Fornos of Spain

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Welcome to Fornos of Spain Restaurant located on the Iron Bound in Newark, NJ. Fornos of Spain has been bestowed numerous awards and proclaimed by various national magazines as a "must" when dining out in New Jersey. Our award winning Spanish cuisine is prepared with the freshest seafood of Spain. Our extensive wine cellars offer over 450 aged and vintage wines and has the rarest collections of Spanish wines in the United States.
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JG
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing as always. Great food and better service.

RD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, giant portions, excellent service. Great night out with friends.

KB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

The quality of the food is just mediocre and lacks salt/flavor. They rush you and and out.

GJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Need to improve attention to customers since waiter were not organized.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Excellent food and value. Bar was extremely crowded and difficult to get a drink

l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An outstanding dining experience all the way around. Everything delivered to the table was amazing. Service could not have been better.

SZ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love this place. Been going since I was a kid.

OT
New England
27 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Before our flight home... Most excellent

L
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After taking a trip to Madrid I was looking for authentic food and this place definitely takes the cake! It is amazing! Just try Fornos of Spain and you will love it!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Before heading over to our Prudential Center for our MichelleO event, we made a stop at Fornos of Spain for dinner. What a find! Great service, delicious food with generous servings, and good ambiance!

JC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service exceptional and love the ambiance, worth another trip to Newark next time with friends and family

C
Palm Springs
72 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

One of many visits for us, usually always order seafood or fish, decided to go with the ribeye. That was a mistake, it was fatty, tough and not enjoyable. Next time back we will stick with the winners, seafood and fish.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, the paella is incredible and could easily be a meal for two. Great value for such a nice place.

M
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious grilled calamari. Filet mignon was cooked to perfection. My friend loved his paella.
Of course the sangria was amazing.

D
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, Great food, huge portions. Wait staff was amazing, all the food was prepared perfectly and served fast and hot. We never needed to ask for anything, water and sangria glasses never went empty.

N
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to Fornos for lunch and it did not disappoint. Tons of food for the money although it is not cheap. Large salad as soon as you arrive with olives and garlic bread. We could have shared an entree but the salmon and chilean seabass were delicious. They came with a starch and veggies and they also brought out rice, veggies and potatoe chips to share. Sooo much food. We had 2 full meals out of this. Can't wait to go back and try the paella which looked amazing.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere. Sangria is a must!

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great dinner. We did have our children with us so there could have been more kid friendly options but everything we had was excellent. The sangria is outstanding.

AG
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was good. The value might be good for people with extremely strong appetite. Less at a lesser cost would be better for us. Paula was an exception old school professional waiter and the highlight of this visit!

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The shrimp in garlic sauce with the Spanish potato chips along with the yellow Spanish rice and salad is one of my favorite and go to dishes there; always delicious! The cod Croquettes are also one of my favorite appetizers on their menu!

J
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, wine and service were all excellent. Very authentic, great portion sizes and just delicious!

MM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, drink and service! Will definitely be back when I am in the Newark area.

m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Having dinner at Fornos has become a no brainer before events at the Arena. Food and service is excellent. You can pay $35 to park at an event, then another $90 on crappy beer and hot dogs. Or, you can go to Fornos, have a great meal, and leave your car parked there for the same money. Again, a no brainer.

JP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always an excellent experience.

A
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have traveled to Spain, and this is some of the best food that I've ever eaten--anywhere!! Love it!

JC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

As Always, we were not disappointed in the service and food. We have been coming to Fornos for decades and will always recommend this for quality spanish cuisine

BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

We sat next to a very loud table. they were cursing and made the atmosphere unpleasant. the restaurant never said anything to them. being there with kids made us feel uncomfortable.

GM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the way dining out should be. You order appetizers and entrees and they bring, in addition, a full salad, potato chips and vegetables to complement your meal. The Tortilla Espanol appetizer and my Branzino entrée were both perfect. The experience is worth the 18 minute trip, from Manhattan, on NJT, and the short walk from the Newark station.

JB
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hadn't been to Fornos in a few years. Considerably improved ambiance, much more high-end (so not cheap). Great menu choices, large portions and delicious. Maybe a few lower-priced wines? And I think just a listing of the wines would allow easier selection; the wine book of labels weighs a ton. No problem parking.

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

As always, great food and good service. The veal is always my first meal choice and the pulpo appetizer is tender and tasty. The noise level increased around 5:30 as the room filled up with hungry families, but overall always a good place to go for a great meal.

DK
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for lunch with my brother who was flying to Portugal. Good salad, chicken in garlic sauce, clams, great food and very reasonable.

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was great. Upon being seated we were served a great variety of bread along with a complimentary salad. I'm not a big salad person but it looked so good I had to try it. It was so fresh and delicious I had to have seconds. The service and food was awesome. Can't wait to go back.

BJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Group of 12 for reunion dinner. Excellent food and service. Prices on high side but portions large and we took the leftovers home.

MC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meal and was star studded guest list. We met Hallie Berry there.

Def a great place to check out if you get stuck at a Newark airport hotel

DG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food, authentic, full of flavor. Service was outstanding and will definitely return when I am in NJ next...highly recommend!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Consistently good food and reliable for business dinner when visiting from out of town.

e
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience and good food.

KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent Very nice atmosphere and service was very good

JR
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there before a concert. Reservation was held for us even though we were 10 minutes late. We liked the fact that we were served bread and salad before we were ever handed our menus. The Bacon wrapped Scallop in fig sauce is to die for as a app! Even though we were on a time constrain for the concert I ordered the Osso Bucco, which was the best I have ever had. Everything offered smelled great, and both our meals were perfect. The service here is top notch, the sangria is fresh and cold, nothing here to disappoint. Bustling on a Friday night at peak hour, and the service was spot on! Not to be missed when in Newark.

B
Oklahoma City
9 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s a great place for a relaxed dinner with attentive service and authentic, delicious flavors.