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Spanish Tavern

103 Mcwhorter St, Newark, NJ 07105-1359 (North Ironbound)
973-589-4959
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Ranked #1 of 451 Restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Spanish
Neighborhood: North Ironbound
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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182 reviews 182 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I had dinner with my girlfriend and her daughter. Every aspect of our experience was top notch. Free parking is available in a lot across the street. There is an attendant in the lot. When we walked in, we were immediately greeted by the host, who took us to the table we had reserved. There is a small bar area... More

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Show Low, Arizona
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95 reviews 95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My wife and I are visiting the area and the hotel we are staying at recommended this restaurant along with several others, but first calling this restaurant a Portuguese restaurant which piqued our interest and influenced our decision to go. The restaurant provided a 'free' shuttle, (tips accepted), to and from our hotel. This service was invaluable for out of... More

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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89 reviews 89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

In my opinion the finest pure Spanish Restaurant in Newark. Spanish, not Portuguese or mixed. The food was first rate. I haven't eaten a good Spanish dish since Spain last summer. My wife recommended this place which she had experienced years ago. The interior is one of the most formal and attractive in town with great seating. The cuisine is... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Loved the service and food! Had the scallops and crab appetizer, baby lamb chops entree. Can't wait to return!

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New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The food was great. The restaurant wasn't busy and we told them we were in a rush, but the service was slow. The Chilean sea bass was good but the $28.75 portion was tiny. I was expecting to share and was disappointed.

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Woodridge, Illinois
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97 reviews 97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This was yet another visit for me over the years to this outstanding restaurant. As always, consistently great traditional Spanish food delivered by flawless service in very comfortable surroundings....short and sweet review. Great place for either business entertaining or a personal special night out. I seem to be stuck on their wonderful paella choices as this is not a dish... More

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Dumont, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

The foods was outstanding, the sangria the best I've tasted,the service right on key, we started with the soup of the day included with your meal went on to clams on a half shell then onto paella with seafood, outstanding, they do have a parking lot across the street so go around the corner for the restaurant is on a... More

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Mineola, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My husband were in Newark for my son's afternoon soccer game and had plenty of time to spare so decided to find a restaurant nearby for lunch. What a pleasant surprise! We didn't realize the restaurant would be so fancy and felt like we were on one of our dates from our teen age years when we would randomly pick... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My husband bought me tickets to a concert at The Rock in Newark for my birthday. We took the train into the city with enough time for dinner. Walked over to the Spanish Tavern - less than a mile from Penn Station Newark to the restaurant without a reservation. When we first walked in the door there was a table... More

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New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Been going here since early 70's days at Seton Hall. Excellent consistent food. Many choices especially for seafood. Relaxing room with white table cloths. They have their own parking lot with an attendant watching. It's on the safe side of the city in Ironbound.

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

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