Tapas joint in a fashionable space reminiscent of pre-austerity Barcelona street culture. "Gaudi-inspired" iron window panels, horsehide banquettes, and exposed logs upgrade your average hipster ea... read more
Chef Dani Garcia recreates his south of Spain restaurant in Gramercy. Airy space sees vibrant zigzag tiles, roomy booths, warm, backlit latticework. Tapas list features oxtail brioche, croquettes, ... read more
Trendy Spanish café is a cozy nook of a place, with white brick walls, tangerine bar, and vintage diner tables. Tapas fare and “bikini” sandwiches put together with American ... read more
Alta crew comes down from on high to mingle with the Bowery peoples. Social spot, with bar seating and banks of communal tables. Three separate spaces spread over a couple of floors, romantic light... read more
Héctor Sanz of Rayuela and Macondo hooks up with Jesús Núñez of Gastroarte for classic Spanish. Think tapas, sangria, paella, served until 2am to accommodate homesick Ib... read more
Regular rave over this pan-Mediterranean spot that somehow manages to do small plates right. Handsome dining room with lots of marble and colored tile. Kitchen does well with both surf and turf. Oy... read more
Seamus Mullen follows up Boqueria with another run of authentic tapas, this time channeling the cider houses of Asturias. Cider barrel gets pride of place behind the bar, primed to dispense lightly... read more
Tapas spot fits right in to Maritime/Dream Hotel glam corridor, but on an intimate scale. Small bar up front, atmospheric back porch with fireplace, retractable roof. Tablecloths and chairs in a de... read more
"Crusty rice" just sounds better in Spanish. Scrape la soccarat off your paella pan, enjoy with rich mix of chicken, beef, shellfish, and green beans in the classic house version. Also top tapas li... read more
Pronounced "chiquito." Obvs. Lexulous-friendly spot from Alex Raij, late of nearby Tía Pol and El Quinto Pino. Basque tapas, divided into hot, cold, and canapé. Classic salt cod pil... read more
OMFG, dates stuffed with almonds and blue cheese, and wrapped in bacon! More diabolical small plates from Flatiron original. Authentic bites inspired by the bars around Barcelona's ancient public m... read more
"Crusty rice" just sounds better in Spanish. Scrape la soccarat off your paella pan, enjoy with rich mix of chicken, beef, shellfish, and green beans in the classic house version. Three additional ... read more
Loud, happy, tapas-esque enviro with communal table, jumping bar, and free-flowing bloody Spanish red. And yet: the first chef's name was Seamus, the owner's French, and the best things come on big... read more
Jack Lamb, dapper East 5th Street don of Jewel Bako and Jack's Luxury Oyster Bar, strikes again with the teeniest, most mannered tapas bar ever. Eighteen seats in an elegant narrow room with dark, ... read more
Realest Basque in town. Creative variations on Spanish finger foods. Slender, cozy, but smoking hot, perpetually packed and lively. Tough to get a table and list applies to bar, so don't hinge your... read more
Village brownstone hiding sexy tapas spot. Menu starts Spanish, but gets haute creative in a hurry, picking up Middle Eastern flavors. Smoked eggplant and lebne dip with za'tar, lamb meatballs with... read more
Flesh lover's paradise courtesy of Mario Batali and his Crocs. The man's man's tapas. Steak, sweetbreads, quail, guinea hen, pork cheeks, pig's feet, you name it. Both duck hearts and duck eggs. Sl... read more
Spanish basement circa 1930, or '50, or '70—kinda timeless, in fact, despite the recent spruce-up. Authentic tapas taste stands out in cluttered field of trendy pretenders. Affordable paell... read more
Rio Mar peeps move slightly north and keep the same menu, same prices, and same general vibe—all pleasantly low-key. Modest interior done in shades of Spain; arched doorways, brick walls. Sangria-f... read more
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