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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"

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77% would go back.

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Terrible experience.

By tonyc20 on 3/21/2010

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

Went with a relatively large group which was nicely accommodated. However, the food was not great, average at best. For example, we asked for a steaks cooked as medium, but they came very rare. When we sent it back they came too well done. The sangria was nothing to write home about, the flavours were unbalanced. The atmosphere was fine but extremely loud - the music was annoyingly repetitive. The waiters tried their best but were overworked trying to serve three large tables at once. The décor was bland and cold.

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29 out of 65 people found this review helpful.

Food and Staff

By gigi90 on 3/9/2010

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

I went to LA Zarza for a friend of mine birthday and i'm glad i did. We had a big group that we had dinner and more join in after. its 2 pleases in 1. you go have dinner there and you don't realize that around 11pm it turns in to a lounge. The food was so good: snails, ceviche, calamari in a honey sauce and the stakes wore the highlights of the evening. We stay for the lounge after were i had such a good time .If you have a big group and you don't want to stay on lines or be treated like crap by doormen then you should go to LA ZARZA. The staff was super nice, doormen,food, drinks, all in one place.

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36 out of 76 people found this review helpful.

Amazing food

By laurabalaura on 2/22/2010

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

I went to La Zarza last weekend and i had a very nice surprise. Food (i was not expected) Amazing food we had a big group and we share a bunch of appetizers calamari sooo good lamb chops out of this world epanadas .for the main course we got individual plates and i got the paella really good dish. After diner we stay for the lounge where the Dj played a little bit of every thing so we dance all night long. the staff was helpful and the host very nice. I have to go back there.

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44 out of 82 people found this review helpful.

wow

By flowmo on 2/9/2010

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

great food great time at la zarza. i was there last weekend with a big group (20) and everything was amazing. We had dinner first and then we went in to the lounge. Great steak and sangria woow.i will gonna go back for some more. Great job La zarza staff......

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39 out of 95 people found this review helpful.

No taste, no dice

By glimmer19 on 11/12/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

The hallmark of Spanish food clear, bold flavors are nowhere to be found in the dull, conventional restaurant. The housing on the empanadas are like shell casings, the gambas bland, and the short ribs feeble. Worst of all, what is billed on the menu as paella is nothing of the sort. Filled with vegetables, soupy, bland, the shellfish tasteless, it lacks any form of socca (the delicious crust that forms on the bottom of the pan), the signature feature of traditional paella. This is Americanized Spanish food for people who don't like Spanish food because they've never tasted the real thing. (I can't comment on the steaks as we didn't sample them.)

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41 out of 80 people found this review helpful.

Great food!!!

By sofia48 on 10/15/2009

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

I love this place. Its new for me, and i am sure that is going to be my new argentinean restaurant. What I love from la zarza is that they also have spanish food. So is a good combination of flavors. The skirt,the paella, the milanesa are one of the best entrees. And the snails, the corn, the empanadas, the ribs, the calamaris are the best i think of the apps.

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48 out of 88 people found this review helpful.

Great time at La Zarza.

By jeremy13 on 10/15/2009

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

We were a group of no more than 25 people. Not even a single person had something bad to said about la zarza. The especial drink deal worked without any problem all night long. The music was the best that the dj could play.We all liked it. The only problem was that we couldn't drink sangria at the lounge. They only have sangria at the restaurant. Also the selection of spanish food and argentinean food is just perfect!! The service is also a good thing at la zarza,friendly and attentive. I am going to come back to la zarza very soon

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46 out of 86 people found this review helpful.

My perfect birthday party

By skipe on 10/15/2009

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

I celebrated my birthday at La Zarza, and everything was just perfect! The staff was really nice with us. First we had dinner with half of my friends. We ordered a bunch dishes (tapas and main courses) Everything was delicious. The corn, the gambas, the empanadas, the calamaris, the assorted meat plate, the paella,the veggies canelones,etc Also we had pitchers of sangria(blackberry flavor). After dinner we stayed in the lounge, and the other half of my group joined us in our table. We had such a good time. And we didn't spend that much money the had the beers at $4 and the drinks at$6!! That was the best deal ever!! I want to thanks la zarza!!!

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44 out of 81 people found this review helpful.

The best choice for my birthday!!

By dan14 on 10/13/2009

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

I celebrated my birthday at La Zarza. We had a big dinner table. We ordered the prix fix menu,so we share a lots of tapas, and couples good entrees like the salmon,the skirt, the paella, the veggies canelones. And also we had the sangria,very convenient for large groups. After dinner we all stay in the lounge and had so much fun!!

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44 out of 85 people found this review helpful.

Affordable prices

By sione on 10/13/2009

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

Good food. Good service. Nice vibe. Affordable prices. Friendly staff.

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43 out of 79 people found this review helpful.

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