We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Porron

1123 First Avenue at 61st Street, New York City, NY 10065
+1 212-207-8349
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
  • 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
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Spanish
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1123 First Avenue at 61st Street, New York City, NY 10065
All Details
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (103)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

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
Nearby
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
...More
Nearby Restaurants
Ritz Diner
328 reviews
.04 km away
Ravagh Persian Grill
154 reviews
.06 km away
Il Vagabondo
200 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram
2,965 reviews
.27 km away
Queensboro Bridge
213 reviews
.30 km away
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
43 reviews
.12 km away
T.J. Maxx
12 reviews
.21 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from El Porron staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing