A HISTORY OF QUALITY AND GREAT SERVICE
MY WIFE AND I HAVE BEEN GOING TO THE SPANISH PAVILLION SINCE BEFORE WE WERE MARRIED , ABOUT 38 YEARS .
WE HAD OUR REHERSAL DINNER THERE IN 1980 . WE HAVE NEVER HAD ANYTHING BUT GREAT FOOD AND GREAT SERVICE
WE JUST LOVE THE PLACE AND HAVE PASSED THAT TRADITION ON TO OUR SONS . ALONG WITH ANYONE WE ARE FRIENDS WITH .
ONLY PROBLEM WE HAVE IS WHEN WE GO THERE WE HAVE TO ORDER THE GARLIC CHICKEN ( ON THE BONE ) AND THE SHRIMP IN WINE SAUCE
JUST CANNOT GO THERE AND JUSTIFY NOT ORDERING THOSE TWO , AT LEAST FOR US . SOOOOOOO GOOD
BUT ANYTHING WE HAVE ORDERED HAS ALWAYS BEEN GREAT , NEVER A COMPLAINT
- LLOYD AND SUE .
Love this place!
We have been coming to the Spanish Pavillion since my 25th birthday. I now have 25 year old sons, who also love this place. The food is always great. Shrimp and wine sauce has been my favorite. The white sangria is the best. We also enjoy the selections on the tapas menu. The service is always attentive and friendly. The entire staff makes you feel very comfortable.
- Arlene & Rick .
Excellent service, great food!!! Always happy
- Miriam .
Excellent service, great food!!! Always happy
- Miriam .
From the moment your seated the staff does all you could ask to see that your evening, as well as your meal, is a memorable & pleasurable experience.
As for the food, we always start with the garlic shrimp, red sangria & bread. And occasionally add the Calamares Pavillion. Being a fan of all dishes with shrimp I always get a dish containing shrimp, Camarones al Vino is one of my favorites. Order one of the specials and you won't be disappointed. When my daughters visit from AZ the Spanish Pavillion is a must do for them. I recommend it to anyone wanting an enjoyable night with great food.
- Peter .
Been going to the Spanish Pavillion for years. Food and service is excellent. They are very accommodating in making/changing any dish upon request. I've sent many people there and everyone loved the experience. Enjoy!!
- Pattie .
The Place To Go!
The Spanish Pavillion has excellent food, excellent service, the staff really go out of their way to please the customer! It is a place where you want to go for a night out, hang out with friends, eat a good meal and enjoy the atmosphere all around! I would highly recommended to anyone! It is definitely the place to go on New Year's Eve too!
- Donald .
Great staff, great atmosphere & amazing food
- Willy .
We are always delighted to eat at the Spanish Pavillion. The service, food, and ambiance is always excellent. The Hammers and Schumans
- adele .
I visit the Spanish pavilion often always have a great time the owners jerry & Michael treat u like family & the staff does a fine job ! cudos to manager joe & bartender carlos
- thomas .
Awesome Beer Garden
Great Atmosphere on the patio with great food and drinks
- Vincent .
Love, love, love this restaurant!
Always fresh food, friendly staff and a wonderful ambience. I have never had an unpleasant experience.
- Renee .
My GO TO Place for Great Food and Service
My family has been coming to this restaurant for years. Food and service are always great and prices very reasonable for the quality of food. My husband and brother-in-law always have the stuffed lobster and my sister always has the filet mignon. I try different dishes and they are always good. My favorite part of dinner is the tapas. We always get the garlic shrimp and then try several different tapas such as calamari with Hot peppers, claims in salsa verde (green sauce), stuffed dates, pulpo (octupus) , etc. They usually serve soup, salad before your meal and rice, spanish potatoes with your meal. I enjoyed everthing I have ever eaten there. Note: doggy bags are pretty common as the portions are generous. When we go to celebrate a family birthday they provide an ice cream cake. Service is friendly and efficient. The staff and owners (Jerry and Michael) make you feel like family.
- Connie .
A consistent favorite
We have eaten at Spanish Pavillion for over ten years -- whenever we are at NJPAC or in the neighborhood. The service is superb, the welcome friendly, and the food delivers great taste and great value. The seafood dishes are our special favorites, and the addition of a tapas menu several years ago has made for tempting variety of other choices.
- John .
i WILL GO BACK
I love it FOOD IS VERY GOOD. SERVICE REAL GOOD TO.
- madeline .
We have dined there many times and have never been even remotely disappointed. It is on our "Go to" list. The service, atmosphere and of course the food is delicious. Keep it up
- Stu .
Best Real Spanish Food in Newark
This place's food is amazing. Everything from their friendly waiters, bartenders down to the soups, chorizo and everything in between. I have been here many times and enjoy my Sunday afternoons here watching some soccer at the bar.
If you want good service with good food, come to the Spanish Pavillion
- NIco .
Enjoyed your food. Very authentic!.
Waiting to hear you're having another seafood buffet.
- Jodi .
THIS IS THE BEST, OUTSTANDING!!!!
I HAVE BEEN COMING HERE FOR A LONG TIME.. I KNOW EVERYBODY!! THEY ARE GREAT AND AWESOME.. THE WHOLE GANG. I LIVE IN PARSIPPANY, DON PEPE'S I NEVER LIKED ....SPANISH PAVILLION , OUTSTANDING, BEST SHRIMP AND GARLIC AND REST OF THE FOOD , OUTSTANDING!!, THIS IS MY NUMBER 1 PLACE. THE WHOLE PLACE. # 1. THE BEST PLACE TO GO.. SO COME ON DOWN. ITS AWESOME.
- GAIL .
We love to go for our favorite dishes: pollo al ajillo, calamares dulces, fish and their tapas are always fresh and delicious. The portuguese soup is tremendous (kale?).
The portuguese white wine is crisp, easy on the palette and a good price.
Service is always friendly, professional and timely.
We were at a private party held downstairs with excellent food as well.
Driving is easy - close to 280. The parking lot is large, safe and free.
On some days you can enjoy tapas and european soccer games with great ambiance.
You can't beat this for price/quality!
- Heidi .
Going back again in a couple of weeks.
I love this place. They have the best Paella of any Spanish Restaurant that I have been do. The portion size is so generous and EVERYTHING is in it. I've been going to this restaurant for over 20 years and it is still GREAT! Check out the chicken in garlic sauce.
The service was top notch. The servers couldn't have been any more attentive. They made me feel welcome and I felt my business was appreciated.
- Susan .
My favorite lunch eatery
This is a wonderful location for lunch and or dinner. I enjoy the experience whether it is with a singular friend or with a entire room full of colleagues. The menu has a great variety and everything taste like it's been cooked in your mothers kitchen. The value of your meal far exceeds any price on the menu.
- Judah A
best Spanish restaurant
From my kids to my grandkids we all love your food.best paella I ever eaten.friendly atmosphere..would recommend to everyone...lm soon do to make a visit......tks
- bert .
A wonderful dining experience
Everything about this restaurant is the best! Excellent food. Excellent service. Friendly staff. Have eaten at this place many times and never been disappointed. Will no doubt continue dining at this restaurant.
- Adele C
THE FOOD WAS GREAT, THE SERVICE WAS GREAT, THE WHOLE VISIT WAS GREAT.
- TOM C .
I'll be back!
I am always pleased whenever I stop in at the Spanish Pavillion. The food is always great and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. And of course, Carlos makes the best cocktails! By the way, the portions are also wonderful!
- Bettie .
The service was excellent. Our waiter, Joe, was very attentive and helpful.
The food was also excellent from the appetizers to the main courses we ordered.
And of course great Sangria.
Overall experience was excellent, can't wait to go back.
- Rick .
We have been going to the Spanish pavilion for about 32 years now. The food is always been great service is very good and it's a very fun and friendly atmosphere.
- Terry .
LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!!
I've been eating here for 35+ years and it is always AMAZING!!!
Everything on the menu is excellent!
I usually stick to one thing at a restaurant but not here
EVERYTHING is delicious!!!
I Love Jose, Gerry and Michael
They always take such good care of our family!!
- Jacy S
Was very good. Love your restaurant, my sister inlaw frequently goes there, (Paula reyes).I'll be coming back
- Carmen .
After reading the reviews I was somewhat leary about what to expect even though I had been here several times.
The food was delicious and plentiful. This is my friend's favorite restaurant and she always orders the veal cutlets. I always order different things and have never been disappointed. I ordered the marinated pork, there was so much I took it home and shared it with my mother and made a Cuban sandwich for my husband.
The reviews I read were not especially favorable and we were glad we still
chose to go. I would recommend it to friends.
- Carolyn .
We have been enjoying Spanish Pavilion for years. We endured their menu changes to Tapas a few years ago, and thankfully they restored most of the very popular dishes from their classic menu. We dined with friends from Rochester NY recently. They were suitable impressed. The food is delicious, the service is always attentive, the prices are reasonable, and we enjoy returning frequently.
- Elliot .
Still an excellent experience.
I have been going to Spanish Pavillion for over 25 years, and it keeps getting better. The restaurant has evolved with the times, and has experimented with new food options, a patio for outdoor , but has retained the same attention to quality food at a good price.
The food has some classic Spanish favorites as well some some choices that you can't find in any other Iberian style menu.
I especially like the selection of Spanish wines.
The wait staff is the most professional and polished wait staff in the area.
- Jorge .
When I and my friends enter we are greeted with great warmth and cordiality. The waiters can't do enough for you and will accommodate any request made on the menu such as no garlic or no salt. If there is a time issue they are great in accommodating that also. Everyone makes sure that we are well taken care of from the moment we enter until we leave.
- Donna .
Great food and service. The amount of food for the price was good also. The waiters are very attentive. The Spanish Pavillion is a great place to go and have dinner with your family, friends, or co-workers. My parents have been going for more than 15 yrs.
- Shirley F
DELICIOUS AND PLENTIFUL!
I had 2 to-go party trays (chicken and rice and Chicken Gambote (YUMMY!)) one of which was so generously donated to our KHS Football team for our of training camp BBQ. The boys absolutely LOVED both selections! The chicken in both trays was juicy, packed with flavor and plentiful.
I have been a regular patron of SP for many, many years now and have never had a bad dish.
- Linda .
Great tapas menu
Service and decor is top notch. One of my families favorite restaurants. Can't wait to go back.
- Robert .
BEST STUFFED SOLE EVER. ALWAYS A GREAT EXPERIENCE.
- BOB .
Food is great, sangria is delicious and atmosphere is good. One of my favorite places to eat
- Maureen .
I’ve been going to the Spanish Pavillion since the 80’s. The service and the food has always been wonderful. When we have parties there you couldn’t ask for a better staff, anything you want they make happen. I feel like they truly want their customers to have a great and lasting experience there. Sure they want you to return but from the owners, chef, bartenders and the service staff you want to return. I can honestly say I have never had a bad meal or experience there. It is a place for all ages. I thank them.
- Luanne .
Still among the best!!
Spanish Pavilion continues to be a go-to place for great food and great service. the seafood is outstanding, and the veal giambotte is especially noteworthy. in addition, there is an excellent array of wines and beers to choose from, and the service remains top flight. Be sure to try the prime rib - it is an unconventional dish worth going back for.
- Joseph .
We dine at Spanish Pavillion at least once a week. The food and the service are always impeccable.From tapas to appys to entrees, desserts,and drinks, they never disappoint. Highly recommend this restaurant. Its a family restaurant where you aretreated like family.
- Leigh .
My boyfriend and I frequent the Spanish Pavillion at least three times a year and we love it. The food is amazing and the staff are outstanding! Glad they didnt listen to Chef Ramsey and brought back the shrimp and garlic!
- Teri .