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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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Newark, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Instead of potatoes on the side of my main dish, they are giving you potato chips. When I asked them for some kind of real potatoes not chips - the answer was this are potatoes. They appear very surprised about that request and the attitude was less then disrespectful. Well will never go there again,

Thank Elena W
Atlanta, Georgia
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went tot he Spanish with a friend from the area who highly recommended the restaurant. We had a great meal and excellent service. The minute we walked in we were greeted by a friendly and helpful wait staff. The paella was done well and not overcooked. The apetiers were spot on. Strongly recommend this place.

Thank BillandHeidi
Wanaque, New Jersey
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located a few blocks off of Route 21 in Newark, has its own free and attended parking lot across the street. Very nice homey decor, excellent and attentive service. Our table ordered Red Sangria, mussels marinara, paella, salmon stuffed with crab meat and a shrimp dish. It is difficult to finish an entry here as portion sizes are bigger than... More 

Thank RichF81
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is in the middle of the Ironbound section of Newark,NJ! There are many Spanish Restaurants in that part of town and let me just say they are all pretty darn good! You better show up with your A game if you're trying to do business in this neighborhood! Well let's just say they showed up with their A-game... More 

Thank Rodney W
Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got to the restaurant via their free shuttle that picked us up at the hotel. Food was fantastic with big portions. We also had dessert. Charming environment, great food, big portions. Excellent.

Thank Dribar
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment you enter this restaurant you can feel that you are going to be well taken care of. The decor is beautiful, the servers are knowledgeable, gracious and abundant. The food is exceptional; as authentic and well prepared as you will find. I've been here a few times and everything I've had on the menu was terrific. More... More 

Thank Emil S
Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceptional service. "Old world" attention to detail. Excellent food. Free shuttle pick-up and return to hotel.

Thank cathe s
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In my travels, I'll typically hit up a brewery, bbq joint, or attempt to find some local flare. Traveling through Newark so many times, I've always seen the Portuguese restaurants and wanted to try something. As I stepped inside the Spanish Tavern, I realized I was in an old world treasure....... and under dressed. Had I had been in a... More 

Thank tra-FL_all_over
Ocean City, Maryland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Spanish Tavern has world class service with servers who have impeccable menu knowledge and honest suggestions. We recommend Wilbert but all of the servers seem to be on top of their game! This is by far the nicest restaurant in Newark that I have dined in with the most appreciative staff. You will feel like family while you are... More 

Thank Lindsey D
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here, on way back to Newark airport, as had been told about it by a colleague. What a gem. Lovely food in a lovely environment. Well worth the visit!!

Thank CariD3

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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
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?