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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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Good Argentinean and spanish food.

By mcgiller on 10/13/2009

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

I love the idea of mixing the spanish cuisine with the argentinean one!! The paella with the skirt steak, the gambas al ajillo with the empanadas. The spanish sangria with the argentinean blackberry is also one of the best things of la zarza. The service was on top of everything during our dinner. The music was also a mix of those two cultures. I highly recommend this place.

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28 out of 62 people found this review helpful.

The corn and the snails, the best!!

By freddy1 on 10/13/2009

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

The service was great!! The atmosphere was smooth and cozy. The decoration is very romantic and warm. The food was really good!! And the prices were really affordable.

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28 out of 61 people found this review helpful.

Corn empanadas and good sangria!

By willi on 10/13/2009

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

I went there for the flamenco show. The band was amazing and gave the perfect vibe to our delicious dinner. We ordered the corn,the snails(my girlfriend didn't want to try it) but when she did it,she couldn't stop eating then). We also ordered the corn empanadas and the veggies ones,yummy. For entree we had he filet mignon and the patagonian lamb ribs. Our dessert was the crepe with dulce de leche. No complains! I can wait to come back!!

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28 out of 56 people found this review helpful.

Good service,good paella.

By elon on 10/12/2009

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

I don't usually rate a place with 5 stars. But La Zarza is a beautiful exception. The service was friendly and really attentive. The music was just perfect for our dinner time. And the food was delicious!! We ordered the calamaris, the gambas al ajillo.the short ribs. also the empanadas. And for entree we share the skirt steak and the paella. That was the best!!! The paella was different than any other, comes with a lot of seafood chorizo,chicken and a big lobster! yummy! The sangria shares the first position with the paella. It was the best i ever tried(black berry flavor). I highly recommend this place.

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24 out of 52 people found this review helpful.

The best choice for a birthday party

By tampico on 10/12/2009

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

We went lo La Zarza couple times for dinner before my friend's birthday. I didn't know that this place was also a lounge. We went around 8:00 we ordered food. A bunch of tapas like the calamaris, the empanadas, the croquetas, the patatas bravas the gambas, the provoleta,etc. All this dishes were really delicious. The calamari were the best of the tapas!!! Then for my entree i have the skirt steak. But the best thing on the table was our blackberry sangria,omg!!!!!!!!!! the best sangria that i ever tried in my life, no kidding!!!! you must try it too. Once we were done with dinner the busboy cleaned the hole table, went down and made the dinner table a lounge table. So we staid all night long drinking and having fun. Also they told us that we were more than 20 people so we got a stamp that we showed to the bartender to get half price drink deals!!! Basically everything was perfect! I am going to come back for my birthday for sure. I loved the time that i spend at La Zarza!

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15 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

Really romantic time

By noam on 10/12/2009

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

I was looking for a cozy and romantic place to met up with my boyfriend. And i ended up in La Zarza. The place is really warm with soft lighting and a lots of candles. (perfect for a date) They had a flamenco music show that made my dinner even more romantic and special We had a great bottle of Liugi Bosca Malbec, that we share perfectly with a nice skirt steak and the paella. For apps we did the soft shell crab and the shrimp. All the food was amazing! Our dessert was yummy but it took to long the same with our coffee. The service was attentive.

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11 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

the best birthday celebration

By shiny53 on 10/7/2009

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

I would like to thank La Zarza staff for the great time I had in my birthday. I was celebrating with a group of 30 people. We had our own section in the lounge to hang out together and comfortable throughout the night. We didn't even have to go to the bar to get our drinks, since the cocktail waitress had an eye on us at all times. The drink special deal for groups over 20 people worked out really well and with no problems. For dinner we had the prix -fixe. So we tried a bunch of tapas like the calamaris,the ribs,the datiles. Also we shared a bunch of plates like the skirt steak,the salmon and the paella. Honestly the best birthday celebration that i could have in a long time.

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11 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

very cozy+great food

By MariaVc on 9/10/2009

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

lovely experience. I recommend this cozy restaurant to any person; casual and romantic , i love the food,you cant go wrong with the datiles, and the paella! +friendly service

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12 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

sangria lovers

By DenisseV on 9/7/2009

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

For sangria and tapas lovers! La Zarza is one my favorites places on the EV. Great concept ! The food is so good in general , I heard a new menu of tapas is coming.. cant wait!

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10 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

BEST SANGRIA

By christinaschepers on 8/26/2009

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

I really like this restaurant! The food is great and so is the service. The waiters are friendly, with nice soft music. What else you can ask for? The sangria is definitely the best i every tried! Overall great place! I definitely plan on coming back soon! Cons: The goat cheese croquets that i order as an appetizer was a little bit colder that I would expected to be.

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9 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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