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looking for Spain on a Friday night

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...

  1. Motosport Jan 27, 2012 07:30 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.

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

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      RCC Jan 27, 2012 06:52 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.

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

      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
        JungMann Jan 27, 2012 07:14 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.

        45 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012

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

        53 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011

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        small h Jan 26, 2012 04:10 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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          thegforceny Jan 26, 2012 03:52 PM


          171 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

          240 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001

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