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Mompou Tapas

4.2
4.2
212 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish

Since 2005, Mompou Tapas Wine Bar and Lounge has been redefining the restaurant scene in Newark's historic Ironbound District. Great food, fine wine, top entertainment and special events have earned Mompou a growing reputation among discerning diners.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Wednesday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm,

    Thursday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm,

    Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00pm,

    Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Phone number

    (973) 578-8114

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Reginaldo Oliveira

  • Private party contact

    Tony Martinez: (973) 578-8114

  • Neighborhood

    Newark

  • Cross street

    Prospect St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    We are located two blocks from Newark Penn Station.

  • Entertainment

    Live Music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

    Monthly art exhibitions!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room

Menu

Ensaladas

add chicken $3, add steak or shrimp $5

  • Ensalada Mia$12.00

    baby greens with berry coulis, toasted almonds, crumbled goat cheese, grilled chicken breast & balsamic vinaigrette

    • Garbanzo$10.00

      roasted corn, chickpea & cherry tomato, over a bed of arugula with a balsamic vinaigrette

      • Isolina$10.00

        tomato, watermelon, green asparagus and cana de cabra cheese

        • Tuna Sashimi$14.00

          pan seared sesame crusted sashimi grade tuna, served along side baby greens & honey soy dipping sauce

          • Meiga$10.00

            fresh mozzarella, avocado & cherry tomato over baby arugula

            • Pura$10.00

              roasted beets, arugula and burgos cheese

              Paninis

              all panini's are made with fresh portuguese roll bread & served with baby arugula

              • Mompou$10.00

                grilled chicken breast, chorizo revilla & fresh mozzarella

                • Bocadillo Espanol$10.00

                  sobrasada mallorquina, manchego cheese and baby arugula

                  • Ropa Vieja$9.00

                    shredded beef sauteed with onions and peppers and sharp mahon cheese

                    Sandwiches

                    • La Falda Nueva$12.00

                      grilled marinated hanger steak on sliced country loaf, topped with caramelized onions & shredded parmesan cheese

                      • Pollo Wrap$9.00

                        sauteed chicken breast & spanish style chorizo. spinach & saffron aioli

                        • De Pesca$14.00

                          grilled sashimi grade tuna on portuguese mini bun, fresh tomato, baby greens & chipotle mayonnaise

                          • Vegetarian Wrap$9.00

                            grilled seasonal vegetables in extra virgin olive oil & avocado

                            • Chicken Quesadilla$10.00

                              sauteed shredded chicken with onions, peppers and burgos cheese

                              Coffees

                              • Espresso$3.00

                                • Double Espresso$5.00

                                  • Cappuccino$4.00

                                    • Cafe Latte$4.00

                                      • Hot Tea$2.00

                                        • Spanish Coffee$8.00

                                          brandy, licor 43, shot of espresso & topped with whipped cream

                                          • Portuguese Coffee$8.00

                                            brandy, licor beirao, shot of espresso & topped with whipped cream

                                            • Irish Coffee$8.00

                                              irish whiskey, shot of espresso, topped with whipped cream & a hint of creme de menthe

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                                              What 212 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                              4.2
                                              4.2 based on all time ratings
                                              • 4.2Food
                                              • 4.1Service
                                              • 4.1Ambience
                                              • 4.1Value

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                                              1. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Washington DC

                                                41 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                41 reviews

                                                Dined on July 1, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The vegetable paella, bacalao, and flan are all excellent.

                                              2. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                San Francisco

                                                2 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on June 25, 2017

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                Food was great. It was only loud because there was a Spanish Guitar band and a flamenco dancer. They were very good but it made it a bit hard to talk. I think they have different bands one night a week. Would definitely go back.

                                              3. KW

                                                KWray

                                                New York Area

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on June 17, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                I had received many recommendations for restaurants in the Iron Bound section but stumbled on this in Trip Advisor. I really didn't want a typical big Spanish/Portuguese meal before a show at the Prudential Center so this sounded appealing to me. My date and I were so glad we took a chance on this place!!! At first we were seated in the front area which was loud but with a great Saturday night vibe. But then I discovered a quaint covered patio area in the back and they quickly and pleasantly moved us out there. From the moment we walked in we felt extremely welcomed. Rachel was our server and she gave us great advice and was prompt with the service. The sangria was delicious and not loaded with ice. We had 4 rounds of tapas, all were very tasty and I look forward to going back and trying other dishes!! We were able to get in and out of there, not feeling rushed... or stuffed!!!! And walked up to the Pru Center for our concert. They do have larger dishes for those who want that and I will most likely return for that as well on a night when I am not going to a show. Give this place a try! You won't regret it!

                                              4. MF

                                                MicheleF

                                                Philadelphia

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on June 17, 2017

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                We were going to a concert and needed a place to eat in walking distance to the venue. I picked this place after reading the reviews and so glad I did! The service staff were very attentive and welcoming. The atmosphere was cozy ( we sat outside), the food was delicious. We ordered a bunch of tapas and 1 entree (it was only 2 of us) and shared everything. Everything we ate was seasoned well, never needed salt or pepper (which were not on any table). The only reason I gave the food 4 stars was because some of the tapas were not hot when they were served. I would definitely go back again and bring my friends and family.

                                              5. R

                                                Rose

                                                New York Area

                                                25 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                25 reviews

                                                Dined on June 17, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We were looking for a place for early dinner before a recent show at the Prudential Center. We had a short walk from the train and a little farther walk back to the Center. When we arrived, we were the only patrons. Soon after the place started to fill and was quite the place to be. The staff was attentive and friendly, the food fresh and tasty. We even enjoyed the music and hope to return.

                                              6. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                3 reviews

                                                1.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on June 16, 2017

                                                overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                Way under staffed. Service awful. Worst dish of "charred Octopus" I've ever had the misfortune of ordering. Rubbery, bland and not one iota of char. GROSS.

                                              7. GF

                                                GoodFood

                                                New York Area

                                                10 reviews

                                                2.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on June 12, 2017

                                                overall2food5service1ambience2

                                                The food was great. The location in Newark is right on the main drag where a lot of new hot spots are opening up in this developing area. The ambiance was nice, laid back, and the noise level was reasonable. My main complaint was the service, and especially the fact that the hostess never addressed my OpenTable reservation. When I later contacted OpenTable to see if the reservation even went through, they said it was still "pending," which means the restaurant never acknowledged receipt of the reservation. Also, the waitstaff were very quick to take our orders, almost to the point of rushing us, but after delivering the check, it was hard to locate them, so our needs and their needs were not at all aligned. Could be the time of day we were there (maybe they were trying to close). I'll be back but ideally at an earlier time. The food is actually quite good, which is the real reason to go.

                                              8. BB

                                                BooBear

                                                New York Area

                                                19 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                19 reviews

                                                Dined on May 26, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We always love it here!!! Great food and fantastic ambiance.

                                              9. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 25, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We had the private room downstairs for a party of 16. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the staff was attentive. Definitely plan on going back again soon

                                              10. S

                                                Suze

                                                Philadelphia

                                                73 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                73 reviews

                                                Dined on May 24, 2017

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Went to Mompou for the first time, as we had a late flight out of Newark. We were pleased with the venue, the service, and the food. Good variety of tapas, and we liked all 4 we tried. Had eggplant, dates with bacon, cod croquettes, and chorizo. Sangria was good, as well. Free parking after 6 pm, too!

                                              11. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                21 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                21 reviews

                                                Dined on May 16, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food was excellent as always. My colleague from Spain says this food is as good as what he gets back in his home town.

                                              12. ER

                                                EdwinR

                                                Philadelphia

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on May 14, 2017

                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                3 hours later, still here drinking and having fun

                                              13. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 11, 2017

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                This is my third time coming here and I will always recommend it to people. Great food, great ambiance and great customer service.

                                              14. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 6, 2017

                                                overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                Overall, the food was good (chicken meatballs were a little dry) and the drinks were excellent. A little disappointed that they were out of churros but still have a Spanish coffee. Atmosphere was good; decoration gave a bit of a funky feeling

                                              15. L

                                                Liliana

                                                New York Area

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on May 6, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Awesome service. Food was authentuc, tasty and fresh.

                                              16. RI

                                                RIG1

                                                New York Area

                                                64 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                64 reviews

                                                Dined on April 29, 2017

                                                overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                We've eaten here a few times and have always been pleased. It is a good solid dining experience.

                                              17. SF

                                                SandyF

                                                Aberdeen

                                                3 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on April 22, 2017

                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                Love the ambiance. The wood wall and brick and contemporary lighting are wonderful! Food is delicious, both small plates and dinner menu. It was a full house and a bit noisy, only drawback. Would definitely return.

                                              18. PR

                                                PatriciaR

                                                New York Area

                                                9 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on April 22, 2017

                                                overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                Mompou used to be really good. We were disappointed with the quality of the Octopus, it was very chewy (like rubber) and when we explained this to our waiter, he brought us another serving but it was not any better. Overall, all of the food was room temperature, and not all that special. It was expensive for what we got for the cost. The service was fine, not special, but no complaints about it.

                                              19. AD

                                                ADR67

                                                Washington DC

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on April 21, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Had a wonderful meal with a large group of colleagues earlier this week. The staff was excellent in service and advice regarding the menu and in accommodating our group. The tapas were all wonderful and we enjoyed the entire experience. The cocktail menu and tapas menu has selections that should please everyone.

                                              20. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                21 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                21 reviews

                                                Dined on April 12, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Tapas here are as good as anything you could get in Spain.

                                              21. j

                                                jmarc

                                                New York Area

                                                25 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                25 reviews

                                                Dined on April 2, 2017

                                                overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                We went to Mompou before a concert at the Prudential Center. It was very crowded and their was a live show. We sat downstairs which was fine because my friend and I wanted to talk. Service level was sporadic. Food came to table cold. We ordered 6 or 7 tapas. Most were just OK. We ordered meatballs and waiter brought chicken meatballs. Chicken skewers were over done.

                                              22. TS

                                                TSJM

                                                New York Area

                                                9 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on April 1, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent food, fun atmosphere, great drink menu, and so many veg options. Love this place!

                                              23. SM

                                                SarahM

                                                New England

                                                20 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                20 reviews

                                                Dined on April 1, 2017

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                Fun place for excellent tapas and great wine. Tapas as good as in spain. Good choices of wine. Mencia wine was outstanding.

                                              24. L

                                                Lovely

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on March 31, 2017

                                                overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                We've been here before and always enjoyed it. Tonight was an exception. Of the four tapas, only the stuffed peppers were good. Pork was overcooked, shrimp tasted frozen and bland.

                                              25. KM

                                                KMart

                                                New York Area

                                                12 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                12 reviews

                                                Dined on March 31, 2017

                                                overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                Great food and drinks. I hope our waitress was new and that was why she had a lot of missteps. Also, for a tapas place, tables are small for the number of plates and glasses on surface are. We were three and barely comfortable at a table for four. You end up hitting people and chairs on your way in and out of your table. I would definitely go back if I can sit at the bar and figure out the non-peak hours.

                                              26. H

                                                Hillbills

                                                New York Area

                                                48 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                48 reviews

                                                Dined on March 18, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Delicious choice if you are going to a concert. Park across the street and take a cab to the arena. We really enjoyed everything. Eggplant was great, lamb chops yum. We didn't love the tuna salad as much as everything else. Loved the bacon wrapped dates. Fried calamari good too.

                                              27. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New England

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on March 12, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                First, love Mompous. Second, they had a fabulous flamenco singer and there was NO cover charge! Great spot for drinks, tapas or dinner! Nice bar scene too. In the nice weather they've also got outdoor dining! Fabulous place anytime of year.

                                              28. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New England

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 11, 2017

                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                Excellent experience! Food was good a little pricy.

                                              29. DW

                                                DinaW

                                                Washington DC

                                                5 reviews

                                                2.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on March 4, 2017

                                                overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                The hostess was superb but the service was slow despite a lot of standing around by the kitchen end of the bar by the waitstaff. My husband had to ask at least twice to have his glass refilled. The food was eh and way too salty. The speakers above our table were terrible and when they turned up the music, we complained and nothing was done about it. All in all, we couldn't wait to pay our bill and leave.

                                              30. n

                                                njpatentdad

                                                Philadelphia

                                                6 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on March 4, 2017

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                We had a late lunch, 2 adults & 2 girls 12yo. The food was very good and the wait staff was very polite, accomodating, and quick. There were only 2 other tables occupied and both had children. Food presentation was top notch and well prepared- very possibly I shorted them by only giving 4 stars on food. Its nice space with maybe 12-20 x 4-top tables with a long bar and seating. Large TV over bar playing soccer game when we were there. It was a good meal before walking over to Redbull Arena to watch a game (just under a mile).

                                              31. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                20 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                20 reviews

                                                Dined on March 3, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Love this place!!! Great for biz Lunch or night with friends. Try it!

                                              32. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Minneapolis

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on February 22, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food was incredible. I enjoyed the ambiance, atmosphere, food, service, everything! I will definitely go back when in Newark again!

                                              33. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                3 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on February 18, 2017

                                                overall3food5service2ambience5

                                                Food was excellent! Our server, however, was just okay. He took about 15 minutes just to greet our table and get us water. It seemed like they were rushing us to leave towards the end because they kept asking if we were done and wanted the check. Also, we just ended up cancelling the last dish because it took over 20 minutes and it still had not came out even though we asked about it multiple times.

                                              34. P

                                                Pammie

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 17, 2017

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                Very nice atmosphere. Food was good and the staff was great. I would go back again

                                              35. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 11, 2017

                                                overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                Made a reservation based on previous reviews prior to attending a concert at the Prudential Center. It was greater than anticipated. Good food, friendly staff, and romantic atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

                                              36. RG

                                                RunnerGirl

                                                Baltimore

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on February 10, 2017

                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                Excellent restaurant with fantastic attention from ALL staff. Food is over the top Delicious!

                                              37. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                8 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                8 reviews

                                                Dined on February 9, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great food!

                                              38. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on January 3, 2017

                                                overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                Excellent. Great place

                                              39. RV

                                                RamonV

                                                New York Area

                                                10 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on December 18, 2016

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                Very good tapas, specially the tortilla and piquillo peppers I will highly recommend this restaurant

                                              40. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on December 18, 2016

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                So I bought tickets to see Bocelli at prudential Center for my wife for Christmas and was looking for a place for dinner. So Mompou rated pretty well so I reserved. The food was superb. Meat was super tender, sauces were so good I was ready to take gallons home. Service was top notch. Finished plates were removed in seconds. Most of all scored major points with the wifey. It's a month later and still getting rewards! I'm sure the concert had a lot to do with it but certainly Mompou set the stage. I'm from staten island. ... and will go back . Pete

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                                              Mompou Tapas is rated 4.2 stars by 212 OpenTable diners.

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                                              Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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                                              • Cross street

                                                Prospect St.

                                              • Neighborhood

                                                Newark

                                              • Hours of operation

                                                Monday - Wednesday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm,

                                                Thursday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm,

                                                Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00pm,

                                                Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Dining

                                              • Dress code

                                                Casual Dress

                                              • Parking details

                                                Street Parking

                                              • Public transit

                                                We are located two blocks from Newark Penn Station.

                                              • Payment options

                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive chef

                                                Reginaldo Oliveira

                                              • Entertainment

                                                Live Music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

                                                Monthly art exhibitions!

                                              • Additional

                                                Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room

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