The best Spanish restaurant in NYC


I have tried a few restaurants that offer dishes from Spain, but many have disappointed me. Spanish cuisine is very rich and varied, but it doesn’t have burritos or tacos. Surprisingly, the best restaurant for Spanish food in New York belongs to an American chef: Seamus Mullen.

Boqueria is an affordable, beautiful, delicious restaurant that showcases tapas (small plates of food) from the Catalonian and Basque regions of Spain. Its name is the same as the most famous market in Barcelona, La Boqueria. (To see pictures and info click here and here)

Boqueria has two locations. The first one, the original, is located in the Flatiron District and because they did so well there, they opened a second location in Soho just a year ago. (for addresses please see below)

Some of the delicious food you can try include “patatas bravas” or crispy potatoes with a mayonnaise-based garlic sauce, paella, Spanish cheeses and cured hams, and many more. For a sample of menus, click here.

Reservations are not required and they are open pretty much all day and well into the night.

Go try it….it’s worth it!

Boqueria Flatiron

53 W. 19th St.

(212) 255-4160

Boqueria Soho

171 Spring St.

(212)343-42 55

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