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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“paella” (47 reviews)
“tapas” (51 reviews)
“lobster” (20 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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1 - 10 of 206 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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

1  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

Thank Kevan R
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

Thank michelle s
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Been going for many years, Very consistent in their food year after year.very good food & reasonably priced for their quality.& good menu & service. Over the years their competition has closed. Says much about Cafe Espanol.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Went here for dinner and sat in the back in the garden. Food is very good and our waiter was great as well. We were a party of five and we all enjoyed out food and drinks. Would definitely go back.

Thank Sonja C
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I miss the Surf n' Turf combo which we don't find in a lot of European restaurants. We had beefsteak and succulent lobster accompanied with a choice of pasta and rice.

Thank Teodora2014
Reviewed 6 July 2017

LGBTQ members be careful here as the bigoted owner has made it very clear that we are not welcome at Cafe Espanol. My boyfriend and I came here for lunch, we were sitting next to each other at our table and I had my arm...More

7  Thank NYCJay1
Cafe E, Owner at Cafe Espanol, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Hi Jay, we really apologize for the experience you had at Cafe Español; unfortunately the person who was there jokes hard with the staff and he thinks he can joke with everybody else passing the line; I am the other owner and it makes me...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I have been coming here for over 15 years and have always been impressed with the quality of food, portions, service, and ambience; so when we needed a venue to celebrate a special occasion this was our first choice. We were having...More

Thank bobsonera
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Been hitting this place for their Prix Fix lunch menu for decades and they never disappoint! I have never had anything that i didnt fully enjiy, but the Paella is to die for!! And their sangria is pretty great, too. Always recommend.

Thank Cheryl B
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Questions & Answers
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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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