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“Great rice and seafood” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Don Pepe Restaurant & Caterers

Don Pepe Restaurant & Caterers
844 Mccarter Hwy, Newark, NJ 07102-5209 (Newark Central Business District)
973-623-4662
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Ranked #12 of 471 Restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Spanish, Portuguese
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Newark Central Business District
Newark, New Jersey
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great rice and seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

very tasty, seafood great, and shrimp in garlic sauce good, seating kind of cramp, and parking not ample enough...

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bronx, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Excellent Service and Delicious Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

I love Mexican Food and this place was amazing! The staff was so nice and funny. Went for an engagement dinner. It was great! Their steak fajitas were delish!

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Newark, New Jersey
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic Monday lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I stop by to get a healthy and fast lunch in Don Pepe,and like always I get more that I wanted,salad was Super ,service polite and fast,and price fair.My Monday's are for this fantastic Spanierd restaurant.Thanks to the Staff.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NJ
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“rehearsal dinner fun!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Was there for a rehearsal dinner. We had the private room in the basement- super cozy. It was family style, and AMAZING! The servers just kept bringing out the food. It was delicious- garlicky shrimp were a favorite, as was the Seafood platter of amazingness! Sangria was a bit weak and tasteless, but they probably produce in mass quantities. The servers were bringing out bottles of beer, but stopped after about an hour or so? When asked for more, they denied us. I'm not sure if they were cutting us off, or that we hit the limit given to us by the bride and groom. Either way, we had a great time, great food! Not sure about the bar scene, reservations, cost, etc, since it was a rehearsal dinner.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kearny, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great for any occasion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Whether it's a table for two, a christening, repast or wedding reception, Don Pepe will meet your needs. Absolutely ginormous portions, with efficient wait staff make this a favorite. During the day it if filled with locals professionals from Newark including Seton Hall law School across the street and by evening the return of out of towners with people to celebrate something. Pepe and his wife Louisa never fail to impress with their cordial welcome. I've been going there for over 25 years and truly it an iconic stop. Easy to access off Rt. 21 or Penn Station. Fresh seafood daily and tasty sangria make for the perfect meal.

  • Visited November 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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