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Spanish Tavern of Mountainside

1239 Route 22, Mountainside, NJ 07092-2609
+1 908-232-2171
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster” (39 reviews)
“paella” (26 reviews)
“soup” (30 reviews)
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Seafood, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1239 Route 22, Mountainside, NJ 07092-2609
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Been a few times for work and personal. Never had a bad experience, even when its extremely crowded.

Thank Carlos P
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I've been a customer for many years. Always our go to for a nice meal, with attentive and friendly service.... and always tasty food. The portions are perfect, and we're never disappointed. Sangria always goes well with the meal - and they do a great...More

2  Thank briandeutsch
Jose R, Manager at Spanish Tavern of Mountainside, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Brian, you don't know how much it means to hear that you've always had a wonderful meal with excellent service from us. Thank you for sharing the kind words, and we hope to have you back again sometime soon. Until then, The Spanish Tavern Team

Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

The dining experience here is usually great. However, apparently due to the holidays, perhaps, the service was slow and the food delivered cold. The Tiramisu was delicious and definitely worth getting. You may want to wait and not go during the holidays!

Thank DarleneJohnson120760
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

I found this place from a referral. My girlfriend and I dined here on November 24 for Diner. The food was excellent and the service was exceptional. It was a bit noisy but it was also busy. Complementary valet parking was nice. It was a...More

Thank medic72
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

I have dine here back in 2004 and the food and the service was excellent. I returned again today and still great food, great service, we had a fantastic time.

Thank Hector B
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

My first visit last night and we really enjoyed it. Dinners include a warming chicken broth with either spinach or kale- either way a nice starter. I had seared black bass over sautéed portobellos and potatoes and it was so good! My husband enjoyed a...More

1  Thank Amy R
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We came to sample the twin lobster special and left impressed with the food, the service and the fine quality dining experience that was perfect for young families.

Jose R, Manager at Spanish Tavern of Mountainside, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for the kind words for our twin lobster special and our perfect family atmosphere. We're glad you felt taken care of with great service, and we hope to have you back again soon. Until then, The Spanish Tavern Team

Reviewed 3 October 2017

First the good . . . THE FOOD. We started with the some kind of Spanish bean and potato soup, which was very tasty. We each ordered paella, one order of Paella Valencia, and one of Paella Marinera. The portions were large, and the paella...More

1  Thank Stu S
Jose R, Manager at Spanish Tavern of Mountainside, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Stu, although we're very happy to hear you were such a big fan of our food, we're sorry to hear you were less than impressed with our atmosphere and our prices. We always want you to feel taken care of with fast, attentive service and...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017

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 of Mountainside, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

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 9 September 2017

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 of Mountainside, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

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

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24 July 2016|
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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.
Karen T
5 May 2016|
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Response from msh1941 | Reviewed this property |
Private room, yes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1239 Route 22, Mountainside, NJ 07092-2609
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Mountainside
  • Phone Number: +1 908-232-2171
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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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