77 Ferry St.
Newark, NJ 07105Neighborhood:
SpanishPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.mompoutapas.com/
- Phone: 9735788114
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm,
Thursday - Friday: 3:00pm - 12:00am,
Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
- Executive Chef: Alexandre Gomes
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
- Private Party Contact: Martin Regincos 9735788114
- Entertainment: Live Music - DJ
A word from Mompou Tapas
Since 2005, Mompou Tapas Wine Bar and Lounge has been redefining the restaurant scene in Newark's historic Ironbound District. Great food, fine wine, top entertainment and special events have earned Mompou a growing reputation among discerning diners.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerSpanish
- Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
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Mompou Tapas reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since May 2, 2014
- Ambiance4.2Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (28)great for outdoor dining (18)fit for foodies (18)vibrant bar scene (17)romantic (14)good for groups (14)late-night find (13)hot spot (10)great for lunch (8)special occasion (8)great for brunch (6)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
- Kenny MacOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/23/2014The food was great. My only gripe was in the outdoor seating. The area was adequate, the restaurant allowing its patrons to smoke in the enclosed area was not. Doesn't matter how many fans are going. Smoke and dinner only go together if you're a smoker and still not really.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- One of the Best in NewarkGGBShortHillsVIPDined on 8/15/2014Mompou Tapas is a wonderful addition to the Newark dining scene. The covered patio in the back is a gem, augmented by excellent service and a full bar and great beer list. The Flank Steak Sandwich, Chicken Meatballs, Stuffed Peppers and Grilled Octopus were outstanding.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- I was dissapointedOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/8/2014I went there for a surprise birthday dinner and I felt that the service I received was poor. I was rushed and was not given the full information that was needed. Prior to the dinner, I was never told that after a certain amount of time, the area I reserved would be $300. I was told that there was a late night menu only to find out that it was useless because it closed when the kitchen closed. The food was not that great too. The sangria was yummy but that was all. I will not be going back again
- Food was greatwaynebDined on 8/8/2014Food was very tasty. Great selection and very good service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great FoodOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/8/2014The food here is amazing, great variety and well prepared. The servers were warm and friendly and very attentive.Special Features:
- Great TapasOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/1/2014Great tapas. Great mojitos. Nice atmosphere. Only downside was music was too loud, forcing us to talk louder than usual, but not a drawback that would prevent me from going back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- NYC food at a jersey priceUndercoverFoodieDined on 7/29/2014Recently went there for my girlfriends birthday, and it was everything I expected and more. Great patio, good wine prices and food was superb. Super friendly waiter and great service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Cool spotAddasVIPDined on 7/25/2014The decor and atmosphere makes this a very cool spot for dinner. We sat outside in the back patio. Meat and cheese plate was awesome, but the other tapas items were just good. Sangria was all sugar and not much of a punch.Special Features:
- Nice TapasChrisDined on 7/17/2014Just returned from Spain and the wife had a hankerin' for tapas. We chose 4 tapas and loved them all. The sangria was OK. The service average. The hostess needs to put on a smile-this is supposed to be a fun place! We ate at 7 and the bar was crowded and loud. Call ahead and see if you can reserve a table outside in the back.Special Features:
- DebbieButdebistroDined on 7/14/2014Not your typical tapas. Everything on the menu is unique. The stuffed peppers were wonderful. But the coconut flan is enough to make me want to return over and over again!Special Features:
- Great tapas!StephanieDined on 7/11/2014Food was excellent, but waitress wasn't very attentive - place wasn't too busy but she seemed distracted. Nonetheless a good experience.Special Features:
- Can't wait to go back.RobertDined on 7/8/2014If you want to have great, clean, and flavorful food, this is a great place. Couple it with half price bottles of wine on Tuesday and we can't wait to return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- we keep coming back!MariaMDined on 6/20/2014We keep.coming back! Love this place for it's cool bar, good food and proximity to NJPAC.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 6/20/2014Food and drinks were awesome!!! Looovveee this place! Noise level high but this is normally not the case...people were celebrating joyously in the streets after a world cup game win and the joy was infectious!!! Will come here again and again!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent Choice for an Evening OutIronboundAdvocateDined on 6/14/2014We had dinner here on Saturday night during the World Cup. Although the television was on it was perfectly easy to have a quiet discussion. The service was exactly what I always hope for. The waitstaff was always there when we needed them without being intrusive. The food was excellent especially the potato dish. My dinner companion who has a much more sophisticated palate than I do was exceptionally pleased with the food.Special Features:
- GREATOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 6/6/2014Really great food and great place to hang out. Very friendlySpecial Features:
- Just a great placeOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 5/31/2014Its a real nice place the food is always good, great service. I'm a frequent patrone here. If you haven't attended one of their monthly wine tasting you should.Special Features:
- Quite & CozyLove2DineOutDined on 5/24/2014The restaurant is very nice, however it's it on the small side. The food was delicious but the dinner portions are very small. Order and appetizer or try the tapas. There isn't any real music, the guy over in the corner playing/singing is a nice touch. It's not loud nor disturbing. The have outdoor sitting, while we didn't sit outdoor, it did appear to be very nice as well . The service was good. I would return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good seafoodTR00Dined on 5/11/2014The calamari was fresh and delectable, though I think the service was slightly slowSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great spot for pre-PAC dinnerSMB51Dined on 5/9/2014This is a really fun place with great food and attentive service. The menu is tapas style and dishes come served on a triple-decker platter. Great for sharing. If you like trying new things, this place is a winner. Spanish dishes I never heard of but all were tasty and nicely presented. Interesting cocktail menu and good wine list. But if all you ever eat is hamburgers, you might not enjoy this place. Service was terrific. Where else is the waiter standing off to the side watching, waiting for you to be ready? I looked up from the menu, nodded to him and he came over to take our order. At one point my wife dropped her knife. A busboy appeared instantly with a clean knife and the dirty one was whisked away. I was impressed.Special Features:
- Best tapas - everfoodie55Dined on 5/3/2014Was there on Saturday night. A great find in the Ironbound! Seriously the tapas were the best I have ever had in the U.S. Instead of the traditional picks - we let our waiter choose for us...and yummy....grilled octopus, chile rellenos and chicken & shrimp meatballs with mushrooms. All washed down with traditional red sangria. A great night.. Was a little loud...so if you are looking for a romantic spot maybe go on a quiet night.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 81 reviews are from the Mompou Tapas reviews archive.
- Dinner before NJPACdinewithfriendsDined on 3/22/2014Mompou has great atmosphere, delicious and healthy food, and tapas portions that were filling for 3 people. The sauces were so great, perfect for dipping the leftover bread. We were served within the hour we had before leaving for a show at NJPAC. The drawback like many restaurants in Ironbound is parking.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- TRADE-OFFS FOR GOOD FOODGizelleDined on 3/14/2014Pros: Delicious Food Cons: Limited Menu Options, Cocktails, Price, Parking The food at Mompou was delicious but the limited menu left much to be desired. There isn't really anything on the menu for vegetarians, and most shrimp and scallop tapas choices were wrapped in bacon or paired with chicken. I chose the salmon entree with asparagus and potatoes, which was amazing!!!! The cocktails weren't good and I should have stuck with wine. The price of the food, for the Ironbound section of Newark, was pretty high depending on your trade off for price vs. delicious food. It's known that the parking in this section on Newark is bad, and i suppose it cannot be helped, so plan to drive around for 30 minutes looking for a spot.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food, ambiance and theGTMSDined on 3/8/2014Great food, ambiance and the wine selection was very nice, too. Good place for a night out with friends and even enjoy a fun conversation with wine and tapas. Price is decent. One of the best place in the Ironbound of Newark.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Ironbound boundPatickDined on 3/1/2014We wanted a nice low-key spot to have a few drinks at. So far the Ironbound district has not let me down. The setting was nice, and the food was good.Special Features:
- This is a place to drink.WastingfoodisasinVIPDined on 2/25/2014This is a place to drink. Limited selections of food though they taste good.
- Valentine's CelebrationrescuedpetsDined on 2/15/2014Four of us travelled from De. for a show at NJPAC and decided on Mompou for dinner. All of the reviews we read were a deciding factor for our choice in dining. The atmosphere, service and food were exemplary. If we lived closer we would dine there again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Love it!!Yani15Dined on 2/14/2014Great comfy place for a nice date or a group event! Loved the Tapas! It was beyond delicious. I will definitely come back here again :)Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Dinner with friendsMrOBDined on 1/31/2014They held my reservation on time, sat me immediately, were attentive, & food was great. A very vibrant scene when I left at 9:30pm on a Friday.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- so soTracyDined on 1/29/2014This was my second time at this restaurant, which came recommended by a friend and got very good reviews on yelp. The food was just ok. I was really disappointed that this is supposed to be one of Newark's best restaurants. The shrimp was the best thing we had. The waiter's recommendation was the stuffed peppers (chicken and shrimp), which were very mushy and tasted ok, but not great. The server was very nice and did even have the kitchen make us a salad that wasn't on the menu. Without the beautiful back garden (only open in summer), this was only a small step above the restaurants surrounding Pru Center.
- cool tapas placetechfoodnwineDined on 1/24/2014loved the tapas so much, didn't even get to main courses - but they looked great too. Tasty Sangria, good wine selection, cool neighborhood vibe. i want to come back in warm weather to dine in the back courtyard!Special Features:
- Great placefoodieDined on 1/17/2014First time at Mompau Tapas. My friend and I went before a show and loved it...good choice! Two minute walk from the train station. Tapas were very good, service was great, ambiance was fun and casual. Nice place to go for happy hour or hanging out on the weekend. Missed the DJ, but I'll be back! My new place to hang out.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Tapas is great.TapasVIPDined on 12/23/2013Went here for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed the food. I went with some friends on a Monday night and it was very quiet. We ordered almost one of everything from the tapas menu. My personal favorites were the grilled octopus and the chorizo with shrimp. It was moderately priced and I would go there again with a group or with my wife. Staff was friendly and open to explaining everything on the menu. I brought some first timers and the waitress (from Argentina) answered all their questions with a smile. This is not the best tapas in Newark but I would put it in the top three.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Just OkScott911Dined on 12/9/2013service was great and we love the interior. 2nd time eating here and the food was just mediocre. Might go back for drinks at the bar but wouldn't go back for dinner.
- Before a show or anytimeBGoodDined on 12/5/2013Mompou Tapas is a great place to grab a quick bite and glass of wine or sangria before a show at NJPAC or the Pru Rock, or to meet friends of a longer meal. The tapas selections are varied, tasty and just the right portions. Nice selection of wines, sangria and drinks. The decor and atmosphere, with exposed brick, natural tree trunk sliced wall and cozy bar make this a great spot! The wait staff is attentive and friendly, without being intrusive. A great find!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Always a good experienceMLHZDined on 12/3/2013Great ambience and the menu offers a number of choices for everyone in your group to be happy and dine well. Specialty drinks are good as well as the sangria. I'm not a wine drinker so I can't comment on the wine selection. I have been here many times with small party and a small group. Love the outdoor dining space...too bad they made it smaller, but a bigger kitchen was worth I guess. Tres leches cake!!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- so good we went twice in one week!sparDined on 12/1/2013Mompou was a lucky find when we couldn't get reservations in our town on a Saturday night. They made room for us and could not have been more accommodating. The food is great. We tried everything and liked it so much we went back the following weekend. The cod cakes are amazing, the pasta with short ribs are great and octopus is also worth ordering. The sponge cake with tres leches must be tried and the flan is also wonderful. Everyone is very friendly and we are looking forward to dining on the patio next spring.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent Food!!PotzDined on 11/23/2013I brought my girlfriend here and we both loved everything about it. The food was excellent, the service was great, and it had a great ambiance.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nice something to doOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 11/22/2013The dj was excellent and the gentleman playing the Bongos was added flavor to the setting. The food and drinks were delicious. The space is a little tight but ok.Special Features:
- Before the showGoadadVIPDined on 11/22/2013We planned dinner before a show at the NJPAC and arrived at the restaurant late due to traffic. We let the waiter know we had a short time-frame. He recommended a selection of tapas which could be prepared more quickly. All were very good and we made the show with a few minutes to spare. The staff did a very good job accommodating us.Special Features: