Iberia Tavern, Newark, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Iberia Tavern, Newark, NJ
Iberia Tavern
80-84 Ferry St.
Newark, NJ

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  Spanish-Portuguese

Price:  Moderate

Food Quality:  1 1/2 Stars

Service:  1 1/2 Stars

Decor: 1 1/2 Stars

Overall Rating: 1 1/2 Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = Poor to Four stars = Best in Class

On site, secure parking

Food below par compared to other Ironbound Spanish-Portuguese Restaurants

Value:  Excellent

Noise Level:  Moderate - High

Dress:  Casual

Recommended For:  Budget conscious diners who enjoy reasonably priced, Spanish-Portuguese food served in huge portions.

Not Recommended For:  Diners who prefer more fine dining amenities in a cozy, quieter setting

Recommended dishes:  When available, The Parrilhada de mariscos , a seafood combination for two: The Rabo de lagosta, a lobster tail; and The Rodizio

Liquor:  Full Service Bar with a good selection of Spanish & Portuguese Wines and value priced Sangria.

Restaurant Review

Iberia Tavern and Restaurant is a Spanish-Portuguese restaurant popular with tourists who come to the Prudential Center and with locals having a private party in one of their banquet rooms.

Iberia Tavern is the older brother of Iberia Peninsula located at the heart of Newark's Ironbound section.

The restaurant is spacious with a main level dining room and two large banquet rooms above and below the main restaurant for private parties.

The decor is a bit dated --- old school with cathedral ceilings, brick walls decorated with nautical decorative knick knacks, large barbecue pits, and a stainless steel topped bar.

The quality of food at Iberia Tavern and Restaurant fails to rise above the other nearby Spanish-Portuguese Ironbound restaurants, though they offer a very large menu served in huge portions at attractive prices.

Iberia Tavern and Restaurant features ten menu items of Rodizio, a fixed price, all-you-can-eat menu item, containing meats grilled and served on a skewer where waiters bring the meat to your table several times throughout the meal.

During the warmer months there is outdoor dining with a bar is outside next to the tables.

Parking is secure and convenient in their on site parking lot. There is a small fee, at the end of your meal just give them your parking ticket and they will deduct the cost from the bill.

The service is inconsistent and can vary from being very attentive and friendly, to just adequate.

(updated: November, 2016)

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