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Spanish Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North Ironbound
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103 Mcwhorter St, Newark, NJ 07105-1359
+1 973-589-4959
11:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great to stop in before a event at Pru Center, Large portions family can share. Good chicken in lemon sauce!! We have been there 10 times in 2 years. Good Food

Thank Tina T
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

There are so many good places to eat in this area but I continue to go back to this one. Exellent food, hasn't change in the 20 years I've been visiting. I definitely recommend it.

Thank jay25st
New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had lunch as a group of 19 people with a pre-fixe planned meal with four choices. From the table being ready, to good rolls, to appetizers of shrimp, calamari, and fried sausage then to, in my case, salmon, all was perfect. One had only to blink and the staff was ready to help. The place was about 60% full... More 

Thank Larry D
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been visiting Spanish Tavern for over 10 years and it never disappoints. Great Spanish food in a well appointed "room". Service is great, the food always very good, wonderful atmosphere and the servings huge! This trip a plate of octopus and a plate of Spanish sausage for appetizer and then the main! Where this side of the "puddle" can... More 

Thank ron s
Huntsville, Alabama
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209 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found a small window and decided to get a quick bite. Called and they had tables open...Lucky for us! Free parking across the street made things easy, and we were seated promptly despite no reservation on a busy day. Wonderful appetizers! plenty of food (honestly you could fill up on the appetizers!) The entrees were quite good. The wait... More 

Thank HSVDane
Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spanish Tavern is in Ironbound area of Newark, has its own parking lot across the street. It's a reasonable walk from Prudential Center (Devil's games) Penn Station, or Ferry Street. It's a friendly neighborhood restaurant, tablecloth, good service with bowls of minestrone soup free with dinner. We had a seafood casserole with salsa verde or green sauce.. Fish always fresh,... More 

Thank davidvalk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My granddaughter talked my wife and I into going out for Christmas dinner by generously offering to treat us. We reluctantly (because we're so used to staying at home when she and our daughter - her mother visit at Christmas time) agreed. We're already looking forward to doing it again next Christmas and hopefully for many to come. Six family... More 

Thank J C
Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best Portuguese restaurants in NJ. Great service, atmosphere and outstanding food. Be sure to come with a big appetite. Friendly and warm environment with assisted parking in the lot across the street.

Thank Stallone1
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

There meal started with a "caldo gallego" that was excellent. It was included in the meal, so we probably could have skipped the "pulpo gallego", but it was excellent as well! The "paella marinera" and the "paella valenciana" were both disappointing, though. On a scale of 1-10, the first was a 5 and the second was a 7. Seemed like... More 

Thank Zacbarcelona
Morrisville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We decided to have lunch, and what a lovely meal! The chorizo starters were spicy, bread was warm, and the sangria was cold...I'd have ordered the same-again, but she wanted a real meal. Salmon and rice, plus an espresso and sambuca before we headed back to Penn Station for the train home. We'll be back!

Thank andrew l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Mcwhorter St, Newark, NJ 07105-1359
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > North Ironbound
  • Neighbourhood: North Ironbound
  • Phone Number: +1 973-589-4959

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Manheim, Pennsylvania
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?