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Don Pepe Restaurant & Caterers

844 McCarter Hwy, Newark, NJ 07102-5209
+1 973-623-4662
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (32 reviews)
“paella” (39 reviews)
“rice” (20 reviews)
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Seafood, Spanish, Portuguese, European
$$ - $$$
844 McCarter Hwy, Newark, NJ 07102-5209
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the second time we had dinner at Don Pepe - we were afraid to go back since the first time was fabulous and thought it couldn't get any better. The second time was over the top, the food - for appetizer we had...More

Thank kto470
Reviewed yesterday

Excellent restuarant. Stayed in an awful Hilton where the food was appalling but just over the road was this delightful Spanish restuarant with excellent seafood, wine and service... resotred our confidence in the area. Thank you

Thank longbo1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the fillet mignon it was very large and excellently cooked couldn't of been better The service was excellent this is buried in Newark little hard to find parking was pretty good

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good and reasonable iberian food. Garlic shrimp is amazing, lobsters by the pound is reasonable, and their paella is very good as well. Sangria is excellent. You can't go wrong at this place. My only knock on this restaurant is that the salad is...More

Thank evsbabes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and amazing paella. A pleasant find near many Newark entertainment centers. It is also within walking distance of most.

Thank Bobbie Jo D
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

What can't be said that's great about this restaurant My goodness ... food is off the plant !!! Freekin Awesome !!! Service .. outstanding

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

The food is always good. I've never had a meal that was nothing but very good. They have other restaurants other then this won and the one in pine brook has much better steaks because the use wood grill for cooking, not gas grilling! Same...More

Thank richardbU2955WC
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I was traveling on business so I sat in the bar for a drink and dinner. With my drink the bartender gave me these delicious marinated mushrooms that were just a bit spicy. I ordered the shrimp in garlic sauce. It was a huge portion...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I had been to Don Pepe about 10 years ago and couldn't recall much about it. That must have been my subconscious protecting me from becoming addicted to their shrimp. The portions are HUGE and the food is so good you can't help but keep...More

Thank nictsiz
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Overall dinner was great. The decor was old world with carpets and dark walls with wood paneling, classically done. The food was good, well seasoned, and well portioned. Everything was enjoyed from the chorizo to the steak to the lobster tails. The service was above...More

Thank Ramon A
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Paul I
Are there gluten free options and do they understand gluten free? Steaks, rice?
11 March 2017|
Response from TravelSueP | Reviewed this property |
If you haven't already looked, check out the lunch and dinner menus on their website. You'll find their menus along the ribbon at the top of the page. They have fantastic steaks and Spanish Rice always comes with my meal... More
do you have gluten free options
29 April 2016|
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Response from Chrischris111 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do but you have to ask them because it depends on the meal that you are going to order.
How should I dress?
6 July 2015|
Response from meema69 | Reviewed this property |
I would say that attire can vary, but nice casual is definitely fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 844 McCarter Hwy, Newark, NJ 07102-5209
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > Newark Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Newark Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 973-623-4662
  • E-mail
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