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Spanish Tavern of Mountainside

1239 Route 22, Mountainside, NJ 07092-2609
+1 908-232-2171
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster” (39 reviews)
“paella” (26 reviews)
“soup” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
1239 Route 22, Mountainside, NJ 07092-2609
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Four adults and new born child accommodated quickly. Staff very helpful with choice of meals and refreashments. Great selection of starters, mains and deserts. All well presented - tasty dishes, good size portions and great value. Will definitely revisit.

Thank MP-Apr2018
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I've been a customer for many years. Always our go to for a nice meal, with attentive and friendly service.... and always tasty food. The portions are perfect, and we're never disappointed. Sangria always goes well with the meal - and they do a great...More

2  Thank briandeutsch
Jose R, Manager at Spanish Tavern of Mountainside, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Brian, you don't know how much it means to hear that you've always had a wonderful meal with excellent service from us. Thank you for sharing the kind words, and we hope to have you back again sometime soon. Until then, The Spanish Tavern Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is way overpriced and the food quality is irratic. The service is poor and just not up to speed. I would not return and would not bring guests there. Very disappointing experience.

1  Thank Cls721
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Spanish Tavern is an old school restaurant. By that I mean the place is not modern, but elegant, quiet and clean. It's not trendy, but it has an interesting menu with good variety, with an emphasis on seafood. I ordered the pork shank and my...More

Thank dancercrew
Reviewed 18 May 2018

went w friends for lunch, they still have a $12.95 special that is just unbeatable=soup& entree. we had around the table=pork tenderloin, pork shank & fish. we all enjoyed it & had doggie bags to take home [portions are nice sized]. w a pitcher of...More

Thank leo t
Reviewed 5 April 2018

I had a most enjoyable dinner at the Spanish Tavern while on a business trip in late April. Their specialty was lobster and it was - as the title noted - lots of lobster on the twin portion. Appetizers of calamari provided a nice accompaniment....More

Thank TheRealCube
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Came here with my best friend and my girlfriend for my birthday about a week ago. I was in the area picking up a couch and we decided to pick a nearby place. The Spanish Tavern stunned me on the first impression. Service, was incredibly...More

Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Been a few times for work and personal. Never had a bad experience, even when its extremely crowded.

Thank Carlos P
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

The dining experience here is usually great. However, apparently due to the holidays, perhaps, the service was slow and the food delivered cold. The Tiramisu was delicious and definitely worth getting. You may want to wait and not go during the holidays!

Thank DarleneJohnson120760
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

I found this place from a referral. My girlfriend and I dined here on November 24 for Diner. The food was excellent and the service was exceptional. It was a bit noisy but it was also busy. Complementary valet parking was nice. It was a...More

Thank medic72
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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
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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1239 Route 22, Mountainside, NJ 07092-2609
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Mountainside
  • Phone Number: +1 908-232-2171
  • E-mail
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!
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