Spanish Pavilion, Harrison NJNeighborhood place with seasonal outdoor dining. Small unremarkable bar. Ambience only so-so. Really good Spanish/Portugese fare and excellent service.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMStill a Top PickThis restaurant is one of my top picks for a high-end meal for a mid-scale price. The ambiance is cozy, homey, with earth tones and relaxing music. When I went, I came early, before the dinner crowd. The dining room was quiet, and Spanish music was playing in the background. The bartender's skills were on point with my pina colada---smoooooooth! My salad was fresh and crunchy. My filet mignon was tender, tasty, and cooked to order; the vegetables were flavorful and not overcooked. Service was great; I never felt rushed or neglected as the only patron in the dining room. I had a great dining experience, just as I have always had. I will be returning. =)5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA+ for this restaurantEverything about the Spanish Pavilion was great. The food was out of this world delicious, service was the top of the line and even the hostess kept coming over to see how we were doing and if she could help us with anything. We brought friends there and we have on occasion brought them to restaurants that they were just ok with. They said this was their "new favorite restaurant." That says it all. It was just a great meal, great sangria and wonderful people working there. Loved that we didn't have to walk blocks away for parking as we do in Newark on weekends.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day ExtravaganzaMy husband and I, took our parents out to dinner here. We had a great time, food is excellent and so are the drinks.
Some dishes meant for an individual can be shared between two or more. The piaella for 2 - can seriously feed 4 people.
However, its great if you want left overs or want to try a few dishes.
Be warned, you should make reservations in advance if you make it out for Mother's Day, it was packed!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, service and ambianceThe food, service and ambiance was great...as always...4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time here and onceSecond time here and once again had a delicious meal! Noted for fish specialities and love the Shrimp cooked in wine sauce and the grouper! This time tried the tapas and highly recommend the scallops! The date appetizer was to die for!!!!! A great spot to go to if attending an event at Prudential!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSpanish food is abundant withinSpanish food is abundant within the area of this GEM. Easy parking lot and friendly staff. This is a real find and we will return.
Excellent food and service.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe four of us all enjoyedThe four of us all enjoyed our fish dinners. Service was attentive and the owner came by to check on everything. We recommend this restaurant!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I have been toMy wife and I have been to the Spanish Pavillion many times and kee[ going back. The food is very good and with a nice selection. The service is friendly and efficient.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGood place and convenient to NJPACThe saffron rice and chicken dish was outstanding. The short rib was good and nice quantity and tasty but might have had a little too much fat hidden under the sauce/gravy.
Had an appetizer of potato/cheese croquettes and they were good and a nice serving size.
Drive to NJPAC was 3 or 4 minutes and so convenient to the Spanish Pavillion.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you like Spanish food,If you like Spanish food, this is the place. The paella for two was the best we ever had. Lots of fish and not alot of rice like other restaurants. The rice is not your typical yellow rice, more like risotto but very moist. Great place! Great Waiters!
Place to go when you are hungry
Dave and Cecelia3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMNot the usual situationWe eat here often, and love the place. Our entrees were delicious when they finally arrived. It took at least a half hour after we finished our appetizer for us to be able to catch the eye of a waiter to find out what happened to our next course -- that's why the 3 star rating for service. Ordinarily, the service is tops! Other than that delay, everything was terrific.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM