Fornos of Spain

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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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vipSean
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very personalized service and attention to detail. Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, abundant portions and very attentive service

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vipjoand
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great lobsters more food than you can eat. Exceptional service. Great meal

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vipFornos
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love eating at Fornos. The food is consistently good and the portions are huge. With salad, rice, potatoes and vegetables included with each entrée, there is plenty of food. This time I had a veal dish with small pieces of sausage, peppers, onions and mushrooms in a delicious sauce. My two dining companions had red snapper and shrimp in risotto. They both were raving about their meals. Also a very easy walk to the Prudential Center.

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vipKevinW
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and quality of food excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Calimari appetizer was soggy .

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vipnumagpie65
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a great place to come to before the game. Big menu and plenty of it
The service is always solid as well. Will be back

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vipMaggieR
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I had not been there in 20 years and was reminded of why. The service was terrible, the food was edible but not anything to talk about. the waiters were obnoxious and wanted to rush you out. We will never go back to Fornos of Spain.

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LeslieU
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great meal, wonderful grappa, perfect service...thank you for a terrific evening.

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vipMargieV
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visiting my hometown for business - could not pass up delicious paella and sangria! The mussels were delicious. Parking makes the visit so convenient. Great service.

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JeffS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drove 2 hours with friends each way. Been trying for years. Totally worth the trip!

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vipNeverlandBondMatt
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had lunch with some buddies before a Sunday afternoon Seton Hall game at the Prudential Center. The service was great, the food is really good — the portions are huge. Ordered the paella diablo - it was fantastic but probably could have shared with another person. Look forward to coming again.

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ClayP
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Seafood paella was disappointing. Dry and lifeless. Other dishes were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food good as always...wait staff just insulting!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary/Birthday celebration. Great time

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CynthiaR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love their sangria & paella valenciana, service was very good too

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jodiej
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quick service! The food was delicious and the specialty sangria didn’t disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food great service
Will be back

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner with my kids on past Sunday! Since it’s super bowl Sunday, and at 4:00pm, we were one of the only two tables in a big dining room. The food is delicious and big portions. The service is beyond anyone expectations! The best thing of this restaurant is that they have a parking lot. We all enjoyed the night very much. I highly recommend it!

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SPeters
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It took awhile to receive our order but all the food was cooked fresh and was very tasty. I look forward to a future visit.

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IanD
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Fornos of Spain was excellent. The Paella was fantastic and appetizers were great. Our servers were on top of everything without being overbearing. I only wish that we had known the portions were HUGE, and we left enough food for two more meals.

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JosephN
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Many employees running around but most could not communicate resulting in poor service. Food was average with a $330 bill for 4 people. Had to beg for a second round of drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff, amazing food and lively restaurant which we love. Portions are very large! We took a lot of food and birthday dessert home.

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EugeneS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food - get the shrimp with garlic appetizer. Service was pleasant and well paced. very crowded and loud for lunch. Specials were all delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service is great

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VernW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been here before and will be back again. Thank you!

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Jr2169
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The chorizo and paella Del Mar were delicious. My wife had grilled octopus, which she thought was delicious. Very good wine by the glass selection. Service was fast and friendly.
Prices are on the higher side but plate sizes are large, so we took a lot back home. They have their own parking lot right there, which is very convenient.

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KatherineW
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service. Perfect location for pre-NJPAC. Convenient off-street parking.

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vipJPMCranford
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, The Fornos of Spain Team did not disappoint. Great location near Newark Train hub for meeting clients and allowing them to enjoy a wonderful meal with a great staff at a reasonable price.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Wonderful ambiance

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jnl77
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Our second meal at Fornos (in Newark with friends for a basketball game), and it was at least as good as our first. Comfortable atmosphere, great service, extensive menu, excellent food, and very reasonably priced. The four of us split two entrees and could barely finish everything. Enjoyed a carafe of the house red — very good, and only $19. The desserts sounded delicious but we were all too full — maybe next time! We look forward to returning!

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vipLIndsay
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my husband's favorite restaurants because they make a fantastic paella! Just the two of us for lunch, but we need a table for four due to hearing problems. They accommodated us immediately. We both had paella, but I don't like spice and my husband does so we couldn't split an entree. The dish that sounded good to me ended with the word, "diablo". Asked if they could eliminate the "diablo" and they did, beautifully! And then there is the dessert - don't pass on the tartufo!

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PattiR
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual and worth the 90 minute drive from PA!

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rutherford
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our meals and the service was superb.
Will definitely dine there again.
Thank you.
Jeff B - Rutherford, NJ

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vipDenaL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious as always, Forno's has been one of our favorite restaurants for over 25 years. If someone wants really high quality Spanish food, with wonderful accompaniers such as a great salad, yummy potato chips and gigantic portions which must be shared, Fornos is the place to go!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant to experience paella and sangria.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!!

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MrsBear
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fornos never disappoints. Awesome food and delicious sangria

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vipNJDave
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forno's is an institution in the Ironbound and bever disappoints. I have been going there for over 40 years and am impressed every time with the service and quality of the food.
I love that you get new plates and silverware with every course. We recommend the chorizo and the shrimp with garlic sauce as appetizers. The Veal Siciliana is tremendous; ask about the lobster in whiskey sauce.

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

Fornos of Spain is rated 4.6 stars by 1153 OpenTable diners.

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