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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
Closed now
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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, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 69
    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
Excellent experience

The dishes were presented in a simple yet classy manner. The food was wonderful and the service was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Allen K
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

The dishes were presented in a simple yet classy manner. The food was wonderful and the service was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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New Jersey
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Our daughter is a student at New Jersey Institute of Technology and we were looking for a restaurant in the Ironbound to treat her to dinner. Based on TripAdvisor reviews we chose Spanish Tavern. SO GLAD we did! We did not have a reservation but since it was 5:00 PM on Sunday we did not have to wait too long... More 

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

While staying overnight at a Marriott in Newark before an early flight the next day we asked at reception for a dinner recommendation. We were told this restaurant was great AND offered a free shuttle service. After a brief wait a van arrived and away we went! We were greeted and seated promptly. The restaurant serves a delicious complimentary lentil... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Always love going here, the food is good, the drinks VERY GOOD. Atmoshere sitting at the bar or seats are good.

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NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant for decades and would always recommend it to friends and family for delicious food and excellent service. However, last night's dinner was a disappointment to at least three of us who ordered the seafood paella. The large pot of rice contained one mussel, 2 large clam shells with microscopic clams inside, one scallop and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Everything at Spanish Tavern is well prepared and full of flavour. The warm crusty bread, the savoury earthy soup, the seafood, the meat. We had never been before so we didn't know anything about portion size. We ordered a salad each and a main each. We had enough to feed 4-5 people. One seafood dish looked like it had 100... More 

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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84 reviews 84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We have gone several times and we like the place they have the typical style of offering you a soup no matter what and normally its very hearty, so don't get to full with the bread as you rather taste their good soups, it is automatic. You can almost skip the appetizers and just order your main course, I had... More 

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Prudhoe, UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I remember eating at the Spanish Tavern over 30 years ago and recently had the opportunity to return. The food and ambiance hasn't changed in all that time, which is very fortunate, as it has always been a top-notch restaurant. Seafood dishes are fresh, generous and authentic. Service is attentive and prices are reasonable. I would only deduct half a... More 

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Excellent service, timely and relax.Fillet Mignon was tender and season corretly. Sea bass was good but not memorable

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USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The wait staff is quite accommodating and very attentive. We started with the white sangria that was filled with fresh apples and oranges. Complimentary potato leek soup was served that was very delicious along with warm fresh bread. Our meals were delicious, fresh, well presented and completely finished. Our course we had flan and it was gone in a matter... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?