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Spanish Pavillion

240 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Neighborhood Gem (243)
  • Good for Groups (207)
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Spanish Pavillion in Harrison is an eatery that is steeped in history, determination and good food. The grandparents of the owners opened Jersey’s very first Spanish restaurant in 1963. The grandchildren now operate the finest restaurant throughout all the Newark/Harrison area that serves Spanish cuisine to area residents. Spanish Pavillion boasts an array of gourmet dishes and plenty of both new and traditional old favorites each day.

Some recommended specialties include the traditional paellas, tapas, veal scaloppini, Pavillion Burger and Mediterranean chicken salad. A vegetarian burger featuring grilled portobello, piquillos, spinach and manchego cheese ensures that vegetarians can also have their fill of delicious Spanish cuisine.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Spanish, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(973) 485-7750
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Fernández
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Private party facilities
The Spanish Pavillion is the perfect venue to host your next event. We can accommodate office meetings, family & friend gatherings, holiday parties, retirement parties, baby showers, baptisms, birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, bridal showers, wedding rehearsals, or repasts.
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Private party contact
Jerry Fernández: (888) 603-7932
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Please contact Michael Fernández.
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Cross street
Passaic Avenue
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Parking details
Valet parking is available upon request for private parties.
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Public transit
Spanish Pavillion is located 5 blocks from the PATH Train, at the Harrison Station, and 3 blocks from the NJTranist, on Broad Street.
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Located just Blocks from NJPAC, Red Bulls Arena, Prudential Arena (home of the NJ Devils), Newark Bears Stadium, Newark Library, Newark Museum and more...
Located less then a block from the Hampton Inn Suites Newark River Walk
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 240 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.1  based on all time ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Barbara (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 11, 2014

My party of four absolutely loved their experience. The food is outstanding, and everyone was friendly and eager to please.

viptlobri (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 4, 2014

First time dining here. It was a terrific meal from start to end. The food and service were fantastic. Meals are large enough for two (or more!). The fried calamari was so tender. Great sangria, too. The paella was worth the 1/2 hour wait, so order early.

suze5555 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2014

The restaurant was warm and inviting. The service was wonderful. All servers made us feel welcome and special. The food was fresh and excellent tasting. The portion sizes are generous. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others for any occasion.

vipBigE (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on September 15, 2014

Huge, huge, huge portions of paella! One can serve 3 or 4.

vipKenB (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 10, 2014

My wife and I had another wonderful dinner at the Spanish Pavilion. The octopus a la plancha was its usual decilious dish, as was the Pavilion calamari, perfectly cooked with sweet peppers. We'll be back soon...especially since the owner repeatedly visits each table to make sure everything is satisfactory!!!

suze5555 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 7, 2014

The restaurant was clean and well maintained. The server was especially gracious and attentive. The food was excellent tasting, made from fresh ingredients. Had a wonderful time once again. The quality of the food served and the great customer service is consistent from visit to visit. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for some great Spanish food!

suze5555 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 25, 2014

The service was excellent. The food was fresh and excellent tasting. Highly recommend the Paella and Gelato for dessert Very generous portions.
I love this place and can't wait to return again.

vipKenB (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 23, 2014

My wife and I had a delicious dinner at the Spanish Pavillion. We thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience with excellent service. Be back soon!!!

Nana (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 12, 2014

For a Tuesday evening it was reasonably busy the service was very good waiters were attentive.
My husband had calamari and salmon I had the steak which was cooked perfectly.
Having been there before the Gordon Ramsey do over and a few times after they have maintained the

Eddie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 31, 2014

We were a party of 8 people who went there before a game at Red Bull Stadium. Everyone really enjoyed their dinner and appetizers. Service was good and friendly and the price was very reasonable. We parked our car there and walked to the stadium and after dinner we stopped for a few beers at their outdoor beer garden.

vipDoone (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 26, 2014

We were a party of 9 who met friends going to the Red Bulls Arena nearby. We had an absolutely delightful lunch. Choices ranged from tapas, to full hot lunch meals, to salads and sandwiches. Everything we ate was delicious! The service was excellent. We started out with drinks and asked that the white sangria not be too sweet. It was great. Light and refreshing with just enough alcohol ...well maybe ...could have had a bit more white wine, but for lunch just enough. They were nice enough to include soup or a nice salad even for those of us who did not have hot meals. We can't wait to go back for dinner. Prices are reasonable, portions are generous, food so tasty! There is also a nice outdoor area. Highly recommend.

vipRudy (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 19, 2014

The Spanish Pavillion aims to please. Great Wait Staff-in our case Tony is the "Man!" The Garlic Chicken was Excellent, the Spanish Home-made Potato Chips were amazing. A good bottle of Spanish wine was better than the Sangria. Enjoy when you are in the mood for super Garlic Chicken.

vipKenB (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 19, 2014

My wife and I took two of our friends to this well reviewed Spanish restaurant before a Red Bulls soccer match. It was excellent. The food, service, and cordial nature of the place were superb. I especially enjoyed the Octopus a la Plancha, which I had made never had made that way anywhere else before. We plan to be back very soon.

justintime (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 12, 2014

We wanted to grab a quick bite to eat before watching the NY Redbulls at the nearby stadium. The restaurant accommodated our quick turnaround with a tasty meal of tapas that suited adults and children alike. The staff were courteous and helpful. The proprietor was even onsite to help with parking and a short-cut to the stadium! Would definitely head back next time we are in Harrison NJ.

vipSWMom (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 14, 2014

We have dined many times at Spanish Pavillion over the past 15 years and it is always good. The service is attentive and the food is tasty and delicious. The seafood is fresh - mariscadas salsa verde, garlic shrimp and twin lobsters were great. Skirt steak was very flavorful too. We enjoyed the sangria too. Dessert ended the meal on a sweet note with flan, lava chocolate cake and carmel pudding.

GpFoodie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here. Overall, the experience was excellent. I've been to many of the Spanish Restaurants in Newark, but never tried the Spanish Pavilion. The food was excellent and our waiter was efficient and personable. I had the paella, which was chock full of seafood. I don't think I finished half of it. My wife had a shrimp dish which she loved. We also started with Calamari with hot peppers. Yum. The waiter was pleasant and efficient. Would definitely return.

Xpertxp (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 7, 2014

We came here with a party for 5, the owner was very accommodating even tho we were an hour late for our reservation. It was overall a very nice experience. It was a family gathering/birthday and everyone really enjoyed the food and drinks. It was a great evening with fantastic food and drink. Thank you again for an amazing experience! Can't wait to come back! Oh and the sangria was amazing!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 21, 2014

We had an enjoyable and quiet business lunch that was very successful. We had a delicious meal and I recommend this restaurant.

pguillermora23 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 20, 2014

I like this restaurant. The food is good and the service is normal

RobonLBI (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 17, 2014

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. Food was well prepared. The Fabada was really good. Pretty close to the PAC Center if you are going to a concert. I definitely would return.