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Spanish Tavern

1239 Route 22, Mountainside, NJ 07092
+1 908-232-2171
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (39 reviews)
“paella” (25 reviews)
“soup” (31 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
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LOCATION
1239 Route 22, Mountainside, NJ 07092
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food presentation was fantastic; the taste just heavenly. That includes everything from the soup they serve with every meal to the appetizers to the main meal to dessert. Three of us had fantastic meals with absolutely nothing to complain about. I highly recommend this...More

Thank 818lynnm
Jose R, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for sharing the love for our fantastic food and our great service. It really means a lot to hear you had nothing to complain about, and we hope to see you again sometime soon. Until then, The Spanish Tavern Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going here since they opened in the mid 80's Food has always been great and staff is wonderful. Recently new owners have purchased the restaurant. The food is still outstanding and the new owners treat you like family. One of the best...More

Thank metsjets2017
Jose R, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so happy to have had you as a loyal customer for so many years! Thank you for sharing the love for our great food and our wonderful service. It really means a lot, and we hope to have you back again sometime soon. Until...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at the bar. It was excellant! Great bartender, very experienced and just the right amount of involvement with us.

Thank Robert L
Jose R, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Robert, thank you for sharing the love for our excellent cuisine and our great environment. It really means a lot to hear you had a great time, and we hope to have you back again sometime soon. Until then, The Spanish Tavern Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They know how to cook and serve Portion sizes are very large The flavors are amazing. Large lobsters steaks and great garlic shrimp The mains are shareable. Try the octopus you will not be disappointed ... Top it all off with sangria Abundant food prepared...More

Thank costatlanta
Jose R, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing the kind words for our flavorful dishes, tasty sangria, and great service. We hope to have you back for another meal soon. Until then, The Spanish Tavern Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was amazing!! Loved the Sangria!! Excellent service and very friendly staff. We went for a couples night out and had a wonderful time!! Will definitely be going back again.More

Thank Jo Ann D
Jose R, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Jo Ann, thank you for the kind words for our amazing food, delicious sangria, and excellent service. It really means a lot to hear you felt taken care of with us, and we hope to have you back again sometime soon. Until then, The Spanish...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been in a long time and I was not disappointed. The Filet Mignon Tips mushrooms and peppers was delicious. If you like it more seasoned you might not like it. The asparagus was delicious and the Tiramisu was outstanding!! The White Sangria could...More

Thank DarleneJohnson120760
Jose R, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Darlene, we're so happy to hear that you were not disappointed in your visit with us! Thank you for sharing the kind words for our delicious dishes and outstanding desserts. It means a lot to hear that you felt taken care of with friendly, efficient...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time visiting Spanish Tavern, and the first one of many more to come. My friend and I went for a ladies night out and what an experience! Spanish Tavern is awesome! It's entire staff, chef, waitresses, bus boys and valet parking workers were all...More

Thank Catalina S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Excellent, authentic Portugese/Spanish food coupled with superior service at moderate pricing. Try any of the seafood dishes and you will not be disappointed.

Thank mountainside
Tony V, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed our authentic seafood dishes, and it's great to know you've been impressed by our service, too. Thanks, and we hope to see you again soon! The Spanish Tavern Team

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Food is Excellent. Seafood delight special with plenty of other non-seafood selections. Class place! Casual to business casual during the summer but I wouldn't wear shorts for dinner. Service is top notch and efficient. Prices are moderate with lots of specials, but not a cheap...More

Thank R M
Tony V, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

We're so glad to hear you're a fan of our excellent food and top notch service! It really means a lot to hear you enjoyed your meal with us, and we hope to have you back again soon. Until then, The Spanish Tavern Team

Reviewed 30 July 2017

overcrowded, average service, food--terrible--way overpriced for what you get!!! Would never go back this place is over rated !!!

1  Thank donna p
Tony V, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Donna, we're sorry to hear you were disappointed in your meal with us. We take a lot of pride in the food we prepare and the service we provide. We hope someday you'll give us another shot. Until then, The Spanish Tavern Team

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Marissa L
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Response from marb001 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. There is a firepit outside and some tables when the weather is nicer.
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Karen T
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Private room, yes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1239 Route 22, Mountainside, NJ 07092
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Mountainside
  • Phone Number: +1 908-232-2171
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Description
The Spanish Tavern is the premier destination in New Jersey for awarding winning traditional and contemporary Spanish cuisine. Those who have dined with us at Spanish Tavern have come to know us as restaurant they can rely on for superb food, delicious drinks, exceptional service and a gorgeous environment to turn the every day and most special of occasions into warm memories. New Jersey Monthly Magazine has named Spanish Tavern as Best Spanish Restaurant in Northern New Jersey. Our menu is well rounded, with a large emphasis placed on seafood dishes due to the seaside Spanish regions where the owners are from. Favorites include our Shrimp in Garlic Sauce appetizer, Veal Corunesa, Twin Lobsters, Paella Valencia and Branzino Filet a la Plancha. Our lunch menu is accessible for casual lunch meetups in addition to being a smart choice for a business meeting. A children's menu allows for Spanish Tavern to be a dining option for the whole family. Our private dining room can host up to 75 guests for any event, including christenings, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, reunions and charity events. Spanish Tavern also excels at catering and would be happy to work with you to bring you vision to life. Come by or call for takeout to see why we're New Jersey's favorite Spanish restaurant!
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