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Spanish Tavern

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1239 Route 22, Mountainside, NJ 07092
+1 908-232-2171
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Westfield, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For the first time, I had broiled Rainbow Trout with a crab layer for lunch. This was the best-tasting trout I've ever eaten.

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Thank _cmonzella
Tony V, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this review

Glad that trout really hit the spot for you! Thanks for coming by and trying it. See you next time, Tony, Owner More 

Springfield , NJ
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109 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last night which was valentines day we went to the Spanish Tavern. When you spend $120 on two glasses of wine, an appetizer and two entrees, you expect a certain quality. Having been a customer for over 20 years, we were surprised at how empty it was and thought that was a great thing. Our appe of Garlic shrimp had... More 

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Thank mark p
Tony V, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this review

I'm very disappointed your meal wasn't to our usual standard, Mark. I wish you would have let us know in the moment so we could have addressed the situation then. We certainly haven't made conscious efforts to compromise quality on our end, and I hope one day we can remind you why you used to love this place so much.... More 

Matawan, NJ
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95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful Valentine's Day Dinner was had by me, my wife and two other couples. I don't like restaurants that only have a special menu on certain holidays. That was not a problem last night at The Spanish Tavern. We all had cod croquettes, bang shrimp and garlic shrimp for starters. Every one was fresh and delicious. For dinner I... More 

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Thank Steve L
Tony V, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this review

Steve, thank you for the great review! I'm thrilled you had a fantastic meal with us this Valentine's Day, and I look forward to next time. Best, Tony, Owner More 

Central Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our dinner at the Spanish Tavern. There were 4 that were in our group. We got there early so we sat And had sangria at the bar. The bartender was very pleasant and efficient. When we sat for dinner, we were served Water and were asked about drinks quickly. We had plenty of time to check out the... More 

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Thank Excitedtraveler17
Tony V, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing some friends by and enjoying a lovely night out with us! You ordered some great dishes, and it sounds like everyone really enjoyed them. I hope you'll come back and see us again soon! Until then, Tony, Owner More 

Springfield, New Jersey
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrific food and service. I had the grilled salmon. Best I ever had! Professional staff attends to all your needs. A memorable experience, not just a dinner!

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Thank MJ J
Tony V, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this review

MJ, thank you for the kind words! Glad that salmon was so delicious. I look forward to your next stop in already. Best, Tony, Owner More 

Summit NJ
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been there many times over the years, but lately it's been hit or miss quality-wise. This time was my last, won't be going back. The service is always good, but the special was crab-stuffed flounder. Imagine my surprise when the meal arrives and the "crab" was that neon-pink colored imitation crab found at any supermarket. It's really pollock. So... More 

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Thank SchatzieSummitNJ
Tony V, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this review

Hi there -- I'm afraid you may have us mistaken with another restaurant. We don't offer flounder, much less crab-stuffed flounder, on our menu. I'd appreciate it greatly if you could alter your review to best reflect your experience here. Thanks, Tony, Owner More 

Morristown, New Jersey
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You don't need to go into Newark, NYC or even to Europe to get the best Spanish food. It's right here in New Jersey! You can't go wrong with anything on the menu-it is always cooked perfectly, to order and beautifully plated. The sangria is the best I have had anywhere in the world. Always call ahead for a reservation... More 

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Thank 408Sly
Tony V, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this review

I'm thrilled we can offer some of the best Spanish food in the area -- thank you for that! Glad you can always count on us for a tasty glass of Sangria and a delicious meal. I look forward to seeing you again sometime in the near future! Best, Tony, Owner More 

New Jersey
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for a retirement party. Everything was terrific. The food was excellent and quite plentiful! The staff was outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank KB_NorthernNJ
Tony V, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of our place! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. Until next time, Tony, Owner More 

Union, New Jersey
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Make reservations, usually crowded. Big portions. Delicious food. Valet parking. Good service. Been there for Thanksgiving and celebrated my father's 70th birthday there in the room downstairs. Very good sangria and drinks. Nice ambience.

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Thank Sandra1336
Tony V, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this review

Sandra, thank you for the wonderful review! I'm glad you can always count on us to deliver during special occasions. See you next time, Tony, Owner More 

Cranford, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though there were large parties at the restaurant, the service was prompt and we got our food in a very timely manner. The food in all our courses was excellent.We never felt rushed. We enjoyed our dessert and lingered over our coffee.

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Thank ralph320
Tony V, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Ralph. I'm thrilled you enjoyed your time with us and felt so taken care of! Until next time, Tony, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Cuisine
Seafood, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1239 Route 22, Mountainside, NJ 07092
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Mountainside
  • Phone Number: +1 908-232-2171
Description
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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