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About Mompou Tapas

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.

77 Ferry St.
Newark, NJ 07105
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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

Cross Street:
Prospect St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 578-8114

Website:
http://www.mompoutapas.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

Monthly art exhibitions!

Public Transit:
We are located two blocks from Newark Penn Station.

Executive Chef:
Reginaldo Oliveira

Private Party Contact:
Tony Martinez: (973) 578-8114

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room

Mompou Tapas Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (203)
Fit for Foodies (181)
Good for Groups (112)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (107)
Romantic (92)
Great for Outdoor Dining (88)
Hot Spot (85)
Late-night Find (72)
Special Occasion (67)
Notable Wine List (61)
Great for Lunch (54)
Tapas (31)
Great for Brunch (26)
Good for a Date (19)
Bar Seating (16)
Casual (16)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fun (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Cozy (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Authentic (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Business Meals (4)
Live Music (4)
People Watching (3)
Scenic View (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Healthy (2)
Vegan (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2017

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

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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Authentic, Fun
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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

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!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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food5
ambience5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Tapas, Cozy
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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food5
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service1
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2017

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

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food5
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 24, 2017

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!

Tags: Tapas
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food4
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service5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

3 hours later, still here drinking and having fun

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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food5
ambience4
service4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2017

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

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Awesome service. Food was authentuc, tasty and fresh.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Tapas, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

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

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 (Aberdeen)·Dined on April 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Spicy
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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food2
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun
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food2
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Late-night Find, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Notable Wine List, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Excellent experience! Food was good a little pricy.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 4, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2017

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).

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

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

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 22, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

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.

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service2
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2017

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Great food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2017

Excellent. Great place

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2016

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2016

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Tapas, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Afternoon Tea, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Great for Brunch
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