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Tapas restaurant wanted!!

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Tapas restaurant wanted!!

I love tapas!!! The one we used to go to in the village is closed (so sad). Anyone know of a good tapas restaurant where you can get a bottle of wine (or two) and just sit, chat and eat for 2 hrs? Mid town of lower is preferred as we don't venture uptown too often. Thanks!

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1. Re: Tapas restaurant wanted!!

I like both Boqueria:

www.boquerianyc.com

And Sala:

www.salanyc.com

and they are 2 doors apart, so you can put your name down at both and see which comes through first. ;)

Friends have also recommended Xunta, but I haven't been there yet:

www.xuntatapasbar.com

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2. Re: Tapas restaurant wanted!!

Tia Pol in Chelsea is another excellent choice, although it is very small:

http://tiapol.com/

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Las Ramblas in the West Village and Caracas in the East Vaillage

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4. Re: Tapas restaurant wanted!!

In midtown, there was a place called Solera on East 53rd that was good - I dont know if its still there - havent been over there in awhile.

Other great places are Casa Mono and Bar Jamon on Irving and 16th (it may be 17th) - they're around the corner from each other. Mario Batali's restaurants.

And, my other major stop - El Quinto Pino on West 24th. You can do a great crawl between this place, Tia Pol and Alex Raj's new restaurant in the neighb Txikito (or something close) on 9th and 24th

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5. Re: Tapas restaurant wanted!!

I'm so glad someone started this thread! I was wondering the same thing. Tappas are the perfect way to enjoy an evening! I'll be checking these links out. Thanks!

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6. Re: Tapas restaurant wanted!!

okay, i have it narrowed down to three: xunta, tia pol & las ramblas. when we're walking through the village during the day - we'll scope them all out! thanks for the suggestions. i love this site!

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7. Re: Tapas restaurant wanted!!

There's another highly reco'd one in the east village I havent been to yet - Pata Negra.

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8. Re: Tapas restaurant wanted!!

Just thought I'd let you all know that we ended up at Las Ramblas on Friday night and we LOVED it!! It's really small but if you have a window or outdoor table you won't care. An awesome pitcher of Sangria, 6 delicious tapas and a 20% tip was only $90! The servers were really friendly and helpful, and you weren't rushed at all (we were there for almost 2 hours). Although I'm tempted to try all these restaurants.........we'll just head right back to Las Ramblas next time were doing tapas!!

PS. Thanks to everybody for their input, we ended up having such a great weekend.

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Glad you enjoyed- I also love that restaurant.

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What about some venerable ones in West Village/Chelsea? In the 1930's, 40's etc. these were areas where immigrants from Spain (and France) settled. It has always been a somewhat "Spanish" (from Iberia) area, with these old restaurants remaining.

Most of these places are "Old New York" and quite an experience. If you are in NY in late July, some of the old Spanish churches put on a 2 weekend festival on W. 14th St get 7&8 with restaurants open, flamenco dancing, raffles for plane trips to Spain, etc. Quite interesting.

Now, if you really want to do it right, take the PATH train over to Newark and a block of 2 from Newark Penn Station stop is Ferry Street, one of the largest areas for recent Spanish and Portuguese immigrants. You can probably make it from Manhattan in under 1/2 hour. The restaurants are incredible: huge plates of yellow rice, whole lobsters, clams, paellla, etc, like $10. A great Sunday afternoon idea....

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/187700

back to NYC:

El Faro (generally best known)

elfaronyc.com/page/o14x/Tapas_Menu.html

El Charro

http://www.el-charro-espanol.com/

Sevilla

http://www.sevillarestaurantandbar.com/

Cafe Riazor

http://www.caferiazor.com/

www.caferiazor.com/Riazor%20images/tapas.pdf

El Quijote

http://elquijotenyc.com/

La Nacional

http://www.lanacionaltapas.com/

Francisco Centro (mostly seafood)

http://franciscoscentrovasco.ypguides.net/

El Quinto Pino

http://www.elquintopinonyc.com/

and Spain Restaurant on W. 13th St.