Spanish Food in Lower Manhattan 30s-LES
I am looking for a spanish restaurant to go out for dinner with my family and husband for my birthday. I love tapas. I do not want anything outrageously expensive, something moderate. I also love really good sangria. Please let me know if you have any suggestions. Thank you!
plenty of good options:
Ñ 33 Crosby
Alta (more Mediterranean than traditional Spanish, but great sangria)
I am bit confused by your thread title, particular the "30s" part.
Are you saying that you would like Spanish food in Lower Manhattan *or* in the LES *or* in midtown in the 30s, or even in the "lower 30s"?
Or are you just looking for a tapas bar in the Lower East Side where someone in their 30s can have a good time, unecumbered by annoying college kids or old geezers? :-)
La Nacional on 14th st between 7th and 8th aves. They have the most authentic paella that i've had in the city. Also for appetizers, the garlic shrimp is fantastic!
Tia Pol for tapas
La Nacional for paella
n33 is a cute bar, but the food is merely average...
when you say "with my family", how many people are you talking about, and what ages?...for example, some tapas places are really crowded bars that don't really work for kids...
i'd say based on what you've said so far, La Nacional might be the one...
Seconding La Nacional, even beyond the paella, which I can't have. The dining room is small and cozy (sort of half-subterranean, like a garden apartment) and is exactly the kind of place I'd love to settle in for a few hours to chat with family and not worry about a thing. They have a good variety of traditional Spanish tapas and entrees and the service is very friendly--neither the food nor the atmosphere is the least bit hip, but I've done more than one gently priced special occasion here and have always left full and happy.