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Oct 5, 2012 07:39 AM

Tapas - Lower East Side, East Village

I have been compiling a list of mid-priced tapas places for an upcoming trip. I have Bar Carrera, Boqueria, and Las Ramblas noted. I thought I remembered seeing on that was located further east - East Village or LES - but I can't seem to find the posts I read. Or thought I read. Any ideas?

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  1. Pata Negra on E 12th is a nice spot.

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    1. Bar Jamon. And Euzkadi on 4th is pretty reasonable. Las Ramblas is in the West Village.

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      1. re: EBT

        Euzkadi is the one I was looking for - thank you so much! Also didn't realize that there was a more traditional and less expensive attachment to Casa Mono - terrific!

        1. re: saticoy

          Pata Negra over Euzkadi or Casa Mono any day.

          I've actually been asked to move tables mid-meal at Euzkadi so the owner could seat a larger party of his friends. Will not be going back.

      2. There are 2 on 2nd Ave. one is next door to Kanoyama( 11th and 2nd),, the other is on the east side of 2nd Ave. I think on 9th St. down a few steps. I don't remember the names, sorry. Also you have Degustation on E. 5th Street.

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        1. re: foodwhisperer

          East 9th Street has Restaurant Paella -- which can be hit or miss. They have a couple of assorted tapas plates which can be very nice accompanied by a salad with orange and fennel.

          1. re: batterypark

            I like La Paella, and I've found it to be more hit than miss, although I'm aware I may be in the minority on this one.

          2. re: foodwhisperer

            Are you talking about the EV location of Bar Carrera? On 2nd and 11th? It closed last year.

            La Paella is OK, not great.

            Degustation is going to be too expensive for the OP, who is looking for mid-priced places.

          3. I like the tapas on the west side, Las Ramblas, Tia Pol (chelsea) and my favorite Alta for mediterranean tapas

            1. I second Pata Negra. Also, check out Nai. It's on 1st Ave.

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              1. re: bartholomeu

                +1 for Nai. I stuffed myself silly (and I eat a lot) and came away paying around $50. Pata Negra is a bit pricier and IIRC has a smaller menu. Good jamon though.