Fornos of Spain

4.7
1361 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Welcome to Fornos of Spain Restaurant located on the Iron Bound in Newark, NJ. Fornos of Spain has been bestowed numerous awards and proclaimed by various national magazines as a "must" when dining out in New Jersey. Our award winning Spanish cuisine is prepared with the freshest seafood of Spain. Our extensive wine cellars offer over 450 aged and vintage wines and has the rarest collections of Spanish wines in the United States.
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PeterV
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place. Little steep on price but excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for an early Sunday dinner. Great food, great service. Would def go back and highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We 3 shared shrimp & garlic appy, delicious. For entree’s 1 had the veal Siciliano fantastic, another had the short rib a 10, the 3rd had the garlic chicken on the bone. This final entree was over cooked and dry unfortunately. Service is first class.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner! Great service and food . Very clean Establishment

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WeiY
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great and fresh sea food! Awesome restaurant for family and events. Excellent services from staff~

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vipTonyM
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The front reception woman could be a bit more courteous when asking for COVID vaccine and ID… very blunt and tactless in an already difficult time for both diners and staff. Otherwise, food and service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service was great as always

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Patricia
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy New Year!

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vipRocky25
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Best Spanish restaurant around!!

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Elvj
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always prepared to order. Never bad meal

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Very attentive and friendly staff. Sangria delicious!!

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Rcsecse
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

great food
great service
Bit noisy :------------(

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Will
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, sangria, and service were excellent as always.

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RayF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service from valet parking to desert was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply wonderful food and service!!! Would go again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fornos always remains in my top 5 places.

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dsingram07
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here are top notch! You feel well taken care of, the flavors are explosions of joy in your mouth. Great ambiance and great venue. I will definitely bring other friends and family to eat here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always fabulous food

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I marked it lower because our food took forever to come and because we were given a lot of grief when the bottle of wine we chose was not acceptable to drink. Our food seemed to be last to come vs others around us who arrived later than us. I have to wonder whether that was a signal because we sent back a $100 bottle of wine. The wine was clearly oxidized and past it’s peak- not drinkable. But the waiter almost felt he could not allow this and had to speak to management several different times. While the food was good, we had little time to eat it due to a show at Prudential Center and had to take it home - warmed over fish isn’t the greatest. I would not go back here.

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LauraJ
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience but be prepared to wait, even if you have reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food quality has deteriorated considerably over the last 2-3 years. Our dinner order took over 1 hour to be delivered, this while 2 other tables next to ours got their food much earlier despite having arrived later. No management apology nor explanation on what happened. Too many things are simply not working there

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was great but had to wait like 35 plus min with a reservation for 2 on a Wednesday night and it wasn’t full . A little annoyed at that .

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vipPfisher
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place food is excellent.

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Anna5275
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Revisiting after 15 years! Love the food!

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SuzyQ
New England
102 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant. Very impressed by the lush, detailed decor. The service was impeccable, very well staffed. The food we ordered was terrific and the servers were always bringing extras. Tasty bread, very nice salad and olives were brought to the table after we sat. We ordered an appetizer of thick bacon (pork belly?), cheese & figs (can’t remember the name). It was delicious. We had Orange Duck and Paella Valencina (sp?). Both delicious and filling. We were too full to order dessert but they brought us yummy cinnamon churros with pots of warm melted chocolate. Heavenly!

Our plates and silverware were replaced after each course and drinks were attended to swiftly. They did not rush the service even though the restaurant was filling up. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipGaryN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forno's is always great. We had to wait a bit even though we had a reservation. When I made it, I indicated that we were celebrating a birthday. While there, I asked them to sing HBD to my wife. They did it at other tables but didn't happen. But they did comp the dessert. Anyway - just a great, great restaurant. Can't wait to go again soon.

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food still delicious but it has gotten expensive but every restaurant has. Go there for the shrimp in garlic sauce. Still great.

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LisaG
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

been there several time and it is always great! Food, Service and the Sangria!

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ClaudiaMarcela
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! The food is amazing as well as their service. Can't wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service as always. Our favorite restaurant in Newark.

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BrienT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Portions are not very large compared to the rest of the area. Food is good. Ambiance is nothing to write home about. I ussually go to Spain, the food is better with very large portions, but the decore is worse, but the family loves the leftover!

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Rhonda
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great customer service, good food & servers are friendly & professional. You'll be treated with care & respect. Would definitely visit again.

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vipcasanita
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for lunch on our way back from the city. Always consistently good. Less crowded and noisy at lunch.
A real winner.

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EWRDiner
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was attentive but the food took a bit longer than normal to come out. The Grilled Octopus appetizer was overcooked. The cod fritters were delicious. The mariscada in green sauce was under seasoned, the rice was slightly burnt, but he spanish potatoes were perfect. Dessert was great as was the coffee.

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GF12
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOOD WAS GOOD, LI TTLE NOISY BUT ALL AROUND NICE.

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James
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an excellent choice with exceptional food and service. Wish we lived closer so we could go more often.

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KathleenL
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and excellent service.....great drinks too!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been patronizing this business since 2006….never disappoints!

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ClementB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Keep in mind this is a very busy place 7 nights a week, so get used to a packed noisy dining room. With that being said, Forno's has a great reputation in the area, and you won't leave hungry thats for sure. I like taking my family or friends here before a game or event at the Pru Center, down the street. Its a nice way to begin the night. Only downside, its in a really rough neighborhood, but nothing you can do about that.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated my mothers birthday. The food was great, the ambiance was loud but nice, and the staff were courteous despite being overwhelmed by larger tables on a Sunday evening. Definitely would recommend and will be back again.

FAQs

Fornos of Spain offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 589-4767.

Fornos of Spain is rated 4.7 stars by 1361 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.