Sun-Thu, 4pm-midnight; Fri-Sat, 4pm-1am
A, B, C, D, E, F, V at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.; 1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.
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It's easy to miss this narrow, modest tapas bar among its large, brash neighbors like the Slaughtered Lamb and Tío Pepe. But once inside, you'll find a rich, garlicky smell that bodes well for the cooking. In a wink to Pamplona, miniature bull figurines run down the columns of the bar's taps. Whether for drinks or for dining, flocks of twentysomethings perch on tall stools or angle for one of the low seats along the front windows as tapas crowd the small tabletops and fingers fly through basic snacks like plates of olives or fried potatoes with smoked paprika. Some dishes even arrive bubbling in little terra-cotta cazuelas, such as the zingy shrimp cooked in white wine with lemon. Such shareable food, plus the soft lighting, make this a romance-inducing hideaway.Recommended Dishes
Chorizo, $8; gambas San Martin, $9; arroz con leche, $7