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Spanish Pavillion
Spanish Pavillion

Spanish Pavillion Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.spanishpavillion.com
  • Email: SpanishPavillion@aol.com
  • Phone: (973) 485-7750
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Michael Fernández
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact Michael Fernández.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Spanish Pavillion is the perfect venue to host your next event. We can accommodate office meetings, family & friend gatherings, holiday parties, retirement parties, baby showers, baptisms, birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, bridal showers, wedding rehearsals, or repasts.
  • Private Party Contact: Jerry Fernández (888) 603-7932
  • Entertainment: Located just Blocks from NJPAC, Red Bulls Arena, Prudential Arena (home of the NJ Devils), Newark Bears Stadium, Newark Library, Newark Museum and more...
    Located less then a block from the Hampton Inn Suites Newark River Walk

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Passaic Avenue
  • Public Transit: Spanish Pavillion is located 5 blocks from the PATH Train, at the Harrison Station, and 3 blocks from the NJTranist, on Broad Street.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available upon request for private parties.
A word from Spanish Pavillion
The first Spanish restaurant in New Jersey opened in 1963 by our grandparents, Antonio & Estrella Martinez. The idea was simple: Give the finest traditional Spanish food at a reasonable price, with warm, friendly & efficient service. You may have entered as a customer, but you left as a friend.>As the second & third generations continue the family tradition, we want to maintain the same ideas which were taught to us by our grandparents. We not only welcome you as customers to our restaurant, we welcome you as friends into our home.
Sit back, relax and enjoy some friendly service while your mouth-watering meals are being prepared by some of the same chefs who have been with our family for years.

Your Hosts,
Jerry & Michael Fernández
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpanish
Diner Reviews
  • "The steak was wonderful. The dessert was too. The only issue is the paella. The rice is crunchy and hard. I believe it's a baked dish. Unsure if paella should have this consistency since it was the first time I'd tried it. I simply picked and poked through it, eating only the seafood in it."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I went to Spanish Pavilion this past Friday for the all you can eat buffet. Excellent choice. The food never ran low and the service was exceptional! They're doing it again next week, I'll be sitting right there. They've been one of my favorites for years."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The place needs a facelift but the people greeting and serving were fantastic. The food was great! We ordered paella for one and it was more than enough for two. We also ordered some tapas and expected it them to arrive while the paella cooked but all the food came together."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We have been eating here for years and the food is still very good. Jerry and Michael work very hard to carry on the tradition of their grandfather."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My wife and I hadn't been here in over 25 years and were pleasantly surprised. Great menu, great food, great service. We'll be back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "one of the best Spanish restaurants in the Newark area. Always gets us out on time to go to NJPAC."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "As always the Spanish Pavilion was great. Good food and fun!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This restaurant has the best service I had ever seen in any restaurant I ever been to. They were constantly cleaning up empty plates. Always kept glass full. And very attentive to your needs. You could ask any waiter or for anything and they would instantly get it for you."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "huge portions. We had several tapas and 2 dinners, everything was wonderfully flavored and presented nice. Enjoyed the place, nice neighborhood gem, didn't feel like the other spanish food warehouses in Newark."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Came after not eating here for years. Used to love the place but stopped going after their Kitchen Nightmare. Well, the place looks great, very friendly staff and owner but the food is eh. My Marsala was just okay-more sweet sauce then Marsala wine. One of our guests sent his dinner back as the shellfish wasn't fresh. Hit or miss I guess. Won't be going back. Too bad."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "waiters were friendly and did not rush you to order or to move the table. Let you sit with your friends and take your time and not try and hurry you, which was nice. They came around and asked if everything was ok and if they could do anything for you. Been there before and would go back. Also very large portions, only one person finished there food the rest came home with us."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "All of the service staff were absolutely very accommodating and attentive. No complaints there. The food was plentiful but not fit for foodies. The bread was cold as if they just took it out of a refrigerator. Not sure if we'll go back. Only 2 minutes from NJ PAC so convenient if you are attending a concert."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We enjoyed everything at this restaurant--the food was outstanding and made any way you would like it. I had the Chilean Sea Bass and they grilled it and put garlic and oil on it for me. Never had one so good and I eat at all the Newark Spanish/Portugese restaurants. Sangria was top notch as was the service. Price was great too. Friends we were with were very impressed and want us to invite them there again."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The food is top notch and authentic, the service is AWESOME and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. Try the paella - just do it - there's really no good reason not to!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "The restaurant was empty when I arrived on a Sunday in the evening. The restaurant was quiet and comfortable. I was told the entrees would take 30 minutes to prepare. They offered soup which was hearty but not hot. The entrees arrived on time, but the rice was burnt and stuck to the bottom of the pan and the sausage was a little too dry. The portion size was generous and the shrimp and scallops were moist and tender. Overall, the entrée was good. The dessert was excellent. All items served tasted fresh and made with high quality ingredients."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "well done...food menu is creative well priced. going back!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "as a semi regular customer i was embarrassed. I brought good friends to the resturant after telling them how good it is and was very disappointed. We decided to eat on the patio. The sangria we ordered taste like flavored water, no water was brought to the table, had to plead to get bread. a drink from the bar took forever, the waiters showed no interest in hearing what we wanted, the appetizzers were good, but the main course ordered got screwed up, :two of the orders were not what we order. The only good thing was the dessert. but, more importantly, was the attitude of the waiters. They were not informative and again, showed no interest in getting the order and took their sweet time in geting things and werre not at all attentive."
    Dined on 8/3/2013