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Forno's of Spain Restaurant

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North Ironbound
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47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105 (Union Street)
We are located a two blocks away from Newark Penn Station and New Jersey Transit, which is walking distance.
+1 973-589-4767
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Description: Fornos of Spain is an award winning Spanish restaurant located in Newark....
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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    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Back home

Went with a party of seven to celebrate our nephews visit. The food was outstanding sangria delicious I had the 2 1/2 pound lobster steamed,paella fantastic, shrimp and garlic perfectly prepared! I can't wait to go back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
roverirish
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East Windsor, New Jersey
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East Windsor, New Jersey
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with a party of seven to celebrate our nephews visit. The food was outstanding sangria delicious I had the 2 1/2 pound lobster steamed,paella fantastic, shrimp and garlic perfectly prepared! I can't wait to go back.

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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266 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a very nice dinner at Forno before our trip from Newark Airport. I picked her up at the train station and headed to "The Ironbound" neighborhood just around the corner from the train station. We parked in the back of the restaurant in a large, guarded lot and walked into a surprisingly large and nicely... More 

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Thank kt3
Andres R, owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

I couldn't be happier that you two came in to dine with us! Sounds like you have an appetite -- and it was our pleasure to satisfy it. Don't worry, you are not the first person to order more than he bargained for. :) I'm thrilled you got to try several menu items, and even more thrilled that each one... More 

Manchester Township, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to a lot of the Spanish/Portuguese restaurants in Newark and Fornos is absolutely the best! The quantity and quality of the food is unsurpassed. Our waiter Boris and his partner David were friendly and attentive even though they were quite busy. This is now my go to restaurant whenever I am in the area. Give it a... More 

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Thank Karen E
Andres R, owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so honored to be your go-to, Karen. Thank you for being a great customer and for taking the time to leave this fantastic review! It's always exciting to hear that the food, service, and value at our restaurant is keeping people coming back for more. Can't wait to see you again soon. :) Best wishes, Andres, Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic paella diablo. The 1/2 carafe of red wine is perfect as your taste buds are null and void with the great chiles used in this dish. Be sure to book a reservation when there is a hand at Prudential.

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Thank Jon M
Andres R, owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words, Jon. I'm thrilled to hear that you're loving our food. You're right -- we don't hold any punches when it comes to Diablo. Glad your taste buds can handle it! Hope to serve you some paella and wine again soon. :) All the best, Andres, Manager More 

Marlboro, New Jersey
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined at Fornos prior to a concert at Prudential Center. Waiter was conscientious that we had to finish and recommended dishes that would not delay. This is probably my 8th time dining and never disappoints. The steak was delicious accompanied by brussel sprouts with bacon.

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Thank Aruba920
Andres R, owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing us as your pre-show meal! We love to serve people who are off to do fun things with their evening -- and I'm glad we were able to get you fed and on your way. Thank you for being a loyal customer. Can't wait to see you again soon for your ninth visit! :) Until next time,... More 

Newark, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

is a great place in the center of Newark, good food and great attention, I recommended in any ocation

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Andres R, owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful recommendation! I appreciate you taking the time to let us know that the food and service was impressive. It was our pleasure to serve you. Until next time, Andres, Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They start you off with bread and then bring out a bowl of olives as well as a nice salad for free! Not knowing the amount they brought you before your order we ordered the stuffed mushrooms (very good), the crispy pig (my partner was disappointed in this as he thought it was going to be much more crispy and... More 

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Thank ReenyL
Andres R, owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review! It's always great to hear that the food, drinks, service, and value are all living up to our high standards. I'm glad you got a chance to walk around and see our bar and cigar cabinet! Now you'll know for next time. :) Just curious -- did... More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the best service and food in all of Newark. I love going out to dinner at Fornos with my husband on special occasions. It's pricey so we can only go on rare occasions and without the children, but oh so worth the money. The wait time can be up to an hour but that's because everyone loves... More 

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Thank Tiatuti
Andres R, owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so happy that we are your favorite date night destination! It's our honor to be a part of those special evenings. Thank you for leaving this review and letting us know that the food is living up to expectations. I really appreciate your kind words. Hope to have you back in again soon. :) Sincerely, Andres, Manager More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a Saturday night prior to a show at the NJPAC. They don't take reservations for parties of two, but we were sat within 15 minutes, so no issues there. They start you with a fresh salad, bread and olives - I really enjoyed the heart of Palm salad and olives, not a huge fan of the bread.... More 

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Thank Kaylina W
Andres R, owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm thrilled that you chose us for your pre-show dinner, Kaylina. Even more thrilled that you had a great time! Thank you for taking the time to leave this great review. It's always wonderful to hear that our service lives up to our food. Can't wait to have you back! Until next time, Andres, Manager More 

Flemington nj, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined in this restaurant many times, always consistently good. The restaurant has a small private parking lot in the back. We prefer this restaurant above all other restaurants in the area serving Spanish food. The Spanish Tavern is a close second that we visit frequently when we stay overnight (don't stay at Wyndham Garden Newark) in the Newark area... More 

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

It's wonderful to hear that our food is impressive every single time you visit, Bohdan. Thank you for this excellent review. I actually have exciting news for you! We are now offering a shuttle service from any Newark-area hotel to our restaurant. All you have to do is call and ask -- it's that simple. :) I hope you'll have... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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