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Mompou Tapas

219 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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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
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Phone number
(973) 578-8114
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Reginaldo Oliveira
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Private party contact
Tony Martinez: (973) 578-8114
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Cross street
Prospect St.
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Public transit
We are located two blocks from Newark Penn Station.
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Live Music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

Monthly art exhibitions!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

LoveGoodTapas (New York Area)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  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.

Rose (New York Area)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  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.

GoodFood (New York Area)
2.0  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.

BooBear (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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

vipSuze (Philadelphia)
4.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

3 hours later, still here drinking and having fun

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  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

Liliana (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Awesome service. Food was authentuc, tasty and fresh.