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Spanish Tavern

103 McWhorter St, Newark, NJ 07105-1359
+1 973-589-4959
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“soup” (49 reviews)
“paella” (73 reviews)
“shrimp” (43 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Seafood, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
103 McWhorter St, Newark, NJ 07105-1359
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet atmosphere, delicious food, impeccable service, and remarkably reasonable prices. The restaurant isn't cheap, but I would have expected higher prices considering the atmosphere, the service, and the quality. The basket of bread on the table was normal and to be expected (though the quality...More

Thank sharlet2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiances family is from Spain and so the mom in particular knows good food and this is her favorite restaurant, she says its the best spansih in New Jersey, unless you want to make the trip over to NYC for a better Spanish alternative....More

Thank Ccnewark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is by far the best Spanish food I've ever had. No other restaurant comes close. The restaurant is very elegant and romantic inside. Service is subperb. They are always running around and checking up to make sure everything is simply perfect which, it always...More

Thank Shaunna S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here several times when traveling to Newark for central jersey. The food is always very good to excellent from the appetizer to dessert. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and wants to please. Management is always present and asks your opinion. You won't miss...More

Thank 2JerseyJim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arguably the best restaurant in Newark. Excellent food with wonderful presentation. Creative Spanish and Portuguese dishes. Can get a little hectic the night of a game at the Prudential Center but day in and day out the best dining and top power scene in the...More

Thank Armand L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic food and service. Had a meal before an event and no one was disappointed. Great shrimp and garlic

Thank Vinnie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here a handful of times and have never had a bad dish. A little pricier for food than other restaurants in the area but entirely worth the price. They get really fresh products and their specials change seasonally. They also give you...More

Thank Emma K
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Always a family tradition to dine at ST for christmas...starter soup was bland, otherwise entrees were excellent. Paella and Mariscada, baby lobster tails and rack of lamb all perfect, starter apps and service above par...prices all higher than on website was a little aggravating though!

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 26 December 2017

A few days before Christmas we had dinner with my daughter and boyfriend and my 4 year old grandson. We were staying at a hotel near Newark Airport and Spanish Tavern is only 6 miles from our hotel. I had dinner with business associates years...More

Thank williammB5345LJ
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We came here (Newark Trip Advisor ranking #1), a Spanish cuisine restaurant to try Lobster Paella Valenciana)。We ordered a stir fried clam as our appetizer. The restaurant is well decorated be an elegant, upscale but still traditional, old fashioned. It’s quite, good layout, lighting, great...More

Thank David H
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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
29 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
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, 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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