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Forno's of Spain Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
North Ironbound
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47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105 (Union Street)
+1 973-589-4767
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First time visiting this restaurant and happy to say it won't be the last one. Delicious food, big big portions, average prices (not cheap, not expensive). Only thing is not the best is the sangria, I tried both flavors but it's very bitter otherwise I'll visit it again hopefully soon.

Thank mimic06
Rochester, Minnesota
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242 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A small group of us made a reservation for dinner at Forno's. They gave us a small room which was just right. There were many wine choices that went well with the appetizers. We really enjoyed the shrimp in garlic sauce, the calamari and the chorizo. All were excellent. For dinner we had shrimp in wine sauce, garlic sauce and... More 

Thank RonJmn
Freehold, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been coming to Fornos for over 27 years and over the years the food is still consistently excellent! Took my family, 8 of us, this past weekend and we were treated like royalty. From the minute we sat down, the salads, appetizers(garlic shrimp,drunken mussels, calamari, all excellent. The sangria is still one of the best. Some of the best... More 

Thank febbaj
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

I truly can't tell you how much I appreciate your 27 years of support! Having been in business since 1981, I know that consistency is hugely important. Thank you for taking the time to let me know that we impressed just as much as always during your most recent visit. I will certainly congratulate my team on a job well... More 

Eastover, South Carolina
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Forno's with a party of four for dinner. It isn't printed anywhere, but my suggestion for attire is business casual. The majority of the male customers wore suit jackets. Each of us ordered something different and we all enjoyed our selection. The portion sizes are big enough to share. I had the grilled shrimp and clam chowder. Both... More 

Thank Ericka H
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so glad we got to have you in for dinner, Ericka! Thank you for taking the time to follow up with this review and let me know what kind of first impression we made. I want to clarify that we do not turn people away based on dress code, by any means. However, we always appreciate seeing our guests... More 

Newark, New Jersey
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is simple amazing. The service is very professional, the restaurant is beautiful inside and the food no words ,very good . They serve you a salad at the beginning then whatever you need after . Awesome place

Thank Marcelo T
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

This review is simply amazing, Marcelo! I can't tell you how happy I am to hear that our staff, decor, and food made a great impression. Thank you so much for the support. Hope you'll dine with us again very soon! Sincerely, Andres, Manager More 

Lambertville, New Jersey
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119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went based on Trip Advisor's #1 rating and were not disappointed. It was 8 pm on a Thursday - the restaurant was not busy and we benefited with very attentive wait staff. Our waiter took our drinks order and explained the menu. Another waiter brought our drinks, a salad to share and bread. The food was very good and... More 

Thank Lvillejoe
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so, so glad that TripAdvisor brought you to our doors, and even happier that we lived up to the expectations! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed everything that came to your table and appreciated our attentive service. Those are two of our biggest priorities! I hope to have the pleasure... More 

New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always, always great service and the food is to die for. The best Spanish food around and the portions are huge.

Thank sammywam12
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

Best Spanish food around? Well, Sammy, you officially made my day! That's exactly what we're going for here at Fornos. I hope to have the pleasure of serving you again very soon. Thank you, Andres, Manager More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a Monday night, the restaurant was packed. That tells something. Salmon that I had was great, but not the best that I ever had. Service was good and quick. Looks like a historic place that has been in Newark for ages.

Thank ShOs_13
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm glad you appreciated how busy we were, and that you ended up enjoying some great service and tasty salmon. I hope to welcome you back sooner than later so you can try more of what our menu has to offer! Thanks for the short and sweet review, Andres, Manager More 

Newark, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My best friend and I took 1/2 day and spent most of the afternoon at Forno's. She enjoyed the fish and I had something that was equally good. We celebrated being 70ish, and Forno's graciously gave us a bottle of Champagne. It was a joyous afternoon, difficult to duplicate. Of course we had to take cabs home, but it was... More 

Thank Jackie B
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

Happy 70ish! I'm honored that you chose to celebrate with us, and that we could make it such a joyous occasion. Come back again soon! Cheers, Andres, Manager More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tastey food, can't go wrong with Portuguese fare. The menu is packed with lots of yummy dishes. I had the Txangurro (chungurro). It was a little salty for my taste but that's just me. Plenty of other dishes to indulge your taste buds. Parking available, it was quite crowded when I went but you know what they say about crowds...the... More 

Thank Ms G
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so proud to hear that you were impressed with the quality of our food and the variety of our menu. Thank you so much for taking the time to follow up with this fantastic review. I can't wait to see you again the next time you're in Newark! All the very best, Andres, Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $50
Seafood, European, Spanish, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105
    (Union Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are located a two blocks away from Newark Penn Station and New Jersey Transit, which is walking distance.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > North Ironbound
  • Neighborhood: North Ironbound
  • Phone Number: +1 973-589-4767
Fornos of Spain is an award winning Spanish restaurant located in Newark. For an authentic taste of fine Spanish dining, we welcome you to Fornos! **We now provide pickup and return shuttle services to all hotel guests in the Newark area. All guests have to do is call the restaurant. Monday-Thursday, 5pm - 11pm.

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