Sun-Thu, 11:30am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-11:30pm
1 at 18th St.
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Socarrat Paella Bar, named for that delectable crust that forms on the bottom of a paella pan, is the second restaurant venture of Jesus Manso, who also owns La Nacional at the Spanish Benevolent Society. Like that expat hangout, Socarrat specializes in traditional tapas like gambas al ajillo and patatas bravas, and entrées focus largely on paellas and fideuas. Communal-table and bar seating are meant to evoke Sunday dinner at a friend’s house, if that friend’s abode was designed by the team responsible for the looks of Allen & Delancey and Elettaria.