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El Porron

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Neighbourhood:
Upper East Side
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1123 First Avenue at 61st Street, New York City, NY 10065 (Btw 61st & 62nd St)
+1 212-207-8349
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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New York City, New York
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

El Porron is a local neighborhood place that satisfies in every way. The food is very good (paella, scallops, seafood, etc.), the service is friendly and responsive, and the place is lively and busy. The menu is varied and interesting and there is no rush at any time. Prices are reasonable and it's easy to find. A solid bet for... More 

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Thank Joel G
Plainview, New York
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393 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here as a pre-dinner stop for some snacks and drinks. The owner is very friendly and broke out the symbolic "porrón"-the vessels through which you drink wine in Spain. Lots of fun to see your friends try not to stain their shirts and face with the flow of vino. The appetizers were great and I would like to... More 

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Thank dogeyedoctor
Scarsdale, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We (6 people) were there just for coffee after Dangerfield's show. We ordered various coffees and all deserts on the menu family style. All amaizing. Excellent service.

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Thank IzabellaBB
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Absolutely LOVED this restaurant & my dinner!! Very reasonably priced. Started out w/ bread & seasoned oil. My stepson got the salmon & I had gambas al ajillo. This sauce on the shrimp just blew me away!! I will definitely be coming back for this dish!! Small restaurant. They asked if we had reservations when we arrived (we didn't) but... More 

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Thank Debi P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

ditched fancy reservations and went here on christmas eve instead. what a good choice. servers took great care of us, food was delicious and the wine was even better. chill atmosphere was just what we needed.

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Thank amanda b
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Went to El Porron alone, arriving early. I just wanted an Entree, but the waiter somehow without my explicit request included a Starter. This starter consisted of 4 scappos to the tune of $16. I think the scallops came from the frozen section of the 7Eleven next door. Beware, the place looks classy. The wine is OK. But you will... More 

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Thank Brobbo H
New York City, New York
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

El Perron means a type of bottle and this place is decorated with them. It is a cute place to have a drink and have small plates called tapas. They are Spanish delicacies like gambas aljillo, paella, empanadas, tortas etc. It is a good place for casual dining and it has a special charm. The food is not bad either.

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Thank Merta1900
New York City, New York
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Small plates, entrees, great cocktails (Cava Sangria is my fav). Great atmosphere, can hold a conversation with friends. Great for date night too! Management will even accommodate strollers (for families).

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Thank TravelChica212
New York City, New York
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173 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

El Porron is a good local Spanish tapas bar and restaurant. Feels like being back in Spain. We sat at the bar and sampled some tasty shrimp, octopus, squid, and other select tapas. The meatballs were delicious. Very good wine list - we opted for an Albariño that was crisp and good value. The atmosphere is also very good -... More 

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Thank ZenaRd
New York
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This place is a welcome find in a neighborhood with too many so-so "me too" choices. One side of the menu is comprised entirely of hot and cold small plates including absolutely delicious grilled calamari (so rare to find calamari grilled vs fried) and the other side, entree sized portions of many of the same items (though there are some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1123 First Avenue at 61st Street, New York City, NY 10065
    (Btw 61st & 62nd St)
  • Public Transportation: Take N,Q,R or 4,5,6 to Lexington Ave./59th St.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-207-8349

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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