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Spanish Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North Ironbound
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103 Mcwhorter St, Newark, NJ 07105-1359
+1 973-589-4959
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Huntsville, Alabama
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209 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We found a small window and decided to get a quick bite. Called and they had tables open...Lucky for us! Free parking across the street made things easy, and we were seated promptly despite no reservation on a busy day. Wonderful appetizers! plenty of food (honestly you could fill up on the appetizers!) The entrees were quite good. The wait... More 

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Spanish Tavern is in Ironbound area of Newark, has its own parking lot across the street. It's a reasonable walk from Prudential Center (Devil's games) Penn Station, or Ferry Street. It's a friendly neighborhood restaurant, tablecloth, good service with bowls of minestrone soup free with dinner. We had a seafood casserole with salsa verde or green sauce.. Fish always fresh,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

My granddaughter talked my wife and I into going out for Christmas dinner by generously offering to treat us. We reluctantly (because we're so used to staying at home when she and our daughter - her mother visit at Christmas time) agreed. We're already looking forward to doing it again next Christmas and hopefully for many to come. Six family... More 

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Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
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47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best Portuguese restaurants in NJ. Great service, atmosphere and outstanding food. Be sure to come with a big appetite. Friendly and warm environment with assisted parking in the lot across the street.

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

There meal started with a "caldo gallego" that was excellent. It was included in the meal, so we probably could have skipped the "pulpo gallego", but it was excellent as well! The "paella marinera" and the "paella valenciana" were both disappointing, though. On a scale of 1-10, the first was a 5 and the second was a 7. Seemed like... More 

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Morrisville, Pennsylvania
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We decided to have lunch, and what a lovely meal! The chorizo starters were spicy, bread was warm, and the sangria was cold...I'd have ordered the same-again, but she wanted a real meal. Salmon and rice, plus an espresso and sambuca before we headed back to Penn Station for the train home. We'll be back!

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San Diego, California
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

My wife and I dined at the Spanish Tavern in Newark one evening in October 2016. The restaurant is on two levels. The area for large groups is downstairs, in the basement, and there is no elevator. There are restrooms on that level. The menu is very large, with an emphasis on seafood. However, it also includes steak and other... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent food!!! Excellent soup -complimentary. Shrimp , Tuna, Paella- all tasty. Fabulous service.

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New York
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We dined here on a recent Saturday night. The waiter was knowledgable, pleasant, and always checking on us. We did not order appetizers because they provide a bowl of soup to all diners. It was not the best I have had, more broth then soup, but a nice light start. On the recommendation of our waiter we ordered 3 of... More 

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Arcadia, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

First of all, when they tell you all entrees are good for two. You better believe it. It may seems to be a Spanish seafood restaurant, but all meat dishes were great. They served their complimentary veggies noodle soup (homemade) first. We split a salad and two entrees. The bill came $78 including tax. Did I mention they offer free... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?