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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%
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“soup” (50 reviews)
“paella” (67 reviews)
“shrimp” (39 reviews)
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Seafood, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
103 McWhorter St, Newark, NJ 07105-1359
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food here's terrible. Chewy calamari. Tough steak. Soupy paella. Only 2 kinds of white wine ( Chardonnay or pinot.. no brand options) . I would only go here during extreme situations when you can't get to iron bound and live within walking distance, like...More

Thank Dayra f
Reviewed 4 days ago

Joined friends for a birthday party celebration & enjoyed a delicious meal. The service was excellent, the portions of food are plentiful & delicious. I ordered garlic chicken in a wine & brandy sauce that was very good. Others at our table had lobster, seafood...More

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place was recommended by the hotel; they even have a van that would pick us up and drop us back in the hotel....so I was skeptical. It was great; the Spanish Tavern is elegant enough for a formal dinner out and casual enough for...More

Thank LuisGGiraldo
Reviewed 5 days ago

After arriving at our hotel...we didn't want to drive more for a restaurant. To our surprise the front desk called and the Spanish Tavern sent a shuttle to pick us up (home run). We order: Camarones Al Ajillo, Chorizos Espanoles, Pollo Al Ajillo. All were...More

Thank Rmangun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our son flew in from California and we immediately left the airport and headed for our favorite restaurant in Newark. It is our favorite restaurant because it is always memorable, no matter how many times we go there-until last night. The soup was tasty but...More

Thank BS0407
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This restaurant is amazing! The food was the best we have ever tasted. We ordered Broiled Langostino and it was outstanding. The service was wonderful. My husband and I highly recommend this restaurant. We stayed at a hotel near the airport and the restaurant sent...More

Thank Suzanne F
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I had an amazing time! The staff was very nice and polite, very attentive. Ordered a bottle of water and some wine by the glass, Rioja, very tasty! We started with the gambas al ajillo!... the classic... but never fails!.... I couldn't resist dunking the...More

Thank Roadtaker
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great food and great service the waiters were nice and attentive. Their garlic shrimp is the best out of all the similar restaurants in the Newark area. The seafood paella was very good as well

Thank bake39
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Went back here with some friends .. WOW !!! Excellent food and service .. we will be going back ... yumeeeee

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

What a great surprise! Our experience was the best ending to a fabulous vacation to shore. Just a word of advice.....come very hungry and with friends to help you!!!!

Thank Susan R
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Terry Z
30 August 2017|
Response from Steven D | Reviewed this property |
They have some gluten free items. Suggest you check out their web site.
28 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
30 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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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