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Cafe Espanol

172 Bleecker St, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10012-1455
+1 212-505-0657
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“paella” (46 reviews)
“tapas” (52 reviews)
“lobster” (21 reviews)
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Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
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172 Bleecker St, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10012-1455
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Nice choice for lunch. Not crowded with a friendly staff and ample seating both indoor and out. Lunch included soup. Black bean or a shrimp soup. Both tasty. Main course of flounder also tasty and prepared well.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank PeteK501
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Party of 6 for dinner Friday early evening 5-7pm. The food was good, the service was nothing special, the serious problems is a dangerously steep stairwell leading to the must disgusting bathrooms. And during our visit, out of the 3 stalls 1 was out of...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank IslandFeedback
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Fix price lunch menu is a good value.We ate in the garden room.you get for about$15 a beer or wine, choice of salad or gazpacho, main course (salmon, shrimp or chicken), flan desert. Who could ask for more? Atmosphere is lovely, not crowded and lovely!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank romaniangirlamerican
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

I guess i was full of anticipation and hunger for a traditional paella. I had the Marinara plus added lobster. It was nice , but not spectacular. It was full of shell fish, and the half lobster was not small. It just lacked taste. I...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank LouisWood
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

The place is crowded. The food very good.The ambiance very good.The price similar to other ones around here. The service is poor.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 26 March 2018

First, ask to be seated in the back room. If you arrive before 5, the sangria is $20 (vs $35 thereafter - for a pitcher). The prix fix menu was outstanding. We three had the flounder filet, broiled salmon and mariscada (seafood mix) from this...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank JudyK288
Reviewed 11 February 2018

On a cold and rainy winter day (today) we had an early dinner of tapas at West Village restaurant Cafe Espanol. Recommended to us by our daughter who's had lunch there many times (apparently they have a lunch special - although we didn't see THAT...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank YayeMama
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

If you you know something about Spanish food it is easy to realized this food is not authentic. The food is very regular and the price is ridiculous over the quality we received. I got so frustrated, had a terrible food and paid $260. The...More

Date of visit: December 2017
2  Thank Jocelyn L
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

..... and the experience was just as wonderful! The welcome and service are impeccable. Their sangria is the best I’ve had anywhere, and so compliments the paella. We shared the Valenciana, with seafood, chicken and sausage. Georgia loved the large mussels; my favourite is the...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank yvrbrit2
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We visited on 9th December for an evening meal. We liked the atmosphere, not touristy and everyone seemed very happy. We were served by we believe the owner who was friendly and given some bread and oil and then the evening took a turn for...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Z9546VYmichelles
Greenwich Village
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Gary R
29 June 2017|
Response from 350foodie1 | Property representative |
Nelson Q
11 September 2015|
Response from Tron8 | Reviewed this property |
No it does not have live music. There is old spanish music playing in the background
Nelson Q
11 September 2015|
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Response from Rob O | Reviewed this property |
No,I don't think so!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 172 Bleecker St, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10012-1455
  • Public Transportation: A,B,C,D,E,F to West 4th street station. Walk south 2 blocks to Bleecker St. and make a left. 6 train to Bleecker Street. Walk west on Bleecker St. 1,9 trains to Christopher St. Walk East on Bleecker St.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-505-0657
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Cozy, romantic, authentic Spanish tapas restaurant in the heart of the west village. Customers will be treated to a wonderful candlelight meal by our experienced and knowledgeable staff. Come join us for a taste of Spain.
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