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Miche929 Apr 2, 2013 05:53 AM

Where is the best tapas in nyc?

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    kathryn Apr 2, 2013 07:25 AM


    I still prefer Txikito and Tertulia over Tia Pol, Casa Mono, Boqueria, etc.

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    1. re: kathryn
      foodwhisperer Apr 2, 2013 10:34 AM

      I like Boqueria. Not a big fan of Txikito, maybe because of the crowdedness rather than the food. I never had tapas at Tertulia ,just bigger dishes.

    2. sgordon Apr 2, 2013 11:27 AM


      Top: Txikito and Salinas
      Next: Tertulia (especially if you like Iberico Ham), Casa Mono, Tia Pol

      Boqueria I think has dropped a peg since Chef Mullen left...

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        foodwhisperer Apr 2, 2013 02:11 PM

        I haven't been to Boqueria in probably 6 months. I used to like Casa Mono but got bored with it. I haven't been there in a while leather. Degustation was once good when it first opened. I was there a year ago and it was pretty bad. Flor de sol, was nothing special , but was very convenient, now it is closed. Tio Pol i like.

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        sushiman Apr 2, 2013 06:47 PM

        All of Alex Rajj's places. U left out El QUinto Pino.

        Tia Pol was number one when she was there.

        I happen to like Solera too. Great old school bartender there to talk tapas and wine.

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          UES Mayor Apr 3, 2013 04:20 AM

          Toro-Soon to be open from Boston. I believe will be in the building next to Del Posto. Hope it's the same quality/style as Boston's. You will love!!!

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            RCC Apr 3, 2013 05:27 AM

            I'm still touting the old guard in tapas here and that's Casa Mono.

            Every time some new ones come around, and a relevant one seem to come around once every 4 months, I end up going to Casa Mono primarily because the new ones are normally on a honeymoon, line-up-for-hours for a reservation mode. For me, Casa Mono with the larger-than-tapas dishes, always excite, either with the continuously solid reliable dishes or any new ones they create every once in a while.

            Plus, and this is a big plus for oenophiles, the Spanish wine list continues to be one of the strongest and most robust that I know of outside of Spain today.

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