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Cafe Espanol

) #1,488 of 9,242 Restaurants in New York City €€ - €€€ Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish
172 Bleecker St, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10012-1455
+1 212-505-0657
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“paella” (46 reviews)
“tapas” (50 reviews)
“lobster” (20 reviews)
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Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
172 Bleecker St, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10012-1455
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1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I have been coming here for over 15 years and have always been impressed with the quality of food, portions, service, and ambience; so when we needed a venue to celebrate a special occasion this was our first choice. We were having...More

Thank bobsonera
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been hitting this place for their Prix Fix lunch menu for decades and they never disappoint! I have never had anything that i didnt fully enjiy, but the Paella is to die for!! And their sangria is pretty great, too. Always recommend.

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We stumbled upon this little gem several years ago and haven't made a trip to NYC without visiting here since. They have great Spanish food and the sangria is Yummy! We sometimes sit out front and watch the world go by and other times in...More

1  Thank TXWanderWoman
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We just picked this place by random and what a find. In the village it's full of tourist traps. Great Spanish food, amazing drinks and reasonably priced. Impeccable service. Outdoor seating weather permitting.

Thank athena825
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We stopped for dinner at Cafe Espanol on Bleecker Street after an interesting movie at the Film Forum -- it was new to me but my companion had visited several times in years past. The restaurant has several different rooms, with tables very close together...More

1  Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

a hidden gem in the village. great service in an intimate setting in the village. ask for a table out back in the outdoor area with stone and ceramic tiles. really does feel like dining in spain. a must do.

Thank Seapinesmiserable
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We ate here on a Saturday night and were able to book a table by phone shortly ahead of time. The restaurant is very cozy but not too cramped. We loved the Spanish decor, especially the tiles and murals. Two of us shared the seafood...More

Thank momof4Wi
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I came to Cafe Español on a friend holiday dinner, and I must say I've been craving the food ever since. The stuffed mushrooms are amazing and the sangria is probably one of the best I've ever had. I'm not much of a seafood person...More

Thank sofiafleur
Reviewed 12 March 2017

My wife and I stumbled upon this place by chance while walking by. Neither of us know much about Spanish cuisine but decided to give it a try. The staff were very well polished, and pleasant. The interior was artistically decorated with Spanish murals, and...More

Thank SB5248
Reviewed 22 February 2017

If you've been to Spain or your family knows how to cook a Paella, then your expectations are very high. This place has been around for many years and has the best Paella in town! I love the service; very attentive and cordial. The food...More

Thank Jacqueline Q
Greenwich Village
Commonly known as “the Village” to New Yorkers, it was
here in Greenwich Village that both 1960’s counter
culture and the LGBT movement were born. Famous for
its bohemian past, head to Washington Square Park to
get a feel for this diverse and energetic
neighbourhood. You’ll find NYU students, street
performers, skateboarders, kids frolicking in the
fountain, and locals relaxing and playing chess.
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Nelson Q
Does it have live music
10 September 2015|
Response from Tron8 | Reviewed this property |
No it does not have live music. There is old spanish music playing in the background
Nelson Q
Does it have live music?
10 September 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Rob O | Reviewed this property |
No,I don't think so!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 172 Bleecker St, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10012-1455
  • Public Transportation: A,B,C,D,E,F to West 4th street station. Walk south 2 blocks to Bleecker St. and make a left. 6 train to Bleecker Street. Walk west on Bleecker St. 1,9 trains to Christopher St. Walk East on Bleecker St.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-505-0657
  • E-mail
Cozy, romantic, authentic Spanish tapas restaurant in the heart of the west village. Customers will be treated to a wonderful candlelight meal by our experienced and knowledgeable staff. Come join us for a taste of Spain.
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