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Sep 13, 2007 06:07 PM

Tapas and Sangria

Friends are in town and I am looking for a cool spot for affordable tapas and sangria...i am up for all neighborhoods

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      1. re: cdog

        Try the underrated Tintol on West 46th Street....

        1. re: cdog

          I'm sure there are definately places with better food out there (in regards to Pipa), but you can't beat that atmosphere!!

        2. I am a boqueria fan. I love the food and their white sangria is excellent. The only problem is they don't take reservations so you have to get there early or be prepared to wait.

          1. To add to the lists suggested: Alta and Bar Carrera

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            1. re: kobetobiko

              Watch out for that white sangria at Alta -- it packs a stealthy punch!

              1. re: a_and_w

                The red one does too!!

                and with that I'll put my vote in for Alta. It's fun, the food is great, and you have enough room on your table. I find some many tapas places to be too cramped. and Las Ramblas is so tiny I wouldn't consider it for a group.

            2. Definitely Xunta on 1st ave and 11 st. I've heard good things about degustation and tia pol but not sure if they have sangria. Xunta has amazing giant pitchers and the BEST tapas and its fairly cheap. enjoy!

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              1. re: kam0424

                I can confirm that Tia Pol has excellent red & white sangria, and tapas that are even more excellent - prices are moderate, but not cheap. Degustation is definitely a touch more expensive - with that comes a decidedly more intimate atmosphere and flavors maintaining a more delicate balance.

                Xunta has nice-sized pitchers, but the subterranean space always feels sort of dungeon-esque whenever I visit. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, just know that it's slightly more casual than Alta or your other options.