Best Tapas ?
- Aditya Pradja Apr 26, 2001 09:59 AM
Do you people know where's the best Tapas restaurant in Manhattan ?
I also like El Cid, although it is small, and so fills up quickly.
Another option is Xunta on 1st Ave near 10th st., which has good patatas bravas and sangria among other yummy choices. Xunta can also get crowded, but it is much bigger than El Cid and so easier to get a table (or barrel).
Last summer I posted about Dahlia, a tapas place on Amst at 108th. It was a stylish little place we visited on an Asimov recommendation, and had very tasty tapas and good sangria. I dont make any reps that it has or had "the best tapas" but we liked it very much. There have been no subsequent posts about Dahlia and I dont even know if it is even still there. Any more recent intelligence on this?
My personal preference would be El Cid, its really quite wonderful. There have been a fair number of posts about tapas on these boards so do a search here. Also, The New York Times did a capsule summary of tapas in the city just last week so go to the NY Times site and do a search there. (and don't forget to order fino sherry with your tapas, mmmmm....)
I like Domingo's (next to Wollensky's Grill on 49th Street off Third). It's getting to be the time of year when their upstairs outdoor terrace opens.