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Spanish Tavern

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103 McWhorter St, Newark, NJ 07105-1359
+1 973-589-4959
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“soup” (50 reviews)
“paella” (67 reviews)
“shrimp” (39 reviews)
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Seafood, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
103 McWhorter St, Newark, NJ 07105-1359
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Reviewed May 26, 2016

Tops in everyway! Food and service was top notch! The atmosphere was elegant and the place was spotless.

Thank ridagum
Reviewed May 25, 2016

I always enjoy eating in historic neighborhoods and buildings. Staff was friendly and gave me a chance to practice my Spanish. The menu offers everyone a variety. I usually eat a steak on Saturday, so I got a ny stripsteak. It was so full of...More

Thank Terri S
Reviewed May 22, 2016

We found ourselves here after a perfomance at the NJPAC, about one mile away. The four of us agreed it was wonderful. Free parking across the street made things easy, and we were seated promptly despite no reservation on a busy Sun eve. We all...More

1  Thank bikenkayak_Al
Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Came here specifically for paella. The restaurant was great to have its own parking lot. It started with a soup and then a spicy tomato sauce clam appetizer. The clam tasted great but the after taste spicy is quite strong (in a good way). The...More

Thank David H
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Great service mediocre food. Broiled seafood platter for two was $18 more than Sol Mar. Was rubbery and tasteless. Asked for dipping sauce. Green sauce was watery and tasteless as well. Soup that came with dinner was room temp and coffee was lukewarm. Will not...More

Thank grandma4920
Reviewed May 6, 2016

have been here many times and I have never been disappointed. the food is excellent and the service is great I highly recommend it.

Thank Pat F
Reviewed May 4, 2016

I had a bit of a layover at Newark Liberty Airport and was able to meet up with a friend for a quick trip to the Spanish Tavern. It has been quite a long time since I was last here. Had the seafood paella and...More

Thank gwleach32057
Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

And that is not saying much. Have has some awful meals in Spain. This was good. Pricey but nice service. A bit heavy but good Spanish food.

Thank pepelevoo
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here twice this month and have enjoyed it both times. Fish dishes are excellent and the service is attentive without being overboard. It isn't cheap but it deserves its reputation as one of the top restaurants in Newark.

Thank DOD_Dublin
Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

while I'm glad the staff was friendly and personable, your food should have been just as stellar! We make all of our dishes authentically and packed with flavor, so I apologize if yours was anything but. Next time you come in, I'll make sure you...More

Thank Gauravgj77
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Terry Z
August 29, 2017|
Response from Steven D | Reviewed this property |
They have some gluten free items. Suggest you check out their web site.
February 27, 2017|
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Response from J C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There's a secure, free patrons' parking lot directly across the street from the Spanish Tavern. On-street parking is limited in Newark's Ironbound section, where the Spanish Tavern is located. The Tavern has its own... More
July 29, 2016|
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Response from UncleMiltieDC | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. Comfortable and casual is the type of dress. You can wear jeans.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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: +1 973-589-4959
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