I have dined at Mompou Tapas
I have dined at Mompou Tapas a few times before. I have recommended to my friends and family. It has a great atmosphere and the food is delicious.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fresh and delicious seafood,
Fresh and delicious seafood, friendly and eager to please staff. Went there for lunch with friends, outside dining was delightful.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious, went with a group
Delicious, went with a group & we ordered the white sangria and various tapas, all were delicious.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Newark needs more like this!
Been here several times and it keeps getting better! Will go again many times, I'm sure. Sit in the garden in the back where they have heat lamps! Waitresses and hosts are all really nice. Definitely recommend.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never fails. Go.
My wife and I have been coming here since day one years ago, and no end is in sight. Through the years, the menu has undergone a few revisions and is now the best ever. You can choose from smaller "tapas" dishes, several of which you can share for dinner, or perhaps a smaller plate to start and then the large plate for an entree. In addition to the menu, there is also a card listing daily specials with prices so you don' t have to keep asking the waiter, "What was the second one again?" There is live music on the weekends starting late, and that's good for the bar crowd that inhabits the place until closing. Without being specific about the food, it's all terrific, and compared to NY prices, wonderfully reasonable. Full bar, wines. Go.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Decent-Charming and good value.
I joked that 'Mompou' must be Portuguese for 'lousy techno music' as that was what loudly greeted us as we were led to the patio. Thankfully, our request to turn it down was met with agreement from the staff. When asked about the wine specials, our waiter stopped in the middle of his descriptions, disappeared for a few minutes, then returned with an arms-load of bottles! Unorthodox, but totally earnest! He recommended a variant of Grenache and it was great. The food was really good! Bang-for-buck exceeded. Garbanzo salad split nicely for two and provided balance for all the rich tapas that followed. Shrimp, octopus, and tortilla hermana tasty. Deserts are portioned to share, and i was able to get a good quality espresso.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tapas, really are appetizers
Mompou Tapas was on a great and lively street. We did not eat outside but enjoyed the bar and the bar music was fine. The food was good enough and the presentation lovely, but not amazing. After having 2 tapas and 2 dishes for 4 people we were all still hungry. The waiter suggested a plate of quesidillas which we appreciated because they were only offered for the special party being held outside. However, only 6 small slices of Quesidillas arrived with very little inside (chicken, tomatoes, a bit of cheese). For a charge of 15 bucks we could have skipped it. We were still hungry, so we skipped ordering more and skipped desert and went elsewhere for dessert.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy Sanish tapas in newark!
Small little tapas restaurant with some fantastic tapas choices, including octopus (pulpo al mompou), patatas bravas with some great spicy chipotle mayo(?) sauce, delicious diver scallops with corn, cod croquettes, chicken meatball halves, and a fantastically moist and delicious tres leches dessert with whipped cream and strawberry! Step into a different world in the ironbound of newark, an otherwise bleak city (Trust me, I know, I've been a student without a car here for 3 years now...)
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent neighborhood spot
Excellent neighborhood spot for Tapas and Sangria! Nice bar ambiance and there is also an outdoor patio.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We'll be back
I came here before a concert at the Prudential Center, and it was divine. The tapas were outstanding, as was the red Sangria. Definitely a new go-to place for date night.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
The tapas was very good with a very nice selection.The chipolte sauce was excellent for tostones
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love this place! Fresh ingredient
I love this place! Fresh ingredients and juicy chicken. Service was spot on.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go there often
We love the food and drinks, its easy enough to get a table/make reservations. Even my daughter loves the food.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty tapas and sandwiches/salads
Tasty tapas and sandwiches/salads - great for a business lunch!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in Ironbound
This my second time in Mompou this summer. Brought our relatives from Australia and they loved it. Food and service are both great. A real find for tapas as well as mains. Yummie sangria, too.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasteful & Tasty
Delightful service, excellent range of Tapas with portions substantial enough to satisfy our table of four - and still leave enough room for dessert. We all loved the patio dining.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
After getting bumped from our flight, we found ourselves looking for a plce to eat dinner, and came upon Mompou.
Our appetizers were amazing (shrimp and meatballs), and our entrees (hangar steak, octopus) were incredible. But the tres leche cake was the best dessert to finish off a meal, along with the Choclate Prade cake.
My wife and our 12 year old enjoyed the restaurant very much and look forward to our next visit.
On a side note, we made an adjustment to our open table reservation, and the owner called us personally to confirm our change and let us know they would be looking forward to our arrival.
We highly recommend Mompou, as the food was perfect and the prices were more than reasonable for the high level quality of the food.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Pre-Event Treasure
Great drinks, great food, great service with plenty of energy. The only downer is finding street parking in a busy neighborhood!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Portions not that large, but
Portions not that large, but prices aren't that high either, so it was worth it. Food is well prepared, tasted good. All the food was fresh, but bread to start the meal seemed to be from the day before.
Ambiance is nice, decorated well.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would have given them a 5 stars, unfortunately the tapas and main course were cold but flavorful. I would come back and try it again. We had the pomegranate sangria. IT WAS DELICIOUS! the service was good and I did not feel rushed for Saturday night.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
eats @ mompou
we had a short amount of time before a concert and threw the dice and showed up at Mompou- DELISH we ate tortilla with bluecheese sauce delish grilled prawn in garlic and amazing chicken meat balls super tender and juicy i cant make better myself and i am a trained chef - go and enjoy this spot
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
fun and delicious
we had a fun evening and the food was delicious! we would go again
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent pre-show choice
Late due to traffic but, thankfully, our table was held for us. Husband and I ordered the small pitcher of original sangria, chicken meatballs and tortilla from the appetizer list and grilled pulpo from the entre list. Everything came out together which we didn't mind, was delicious and was the perfect amount of food. Quickly served so we had time for Tres Leches for dessert. The sponge cake was swimming in their special sauce. Another good choice. A Spanish guitarist was playing near the windows. Between the excellent food and music, we felt like we were sitting in a tavern in Spain. Decided to move the car instead of walking to the Prudential Center but the walk would have been easy enough. Highly recommend Mompou.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went on Friday night around 9pm and it was packed. In fact the couple walking out said they have no room. Little did they know I reserved a table on "open-table". The hostess immediatley walked us over to our table which had a reserved card placed on it. The service was perfect, and the food was delicious. Great for a first date, gathering of friends, or just a nice dinner.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The tapas selection is varied and delicious-particularly the calamari.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great lunch spot!
Had a wonderful lunch here! We ordered off the full menu and the service was excellent. The background music choice was a bit odd, but not offensive. We'll definitely be coming back!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Before the show
We 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.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice something to do
The 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
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful restaurant! Went there pre-NJPAC concert. Food excellent!! Staff very attentive and friendly. Great wine recommendation. Happy hour also a nice plus. Look forward to going back in the future.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I 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.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
so good we went twice in one week!
Mompou 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.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a good experience
Great 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!!!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Before a show or anytime
Mompou 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!
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM