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“Good place”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Mompou

Mompou
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Ranked #6 of 571 Restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: North Ironbound
Cross street: Prospect St.
Transit: We are located two blocks from Newark Penn Station.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Nice atmosphere, a little noisy but friendly. The special last week, Tuna and Octopus, was Fabulous! A depth of flavors and perfectly cooked meats make entres like this the future of the restaurant. The Tilapia was just okay. The double fried plantines need a sauce or take them home for the kids to use as hockey pucks.

  • Visited May 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Englewood, New Jersey
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Absolutely Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

We have a business in Harrison and our most important client was coming for a plant tour and lunch. We chose Mompou and everything was fantastic. There were eight of us and I ordered everything in advance, so many things, it is almost impossible to write about them all! The salads were served family style with the waiter describing each dish and serving them to everyone. We actually had all of the salads on the menu, Ensalada Mia, Tuna Sashimi, Garbanzo, Meiga, Cangrejo. Each one was amazing. The crabmeat was so sweet and fresh, the Tuna perfectly done, The vegetable ones had fresh cheese and perfect avocado. Then out came the Tapas, Pinchos de Pollo, Pequillo Rellenos, Pinchos De Camarones, Spicy Chorizo, Patatas Bravas, Albondigas De Pollo, and Falda a La Plancha, Tortilla Herminia,, How can I possibly describe them all? The steak was tender and absolutely delicious over spinach and potatoes, the grilled shrimp and chicken skewers, perfect with the tastiest sauces. Everyone love the peppers stuffed with crabmeat and goat cheese, again a fabulous sauce. My favorite was the chicken meatballs, with a creamy, mushroom sauce. My guests, a sophisticated group from New York, totally enjoyed every minute of the experience and loved the food. We also had some delicious sangria! When we were done with our feast, no one could even have a cup of coffee!!! Everyone vowed to come back! We sincerely thank the staff for helping us plan everything, especially Chi, who was very instrumental in putting this together, for giving us a great table and a great waiter, named Miguel, the owner, whom we had not previously met, came over to make sure that we were enjoying everything. It was a wonderful lunch!! So I say, next time you want something different in the Ironbound section, Mompou is really perfect, a modern, young, trendy feel, with really great food, and you can have lots of different things, one better than the next, and the price?? Extremely reasonable!! We loved it!

  • Visited May 2013
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Summit, New Jersey
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good sangria”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

We went to this place for a dinner with my girlfriend. I liked that decor of the restaurant. We ordered glass of red sangria, which was very refreshing. Instead of having entree for each, we ordered tower of appetizers. Tapas were pretty good. We found out that there is a outside seating right before we were leaving. I should try there once weather gets warmer.

  • Visited October 2012
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NY
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

We are completely in love with the chicken meatballs, the sauce is amazing. The stuff red peppers and the octopus. Good wine selection. Every time i bring friends there, they have a great time and ask, "when are we going back to that place in Newark?"

  • Visited February 2013
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Newark, New Jersey, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Place for Sangria”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Mompou's has the best white sangria in town. I love the tapas menu for lunch as it is just the right portion and not too expensive. Although Mompou's is a Spanish restaurant, the menu has many alternatives to the typical Portuguese /Spanish dishes that dominate the Ironbound. The restaurant is cozy but not too cramped and adequate for the crowd; however, patio is my favorite during the summer. I do think that the dessert menu could have a better selection; it's missing a good chocolate dessert.

Visited January 2013
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