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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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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were able to get a free shuttle from our hotel to the restaurant. The service was wonderful and the food out of this world! I would suggest sharing a meal with a friend. They bring you way too much food. The chicken and rice was enough for 4 people! The sangrias were the best I have ever had!

Thank 722christopherl
Newark, New Jersey
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been going to this restaurant over 10 years so i can't say enough about the hospitality and great food and great company

Thank D8571YFmargaretb
South Orange, New Jersey
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far the best of the Spanish Restaurants in the Ironbound section of Newark. The menu boasts a galaxy of unforgettable delicacies that tempt the palate and satisfy the soul. Whether it's seafood, chicken or meat, all are prepared with the best of ingredients and served with pride. The staff is exceptional and eager to please. The paella... More 

Thank pavlovich123
Middletown, New Jersey
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for years and it is always excellent. It is the best Spanish restaurant in both NY and NJ. Parking lot is on Green st Appetizers Butterflied prawns excellent Garlic shrimp app excellent appetizer Chorizo app excellent Appetizer cold app platter with Serrano ham thin, and manchego excellent Dinner Garlic chicken on the bone excellent Swordfish... More 

Thank NY2016
New York City, New York
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My organization has a meeting adjacent to Newark airport every January. The group is normally around 25 men. We have been going to The Spanish Tavern for some 17 years. It is good, consistent, well prepared Spanish food. The service is always good as well.

Thank Steven P
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?