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Spanish Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
North Ironbound
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103 McWhorter St, Newark, NJ 07105-1359
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our second visit to Spanish Tavern while on business in NJ. It was so good the first time, we decided to return. I had Dover Sole that is fresh and delicious. The bone is in, but they will debone it at the table. It melts in your mouth! Service is great. We would return again next time in... More 

Thank ring46
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing food. Great portions. I would recommend this restaurant, especially to people from out of town. If you are staying at a nearby hotel the restaurant has a shuttle that will come and pick you up.

Thank LeAnn D
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Full flavor of Spain! the food is first of all well made and you really can taste the flavor of Spanish gourmet and plus they gotta a great cart of wine and beer from Spain for who those like!!!

Thank Teofilo d
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went there during there afterhours and it was crowed. When we finally were seated the food was delicious but the place is small, I love there sangria.

Thank Chyna E
Newark, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been in business in the city of Newark for twenty four years Quite simply Spanos tavern is The best restaurant in Newark. They take genuine pride in serving you

Thank Armand L
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here several times, never had a bad experience with either the food or the staff... Can't think of a reason to not stop here if I'm in Newark. Great on every level.

Thank Christopher G
Barrie, Canada
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110 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Originally coming from Europe it was a great pleasure to find this treasure I was staying nearby at the Springhiill suites, where the ST offer a shuttle service The food was fantastic I had the calamari and mushroom starters with a nice bottle of white wine Why not I wasn't diving. Food service and shuttle were all fantastic

Thank RSJ999
South Orange, New Jersey
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spanish Tavern was the perfect place to celebrate my twins 21st Birthday. We were there on a Friday night, the food was fresh, delicious and the service was perfect! Everyone enjoyed their meals. I knew not to drink too much of the soup they give you start in order to save room for the main course. We had chorizo and... More 

Thank Ariasinger
Belleville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to the Spanish Tavern for over 20 years and NEVER had a bad meal of experience. We love all their food dishes.

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Clovis, California
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My brother suggested this when we stayed in town. Upon checking into our hotel, the front desk clerk seemed amazed that we knew about "her favorite place" being from out of town. They provide a shuttle to pick you up at the hotel, and we were on our way. The restaurant is in an older district, and the ambiance was... More 

Thank islandbreezliving

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 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
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 McWhorter St, Newark, NJ 07105-1359
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > North Ironbound
  • Neighborhood: North Ironbound
  • Phone Number: 973-589-4959

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