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La Zarza Resto-Lounge

166 First Ave., New York, NY, 10003
nr. 10th St.
212-477-1111

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 9
Service: 8
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

77% would go back.

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Love this place

By marita32 on 8/13/2011

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

Recently moved to the East Village and walked by this sexy place. Nice surprise! food was great from appetizer to dessert. I tried the Tuna ceviche, amazing. I loved the combination of tuna, pineapple and ginger. For entree i choose the trout in the paper, and again really good. Very fresh and soft. The dessert was just great, panqueques with the caramel….so good! We had a great bottle of white from Spain. Its good to move to a new neighborhood and find a cool spot!

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42 out of 85 people found this review helpful.

Great spot for light bite and drinks; bartender was awesome!

By NJS on 11/19/2011

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

Wife and I stopped in this place before meeting up with some friends at a bar nearby. It was a Friday night and there was a cool jazz/ samba band playing in the front. We weren't too hungry so we had a few of the tapas and a few drinks at the bar. Bartender was really cool and great for recommendations. Specialty drinks were very innovative and about what you would pay anywhere in Manhattan. They certainly didn't add gratuity on our bill so not sure about that comment from another review. Overall, great place if you're looking for Latin/ Spanish in the EV.

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46 out of 86 people found this review helpful.

Great experience.

By terepab on 1/5/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I'm impressed about those reviews. I actually tried this place several times and all my experiences were so great. The food is amazing, so tasteful, my ribs and steak was perfectly cooked.the service is fun and prompt(the waiter was really cute by the way...) The sangria definitely rocks, fresh and yummy.. also the coconut mojito. The ambiance was actually the best part of the night, really good looking crowd, so New York..The perfect place for a pre-dancing night out in the city!! I will come back and i'll keep sending friends to this place, i never got a bad feedback...

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18 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

Love it

By carolunatz on 1/6/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

I couldnÂ’t have conjured a more pleasurable experience like I did at La Zarza. Very busy place , still the service was attentive, polite and available whenever we needed something. It was my sisterÂ’s birthday and she loved it. Skirt steak was great!( I would like more sauce) Also arroz verde needs some more flavor, the rest was perfect, both ceviches were so fresh, lobster my favorite.The soft shell crab also unique.My sister loved the calamaries and the cocktails!!! We left this restaurant really happy . Do I need to say that IÂ’ll be back?

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12 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

Yummy and fun

By lela38 on 1/18/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

This place is great, we had dinner last night(saturday) and it was amazing. The food is so tasty an the presentations are beautiful. We had what they call "make your own sangria", wich is so original , and the result is great.We ended up getting three sangrias! There was a dj spinning cool deep house music, i've got to say, this is my favorite new place in New York. Service: really good, waiter was always there when we needed something.Good job!!

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14 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

very good

By carolinaromo on 8/20/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

im surprised of some of the reviews form this place, wich i think is great and fun, having a dj while you are having dinner on a friday night? why not? also the sangria is one of the best i have ever tried. paella is amazing and appetizers, well yes. some of them small but good enough for a complain. i will be back for sure.

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16 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

Great place!

By marciaclerk on 11/17/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Excellent place. Walked by the other night and decided to give it a try since they had Live Music and the place looked very cozy. Good decision!, the food was very good and the ambience super fun. The Tuna ceviche is to die for and the Veal Chop as well. We got a great red from Argentina, all at a very reasonable price for the quality. One little thing, as we walked in without reservations we were placed too close to the band, it was kinda loud...so next time i'll make sure to call beforehand. Will come back!

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43 out of 87 people found this review helpful.

Awesome

By veronicanata20 on 1/4/2012

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

The food in this place is awesome. You must try the Datiles(stuffed dates wrapped in bacon), Tuna ceviche, the corn on the cob!, the risotto with meatballs and the parrillada(assortment of meat). For dessert the panqueques and churros. I can't believe we ate so much, lol. Everything was good. Service is attentive and the live music was an excellent touch. Coming back soon!

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44 out of 82 people found this review helpful.

fantastic!

By ivanafedel on 7/28/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

i went to La Zarza on wednesday night with a couple of friends and we had a really great time... they had live music (flamenco).. ... and the food was very good... .. u cant miss the sangria.!

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13 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

soo good!

By LaylaS on 8/10/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

i went with some friends to La Zarza on a wednesday night and we had a fantastic time! Food was really good, we had chicken empanadas and calamari as appetizers. and then we ordered paella.. so good! (the bread they used to serve before was a little bit better though) service was very attentive and music was very relaxing..

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13 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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