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“Good for special occasions (price a bit high - off street parking - too much food)”

Forno's of Spain Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 586 Restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: North Ironbound
Cross street: Union Street
Transit: We are located a two blocks away from Newark Penn Station and New Jersey Transit, which is walking distance.
Description: Fornos of Spain is an award winning Spanish restaurant located in Newark. For an authentic taste of fine Spanish dining, we welcome you to Fornos! **We now provide pickup and return shuttle services to all hotel guests in the Newark area. All guests have to do is call the restaurant. Monday-Thursday, 5pm - 11pm.
Bluffton, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
457 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Good for special occasions (price a bit high - off street parking - too much food)”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went here to celebrate mothers 87 th birthday with two other 80 year old parents.

Reservations accepted, off street partaking, courteous staff, good food.

The salad is 'free' but don't kid yourself the entree prices are high and make up for it.

Cheapest meal at out table was $20,, most expensive was $32.

All the food good, but none of us finished our meals. It is way overdone as a quantity.

Still it was good food and good service.

  • Visited July 2014
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Andres R, owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review, March 6, 2015
It sounds like your mother had a great time celebrating at our place! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal -- we do like to give you the biggest portions possible. Hope you enjoyed the leftovers! Thank you for leaving us this great review last year. We appreciate it. Hope we'll have another chance to welcome you back for another great meal.

All the best,
Andres, Manager
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South Florida, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Food...beware, servings are large!”
Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I visited this restaurant twice. Once for lunch and once for dinner. They provide complementary bread, a salad, and a serving of olives all for the table to share. Be careful not to order too much food as servings can be large and everything else is already included. The location can be misleading when seen from the street. Drive around to the back where the main entrance and free valet parking is located and you will find a very warm restaurant. Service was very good!

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Windsor, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“gr8 after all these years”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

when we want a gr8 meal in the ironbound section of Newark, we go to fornos because we never tire of it. I especially like the yellow rice, paella, fish, chicken dishes. you name it, we've had it and like it. it has been decades since we started going to fornos and they have consistently been serving delicious food.

  • Visited May 2014
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Alpharetta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Great family style Meal and with a great Selection of Cigars!”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

My brother took me my wife and my Mother along with his family to this Restaurant. We had wine, Sangria, more wine and Sangria. He and his wife are regulars here so they know him! And treated as such with great service, hugs, slaps on the back and great food. I think we had 6 waiters. I had the pecan encrusted Salmon. On boy boy it melted in my mouth we had so much food we couldn't eat it all! This place is great! Those of you in the North East know that you can go one block and the neighborhood can change from good to bad. This place is in the good area they have outside dining, inside white tabled cloth dining a bar, a cigar lounge ,etc. what ever you desire they even walk you to the rest room. I've only seen that done in Paris..but I think the waiter wanted to flirt with my wife:) as he walked her to the rest room he asked her if she was single or married! We all got a laugh out of that! My oldest niece was graduating from High School so this was a special occasion she will attend Temple University in the fall! Congrats to her! The entire night was a great pleasure and Memorable occasion all the way around. We will visit next year hoping to repeat the evening. If in the area I highly recommend ! BTW if you are a Cigar smoker I highly recommend you go thats all I will Say!

  • Visited June 2014
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Chicago
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great Food in Newark?”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

Yes, in the Ironbound neighborhood, you will find some wonderful and authentic Spanish and Portuguese food. I always visit Forno's -- it's close to Newark Penn Station, and just 15 minutes from New York Penn, so it's an easy trip from Manhattan. Start with the huge house salad, then try a wonderful Paella. I had the one with lobster, scallops, shrimp, etc. Excellent wines from Spain, too.

Visited June 2014
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