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Spain Restaurant

$$ - $$$
North Ironbound
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419 Market St., Newark, NJ 07105
+1 973-344-0994
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a hidden gem in downtown Newark. Small, cozy atmosphere. Service and food was simply delicious - huge portions.

Thank Phil C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

So consistent. The chicken in lemon sauce is the best, so is the ternera extremena, veal in peppers onion and Sherry wine. The staff is awesome.

Thank Bones57
New Jersey
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

"Spain" is one of the several classic Spanish/Portuguese restaurants in the Ironbound section of Newark, NJ. We went there for dinner prior to going to see Bonnie Raitt at NJPAC, and it was fine, as usual. Great gazpacho, excellent chorizo for apps. Surf and Turf for dinner, with the classic down neck sliced fried potatoes this area is known for.... More 

Thank Rick P
Succasunna, New Jersey
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

I have not been to this restaurant for many years so I was excited to have the garlic shrimp and seafood paella. We were greeted by a grumpy waiter who pointed to our table. A few minutes later he tossed menus at us. The general atmosphere was of waiters that have been there for so long, they couldn't stand another... More 

Thank sha8524
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

The food, service and atmosphere in Spain are top notch. We are always welcomed, as if old friends. If you are looking for authentic food, excellent sangria and a belonging atmosphere away from the maddening crowd, this is the place. Spain offers so much more than the big names on Ferry St and Rte 21. Have frequented this establishment for... More 

Thank acjcy
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114 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

The food at Spain is always very good. The waiters will always tell you about the daily special-- shrimps Ina garlic sauce.i love the staff. The waiters still wear tuxedos. The,steaks are huge. My favorite is the ternera extremena, veal with sausage peppers onions. I highly recommend, as the prices are much more reasonable than the other restaurants.

Thank Bones57
Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant after looking for a place to eat coming out of Penn Station. Short walk, looked nice so we gave it a try. Very polite waiters. Got a table quickly. Ordered a couple of starters, but was advised that maybe one to share would be enough. Had a seafood paiela type of dish. Omg it would make... More 

Thank Colin H
Salt Lake City, Utah
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776 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Great Spanish restaurant with an authentic atmosphere. Our waiter was the real deal and served us exceptionally well throughout the evening. Starting with the Sangria, which was great we tried the mix seafood platter. This came with vegetables and was easily a size for two people. The seafood was very fresh, only complaint was the shrimp were a little overcooked.

Thank James B
New Jersey
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

We have been going to this wonderful Spanish/Portuguese restaurant for years, The food is delicious and the drinks awesome. The staff is top notch. We normally eat at the bar, but for special occasions (like Valentines Day) we will take a table. My personal favorite is the lemon chicken, but I cant say that I've ever had a bad dish.... More 

1 Thank fletchlives1966
Columbia, Maryland
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

What to do for dinner while waiting for your train?? Only ONE Answer!! Just two blocks from Newark Penn Station is Spain Restaurant in a quaint old and cozy setting. It is like a 1970s trip in time. The Menu! When you look around at the the morsels stacked on plates, you want one of everything. I had Sea Bass.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Spanish, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
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
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 419 Market St., Newark, NJ 07105
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > North Ironbound
  • Neighborhood: North Ironbound
  • Phone Number: +1 973-344-0994

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