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Cafe Espanol

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Greenwich Village
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172 Bleecker St, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10012-1455 (Sullivan)
+1 212-505-0657
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we went to cafe espanol valentines day for lunch they had a pre fix for 55$ well worth it had shrimp wrapped in bacon for appetizer delicious baby lamb chops for a entree & chocolate covered strawberries for desert & a glass of sangria. everyday lunch is also a good deal good deal on lobsters on mondays very good sangria... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been coming here for years. They have the best margaritas. I always get the mariscada in garlic sauce. Everyone I bring there loves it.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The taste of the Spanish food is incredible. But need to use fresh ingredients and to be well seasoned. I think this is the secret of this restaurant! We love the meals with mussels, shrimp and lobster,( Zarzuela I think ). Good prices and wonderful service . The perfect staff attendance and the friendliness of Johnny da Venezuela e Mr... More 

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Berkeley, California
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We had a disappointing meal with enough bright spots to perhaps warrant another visit. While many others wéé drinking sangria we ordered two different glasses of Spanish red wine to go with our tapas.they were ample pours and modestly priced. The first plate was small red peppers stuffed with goat cheese, the contrasting flavors perked my appetite, making me eager... More 

Thank Pfitzgerald1946
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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164 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

To welcome visiting friends from New England we had dinner here. High quality Spanish food (tapas, paella and more). Very attentive and thoughtful service. Really excellent sangria. Small rooms highly decorated added to the atmosphere.

New york
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have been to Café Espanol many, many times over the years -- it's my go-to place when I'm in downtown NYC. The margaritas are the best and the lobster in garlic sauce is my absolute favorite entrée with the thin fried potatoes. And I can't forget the herbed olive oil served with bread when you are seated enjoying that... More 

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Mamaroneck, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I was with a large group (40 people) who chose Cafe Espanol for lunch. The reviews I read were far from the best so I was a bit concerned. However, everything....the service, the appetizers, the paella, the sangria and the dessert were all excellent. We were served with courtesy and promptness (as we were going on a boat cruise). I... More 

Thank luvs2travl139
Hurleyville, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Estuve allí el miércoles con una querida amiga española. Regreso seguro; la comida es buena, el servicio es mejor! Should I use English? It might be that only those with latin genes understand that great service is expected in a latin restaurant. Do others understand that subtlety in the smile of the waiters? Don't think so.

Thank Rachna62
New York City, New York
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1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Nice but tight for space.Waiters kept knocking into tables were rude. They were not being care full!

Thank John E
Weston, Florida
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55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Unexpectedly great, authentic, inexpensive set menu for lunch. Ate in the courtyard out the back, lots of food - great value.

Thank thomasmob

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Spanish, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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