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best sangria-manhattan

looking for really good sangria in the city (preferably manhattan). like it a little on the sweet side. good food is definitely a bonus...especially if they have great gazpacho.

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  1. although i'm not a huge fan of the food the sangria at boqueria is amazing. they have 3 different kinds. i had the pink version it was delicious. also crazy as it sounds i remember tony dinapolis having great sangria.

    1. I had the sangaria at Calle Ocho last week for the first time in years. I thought it was phenomenal.

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      1. re: Spends Rent on Food

        Yuca Bar has very good (and strong) sangria....also a half pitcher is only $15 during happy hour. The food is pretty good...a bit hit or miss though.

        1. re: ukitali

          I concur. The sangria, both red and white, were very potent and really delicious. On a recent trip there, I downed a couple of pitchers with friends and we snacked on the yuca fries. The fries are pretty good (I've definitely had better), but the onion salsa garnish in the dish was the star for me.

      2. Calle Ocho sangria is pretty good. I found it a bit strong though. They have a great deal for brunch - unlimited sangria buffet (8 different types) for the price of your entree. They offer this on Sat. and Sun. I personally prefer the sangria at Rosa Mexicano.

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        1. re: eameyer

          I thought the opposit. ha...incredibly reasonable for brunch on SUNDAY though.

          1. re: eameyer

            It should be mentioned that Calle Ocho has several different types of sangria that they serve at the brunch ranging from heavy and sweet (as in the Harlem) to tart and light (as in the lychee-flavored sangria).

          2. I'm a big fan of the sangria at Itzocan Bistro (Lex and 101). The food is great, as well.

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              1. re: notsochubbychubette

                Victor's Cafe makes an excellent White Sangria too!!!!!!!

            1. I know nothing about the quality of the sangria at Cuba (or anywhere - I don't like sangria), but as per Eater.com, it is $5 during Monday happy hour, if that's a draw for you.

              The Deal: Extended happy hour, $5 sangria, mojitos, caprinhas, $4 beers, $5 appetizers.
              When/Where: Monday nights 4 - 10 p.m.; 222 Thompson St., 212-420-7878.

              1. Son Cubano and Flor del Sol serve an incredible champagne sangria.

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                1. re: funghirl

                  Not a sangria person, but my wife is and she loves the sangrias (red and white) at Sofrito, 400 East 57th. Food is good, huge portions, but NOISY NOISY.

                2. Recently had a very good (but pricey) single serving sangria at Mayahuel. La Vida En Rosado -- strawberry infused blanco tequila, rose wine & elderflower. Refreshing on a hot summer afternoon.

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                  1. re: kathryn

                    Thanks...When did Mayahuel officially open? How did you like it?

                    www.thelunchbelle.com

                    1. re: LeahBaila

                      I have no idea re: opening date but they've been taking walk-ins off the street from what I can tell. Lots of folks stopping by because they heard about it on UrbanDaddy, etc.

                      It's brighter and airier than a lot of the other serious cocktail bars and they have the door open when it's nice out. The drinks are fantastic so far. But bar only seats 6 though.

                      1. re: kathryn

                        Thanks for the info, Kathryn...I can always count on you!

                        www.thelunchbelle.com

                  2. Love the sangria at Sala One Nine (excellent tapas menu, too) and Barrio Chino (completely great food). Barrio Chino also makes stellar margaritas if your fellow drinkers don't do sangria.