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Coming from out of town and dinner group wants Spain.
Tertulia is booked for the time we want.
Salinas and Casa Mono are available.
Any thoughts on that and/or other suggestions...
Thanks.

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  1. Txikito
    Boqueria

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    Boqueria
    171 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

    Txikito
    240 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001

    1. I liked Mercat a little more than Boqueria. And El Quinto Pino, although if your group has more than six or seven members, you'll have trouble fitting into the space.

      1. I'm not sure if you (OP) want to limit your Spanish choices to tapas/raciones only as all recommended ones, so far, have been tapas establishments.

        If, in case, you want to do a real Spanish dinner, you probably can't do worse than looking into La Fonda del Sol in the Grand Central area, La Nacional in Chelsea and Sevilla in the W Village. All these serve hearty Spanish (Iberian) foods beyond, and including, tapas.

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        La Nacional
        239 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

        Sevilla
        62 Charles St, New York, NY 10014

        La Fonda del Sol
        200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10020

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        1. re: RCC

          I think the food is better at Boqueria or Mercat, but I kind of prefer the down and out atmosphere of La Nacional. There is something very homey about it that matches the simplicity of the cooking.

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          Mercat
          45 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012

          La Nacional
          239 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

          Boqueria
          53 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011

        2. I never see much on CH about El Pote on 2nd Av but we think it's a great low key neighborhood place with fabulous authentic Spanish food.

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          El Pote Espanol
          718 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10016