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ISO Ceviche & Tapas

chocokitty May 13, 2007 12:27 PM

Hey 'hounders,
I have two questions for you:

1. I would like to know where can I find great ceviche (I don't care in terms of location but opened for lunch)?

2. I would like to know where can I find great place tapas for a group of 7 people that is fun, casual, and inexpensive (try under $15 pp)? In terms of location, it's not really an issue.

Thank you so much!

  1. c
    chocokitty May 14, 2007 05:55 PM

    What do you think of Tia Pol for tapas? I'm a total novice when it comes to tapas, so anything would help.

    Thanks again!

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    1. re: chocokitty
      kobetobiko May 14, 2007 06:54 PM

      I think Tia Pol is great! I think most of the dishes are quite good, only a few misses. However, it may be hard to stay within the $15 budget.

      1. re: kobetobiko
        chocokitty May 15, 2007 02:57 AM

        It seems in general, tapas are hard to be under $15. Let's just suppose that we can do $20, what would you suggest from Tia Pol or Alta?

    2. janethepain May 14, 2007 10:52 AM

      I've never been, but Bar Carrera has always been on my list of places to try based on the recommendations of this board because of its a) CHEAP tapas and b) supposedly great sangria. The only issue might be cramming 7 people in there on a busy night.

      1. k
        kobetobiko May 13, 2007 02:52 PM

        Esca has crudo tasting and a range of dishes in crudo styles, so that should fit your cheviche requirement.

        In terms of tapas, if Japanese izakaya is ok, then Kenka on St. Marks will fit the bill. You can order some small plates, plus noodles and onigiri rice balls which are more fillings. Ordering carefully should allow you to stay within the $15 budget.

        For spanish tapa, Alta is probably one of the cheaper ones, but I still think it will be a stretch to stay within $15. You may view the menu on their website.

        Tina, thanks for your recent posting on desserts and Landmarc. They are great reviews! I really enjoy reading them. =D

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        1. re: kobetobiko
          chocokitty May 14, 2007 03:09 AM

          Thanks for enjoying my reviews, kobetobiko! :)

          As for the suggestions, thank you!

          1. re: chocokitty
            jsmitty May 14, 2007 09:31 AM

            el cid is no frills, cheesy decor, but traditional tapas. i think good, not superb, but worth ther trip i think for what your post says...

            322 W 15TH St, New York City, NY 10011-5911
            Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish, Tapas
            Neighborhood: West Village
            Tel: (212) 929-9332

        2. d
          dhchait May 13, 2007 12:50 PM

          Is Xunta still open? They were one of the less expensive but still tasty tapas places I'lve been. Not sure about ceviches there

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          1. re: dhchait
            chocokitty May 13, 2007 02:32 PM

            I was really looking for separate restaurants for tapas and ceviche.

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