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New York City’s Best Tapas

April 10, 2011 3:04 PM

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Casa Mono

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Whether it’s classic Spanish or rustic Italian, the tapas/small plates dining trend is a great way to share with friends and sample dozens of menu items. Here’s our picks for top tapas in New York City.

Boqueria

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Boqueria

171 Spring Street (W Broadway & Thompson St)
New York, NY
(212) 343-4255
boquerianyc.com

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The tapas are top-notch at both locations of this popular eatery, not to mention the killer sangria in white, red, or rose varieties. The consistently packed hot spot named for the famed Barcelona market churns out classics like pan con tomate, tortilla Espanola, as well as some creative new favorites.

Casa Mono

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Casa Mono

125 East 17th Street (@Irving Place)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 253-2773
casamononyc.com

Casa Mono’s take on classic Spanish dishes and extensive wine list makes it one of the most sought-after resys in town. This Mario Batali-owned eatery has been around since 2003, and for good reason.

Sorella

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Sorella

New York, NY 11201
New York, NY 10003
(212) 274-9595
sorellanyc.com

Sorella is a welcome newcomer to the wine bar/small plates genre, serving up an ever-changing array dishes like crispy veal sweetbreads, grilled quail, and beef crudo, For a taste of everything, check out the prix fixe menu, available between 6 to 10 p.m.

Txikito

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Txikito

240 9th Avenue (@25th Street)
New York, NY 10001
(212) 242-4730
txikitonyc.com

Alex Rajj, former chef at Tia Pol, opened this gutsy Basque eatery in 2008 to rave reviews for its robust and unique tapas. Classics like croquettes, albondigas, and boquerones are done Basque-style alongside some seriously inventive cuisine.

Degustation

239 E. 5th Street (@2nd Avenue)
New York, NY 10009
(212) 979-1012

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Degustation’s small plates menu takes its influences from both Spain and France, churning out some of the most interesting tapas around. The ever-changing menu has been known to feature items like seared foie gras with cocoa and peanut butter among other bizarrely delicious creations. Check out the $55 five course Chef’s tasting menu.

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