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Don Pepe Restaurant & Caterers

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Newark Central Business District
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844 Mccarter Hwy, Newark, NJ 07102-5209
+1 973-623-4662
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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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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Lebanon, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of good places to eat in Newark [Ironbound, for example], but a positive of Don Pepe is that its only a couple blocks from NJPAC. We had a nice bottle of wine from Spain - lots of inexpensive ones to choose from. We started a special 'spanish-style' octopus starter. Good thing we shared it, as it was... More 

Thank Morgan2010
Bucks County PA
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four generations of my family have been coming to Don Pepe to celebrate special occasions, entertain clients, grab a quick lunch, and just for a 'regular' dinner. I won't waste any time with a long review; Don Pepe is, has been, and will be 'the best' in Newark. Period. End of story. A HUGE thank you to Alex for the... More 

Thank robfrombucks
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Upon my arrival at Don Pepe's, I received a warm welcome. The restaurant was beautiful and the food and service were impeccable. Every dish that went by was well played and looked delicious and my order was excellent. This restaurant is very focused on quality and for that reason I will visit again and will recommend to friends and family.

Thank Valerie S
Springfield, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

My company has been bringing its sales employees here for at least 30 years. They have large portion meals with quality to match and excellent service to go along with all that they do so well. You won't leave hungry. In fact you'll probably have enough left over for another day or so.

Thank billruark
Rochester, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Two of us ordered paella - don't - one is enough for at least two people. Service was gracious and helpful, food was terrific.

Thank A B
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

There are many great restaurants in Newark serving authentic Spanish/Portuguese food, but Pepe's is the best!!!!!!!!!! You don't go there to eat, you go there to feast!!!!! We don't live close but its soooooooo worth the drive. I can't recommend any one dish because I have loved everything I have ever had there. Treat yourself, go there and enjoy!!! I... More 

Thank soccerrulz
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

good ambiance, easy to park as the restaurant has a dedicated parking spot and very authentic spanish meal

Thank Manish K
Staten Island, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We have been here many times...the food is delicious...never disappoints. Service is great! And the sangria is to die for. We highly recommend this restaurant for a great night out!

1 Thank KristenM415
Robbinsville, NJ
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Our family absolutely loves this Portuguese Restaurant. We've been going there for close to 20 years now. It's an easy train ride, going there from Central Jersey with a couple block walk from the train station, and an easy car ride too. They have lots adjacent to the restaurant for free parking or valet parking. The sangria is fantastic -... More 

2 Thank TravelSueP
New Providence, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We were 18 people that went there last Saturday. The food, service & atmosphere were all great. You get a lot for your money.

Thank armandg448

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Spanish, Seafood, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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

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