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Café Español

172 Bleecker St., New York, NY, 10012
at Sullivan St.

Avg. Rating

Food: 7
Service: 6
Décor: 6

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50% would go back.

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By elill on 12/29/2012

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

This week we celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary. My wife wanted 'paella'. I figured i could make her happy. We were in the village so we went to this rest. which we have seen for years but never tried. WHAT A MISTAKE!! what an unwelcoming place! The waiter did not even want to say hello, he basically signaled to 'get on with the order, forget the introduction or formalities'. as for the table helper, he was basically standing in front of us throughout the whole meal, veryyyy uncomfortable feeling!!! and when we asked for him to leave the brad tray so we can have some more before the main course I thought he was going to hit me with his look!!! you can not atribute this to any language barrier given they both as well as us are latinos. Very, very disappointed; as for the food it was average, not bad, not outstanding.

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65 out of 131 people found this review helpful.

Great food for the price ....

By touring_local on 8/21/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Stopped by on a shopping trip for an afternoon snack on the patio. Great mojitos and tapas. We had the clams, a cheese plate and some pulpo. I thought my friends were going to fight over the clams they were awesome. ... oh and some guacamole, don't forget that with the warm and unique salsa they serve with chips. I would definitely recommend this place for a casual meal with friends. But I never once saw the inside of the place ....

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108 out of 200 people found this review helpful.

Wholesome, and lots of variety

By mwilli21 on 7/1/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is definitely a fine little place. Although the location is sort of out of the way and dull, the food itself is very good and surely 1-ups most spanish food you've tried or had. I cleared my plate without any hesitation and loved it all. I can't wait to go back with some new people. The food itself takes what you love of spanish food, and keeps it real and fresh, unlike the chains you'll see out there like Chipotle and Moe's. The guacamole was a treat and was seemingly healthier as well. Definitely recommended.

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122 out of 217 people found this review helpful.

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