Nearby Subway Stops
A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.; 1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
- Brunch - Weekend
- Dine at the Bar
- Full Bar
Houston St. to 14th St., Broadway to West Side Hwy.
This venue is closed.
Beware a restaurant that’s empty at prime time. From the sidewalk, Broncas looks like a gem waiting to be discovered: A peek into its plate glass windows reveals warm terracotta-colored and brick walls, cozy banquettes, and a flood of candle light. Inside, there’s Spanish music playing and a menu of small-plate and Mediterranean favorites. Unfortunately, this tapas spot is not as even in culinary matters as it is in atmosphere: Patatas bravas, that Spanish hybrid between home fries and Brit-style chips, are just shy of soggy; the eggy tortilla Espanola proves lukewarm and bland. Sure, the chorizo has bite, and the blue cheese and jambon croquettes are insanely creamy, but seafood dishes can be fishy and preparations careless. Not every tapas joint has to have the sophistication and rocking atmosphere of Tía Pol or Boqueria, but unless you’re looking for a good rioja to sip in silence, this is one you can definitely pass by.Recommended Dishes
Chorizon de Cantimpalo, $8; croquetas de jamon y queso, $8
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