• Café Español

  • Spanish/Tapas $20-$40
  • 172 Bleecker St.
    New York, NY 10012
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone: 212-505-0657
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This down-market date place on the Village’s most touristy stretch has been barnacled to Bleecker Street since 1976. But while the city’s other time-honored paella palaces present the genre’s clichés — stucco, sangria, and toreador-jacketed waiters — as camp-kitsch, this joint plays it straight. With that in mind, there are garish murals, dopey Spanish pop tracks, and a dining room overstaffed with rushing managers. (Your servers are clustered around the bar TV.) The menu is similarly born of chaos: Lobster escapes unscathed but the marquee paella is dull. The three-course prix fixe is probably your best deal. For cheerier Iberian chow, a far superior restaurant of the same name is nearby on Carmine Street.
http://cafeespanol.com/
  • Hours

    Daily, noon-midnight

  • Prices

    $20-$40

  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Delivery Lunch Take-Out Online Ordering Outdoor Dining Private Dining/Party Space Catering Prix-Fixe

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations

    Accepted/Not Necessary

  • Delivery Area

    Broome St. to 10th St., Broadway to Sixth Ave.

  • Delivery Hours

    Sun-Thu, noon-midnight Fri-Sat, noon-1am

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