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Forno's of Spain Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
North Ironbound
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47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105 (Union Street)
+1 973-589-4767
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11:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Madrid, Spain
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has been a family tradition for years. We love it and go whenever we can. The shrimp in garlic, stuffed lobster and tartufo are the best!

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Thank michellemar9
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

Being part of your family tradition is such a wonderful honor -- here's to making sure the tradition keeps going strong! Thanks for the continued support -- say hi to the family for us. Best, Andres, Manager More 

Norfolk, Massachusetts
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236 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

went for a business lunch. there were 4 of us in the party. we were seated promptly and drink orders were filled. to start we ordered the garlic shrimp, octopus and chorizo. they were good, the shrimp were on the smaller side and the chorizo was a thicker slice that didn't get as crispy (my personal preference). They all tasted... More 

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Thank Daly64
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

We're grateful that you joined us for your business lunch -- it was our pleasure to host you. It appears you had a good time with us, but we want to make sure your next visit is truly spectacular -- we can make sure that your chorizo is as crispy as you would like! Best, Andres, Manager More 

Hillsborough, New Jersey
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An incredible dining experience was had at Forno’s of Spain. We got there early and the place was already crowded for a Saturday evening. We were seated after about 20 minutes and almost immediately served a fresh salad and bread basket. Both were fresh and very tasty. We started with a classic appetizer of shrimp in garlic, perfectly cooked shrimp... More 

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Thank JCHboro
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so honored to see that you had a wonderful dining experience with us. The surf and turf combines the best of both worlds, and it's excellent to read that you enjoyed it. We can't wait to host you again for another excellent time. Best, Andres, Manager More 

Falls Church, Virginia
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205 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was here on business with clients who had been here before. I am no expert on Spanish food, but it was copious and tasty. I had the squid ink paella and was sorry I could not finish it all. The salad was good, as was the service, and the price quite reasonable.

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Thank Ejeffrey
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to host you and your clients for some business paired with a delicious meal. The squid ink paella was an excellent choice, and we're so glad that you enjoyed it. We'll be ready to host you for again! Best, Andres, Manager More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The one we were looking for, wasn't open for lunch & we were so blessed to find this one. It's a MEGA restaurant and MEGA food on the plates, but SOOOO GOOOD. We shared and even took food for the plane ride. They were very attentive, knowing we were on our way to catch a flight. The place is so... More 

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1 Thank Beatriz M
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

Beatriz, we're so glad that you found us! Thanks for stopping in and enjoying a delicious meal before your flight, it's the best way to fly. We hope we're able to see you again. Best, Andres, Manager More 

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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you want to get an authentic taste of Spain with out the traveling? go to father. big menu selection. you get started with a delicious salad with a home made dressing the paella is the best in NJ. the service is amazing every time you finish a plate they even change your cutlery. Owners are always around making sure... More 

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Thank Antonio B
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

Antonio, your kind review has really resonated with us -- thank you so much. It's our pleasure to serve up delicious food to the wonderful people of New Jersey. Knowing that you continue to support our restaurant means the world to us. We can't wait to see you again. Cheers, Andres, Manager More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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134 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner here with my son. We both ordered (different) paellas. The iron pans that came to the table were huge and delicious. I'd recommend ordering one per two people.

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Thank Edward H
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

Edward, it's always a treat to host family -- thanks for coming to see us. Our paella is huge and we stock it with a lot of delicious food. We hope we're able to host you both again soon. - Andres, Manager More 

NY
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yikes - not sure why people rave about this very underwhelming restaurant. Very busy on a Thursday evening. Bread and salad served on seating - was mediocre. Fried calamari tasted like it was made from frozen - tasteless and chewy; accompanying tomato based sauce was greasy. Serrano ham with Manchego was indelicate and unimpressive. Paella was probably the worst we... More 

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1 Thank steve1526
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

As we mentioned in our other review, it's pretty shocking to see you didn't enjoy your visit, but we respect your opinion, and will use it to help us improve. Regards, Andres, Manager More 

Bayonne, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tonight was my husband's birthday. I called last night to make a reservation but was told they only accept reservations for 7 and up. I specifically asked " If we come in on Thursday around 5:30/6 do you think there will be a terribly long wait?" " No, not at all.. You'll be seating quickly" Well we got there a... More 

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1 Thank Mark M
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

Mark, this doesn't sound like us at all, and we want to assure you that we weren't trying deceive you about the wait time. You came on a night with a large concert at the Prudential Center, and the wait time is beyond our control. When you called to make a reservation we provided you the best estimate based on... More 

Piscataway, New Jersey
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is excellent, yes. The details are vigilantly tended to: garlic bread with freshly crushed garlic, excellent olive oil as well as unsalted, room temperature butter... all the things that one may not notice if missing but, when present, catapult this place to divine. The salad didn't have the ubiquitous iceberg lettuce and the dressing had excellent vinegar. The... More 

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1 Thank lonelybaker
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this review

We can't tell you how much it means to us that you're a fan of everything we do -- thank you! Serving up delicious food with a smile is always our mission, and you'll never want for anything as long as our servers are on top of their game. Having you in again for a meatball appetizer will be our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Spanish, Portuguese
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105
    (Union Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are located a two blocks away from Newark Penn Station and New Jersey Transit, which is walking distance.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > North Ironbound
  • Neighbourhood: North Ironbound
  • Phone Number: +1 973-589-4767
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.

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