Where to eat European food in Newark: The Best Restaurants and Bars

November 7, 2019 Tonie Szymanski

Discover Restaurants offering the best European food in Newark, New Jersey, United States. Newark has been welcoming guests since its first hotel opened in 1670. From the largest number of cherry blossoms in the U.S. to one of the country's highest grossing arenas, from Shaquille O'Neal's supersized cinema to the biggest collection of Tibetan art outside Southeast Asia, it's all still happening in Newark. Just eight miles from New York City, Newark offers travelers quick access and easy connections. Jump in and discover pro sports, fine arts, urban retail and outdoor adventure.
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10. Portugalia Restaurant

280 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-3407 European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +1 973-465-0696 https://www.facebook.com/portugaliarest/
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4 based on 52 reviews

Portugalia Restaurant

Reviewed By nickvandekar

We were in the Newark area and went here to celebrate a birthday. First, the place is not imposing from the outside, you will feel as if you are sitting in a cafe, restaurant in Portugal, maybe in Lisbon. Everyone around you is speaking Portuguese. The food is good, and portions are generous, but it is not outstanding. The location is not glamorous, service is friendly, bread is wonderful, food maybe a tad over salted. The desserts go for the Flan it is delicious.

9. Spanish Pavillion

31 Harrison Ave, Harrison, NJ 07029-1343 Spanish, Seafood, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +1 973-485-7750 http://www.spanishpavillion.com/
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4 based on 124 reviews

Spanish Pavillion

Walking distance from the Hampton Inn. On-site catering in Private room that holds up to 80 people. A tapas menu with over 20 tapas $5.95 Or under Full Bar On-site Parking Concession Style Patio

Reviewed By johnpV4713TS

This place has the best food. I really like the Shrimp in Garlic. This is really only shrimp, garlic and olive oil. The best as an appetizer. Then I get the shrimp in wine sauce. A great dish that comes out sizzling. Highly recommended.

8. Portucale Restaurant

129 Elm St, Newark, NJ 07105-1305 Seafood, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discove [email protected] +1 973-344-4407 http://www.portucalerestaurantnwk.com/
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4 based on 82 reviews

Portucale Restaurant

Greetings,PortuCale Restaurant is a family owned and run restaurant serving authentic regional Portuguese food. We believe in using the highest quality products, fresh, local and seasonal. We serve great wines, and coffee. Our food is made with love, just

Reviewed By Terry B

Second time visiting here. Really enjoy the local vibe (although seems like more and more folks are discovering!). Bar area was filled with fans cheering on their soccer team, but the dining room was comfortable and quiet. Great service. Food is fresh and good. Easy to walk to Prudential Center for shows. Servings are generous! Highly recommend the Tres Leches cake and flan, both delicious.

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7. Sol-Mar Restaurtant

267 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-3217 Seafood, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible [email protected] +1 973-344-3041 https://www.solmar-restaurant.com
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4 based on 145 reviews

Sol-Mar Restaurtant

Reviewed By HowardB118

My sister lives in Portugal so I have been able to try a good deal of Portuguese food in restaurants there. This place has a wonderful old world feel, is sparklingly clean, and has a diverse real Portuguese menu. There also a dedicated parking lot right outside in an apparently very safe neighborhood.We had among us seafood, chicken, steak, salad, rice, Portuguese soup - all with a nice flavorful touch - and some wonderful vino verde - young green wine - all at very fair prices.We chatted with the owner and had an orange cake dessert made by his wife. All unhurried; all with willing, helpful service. The only thing missing was my sister - still in Portugal.

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6. Mompou Tapas Bar & Restaurant

77 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-1821 European, Spanish, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Live Music [email protected] +1 973-578-8114 http://www.mompoutapas.com
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4 based on 157 reviews

Mompou Tapas Bar & Restaurant

Spanish Tapas Restaurant in the heart of the Ironbound. We have a full liquor license. We have one of the largest selections of vegetarian tapas in the neighborhood. Our Flamenco shows during the Fall and Spring season are a big hit. Our main entrees, yes

Reviewed By 226maribeln

I visited this place for a flamenco show. The show was spectacular, the food absolutely delicious. I had the grilled octopus. I love the ambiance, the staff was very tentative. I will definitely go back

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5. Don Pepe Restaurant

844 McCarter Hwy, Newark, NJ 07102-5209 Seafood, European, Spanish, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +1 973-623-4662 http://www.donpeperestaurant.com/
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4 based on 320 reviews

Reviewed By Real_in_NYC

Had a long leisurely lunch with an old colleague. I had one of the lunch specials, the Paella Valencia. Very good. Lots of seafood, Spanish sausage and a half of a lobster tail. Huge portions. Plan on leaving with a doggie bag. The bread was delicious. Excellent service. On site parking lot. Accessibility ramp. The only negative thing that I can say, if it is a negative--they wouldn't let me package my own leftovers. Said that it was't allowed. This is the first time that I have encountered this. I prefer to put my leftovers in the container myself. They were nice about it though. They didn't rush us and let us stay as long as we wanted. I definitely would go again. It's worth a visit.

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4. Casa d' Paco

73 Warwick St, Newark, NJ 07105-1613 Bar, European, Spanish Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Television +1 862-307-9466 http://www.casadepaconj.com
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4 based on 75 reviews

Casa d' Paco

Reviewed By 958DavidL958

Had pre concert drinks and Tapas on Saturday early evening. Place has great atmosphere feels very European and owner is very nice guy. Tapas is really good, very authentic and no frills. Had patatas bravas, octopus, chorizo, croquettes and cheeses. All simple and tasty. Highly recommended

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3. Seabra's Marisqueira

87 Madison St, Newark, NJ 07105-2107 Seafood, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +1 973-465-1250 http://seabrasmarisqueira.com/
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4 based on 331 reviews

Seabra's Marisqueira

Reviewed By 660fredericz

The Portuguese cuisine was expensive and average considering what one can find in Newark Iron Bond. To make the experience even worse after lunch with my spouse, is that I was charged a mandatory 15% tip without my authorization. I confronted the waiter who had nothing to say. I sent an instant message to their Facebook page. No response whatsoever.

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2. Forno's of Spain Restaurant

47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-1443 Seafood, European, Spanish, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 973-589-4767 http://www.fornosrestaurant.com
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4 based on 768 reviews

Forno's of Spain Restaurant

Fornos of Spain is an award winning Spanish restaurant located in Newark. For an authentic taste of fine Spanish dining, we welcome you to Fornos! **We now provide pickup and return shuttle services to all hotel guests in the Newark area. All guests have

Reviewed By n2r49rs

First off, nice ambiance and a great wine list! It is loaded with a fabulous selection of Spanish wines. Pleasantly surprised. Lots of options on the menu. We started off with some clams to share that were really flavorful and perfectly done. For our entrees we ordered a paella and suckling pig. Both huge portions but both also dry...very dry. Was expecting better. Expensive.I'm glad you appreciated our extensive wine list. It's wonderful you enjoyed the clams as well. As for the entrees, I'm sorry you weren't as impressed there. I look forward to the next opportunity we get to earn another star or two from you.Sincerely,Andres, Manager

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1. Casa Vasca

141 Elm St, Newark, NJ 07105-1305 Seafood, European, Spanish Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +1 973-465-1350 http://www.casavascarestaurant.com/
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4 based on 239 reviews

Casa Vasca

Reviewed By Norjeff2

We routinely have our holiday party here as it is convenient and reasonable priced per person. I always order the black bean soup as a starter as it is really good. I am also a big fan of the paella. The sangria is top notch and they host a lot of holiday parties. If you are looking to have a large party down neck, this is a great choice.

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