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Aug 5, 2009 06:26 AM

Spanish Tapas

My husband and I just returned from a Mediterranean cruise which left from Barcelona. We had the chance to spend one day there before the cruise. We were lucky enough to discover tapas and had two opportunities to enjoy it.

Needless to say, I am now craving Spanish tapas and cannot find anything that even comes close to what we had in Spain.

We live on Long Island, but can travel to Queens, Manhattan etc if it worth our while. Can anyone help?

Thanks (Mucho Gracias)

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  1. What did you have in Spain?

    This will most likely result in having this thread moved to the Manhattan board, but when in NYC, my wife and I like these three places.

    (Spanish, sit down service...)

    La Nacional Restaurant‎
    239 W 14th St
    New York, NY 10011-7149
    (212) 627-4770

    For an authentic Tapas 'experience' (stand or sit at bar, talk to strangers...)

    Meson Sevilla ( a very traditional version of tapas )
    344 W 46th St
    New York, NY 10036-3807
    (212) 262-5890

    Alta ( a more modern version of small plates, with local ingredients
    64 W 10th St
    New York, NY 10011-8702
    (212) 505-7777

    64 W 10th St, New York, NY 10011

    Meson Sevilla
    344 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036

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    1. re: jerryc123

      Thanks you for your suggestions. We were in Barcelona at a Tapas restaurant called Tapas 24. It was only four blocks from our hotel which recommended it. We told them we wanted something not for tourists. Be had what they called "little fried fish" which were whole sprats fried and served by the plateful; grilled sardines-and not the kind from a can, fried sardines, anchovies, octopus salad, and omlette that they descrived as stuffed with potato and onion-I watched it prepared--done inan individual cast iron skillet--paper thin egg surrounding the potato/onion and I think tomato sauce--totally enclosed, round etc with a thick garlic sauce spread on top-AMAZING; what they called "spicy meat on a stick", which turned out to be some kind of meat on a skewer in a light curry sauce, and the most incredible dessert--soft chocolate formed into quenelles-three to the plate with fruity olive oil drizzled on top and finished with a sprinkle of sea salt-TO DIE FOR; and what was similar to an ice cream sandwhich with paper thin wafers on the outside. And to wash it down Cava- their version of white sparkling wine. This is a place to try. It was such a great experience, it looked like we were the only tourists there, wonderful.