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Don Pepe Restaurant & Caterers

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Newark Central Business District
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844 McCarter Hwy, Newark, NJ 07102-5209
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Staten Island, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here many times...the food is delicious...never disappoints. Service is great! And the sangria is to die for. We highly recommend this restaurant for a great night out!

Thank KristenM415
Robbinsville, NJ
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family absolutely loves this Portuguese Restaurant. We've been going there for close to 20 years now. It's an easy train ride, going there from Central Jersey with a couple block walk from the train station, and an easy car ride too. They have lots adjacent to the restaurant for free parking or valet parking. The sangria is fantastic -... More 

2 Thank TravelSueP
New Providence, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were 18 people that went there last Saturday. The food, service & atmosphere were all great. You get a lot for your money.

Thank armandg448
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

I just had my second visit to this restaurant. All I can say is wow! Traveling for business it's nice to find a restaurant of this caliber. Walking distance from the Penn Station train station and the Newark Penn Station Hilton. The only thing that surpasses the friendly knowledgeable staff is the amazing quality of food. Also go hungry as... More 

Thank Bill S
Newark, New Jersey
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

My favorite is the Paella Marinara (seafood). When I host my dinner parties or just want to impress guests at a get together with an additional dish, I purchase the small tray for just under $30. It can feed up to 10 people and definitely gets the party started. I usually call ahead and pick it up. I've also eaten... More 

Thank ANewage
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

One of The Best Spanish Restaurants in New Jersey, great ambience and great people !! The owner is always there running the show and making sure everything goes well, he is a dedicated person to quality and hospitality, as well as his employees , like Rafael one of the waiters , just wonderful !! Family oriented with a fresh seafood... More 

1 Thank Adriana O
Newark, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

This is the flame broil king of meats! Not one bite will without an explosion of flavors throughout your mouth! This restaurant is what Newark is all about, a strong armed robbery of your taste buds!!

Thank noble3333
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Prompt service, overpriced for the quality of food. The appetizers were good but the main course failed to keep up. Will not go back, given the iron bound section has a whole bunch of other places to choose from.

Thank Yasmin S
Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

i lived in NJ, i've relocated down south but i visit often which includes a visit to Don Pepe. Food has always been consistent, delicious.. altho portions have gotten smaller with time. Sangria is great, place isnt cheap but worth it.

Thank Rob C
New Jersey
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We have frequented this restaurant over the years, and when we learned our daughter was getting married at the Newark Museum, we knew we had to have a rehearsal dinner here. We selected their private room that holds 40 guests. There are different options. Well lit with attractive decor, one feels comfortable upon entering the room. But it's the amazing... More 

Thank NewJerseyWanderlust

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Spanish, Seafood, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 844 McCarter Hwy, Newark, NJ 07102-5209
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > Newark Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Newark Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 973-623-4662

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?