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Spanish Tavern

1239 Route 22, Mountainside, NJ 07092
+1 908-232-2171
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster” (36 reviews)
“soup” (28 reviews)
“paella” (22 reviews)
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Seafood, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1239 Route 22, Mountainside, NJ 07092
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food on an expensive side but worth it. Very crowded and had to wait 45 minutes even though we had reservations

Thank Omni303
Reviewed 2 days ago

We frequently go here. Food is excellent, service good and always pleasant. You do need to get a reservation. Valet parking.

Thank camiedelaney
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ate here today with a large group of colleagues for lunch based on the recommendation from a friend. Food and service were both excellent. Hope to return soon. Thanks to manager Tony and Mr. Garcia for working with me on the arrangements.

Thank R_from_NJ_USA
Reviewed 6 days ago

Celebrating my husbands 73rd birthday at the Spanish Tavern with the family. Everything from the food to the service was wonderful.

Thank busybee424
Tony V, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this review

I'm so glad we could help celebrate your husband's birthday with you! Thanks for sharing the love for our wonderful service and food. I hope we get to have you back again soon. Until then, Tony, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

On my latest visit, the service and food were excellent, as usual. I was, however, surprised to see a couple of large groups gleefully celebrating graduations.

Thank z00mer18
Tony V, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this review

I'm so glad you had excellent customer service with us, and I hope we get to have you back for another great meal soon. Until then, Tony, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have enjoyed eating at Spanish Tavern for years. The atmosphere is delightful. The service is always great, the food consistently wonderful. Lentil soup d'jour, grilled octopus and delicious melt in your mouth grilled salmon on a bed of spinach and mash. Hmmm...I'm now looking...More

Thank Marko C
Tony V, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this review

Marko, thank you so much for sharing the love for our consistently delicious cuisine and our always great customer service. It really means a lot to hear you're a fan of our melt in your mouth seafood dishes, and I look forward to having you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with girl friends on a Saturday night and it was good. my husband and I went a Tuesday night and it was terrible.The seafood in green sauce had no taste,the seafood was very over cooked.The stuffed trout was soo over cooked and dry...More

Thank mcmbarbra
Tony V, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this review

Although I'm glad you had a good experience with us with your friends, I'm sorry to hear that you and your husband had a disappointing experience. We take a lot of pride in the food we prepare from fresh ingredients and cooked with care, but...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband, son and I love going to the Spanish Tavern. However, we've made Easter a bit of a tradition now with the rest of the family and look forward to it every year. There are a lot of different items being ordered from the...More

Thank bozenadeem
Tony V, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this review

I'm so glad to hear that we are part of your Easter family tradition! Thank you so much for sharing the love for our delicious variety of dishes and our amazing sangria. It really means a lot to hear that you always feel taken care...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Very nice restaurant with delicious food and fantastic service. My Friend and I shared the grilled octopus appetizer (Delicious). She had the Shrimp and I had the Salmon. Outstanding! The portions are so generous we had enough left for dinner the next day!

Thank stuartg521
Tony V, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this review

Stuart, I'm so glad to hear you had a fantastic meal with us! Thank you for sharing the love for our delicious grilled octopus, shrimp, and salmon. It means a lot, and I hope to have you back again sometime soon. Until then, Tony, Owner

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Loved the Paella. Delicious and enough to take home for a second meal. My wife ordered the lobster. It was a little over cooked. But, that was probably was due to the dining room being very very full, putting pressure on the kitchen. In past...More

Thank Stanley B
Tony V, Manager at Spanish Tavern, responded to this review

Stanley, thank you for sharing the love for our delicious food, as well as our great service and prices. It really means a lot to hear that you enjoy our spot for a good get together with friends, and I hope we'll get to see...More

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Marissa L
Is there an outdoor section to this restaurant? Are there happy hour specials?
24 July 2016|
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Response from marb001 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. There is a firepit outside and some tables when the weather is nicer.
Karen T
What about for a party of 20 people, a buffet or family style dining
5 May 2016|
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Response from msh1941 | Reviewed this property |
Private room, yes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1239 Route 22, Mountainside, NJ 07092
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Mountainside
  • Phone Number: +1 908-232-2171
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The Spanish Tavern is the premier destination in New Jersey for awarding winning traditional and contemporary Spanish cuisine. Those who have dined with us at Spanish Tavern have come to know us as restaurant they can rely on for superb food, delicious drinks, exceptional service and a gorgeous environment to turn the every day and most special of occasions into warm memories.

New Jersey Monthly Magazine has named Spanish Tavern as Best Spanish Restaurant in Northern New Jersey. Our menu is well rounded, with a large emphasis placed on seafood dishes due to the seaside Spanish regions where the owners are from. Favorites include our Shrimp in Garlic Sauce appetizer, Veal Corunesa, Twin Lobsters, Paella Valencia and Branzino Filet a la Plancha. Our lunch menu is accessible for casual lunch meetups in addition to being a smart choice for a business meeting. A children's menu allows for Spanish Tavern to be a dining option for the whole family.

Our private dining room can host up to 75 guests for any event, including christenings, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, reunions and charity events. Spanish Tavern also excels at catering and would be happy to work with you to bring you vision to life.

Come by or call for takeout to see why we're New Jersey's favorite Spanish restaurant!