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Cafe Espanol

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Greenwich Village
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172 Bleecker St, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10012-1455 (Sullivan)
+1 212-505-0657
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Elm Grove, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate here on a Saturday night and were able to book a table by phone shortly ahead of time. The restaurant is very cozy but not too cramped. We loved the Spanish decor, especially the tiles and murals. Two of us shared the seafood paella, which was delicious. My son had the octopus, and he said it was as... More 

Thank momof4Wi
Woodside, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I came to Cafe Español on a friend holiday dinner, and I must say I've been craving the food ever since. The stuffed mushrooms are amazing and the sangria is probably one of the best I've ever had. I'm not much of a seafood person but here, the paella and grilled octopus makes an exception.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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235 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

My wife and I stumbled upon this place by chance while walking by. Neither of us know much about Spanish cuisine but decided to give it a try. The staff were very well polished, and pleasant. The interior was artistically decorated with Spanish murals, and elegant. We each ordered from the pre-fix $29.95 menu. My wife ordered a salmon dish... More 

Thank SB5248
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

If you've been to Spain or your family knows how to cook a Paella, then your expectations are very high. This place has been around for many years and has the best Paella in town! I love the service; very attentive and cordial. The food is phenomenal, well prepared and served. If you can't make it to Spain to try... More 

Thank Jacqueline Q
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

we went to cafe espanol valentines day for lunch they had a pre fix for 55$ well worth it had shrimp wrapped in bacon for appetizer delicious baby lamb chops for a entree & chocolate covered strawberries for desert & a glass of sangria. everyday lunch is also a good deal good deal on lobsters on mondays very good sangria... More 

Thank bill2252
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for years. They have the best margaritas. I always get the mariscada in garlic sauce. Everyone I bring there loves it.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The taste of the Spanish food is incredible. But need to use fresh ingredients and to be well seasoned. I think this is the secret of this restaurant! We love the meals with mussels, shrimp and lobster,( Zarzuela I think ). Good prices and wonderful service . The perfect staff attendance and the friendliness of Johnny da Venezuela e Mr... More 

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Berkeley, California
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We had a disappointing meal with enough bright spots to perhaps warrant another visit. While many others wéé drinking sangria we ordered two different glasses of Spanish red wine to go with our tapas.they were ample pours and modestly priced. The first plate was small red peppers stuffed with goat cheese, the contrasting flavors perked my appetite, making me eager... More 

Thank Pfitzgerald1946
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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171 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

To welcome visiting friends from New England we had dinner here. High quality Spanish food (tapas, paella and more). Very attentive and thoughtful service. Really excellent sangria. Small rooms highly decorated added to the atmosphere.

New york
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have been to Café Espanol many, many times over the years -- it's my go-to place when I'm in downtown NYC. The margaritas are the best and the lobster in garlic sauce is my absolute favorite entrée with the thin fried potatoes. And I can't forget the herbed olive oil served with bread when you are seated enjoying that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 172 Bleecker St, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10012-1455
  • Public Transportation: A,B,C,D,E,F to West 4th street station. Walk south 2 blocks to Bleecker St. and make a left. 6 train to Bleecker Street. Walk west on Bleecker St. 1,9 trains to Christopher St. Walk East on Bleecker St.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-505-0657
Cozy, romantic, authentic Spanish tapas restaurant in the heart of the west village. Customers will be treated to a wonderful candlelight meal by our experienced and knowledgeable staff. Come join us for a taste of Spain.

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