from here in all directions. From the fresh bread, to the soup, to the main course... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
micyer
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austin
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
austin
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been to this Restraunt several times, and it never disappoints. If you didn't know it was here,in the middle of a residential district, you might miss it. But the beacon, called reputation, shines brightly, from here in all directions. From the fresh bread, to the soup, to the main course, it's as they say, all good. If you... More 

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Long Island, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The best Paella I've had to date. Quaint decor and great staff add to the appeal. Flan was good but standards issue. Highly recommend this Ironbound classic

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had a large group that was part of a sales meeting. They bused us from the Marriott at the airport, and we were all pleasantly surprised. We shared multiple appetizers that were all great. i had a delicious shrimp dish and everyone enjoyed their dinner.

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Orange County, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My colleague and I were driving in Newark and saw a sign that read Spanish Tavern right right here. The sign was under a underpass and the both of said this can't be good. Well traffic was really bad so we decided to give a try. We walk in the restaurant just went wow. The food was amazing. We travel... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Its been a while since we have been here..as usual the place was spotless and the wait staff was very well dressed and quite friendly..You walk in and you feel special...We ordered our old standard-paella--I may be over critical of my seafood but was a bit disappointed...We ordered 2 servings for the three of us--it arrived quickly and piping hot...It... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A great overall experience. The food, wine and service were all very good. The salad bar was ho hum, everything else great.

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Excellent food. Very reasonable prices considering quality of food, service, and atmosphere. Will visit again when in area.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Service was great, atmosphere the same. Lentil soup as an appetizer with every meal. Main courses hot andplentiful

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you are a Devil's fan or have a subscription to NJPAC, you should know about Spanish Tavern in Newark. This place is also good enough be a destination for dinner alone. Dinner includes good rolls, delicious vegetable soup and a varied dinner menu. I usually get the rack of lamb and my husband asks for plain, sautéed veal. Both... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My friend & I are here for lunch on my birthday in May. The food was much better than expected. Nice secluded spot in Newark. Parking is horrible but we really enjoyed ourselves and the food was wayyyyy too much for the both of us to eat. You definitely get your monies worth.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 103 Mcwhorter St, Newark, NJ 07105-1359
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > North Ironbound
  • Neighborhood: North Ironbound
  • Phone Number: 973-589-4959

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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