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El Porron

1123 First Avenue at 61st Street, New York City, NY 10065
+1 212-207-8349
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (47 reviews)
“paella” (14 reviews)
“octopus” (10 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
Mediterranean, Spanish
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1123 First Avenue at 61st Street, New York City, NY 10065
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1 - 10 of 91 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

El Porron, located at the junction of the Upper East Side and Midtown East on First Avenue, has been a winner for mea and the many friends and relatives -- including Mexicans -- that I have escorted there. The tapas range from traditional Spanish jasmin...More

Thank Lew303
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love their paella. I ordered seafood paella for 2 - 4 big clams, 2 big sea scallops, squid, shrimp, mussels. It has very nice favour. Highly recommended.

Thank Ken_C1947
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our recent stay in New York, my wife and I had a sudden yearning for Spanish food. We located a Spanish restaurant within walking distance of our hotel and off we went. After settling in at our table we started our meal with several...More

Thank Petah B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried 5 tapas and all were average. Happy Hour ends at 6pm. Go across the street to The Nuaa for an amazing meal.

Thank tamaralea
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Having traveled this summer in Spain, we were interested in trying this neighborhood restaurant on our return. We went with family and ordered a variety of Tapas, Paella, and some entrees. While everything was alright, nothing really stood out or made us want to go...More

1  Thank antiques223
Reviewed 24 July 2017

El Porron focuses on small plates, aka tapas. There is a broad selection of traditional tapas, some with a novel twist. The jamon Iberico was outstanding and beautifully cut, paper thin. The pulpo a la Gallega was excellent, as were the calamares al ajillo. The...More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 26 March 2017

El Porron is a local neighborhood place that satisfies in every way. The food is very good (paella, scallops, seafood, etc.), the service is friendly and responsive, and the place is lively and busy. The menu is varied and interesting and there is no rush...More

Thank Joel G
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We went here as a pre-dinner stop for some snacks and drinks. The owner is very friendly and broke out the symbolic "porrón"-the vessels through which you drink wine in Spain. Lots of fun to see your friends try not to stain their shirts and...More

Thank dogeyedoctor
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We (6 people) were there just for coffee after Dangerfield's show. We ordered various coffees and all deserts on the menu family style. All amaizing. Excellent service.

Thank IzabellaBB
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Absolutely LOVED this restaurant & my dinner!! Very reasonably priced. Started out w/ bread & seasoned oil. My stepson got the salmon & I had gambas al ajillo. This sauce on the shrimp just blew me away!! I will definitely be coming back for this...More

Thank Debi P
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1123 First Avenue at 61st Street, New York City, NY 10065
    (Btw 61st & 62nd St)
  • Public Transportation: Take N,Q,R or 4,5,6 to Lexington Ave./59th St.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-207-8349
  • E-mail
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