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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%
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“soup” (51 reviews)
“paella” (75 reviews)
“shrimp” (44 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

This place has been around over 50 yrs, been going since early 70's ..By far Best Portuguese food in Newark..def give it a try. Open for lunch dinner & late night Whatever you order is excellent my favorite is shrimp in garlic sauce as appy...More

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I haven't been to the Spanish Tavern in several years, and the great news is -- nothing has changed!!! This is still the premier, traditional, Spanish, Ironbound restaurant. They rate top notch in every category. We went for dinner -- for 6 -- and started...More

Thank cory r
Reviewed 1 week ago

It seemed to have it all -warm, dark, cozy bar and dining room. A Maitre'D and hard-working waiters. A menu that sounded to die for. BUT....the food was so bland, tasteless, and boring that I was truly disappointed. How do you get bland out of...More

Thank yojimbo56003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is really great but the highlight is the top notch service. Paella and sangria are wonderful. The best!

Thank greconj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this venu on a late Thursday afternoon. The dining room atmosphere is very inviting. The drinks were expertly prepared. The dinner started with a flavorful bean and kale soup. The paella valencia and mariscata were outstanding. The stuffed shrimp were excellent. Service was...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We return over and over to this wonderful Spanish restaurant. There's plenty of parking across the street and the dining room manages to be quiet even when packed. The complimentary soup and Portuguese rolls are so good that one is tempted to make a meal...More

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the Newark area to pick up our son at Newark Airport returning home from college. Unfortunately due to some bad weather his flight was diverted to DC. Since we now had a couple of hours to kill we decided to make the...More

Thank Ken P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A business associate and I had a wonderful dinner and excellent service. We were allowed to have discussions undisturbed and the wait staff was careful about not interrupting. When it was time to order they were efficient and handled dinner without a hitch. And Oh...More

Thank Leonard G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us were staying at a nearby hotel. Every place we called was booked because of the Pink concert. The hotel recommended this place and off we went. They were crowded but they fit us in with only a short wait. The food was...More

Thank Kimberly N
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Had dinner with a business client and never been to a Spanish restaurant. When asked what to try the server suggested the seafood paella marinara. Started off with a chicken base soup and Portuguese rolls (which were great). They also suggested a bottle of the...More

Thank Jim H
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25 March 2018|
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Response from Larry M | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it, I'd call and ask them
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
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, 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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