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Inexpensive option for large group in Eeast Village on short-notice?

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Would anyone be able to sugggest a worthwhile option in the East Village for a large group (12-16 people) that would be festive and inexpensive?

Ideally, this would be a bar that serves food or someplace where loud behavior is a bit more appropriate.

Thanks in advance!!

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  1. Samba-le is a cash-only tapas place that takes reservations for big groups. We had a birthday dinner a few months ago with a group of 10, and the service was good, prices reasonable.

    1. I went to a birthday party at Mancora on 1st ave / 6th st about a year ago. The sangria and food were very good and the service was decent. It was a lot of fun and can handle a loud group. Just don't be afraid to speak up if you need something. I think the food is Peruvian, and it's a cozy room. I'm not sure if there's an actual bar in the room, though...

      1. Check out Cafetasia on East 8th Street--good, inexpensive food and festive atmosphere.

        1. Mo Pitkins on 1st avenue A