Restaurants

Top Choice Tapas in Newark

Mompou

With a zinc bar and a snappy cocktail list, this chic bar-lounge hums with convivial conversation. Tapas include bacaloa (salted-cod croquettes), patatas bravas, txistorra (basque sausage) and, our fave, calamari in…
Basque in Newark

Casa Vasca

A Spanish hideout a few blocks off Ferry St, Casa Vasca's white-tablecloth look belies its down-home Basque cooking, featuring delights such as pulpo a la gallega (Galician octopus) and garlic shrimp. Old-school all…
Portuguese in Newark

Iberia Peninsula

The granddaddy of all Portuguese–Spanish restaurants seems to sprawl forever: the outdoor bar and stage are the center of the action on match days at Red Bull Arena and Portugal Day festivities. If you're pre-gaming…
Brazilian in Newark

Casa Nova Adams

This cabana-themed Brazilian eatery features murals of country life and Palmeiras football club flags. Adams has a huge oval bar and monster portions: if you order the plato mixto with fried banana, fluffy white ric…
Bakery in Newark

Alvaro's Pastry Shop & Deli

Perfect place to mix with the locals at a Formica table while sipping an espresso and munching on a bolo de arroz (Portuguese rice cupcake) or pastéis de belém (custard tart). Don't miss the tangy laranja, or orange…