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82 Good

A fine East Village destination for Basque-style small bites.

107 First Ave., New York, NY, 10003


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This fine East Village dining bar might be further up our list of the best tapas bars, but — as any member of the tapeador police will tell you — the specialty is Basque-style small bites, or “pintxos,” which are not technically tapas. By whatever name, the small-plates “Nuestras Manos” dinner is possibly the finest tapas-esque omakase in town, and so is the egg-and-onion tortilla, which is made fresh to order every time.

Adam Platt

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Insider Tips In warm weather, there’s a takeout window where you can get one of the city’s best hot dogs.

Recommended DishesTortilla; huevos rotos; boquerones; pulpo a la Gallego; wood-roasted mushrooms.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized