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Spanish Tavern

103 McWhorter St, Newark, NJ 07105-1359
+1 973-589-4959
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“soup” (56 reviews)
“paella” (81 reviews)
“shrimp” (46 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 4 days ago

This the place to go for great Spanish food. The Paella is to die for; the best outside of Spain. One of the surprises are the potatoes.

Thank GrandPaRuss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a quiet evening. Big private parking lot across the street. Nice dining room with large party room downstairs. Food was pretty good but not excellent as many reviews state. Soup good but salty. Paella gritty. Clam appetizer was excellent . Staff was very...More

Thank 3girls3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

superior latino fare with large portions...easily sharable so all can enjoy others dishes, wait staff was attentive and helpful.. sangria was super!! its a nice laid back atmosphere and we enjoyed not being rushed

Thank jhatwo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was a regular there but was not a fan of the menu options nor the quality of the food. I did learn that that region of Spain does not apply seasoning because they are trying to keep the taste of fish/meat natural as possible....More

Thank Naveet G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So bad we paid bill and went to eat at another restaurant...Defintely wonder who is reviewing this place so well... Service was poor and badly coordinated. White "sangria" was watery and astringent with mushy fruit in it (blech!) Can't ever remember what we ordered for...More

1  Thank Tiffany L
Reviewed August 13, 2018

This is one of the more refined of the Spanish restaurants in Newark. It was quiet and a conversation was possible without shouting. Good bread to start, a free bowl of Caldo Gallegos that was very good, above average Paella, and good service made this...More

Thank BigoBoca
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We've tried several of the Spanish / Portuguese restaurants in Iron Bound over the years, and all of them are enjoyable and pretty good. Last week I had a business lunch at Spanish Tavern and it's now my preferred choice in Iron Bound. First of...More

1  Thank Katkin52
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

What a great corner restaurant in the Ironbound neighborhood. In a neighborhood filled with Mom and Pop family owned Spanish and Portuguese restaurants, this one clearly stands out. The decor fills you with nostalgia, but the food fills you with some amazing flavors. The complimentary...More

1  Thank 2MuchBizTravel1187
Reviewed July 26, 2018

I have eaten at this restaurant 2 times and each time it was amazing. The Paella is the best I have ever had. So much seafood piled on top of great saffron rise. I have never been able to finish it and that is saying...More

1  Thank BigDaddy3859
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Everything is top notch. Good food. attentive wait staff. Lots of silverware. If you don't want them to park your car, you have to find your own parking.

1  Thank BonV20152015
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July 25, 2018|
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Response from Jameel D | Reviewed this property |
No sorry, I have not tried thoer privet menu.
July 25, 2018|
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Response from PatchesH57 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I used the downstairs party room for the ~20 people I had at my meeting. The room was nice and their was a dedicated waiter/bartender there. I don't know if the menu was different from the restaurant - I think it was... More
March 24, 2018|
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Response from Larry M | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it, I'd call and ask them
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
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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