Mompou Tapas Wine Bar & Lounge is redefining the Ironbound dining experience. While Newark’s Ironbound District has long been known for its Portuguese, Spanish, and Brazilian restaurants, Mompou has introduced the popular small plates concept of tapas with an incredible wine list to match. Mompou’s chef crafts seasonal menus featuring traditional tapas, as well as many innovative dishes celebrating an exciting culinary vision. Mompou’s convivial and comfortable space invites the celebration of good food, good friends, and good times. Upstairs, take in the vibe of the restaurant/wine bar, distinguished by its sophisticated décor—exposed brick, a wall of rough-hewn logs, a dazzling ceiling of hammered copper, a long bar with an uplit top, and dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that open up to the international ambience of Ferry Street. At the downstairs lounge, things get a little cozier with soft cushions and low tables. The outdoor patio is open for warm weather dining, not to mention sipping one of Mompou’s outstanding international wines or an expertly made caipirinha, mojito, or a special martini from the cocktail menu. Mompou is an exotic escape from the everyday.
Pinchos De Camarones
Grilled marinated shrimp skewers with garlic and shallots infused white wine cream sauce, finished smoked paprika & fresh herbs
Crab Meat Crusted Tilapia
Poached tilapia encrusted with crab meat. served with tostones & finished with a herb cream sauce
Falda a La Plancha
Grilled hanger steak, tavern style potatoes & sautéed spinach topped with a horseradish sauce
Pan seared pacific salmon served over a quick fricassee of black eyed peas & shaved collard greens, topped with a honey mustard glaze