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rcburli Jan 26, 2012 03:18 PM

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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    thegforceny RE: rcburli Jan 26, 2012 07:52 PM

    Txikito
    Boqueria

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    Boqueria
    171 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

    Txikito
    240 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001

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      small h RE: rcburli Jan 26, 2012 08:10 PM

      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.

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        RCC RE: rcburli Jan 27, 2012 10:52 AM

        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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          JungMann RE: RCC Jan 27, 2012 11:14 AM

          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. Motosport RE: rcburli Jan 27, 2012 11:30 AM

          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

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