our heritage

The first Spanish restaurant in New Jersey opened in 1963 by our grandparents, Antonio and Estrella Martinez.  They dreamed of bringing excellent Spanish cuisine to New Jersey.  It was difficult

introducing this new cuisine, but little did they know the effect it would have on dining in New Jersey.


Putting together equal parts imagination and culinary expertise, Spanish Pavillion Restaurant is one of the finest Spanish restaurants throughout the greater Newark /Harrison region. We proudly boast signature dishes and a host of gourmet specialties, rotating new dishes and old favorites on a daily basis.

At Spanish Pavillion Restaurant we take great pride in offering you an excellent dining experience.  Our dishes are all made fresh to order, as we have a from scratch kitchen. Our décor is traditional with a modern flare and our menu is created using as much locally sourced produce and sustainable ingredients as possible.


The idea was simple: Give the finest traditional Spanish food at a reasonable price with warm, friendly and efficient service.  Our grandparents made you feel like you were entering their home, when you entered into their restaurant.  You may have entered as a customer, but you left as a friend.


As the second and third generations continue the family tradition, we want to maintain the same ideas which were taught to us by our grandparents.  We not only welcome you as customers to our

restaurant, we welcome you as friends into our home.


Sit back, relax and enjoy some friendly service while your mouth-watering meals are being prepared by some of the same chefs who have been with our family for years.


Your Hosts,

Jerry and Michael Fernández


Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.


PATIO (May-September)

Monday - Friday 3:30p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday  Noon - 11:30 p.m.
Sunday  Noon- 9:00 p.m.

consistency & sustainability