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Nov 27, 2006 12:27 AM

Good Tapas in New York?

Looking for an AUTHENTIC tapas restaurant or bar. Doesn't need to be expensive or fancy, just super super homemade and authentic food. Preferably in manhattan, but would travel to brooklyn, queens or the bronx for the real thing. Anyone know? Thanks, David

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  1. You could go to Casa mono on Irving place. The food is really good and their formula of wines by the quartino is so fun. You can try a couple of wines without breaking the bank!

    1. Las Ramblas. Do a search for "tapas"

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      1. re: chow_gal

        I was about to recommend this and thought better of it since i don't want to overcrowd this favorite spot of mine.

        It's a tiny space, but the tapas and the sangria (esp strawberry) are to die for.

      2. Tia Pol (205 10th Ave) is by far the best tapas i have had in a long, long time

        P.s. You should go willing to wait for a table as it is a tiny place

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        1. re: rachael333

          I also like Tia Pol. It has been a while since I have been to Barcelona, so I can no longer comment on authenticity.

        2. i absolutely loved my meal at boqueria a few weeks ago. had a few bottles of great spanish red wine from rioja and a amazing sampling of the tapas including: quail egg with chorizo, bacalao fritters, mixed croquettas, patatas bravas, veal terrine, pan con tomate, a great cheese course, and a few other dishes. it was all great. only problem is that it gets a little cramped in there. i suggest you make like the spanish and get there after 10 or so.

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          1. re: jon

            can anyone give a review on Xunta? from another website, the author said it's one of his top 5's. just wondering if it's the same for you guys

          2. Tia Pol and Las Ramblas are both really good and pretty authentic.