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Don Pepe Restaurant & Caterers

844 McCarter Hwy, Newark, NJ 07102-5209
+1 973-623-4662
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (33 reviews)
“paella” (39 reviews)
“rice” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, Spanish, Portuguese, European
$$ - $$$
844 McCarter Hwy, Newark, NJ 07102-5209
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been dining at Don Pepe's in Newark for over 30 years, both for business and pleasure. Always, without exception, excellently prepared, authentic Spanish cuisine from Spain. Always, without exception, excellent, attentive service. Priced reasonably, both for lunch and dinner. Excellent sangria and an...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My second visit and food was great large portions. However the servers are crusty almost rude unless you are a regular. My platter was $33.00 my bill came to 48.00 I laughed because $3.00 for soda no free refills so that was $9.00. Long of...More

1  Thank mo4049
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is overpriced and the service is not that great. When I asked for a some kind of potatos on the side, they just gave me bunch of over fryed potatoes cheeps and when I questioned the waiter, he just said that is all...More

1  Thank Elena W
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This is the second time we had dinner at Don Pepe - we were afraid to go back since the first time was fabulous and thought it couldn't get any better. The second time was over the top, the food - for appetizer we had...More

1  Thank kto470
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Excellent restuarant. Stayed in an awful Hilton where the food was appalling but just over the road was this delightful Spanish restuarant with excellent seafood, wine and service... resotred our confidence in the area. Thank you

Thank longbo1
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I had the fillet mignon it was very large and excellently cooked couldn't of been better The service was excellent this is buried in Newark little hard to find parking was pretty good

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Very good and reasonable iberian food. Garlic shrimp is amazing, lobsters by the pound is reasonable, and their paella is very good as well. Sangria is excellent. You can't go wrong at this place. My only knock on this restaurant is that the salad is...More

Thank evsbabes
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and amazing paella. A pleasant find near many Newark entertainment centers. It is also within walking distance of most.

Thank Bobbie Jo D
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

What can't be said that's great about this restaurant My goodness ... food is off the plant !!! Freekin Awesome !!! Service .. outstanding

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

The food is always good. I've never had a meal that was nothing but very good. They have other restaurants other then this won and the one in pine brook has much better steaks because the use wood grill for cooking, not gas grilling! Same...More

Thank richardbU2955WC
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Paul I
11 March 2017|
Response from TravelSueP | Reviewed this property |
If you haven't already looked, check out the lunch and dinner menus on their website. You'll find their menus along the ribbon at the top of the page. They have fantastic steaks and Spanish Rice always comes with my meal... More
29 April 2016|
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Response from Chrischris111 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do but you have to ask them because it depends on the meal that you are going to order.
6 July 2015|
Response from meema69 | Reviewed this property |
I would say that attire can vary, but nice casual is definitely fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 844 McCarter Hwy, Newark, NJ 07102-5209
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > Newark Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Newark Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 973-623-4662
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