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Forno's of Spain Restaurant

47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-1443
+1 973-589-4767
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (128 reviews)
“bread” (96 reviews)
“paella” (100 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, Spanish, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-1443
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

Recommended by hotel staff -- not a disappointment. Hotel staff stressed their emphasis on seafood. Linen tablecloths were a nice touch, immediately served a salad, side tray of olives and garlic bread before we ordered - again, a nice touch. We both ordered a seafood...More

Thank Robert M
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Robert, I'm so glad you enjoyed our seafood during your stay in the area -- thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Hope you make it back our way again someday soon. Thanks again, Andres, Manager

Reviewed August 28, 2018

the portions here are large....the food is very tasty and presented in a way that makes your mouth salivate ...sharing our individual orders allowed each to learn of future order selection..great service

Thank jhatwo
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

I'm so glad you enjoyed our Spanish cuisine and attentive service -- thanks for sharing your experience. Hoping you'll make it back our way soon! Thanks again, Andres, Manager

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The paella was amazing , everything fresh and the seafood flavor was very good and a lil spicy.the salad was very good,and the olive oil was flavorful.

Thank Yunabee J
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The food is so-so. I've been to better places in Ironbound that taste much better. For seafood, try Seabras or Coimbria. The sangria has whiskey and is strong but you really dont taste it. The ambiance is so-so. Not a place that is allergy friendly.

Thank Naveet G
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Naveet, I'm sorry you weren't more impressed with our Spanish food. As far as being allergy friendly goes, we always try our best to avoid cross-contact for our guests with allergies. Hope that helps. Best, Andres, Manager

Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Formos serves all typical Spanish dishes that one expect in a restaurant such as this. Portion are quite large & suitable for sharing. The menu is enormous and contains many steak and seafood items plus chicken and some additional meat dishes. We sampled some steak...More

Thank paul3776
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

It's great you enjoyed everything from our shrimp scampi to our flan! Thanks for recommending a few of our menu items here on Trip Advisor. Hope to see you again soon! Thanks again, Andres, Manager

Reviewed August 21, 2018

Actually dined here 2x on Friday 03 August, first time by luck, second by circumstance. The afternoon tapas in the bar was on a whim while wandering the Ironbound, and the food was delicious - serveral types of tapas - hubby has Estrella Galicia and...More

Thank Tiffany L
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Tiffany, it was great to have you twice in one day! While I'm glad you enjoyed our tapas, I wish we had impressed you just as much with our paella. Hoping you'll give us another opportunity to get it exactly to your liking! Best, Andres,...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

The service and food were excellent. Our waiter, Escobar, unfortunately has moved on since our visit . (Well he found a better job with less crazy hours than the restaurant industry so it’s happy) The place is fancy but not so much that it’s suffocating...More

Thank Leona K
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Leona, I'm glad you and your partner enjoyed a meal at our place -- it's fantastic you liked our red sangria so much! Hoping to have the pleasure of seeing you two again soon. Thanks, Andres, Manager

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Fornos of Spain is a Newark institution and rightfully so. Fornos ranks amongst the top restaurants in New Jersey. Their attention to detail is evident in every thing they do. Large portions of delicious food and a menu with so many selections it will leave...More

Thank David P
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

David, I'm honored you think Fornos of Spain Restaurant is one of New Jersey's best. Thank you for letting our future guests know what they can expect when they dine here. I hope to see you again soon! Thanks again, Andres, Manager

Reviewed August 18, 2018

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. Aside from the fact that it overcooked my swordfish to the point of being tough, the rest of the meal was very good and everyone else's meal was prepared very well. (No one else had fish, so I'm not...More

Thank Michael H
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your meal overall, Michael. I'm sorry we didn't cook the swordfish exactly to your liking this time -- looking forward to getting it just right next time. Thanks, Andres, Manager

Reviewed August 17, 2018

Amazing Spanish cuisine! Very easily accessed from NJ Transit, the PATH, and even has a nice size parking lot with valet attendants behind the restaurant. I have been coming to this restaurant for a long time and have never been disappointed with the meal or...More

Thank abrogan336
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thanks for your longtime support -- it's fantastic a meal here never disappoints! Hoping to see you back soon for another Kettle One Cosmo. Sincerely, Andres, Manager

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graduate183
May 4, 2018|
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Response from Susan P | 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
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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
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday
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
Description
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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