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Kenny7134 Jan 31, 2010 10:52 AM

Spain, Forno's and Casa Vasca used to be great spots in Ironbound in the 80s when I lived in NY/NJ

Coming back for a visit in March-- are these places still the best

Other suggestions?

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    yogi70 Jan 31, 2010 01:35 PM

    Spanish tavern and Don Pepe are nice too, but was at Casa Vasca a few weeks back and it was fantastic. That complimentary lentil soup is amazing lol.

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      Yellowshirt Jan 31, 2010 01:47 PM

      Casa Vasca still excellent

      We like Don Pepe's as well

      Have heard mixed reviews on the others

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        bropaul Jan 31, 2010 02:35 PM

        Casa Vasca is still my "go to" Spanish in Newark. I do like the tapas at Mompou,though.

        1. flourgirl Feb 1, 2010 04:49 AM

          We just ate at Casa Vasca a few weeks ago and the food was delicious! One of the dishes I ordered was a special - grilled baby squid. One of the best things I've ever eaten.

          edit: wanted to add that there WAS one dish we ordered that none of us really liked - the stuffed clams. They were kind of soggy and the seasonings tasted off. But maybe it was just a bad day for the stuffed clams. (I hope so, because I LOVE stuffed clams...)

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