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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%
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“soup” (52 reviews)
“paella” (69 reviews)
“shrimp” (40 reviews)
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Seafood, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
103 McWhorter St, Newark, NJ 07105-1359
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just possible the best seafood dinner in my life. You will not be disappointed. The next time we are in Newark We will be back.

Thank Dennis H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came on a business trip and had a dinner with some work colleagues who recommended. Frankly, not sure why, or perhaps I came on a bad night. The shrimps which were served as appatizer were full of sand, couldn't eat them. This is a "red...More

Thank Abumik
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Just had dinner at the Spanish Tavern in Jersey City, NJ. They had a courtesy shuttle that picked us up at our hotel and dropped us off after wonderful meal. You are presented with a delicious bowl of soup and bread as you sit down....More

Thank OneilChambers
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We came here as recommended by the hotel that we we're staying at. They provide shuttle service from the surrounding hotels to the restaurant. Food and service we're excellent! I had the shrimp stuffed with crabmeat and it was very good. Would come here again

1  Thank MarkyMarkTX
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

They offered a shuttle from our airport hotel and since we didn’t rent a car, perfect. We found it charming with generous portions. I would have believed that I was in Europe.

Thank Jean Ann F
Reviewed 17 October 2017 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 17 October 2017

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 15 October 2017 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 15 October 2017

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 8 October 2017 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
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Questions & Answers
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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