Estrella Alonso Martinez


Lifelong Newark resident, daughter of Spanish immigrants. With her husband Antonio, founded what they claim was the first Spanish restaurant in the area – the first Spanish Tavern in the Ironbound in 1963. Later they founded the Spanish Pavillion in Harrison. She was a member of the Centro-Orensano Club.


“Estrella Martinez, Owned Restaurants” Star Ledger Oct 3, 1998

“Restaurant of the Week By Rodi” Paterson News Jul 2, 1982

“Merry Menus of the Season” Star Ledger Dec 12, 2001