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Forno's of Spain Restaurant

47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-1443
+1 973-589-4767
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (116 reviews)
“bread” (87 reviews)
“paella” (92 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Spanish, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-1443
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The service was excellent - very efficient and friendly. We had the grilled calamari and cod croquettes as an app - they were both tasty. I had the paella and while it was good, it wasn’t the best paella I’ve ever had. It was a...More

Thank Juliana S
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

It's wonderful hearing all these wonderful compliments, Juliana! I'm so glad you loved our sangria so much, and we certainly hope to see you again soon. Happy eating, Andres, Manager

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Just went to Fornos of Spain on Ferry street in Newark NJ. Myself, my wife, my In-laws and my 5 week old baby girl. Called in advance to reserve for the 5 of us and explained I had a 5 week old baby. They said...More

Thank Rafael P
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Rafael, I deeply apologize for any confusion between you and our staff during your visit. Friendly and honest customer service is very important to us, and we'd love to discuss this situation with you further. Please feel free to give us a call. Sincerely, Andres,...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017

Great service, great seafood, with pricing in line with what you expect in a restaurant of this caliber. I first came here almost 25 years ago, have been back many times and have never been disappointed. A lot of restaurants that have been around that...More

Thank CasualRetirees
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Your words have truly touched our hearts, and I'm so glad you and your bandmates had the best dining experience with us the other night. Thank you for continuing to support our Spanish restaurant for 25+ years, and we cannot wait for many years to...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

We went here because it was so highly rated and not sure why.. first off , the service at the bar was absolutely terrible. We had to ask for water and when we did we received one , never asked if we wanted more drinks...More

Thank Laurie M
Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Laurie, I sincerely apologize you did not have the best experience with us the other night. We value our customer's feedback deeply, and it sounds like we missed the mark for you with our service. We know how frustrating it can be to not receive...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Went here to lunch today with a local. This is a Spanish place in the Ironbound District of Newark. This area is notorious for good food at very good prices. The paella was quite good. The service was good. There was a lot of value...More

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Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Walter, thank you so much for the wonderful compliments. It's always great seeing new faces through our doors. Hope to see you back again soon! All the best, Andres, Manager

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Been here aver 50 times. It is my favorite restaurant. As soon as you sit down, you get bread , black and green olives and a big plate of salad. Never had a bad meal. Took my boyfriend for the first time for his birthday,...More

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Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your continued support, and I'm thrilled you've always been impressed with our service and food from the moment you sit down. What's more, it means a lot to know you chose our place to celebrate your boyfriend's birthday. I'm so happy he's...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

My family and I have been going to this Portuguese /Spanish restaurants for over 20 years. I was surprised that I had never reviewed it on TripAdvisor. There are many excellent restaurants in Newark's Ironbound you can choose to dine but if you want to...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

The waitstaff is with you at all times behind your table making sure everything is just right! Water/Refreshments refills, bread, etc.... they are very meticulous about you and your comfort. The Spanish food was fresh, delectable and mouth watering. Loved the olives! The service is...More

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Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

I am so glad our entire team could make you feel right at home during your meal. Thank you for the support, and we sincerely hope to see you back for another authentic, Spanish meal. Well wishes, Andres, Manager

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

3 meals eaten, 3 meals enjoyed! Fornos was packed before the Paul McCartney concert, but they found us a table in only a few minutes. Before no time and before we ordered, bread, olives and a lovely salad arrived. There was a grand selection of...More

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Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

I am so glad you were able to dine with us before the concert! Thank you for stopping us, and I'm thrilled you loved the garlic bread, salmon, and crab. I look forward to seeing you back again next time. -Andres, Manager

Reviewed 9 September 2017

We took a group (11 people) to dinner here, and it was a great choice. The group was a mixture of people from the U.S. and Europe. It was a big success. The middle of the road wines were good and everyone liked their order....More

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Andres R, Owner at Forno's of Spain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Randy, I want to thank you and your friends for dining with us! It's great to see our wonderful servers were able to take care of your entire table as efficiently as possible. Hope to see you back soon! All the best, Andres, Manager

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14 November 2017|
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Response from philipu2015 | Reviewed this property |
I think they are closed based on the fact they are not taking reservations for that day on open table. You can book for the day before and the day afterwards.
Kelly R
10 September 2017|
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Response from GiGi G | Reviewed this property |
There's no dress code. I've been there dressed up and dressed down.
6 April 2017|
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Response from GARY C | Reviewed this property |
please call the restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-1443
    (Union Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are located a two blocks away from Newark Penn Station and New Jersey Transit, which is walking distance.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > North Ironbound
  • Neighbourhood: North Ironbound
  • Phone Number: +1 973-589-4767
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 to do is call the restaurant. Monday-Thursday, 5pm - 11pm.
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