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“an oldie but goodie”

Iberia Peninsula Restaurant
Ranked #115 of 595 Restaurants in Newark
Cuisines: Portuguese, Spanish
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: North Ironbound
Reviewed 25 June 2014

always good over the years. smooth sangria, yummy shrimp and garlic and of course paella is amazing. that's all you need to get! cappuccino it awesome and i could go there just for that.

never disappoints

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Friends of my wife and I went to the Iberia Tavern and Patio (across the street from Iberian Peninsular, but same owners). The food was delicious. There were 8 of us and we were seated right away. We ordered Sangria and calamari to start. The calamari was perfectly cooked, sweet and well seasoned. The Sangria went down very easily. All the meals were really good. A couple of our friends wanted changes to items on the menu and were accommodated without question.

We had a great meal and really good time.

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Thank jferro439
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Whenever my husband and I are in Newark, we like to eat at Iberia with family members. We always order the seafood platter. Family members like pasta, so almost always somebody orders one with their preferred sauce. Since the servings are pretty substantial, we usually order to share family style. So far, we loved each visit. We will definitely come back.

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Thank Donna A
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

First of all, you are going to find a lot of restaurants around Ferry St. But, this restaurant has the looks inside-out from a true Iberian Peninsula restaurant. Now, let's start with the service. The hostess was kind of rude from the moment she asked us the size of our party, which was 6 adults and 2 toddlers. The restaurant is divided into two sections. The one on the right was full, so we had to wait a few minutes before they had our table prepared. When she moved us to the other side, again she sounded and looked like she was having a bad day. The diner area was spacious. Our waiter was also a little bit rough at first but, it got better as time went along. I liked the menu size. It has a lot of plates to choose from (seafood, meat, poultry, etc.). Three ordered the "Rodizio" which is a Brazilian churrasqueria type of service. It came with french fries. All of them were full and satisfied. Another got the shrimp in garlic sauce and rice. My wife had the stuffed lobster platter. She said it was very good, and couldn't even eat the whole thing. I had the steak Portuguese style. It's a steak with a piece of ham, two fried eggs, covered with potatoes in a dark sauce. Very good, very good. That's all I have to say. The waiter that was coming back and forth attending our table did a great job. Unfortunately, I can't remember his name. With a couple of beers, a few drinks and sodas the bill came close to $225.00 with gratuity. About $37.00 p/p. Not bad. If only the service from the beginning was better this restaurant would definitely deserved 5 stars.

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Actually there are three restaurants with this name very close to each other with common ownership. Of these I prefer the tavern because it offers natural daylight through large windows at the front. The restaurant offers a large menu, including both Spanish and Portuguese dishes--and Rodizio. Nearly every dish is great and the portions are very large, so you wind up taking some home. The wine list is not particularly large, but Vinho Verde is a great accompaniment to most of this food. The service is generally efficient and sometimes really friendly. The food is relatively inexpensive and, considering the quality and quantity, a superb value. There is parking across the street--you pay for it when you enter, but the waiter will refund the parking charge when you leave. The Ironbound neighborhood has many great restaurants--some more formal, some less formal, but this ranks as one of the best.

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Thank Stanner57
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