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Spanish Tavern

103 McWhorter St, Newark, NJ 07105-1359
+1 973-589-4959
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“soup” (51 reviews)
“paella” (74 reviews)
“shrimp” (44 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
Seafood, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
103 McWhorter St, Newark, NJ 07105-1359
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a business dinner here and the food was amazing. We agree a variety of dishes which were all very good, but the paella was the stand out. I will definitely make it a point to come back again.

Thank Heather K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in the Newark Airport area with my business team (we had people in from Asia, Europe and South America as well as US personnel) and needed a place for dinner. The hotel recommended the Spanish Tavern (I had eaten there years ago) so...More

Thank PatchesH57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Spanish Tavern for dinner when we staying in Newark overnight prior to an early morning flight. The restaurant’s neighborhood made us a little nervous, but they had a fenced parking lot with a security guard. When you stepped into the restaurant, it...More

Thank Nanceroo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We(mom and sister's) enjoyed the dinner very much and the service was beautiful, however, the wait was a bit longer than I would like, but that does not take away from the food and service....would and will go again!

Thank jendiva1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is terrific. The dishes are tasty, the portions are huge, and the wait staff is very attentive. The five of us ordered 3 appetizers to share including the scallops and crabmeat stuffed with melted cheese, the garlic shrimp with Spanish sausages, and the...More

Thank strassbeee
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Quiet atmosphere, delicious food, impeccable service, and remarkably reasonable prices. The restaurant isn't cheap, but I would have expected higher prices considering the atmosphere, the service, and the quality. The basket of bread on the table was normal and to be expected (though the quality...More

Thank sharlet2
Reviewed 2 February 2018

My fiances family is from Spain and so the mom in particular knows good food and this is her favorite restaurant, she says its the best spansih in New Jersey, unless you want to make the trip over to NYC for a better Spanish alternative....More

Thank Ccnewark
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is by far the best Spanish food I've ever had. No other restaurant comes close. The restaurant is very elegant and romantic inside. Service is subperb. They are always running around and checking up to make sure everything is simply perfect which, it always...More

Thank Shaunna S
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We've been here several times when traveling to Newark for central jersey. The food is always very good to excellent from the appetizer to dessert. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and wants to please. Management is always present and asks your opinion. You won't miss...More

Thank 2JerseyJim
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Arguably the best restaurant in Newark. Excellent food with wonderful presentation. Creative Spanish and Portuguese dishes. Can get a little hectic the night of a game at the Prudential Center but day in and day out the best dining and top power scene in the...More

Thank Armand L
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Terry Z
29 August 2017|
Response from Steven D | Reviewed this property |
They have some gluten free items. Suggest you check out their web site.
27 February 2017|
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Response from J C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There's a secure, free patrons' parking lot directly across the street from the Spanish Tavern. On-street parking is limited in Newark's Ironbound section, where the Spanish Tavern is located. The Tavern has its own... More
29 July 2016|
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Response from UncleMiltieDC | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. Comfortable and casual is the type of dress. You can wear jeans.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.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.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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