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“Really good food” 4 of 5 stars
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Jai Alai Restaurant
73 W. Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ
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Ranked #8 of 46 Restaurants in Dover
Cuisines: French, Spanish
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Really good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

One of the best kept secrets in North Jersey. It's tucked into a corner in Dover, that you really have to look for. But take the time to find it! We have been coming here for years, and it never disappoints. They still make one of the best pitchers of sangria I've ever had. The garlic soup is subtle and delicious, with a perfectly cooked egg, floating on top. The Paella is wonderful- Overflowing with lobster, seafood, chorizo ,etc. We ordered it for three and had enough food for four. Their famous stuffed mushrooms shouldn't be missed. Veggies are crisp, fresh and flavorful. Save room for the flan for dessert, it's worth the calories. The service was excellent, but make reservations on the weekend, or you may have to wait.

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Rockaway, NJ
1 review
“Not One Disappointment.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We love authentic Basque - Spanish cuisine. We eat at Jai-Alai about twice a month. This is the best in Dover, Morris County and maybe Northern New Jersey. We know the menu at this hideaway by heart and trust the new specials will be perfect. Even after 24 years we keep going back because Nick, Cathy and the staff CARE ABOUT THE FOOD. It’s a place you will feel welcomed and comfortable. Try the addictive, delicious stuffed mushrooms.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wharton, New Jersey
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“Excellent Northern Spanish Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Best Spanish food I have eaten in New Jersey. The food and drinks are pricey, but they have never disappointed.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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