73 Warwick St, Newark
My wife and I come to Newark twice a month to buy food supplies and to eat out. Last night we went to Tapas de Paco for the first time and had such a blast.Great atmosphere. Everyone from the young lady that seated us, waiter, bartender staff treated us like regulars and made us feel welcome.The sangria was amazing and very authentic. Everything we tried was delicious. The pulpo al la Gallego was so tender. Will definitely be back to try everything else on the menu. Can’t wait to choose something from their wine list. Great find. Check it out.Mark
Me & my friends were going up 95 and one of my friends grew up in Newark said this place is legit.1st good sign was seeing how many people there were. Place looked packed, always a good sign, but we were seated relatively quickly and easily. Table was clean, had placemats, even had cutlery already. (I hate when I go to dinner and they give ya 3 cutlery sets when you showed up with 4 people - like yeah we lost a guy on the way to the table rip rip).The 2nd good sign: EVERYONE there seemed to be having a great time. I love the positive energy.We ordered a bunch of small plates, I believe they’re called “tapas” because the food is so good that when you’ve eaten the plate clean, your fork tapas some more on the ceramic dish to get the last bits.One of my friends was hungry so he ordered an entree dish. Got a huge piece of chicken and shrimp with sides, all for under 25 bucks. Cannot beat that, besides the fact that it looked like it came out of a magazine.We all shared a HUMUNGOUS thing of paella, it was legitimately insane, and I shall describe in due course: a. The thing comes out in a huge skillet thing, it was so much we all ate seconds and thirds and there was still a lot left.b. The paella was STUFFED with SO. MUCH. Seafood. I hate getting ripped off by places that skimp and give you a gold fish bowl of seafood in a ton of rice — this place’s paella is like an Aquarium amount, in a house with 10 bathrooms, you can fish all day.The drinks were good, I only had a sip of sangria to try because I’m a light weight. I believe the sangria was passion fruit man go - also my nickname in college.Lastly, the dessert was a must, I had the cake and omg I definitely am going to try to recreate that recipe. We all tossed in about $30 bucks, with my friend who got an entree a little more. Insane value for the cost, I’ve spent twice that much tipping the Fromagér at The Modern in NYC. And that Belgian only gave me 3 pieces of cheese. I love wine and cheese though, what can I say it’s a baller time for me and I know I deserve it. All in all, the bill was less than 150, again, a quarter of a meal at The Modern, with authentic exquisite spanish cuisine.The service was great, our server knew the menu ingredients off the top of his head (I know, I know... I’m assuming his gender, but he had a beard so I think we’re cool). So we left a generous tip snd I took some paella home. Ugh just this paella wow. Definitely will be back here again, oof it’s good I don’t live in newark or I’d be here everyday, living upstairs basically.
Came here for the first time this past weekend and loved it! A small place with dim lighting. Definitely make reservations. Tapas style. Food was so good. The red wine sangria gets a thumbs up. I will definitely come here again. Don't run too late because Newark street parking.
If you're looking for a cool mix and feel of the Spanish "Movida" (Vibe) this is a place you must check out, excellent tapas, friendly service, hospitality driven, amazing family who owns the place. Perfect outdoor seating
Great tapas place! Octopus was cooked soft, and my bf loved the crab cakes. Surprisingly, my favorite dishes were cut potatoes. They were so good with spicy aioli dipping sauce. We came here to celebrate our engagement earlier that day! Would love to come back to try different food. Get really busy here so I would call ahead for reservation. $5 valet parking is so worth it since streets are narrow.
If you enjoy eating out at Newark restaurants, and you haven't been here, you're making a mistake. Incredible food, happy friendly staff, awesome vibe. Go, now, what are you waiting for?
This is the best Tapas place in the Ironbound Newark area! The service is wonderful as is the food but don't the forget to order their Sangria! So many flavors to choose from!!! Sometimes there is a wait however it is well worth it!!!
Great food, Good service Only problem is DO NOT DOUBLE PARK if they tell you it's allowed. I was told I could double park and as I am leaving I see a ticket I asked the gentlemen what the problem was, and he told me I didn't valet I had to pay for a ticket for eating at their restaurant double parking is not allowed. As for before when I asked they told me double parking is allowed and nothing would happen
Great find in Newark. The food was pretty amazing, especially the stuff that had a light gravy! I highly recommend the empanadas...The desserts were also clearly homemade and excellent.
Authentic Spanish tapas and cocktails. Delicious food in a Spanish-feel retreat! One of the best restaurants in the ironbound area of Newark.
Decent food selections and good service.Not easy parking but valet parking available.Hidden gem in iron bound. Definitely coming back.
Went here and it was nice. Only I fortunate thing was that this place was closing for the night at 8PM sharp and I arrived after 7. Good thing it's a Tappas place as there were so many appetizers to order from, where if I had a main course, it would have taken longer to recieve my order. Ordered the beef empanadas and they were delicious. Also had the passion fruit sangria and it was also delicious. As soon as I was finished, was asked politely to leave due to the time, but I understood and I didn't feel like I was being kicked out. Next time I will come to this place earlier, so that I can enjoy it longer.
Great place! Welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable staff. AWESOME FOOD and DRINKS!!! A spot definitely worth visiting and visiting again!
This place is PHENOMENAL!!!! the food is LIFE ,I have never been somewhere where everything I tasted was amazing. I literally wanted to order the entire menu but had no more room after ordering half the menu. The hospitality is superb. The manager ,the staff,the bartender, awesome!!! Antonio my favorite! very professional and sincere. Wanna go back tomorrow ???and again and again #chroniclesofafoodie
Great experience. The staff does such an amazing job at attending everyone and working together. Super friendly. Food was delicious
73 Warwick St, Newark, NJ 07105