El Merengue Restaurant is without a doubt the best Dominican Food in Newark, I love it. The delivery service is fast and if you do decide to dine it, you'll love it too. Good food prices too.
Pros: Great Food, Great music, Great prices
This is indeed the best restaurant in Newark along with La Farandula and la Parada Restaurant under the same management. Good food, sports bar and a tropical atmosphere.
I had to join Citysearch just to say that this place has the best Dominican food I've found in Newark in four years. I'm Dominican myself and was looking for a place with food that has a home-cooked feel. This is it. They have a $3 special that you can order anytime of day as long as there's mangu left and it brings with it an egg, fried cheese, and salami. They're open for 22 hours which is incredibly convenient if you're a college student like me. Plus, they deliver until around 10 which is incredibly convenient. The only downside is that when you get delivery, make sure they bring everything and that it's what you ordered. The delivery guy is terrible. On the other hand, if you're going there, It's a nice place and they just remodeled a section of it so it has a really down-to-earth section and a separate part that's trendy/chic.
P.S. It's safe to park (i.e. your car won't get broken into) since there's a high school right across the street.