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El Quijote

226 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011 40.744389 -73.996427
nr. Seventh Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-929-1855 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Spanish/Tapas
  • Price Range: $$$

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  • Reader Rating:

    8 out of 10


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

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 23rd St.; C, E at 23rd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Good for Groups
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


Dining at El Quijote is like taking a vacation—one where you’ve wandered into an utter tourist trap. Kitschy décor  makes the place feel decidedly non-Manhattan; but unlike in other Disney-style destinations, a dollar here goes a fairly long way. Huge portions make it easy to get stuffed on paella and sangria—that is, if you can make your way through the packed front bar area to the even more packed dining room. Situated near other entertainments like Hunkmania, El Quijote makes for a perfect (and perfectly cheesy) bachelor/bachelorette/birthday plan.

Recommended Dishes

Paella valencia, $19.95; lobster in green sauce, $24.95

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