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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
+1 973-623-4662
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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New York City, New York
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1,425 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We like bed the garlic infused food that this place has. A large place with ample parking it still fills up with hungry guest who feast on. Portuguese and italics an specialties centering on fish, pasta. And meats. You will grown from all the food here and is a wonderful spot to celebrate anything with a group. Lots of laughs... More 

Thank Allan S
Crown Point, Indiana
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great fast service and very friendly and what a great bartender Anniselli and manager and ownership Adam Espinoza

Thank Jaime C
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time at Don Pepe restaurant the service was very good and the food was excellent. I ordered the porter house steak and ir was cooked to perfection. The portions were huge and I got a second meal out of my order. The prices are right up therewith steak house prices but well worth the experience. Good location and easy... More 

Thank john m
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Done Pepe has been a landmark in Ironbound Newark for decades. Yet, they still earn excellence evey night. Elegant ambiance, formal service, enormous menu and fabulous value. Bring a big appetite, portions are large and food is delicious! A Large selection of captivating appetizers. We had lobster bisque, tasty and chocked full of tendsr tasty lobster meat Grilled seafood platter... More 

Thank Fred G
Lebanon, New Jersey
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1,243 reviews
1,069 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 401 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

There are lots of good places to eat in Newark [Ironbound, for example], but a positive of Don Pepe is that its only a couple blocks from NJPAC. We had a nice bottle of wine from Spain - lots of inexpensive ones to choose from. We started a special 'spanish-style' octopus starter. Good thing we shared it, as it was... More 

Thank Morgan2010
Bucks County PA
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Four generations of my family have been coming to Don Pepe to celebrate special occasions, entertain clients, grab a quick lunch, and just for a 'regular' dinner. I won't waste any time with a long review; Don Pepe is, has been, and will be 'the best' in Newark. Period. End of story. A HUGE thank you to Alex for the... More 

Thank robfrombucks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Upon my arrival at Don Pepe's, I received a warm welcome. The restaurant was beautiful and the food and service were impeccable. Every dish that went by was well played and looked delicious and my order was excellent. This restaurant is very focused on quality and for that reason I will visit again and will recommend to friends and family.

Thank Valerie S
Springfield, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

My company has been bringing its sales employees here for at least 30 years. They have large portion meals with quality to match and excellent service to go along with all that they do so well. You won't leave hungry. In fact you'll probably have enough left over for another day or so.

Thank billruark
Rochester, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Two of us ordered paella - don't - one is enough for at least two people. Service was gracious and helpful, food was terrific.

Thank A B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

There are many great restaurants in Newark serving authentic Spanish/Portuguese food, but Pepe's is the best!!!!!!!!!! You don't go there to eat, you go there to feast!!!!! We don't live close but its soooooooo worth the drive. I can't recommend any one dish because I have loved everything I have ever had there. Treat yourself, go there and enjoy!!! I... More 

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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
Seafood, Spanish, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
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: +1 973-623-4662

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