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Pipa tapas y mas

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ABC Carpet & Home
38 E. 19th St., New York, NY 10003 40.738289 -73.989583
nr. Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-677-2233 Send to Phone

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

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Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch


  • Full Bar




This venue is closed.

Once upon a time, ABC Carpet installed a restaurant that looked like something out of a fairy tale, with delicate baubles dangling from the ceiling, ornate chandeliers, and exotic tapestries, all very much for sale. Even the tables carried price tags. The décor enchanted, but the food didn’t draw crowds. Then Douglas Rodriguez, who made his name by popularizing Latin-American cuisine at Patria, took over the kitchen and created Pipa as a Spanish-style tapas restaurant. Rodriguez has since departed, but the buzz persists. Long tables encourage large groups, who congregate to share small dishes like crispy calamari, grilled octopus, and shrimp and garlic—all washed down with pitchers of sangria. Those intent on a complete meal can order paella, saffron-flavored rice heavy with seafood or mushrooms; grilled skirt steak; or pan-seared tuna with wasabi ginger aioli. Salads seem somewhat out of place, and the coques, pizza-like flatbreads with tasty toppings, are fun despite the doughy crust. The chandeliers and antique mirrors are still for sale, but the tapas and sangria provide edible, sensual allure, starting right after work and extending into the evening.

Recommended Dishes

Mini chorizo, $10; piggy back dates, $10; pulpo gallego, $13