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Don Pepe Restaurant & Caterers

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Newark Central Business District
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844 McCarter Hwy, Newark, NJ 07102-5209
+1 973-623-4662
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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central jersey
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 just okay if you get it; no big deal.

Thank evsbabes
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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
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168 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 meat but wow what a difference. See if you can tell the difference. Worth the... More 

Thank richardbU2955WC
River Falls, Wisconsin
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I was traveling on business so I sat in the bar for a drink and dinner. With my drink the bartender gave me these delicious marinated mushrooms that were just a bit spicy. I ordered the shrimp in garlic sauce. It was a huge portion of shrimp was served with a big plate of rice and really nice bread; really... More 

Thank Pat B
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I had been to Don Pepe about 10 years ago and couldn't recall much about it. That must have been my subconscious protecting me from becoming addicted to their shrimp. The portions are HUGE and the food is so good you can't help but keep going back for more. No wonder we had to elbow our way to a small... More 

Thank nictsiz
Somerset, New Jersey
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88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Overall dinner was great. The decor was old world with carpets and dark walls with wood paneling, classically done. The food was good, well seasoned, and well portioned. Everything was enjoyed from the chorizo to the steak to the lobster tails. The service was above average, unfortunately I can not remember the gentleman's name that waited on us but he... More 

Thank Ramon A
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

12 good friends took the trip to Newark to enjoy a fabulous meal and good company. We had a reservation and after a single drink at the bar, we were shown to our table. We had everything from seafood to porterhouse steak to paella. Food was outstanding! Service was wonderful! They didn't rush us. They let us enjoy our evening.

Thank Tasuther
New Jersey, USA
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121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The restaurant is walking distance to NJPAC. We had no reservations but were promptly seated. My wife had the veal with mushrooms (Ternera a la Corunesa) and I the branzino. Both meals were delicious. Service was excellent. The portions and sides are generous, and we saw many patrons taking the residuals home. We noted that they have ample parking. When... More 

Thank Nemak
New Jersey
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460 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The entrees were all very plentiful, fairly priced and very good. The sangria was also vg. Wait staff as well- vg. No complaints - all in all a very satisfying meal.

Thank XSki007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Spanish, Portuguese, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?