We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Spanish Tavern of Mountainside

1239 Route 22, Mountainside, NJ 07092-2609
+1 908-232-2171
Certificate of Excellence
All photos (40)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (40 reviews)
“paella” (26 reviews)
“soup” (30 reviews)
Closed Now
Seafood, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1239 Route 22, Mountainside, NJ 07092-2609
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (338)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 335 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a long term customer of Antonio and Manuel, I have to say that my last 2 experiences with new ownership have been very unfavorable. For Father's Day, I ordered take out totaling $172 and was told to pick up at 12.30. I waited no...More

1  Thank JayCee751
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Spanish Tavern is an old school restaurant. By that I mean the place is not modern, but elegant, quiet and clean. It's not trendy, but it has an interesting menu with good variety, with an emphasis on seafood. I ordered the pork shank and my...More

Thank dancercrew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

everything was perfect except for the spacing... tables were literally next to each other. you cannot get up without hitting the guy sitting next to you.. i mean good for them. business is hot!

Thank SeanWang1313
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every so often there is a rare experience in a restaurant where everything essentially goes right. I have one of those experiences at the Spanish Tavern. My wife and I ordered the twin lobster special broiled and we felt that it was flawlessly executed and...More

Thank coachmikec
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Four adults and new born child accommodated quickly. Staff very helpful with choice of meals and refreashments. Great selection of starters, mains and deserts. All well presented - tasty dishes, good size portions and great value. Will definitely revisit.

Thank MP-Apr2018
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is way overpriced and the food quality is irratic. The service is poor and just not up to speed. I would not return and would not bring guests there. Very disappointing experience.

2  Thank Cls721
Reviewed 19 May 2018

went w friends for lunch, they still have a $12.95 special that is just unbeatable=soup& entree. we had around the table=pork tenderloin, pork shank & fish. we all enjoyed it & had doggie bags to take home [portions are nice sized]. w a pitcher of...More

Thank leo t
Reviewed 5 April 2018

I had a most enjoyable dinner at the Spanish Tavern while on a business trip in late April. Their specialty was lobster and it was - as the title noted - lots of lobster on the twin portion. Appetizers of calamari provided a nice accompaniment....More

Thank TheRealCube
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Came here with my best friend and my girlfriend for my birthday about a week ago. I was in the area picking up a couch and we decided to pick a nearby place. The Spanish Tavern stunned me on the first impression. Service, was incredibly...More

Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Been a few times for work and personal. Never had a bad experience, even when its extremely crowded.

Thank Carlos P
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
Hilton Garden Inn Springfield
172 reviews
1.71 km away
Best Western Westfield Inn
308 reviews
2.98 km away
Clinton Manor Hotel Union
76 reviews
3.54 km away
Grand Summit Hotel
530 reviews
4.62 km away
Nearby Restaurants
76 reviews
.96 km away
Publick House
67 reviews
1.05 km away
Daimatsu Japanese Restaurant
50 reviews
1.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Trailside Nature & Science Center
23 reviews
2.23 km away
75 reviews
3.35 km away
Nomahegan Park
77 reviews
3.39 km away
Feltville Historic District
27 reviews
3.43 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
24 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from marb001 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. There is a firepit outside and some tables when the weather is nicer.
Karen T
5 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from msh1941 | Reviewed this property |
Private room, yes.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1239 Route 22, Mountainside, NJ 07092-2609
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Mountainside
  • Phone Number: +1 908-232-2171
  • E-mail
The Spanish Tavern is the premier destination in New Jersey for awarding winning traditional and contemporary Spanish cuisine. Those who have dined with us at Spanish Tavern have come to know us as restaurant they can rely on for superb food, delicious drinks, exceptional service and a gorgeous environment to turn the every day and most special of occasions into warm memories. New Jersey Monthly Magazine has named Spanish Tavern as Best Spanish Restaurant in Northern New Jersey. Our menu is well rounded, with a large emphasis placed on seafood dishes due to the seaside Spanish regions where the owners are from. Favorites include our Shrimp in Garlic Sauce appetizer, Veal Corunesa, Twin Lobsters, Paella Valencia and Branzino Filet a la Plancha. Our lunch menu is accessible for casual lunch meetups in addition to being a smart choice for a business meeting. A children's menu allows for Spanish Tavern to be a dining option for the whole family. Our private dining room can host up to 75 guests for any event, including christenings, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, reunions and charity events. Spanish Tavern also excels at catering and would be happy to work with you to bring you vision to life. Come by or call for takeout to see why we're New Jersey's favorite Spanish restaurant!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing