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Forno's of Spain Restaurant

47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-1443
+1 973-589-4767
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (131 reviews)
“bread” (97 reviews)
“paella” (102 reviews)
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11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
Seafood, European, Spanish, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-1443
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Returned to Fornos of Spain for a good meal before concert at NJPAC (New Jersey Performing Arts Center). In and out within one hour to 90 minutes. Service is still good. It's not long before I am seated that the waiter and a flurry of...More

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 1 week ago

had wild boar was out of this world. It was crowded when we walked in, but were taken to table right away. The dining room we were in was crowded however service was professional

Thank brianhill49
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for stopping in, Brian! It was wonderful to have you, and I'm glad we were able to get you seated and get your meal out to you right away. Come back any time! All the best, Andres, Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very large menu. Dining room is very loud. Service is very slow. Food is sub par at best. The crab cakes were not fresh but frozen. The steak was cooked medium as ordered but as tough as a tire.More

Thank Lee N
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Lee, I'm sorry we didn't impress you more with our food and service. I hope you let us know while you were here that you were less than satisfied so that we could make things right. I'd love another opportunity to show you a better...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a restaurant in Newark as we were flying out the next day. Our friends recommended Fornos. We did not know what to expect. We were more then pleasantly surprised. The food and service are impeccable!! We could not have found a...More

Thank Tuscany43
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm so glad your friend recommended us to you! It's great you enjoyed both our Spanish cuisine and service. Hope you'll join us again if you're ever back in the area. Thank you, Andres, Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The three of us met up for a good catch up after 2 years without meeting. Nice place, friendly staff. The paellas are huge - 1 for 3 would have sufficed (we took 2 and had ample left overs). There is something slightly not authentic...More

Thank Vincent R
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

While I'm glad you enjoyed our friendly service and large portions, I'm disappointed to hear you thought our menu could have been more authentic to Spanish cuisine. That said, I appreciate your feedback. Hope you'll dine with us again. Sincerely, Andres, Manager

Reviewed October 11, 2018

i have been to Fornos of spain restaurant many times the food is always good the atmosphere is good also. the service is good also anything on the menu is good .the price is not cheap you will pay for your food here.

Thank JIM S
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind review, Jim -- we love having you here. Looking forward to seeing you next time! With gratitude, Andres, Manager

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Recommended by a friend who is from Spain and referred to as the best Spanish restaurant in NJ. We attended a concert at NJPAC and arrived at 9:30, it was crowded but sat right away. They put bread and a family style salad on the...More

Thank 235danp
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Dan, I'm glad you liked your first visit to Fornos of Spain. It's great you enjoyed our paella and attentive service. Hope you'll join us again soon! Thanks, Andres, Manager

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

The waiter we had was very unpleasant. He was rude to my mother when she told him the lobster tail was a bit undercooked. He grinned and told her she must be eating it wrong/eating the shell of the lobster instead of what’s inside of...More

2  Thank Ahsiek L
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Ahsiek, I'm sorry the lobster tail wasn't to your mother's liking. Moreso, I apologize if you didn't like the way we handled ourselves. As for our gratuity policies, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out -- I'd be happy to address...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Went here for 2 nights in a row and was satisfied with the service and food in both occassions. They are delicious and deliver a lot of value for what you pay as they give garlic toast, salad, olives, rice, veggies, and home made chips...More

Thank xc4p3
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

I'm glad you enjoyed your first meal with us so much that you came back the next night! Thank you for sharing your experience. Hope to welcome you back soon! Much appreciated, Andres, Manager

Reviewed October 3, 2018

The place is great, the food is excellent and everything is rolled out for you like parking and so on. King Crab legs is a must and shrimp scampi is on point. Beautiful place and amazing atmosphere and ambiance.

Thank roachbob
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thanks -- I'm glad you enjoy our king crab legs and shrimp scampi so much. Looking forward to welcoming you back for more! Thanks again, Andres, Manager

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May 4, 2018|
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Response from spaerels | Reviewed this property |
it's not cheap but it's also not too expensive, the portions are large and the food is good. The prices are definitely worth the food and it's not overly expensive. When I think of expensive I think of $50 per plate with... More
March 22, 2018|
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Response from mari03022018 | Reviewed this property |
Yes about 4 blocks, just past Penn Station and right before Walgreens. They have parking
March 5, 2018|
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Response from RichC250 | Reviewed this property |
I would say 'possibly' The ingredients are gluten free. However the stock, if not made purely from bones and/or shells, may have some type of wheat based ingredient in it. Hopefully its a potato starch, but you should ask
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-1443
    (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
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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