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Spanish Tavern

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103 Mcwhorter St, Newark, NJ 07105-1359
973-589-4959
Website
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 71
    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
Great food and service

Took a group of 15 out for a work dinner. Great wine selection and food choices. Everyone enjoyed their meals and desserts. I personally have been coming to Newark for over ten years and have always made this a stop. Always quality food and service at an excellent price.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Tpuyleart
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The Hague, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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191 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
The Hague, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Took a group of 15 out for a work dinner. Great wine selection and food choices. Everyone enjoyed their meals and desserts. I personally have been coming to Newark for over ten years and have always made this a stop. Always quality food and service at an excellent price.

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San Mateo, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Was there with a group, so each table of 10 was served 'family style' - with large platters of very tasty food for all to share. Good service, plenty of food!

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DoodyG
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Had the food at The Spanish Tavern not been well above average this would have been a 3 star rating I am making allowances for my visit being on a busy Saturday evening but the service did leave a lot to be desired. The main dining room was lovely but the tables were packed so closely together that it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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
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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
3 helpful votes 3 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
111 reviews 111 reviews
60 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
60 helpful votes 60 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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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: Doing business, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?