ABC Cocina
ABC Cocina

ABC Cocina

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (212) 677-2233
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Wednesday: 530pm – 1030pm
    Thursday: 530pm – 11pm
    Friday - Saturday: 530pm – 1130pm
    Sunday: 530pm - 10pm

    Lunch Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm
    Brunch Saturday-Sunday: 11am-3pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway and Park Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from ABC Cocina
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerTapas / Small Plates
ABC Cocina reviews from OpenTable diners
396 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (290)hot spot (215)good for groups (139)special occasion (137)great for lunch (129)neighborhood gem (129)romantic (92)vibrant bar scene (92)great for brunch (86)late-night find (44)notable wine list (28)great for outdoor dining (15)scenic view (9)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • Visitors review
    Dublinlass
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Surroundings beautiful. Staff excellent. Trendy, hard to get a table but food a bit of a let down. ABC Kitchen is better in our opinion
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    vegetarianfoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We love this place! Perhaps our favorite NYC restaurant. Many vegetarian options, and the food is super fresh and creative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant, good ambiance
    young
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Great restaurant and decent restaurant for brunch Ambiance is the highlight. Very beautiful and spacious inside. Good date place. Service was great. Food was great but... surprisingly could have been better. Some foods tasted too salty, others lacked in texture. We tried a mix of tapas and large dishes. Ultimately, I expected more flavor but did not get it. Regardless, the food is still very delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Megc87
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Really enjoyed my experience. Not as good as ABC Kitchen, but I am glad I tried it. Our server was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Fish taco was excellent but that was about it. Tres leches, salted caramel flan, brussels sprout salad were all less than mediocre. Does not even come close to our wonderful ABC kitchen experience earlier.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely perfect! Amazing service too.
    Lorelei
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Absolutely perfect! Amazing service too. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just great!!!
    AM2014
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    We (couple) were there for dinner. The service was really good and the recommendations given by the staff completed a wonderful dinner. The tapas-like dinner was perfect to try different sorts of food (can especially recommend the octopus and additionnally the cocktails). Even got a small dessert as birthday present as i have just mentioned it through OpenTable reservation. All in all a perfect dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review - ABC Cocina
    Gabrielapmoura
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    The food was good and the ambiance is interesting. The service was also good, but not outstanding and I think the waiters should indicate if the food is spicy (when it is not written in the menu). I ended up ordering a rice that was really spicy and could not eat it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place never disappoints!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Everything you order is delicious. Better to go with a group of people so you can try more dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UrvashiG
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Excellent decor and food, cocktails were great too. The vegetarian empandas were incredibly good. The service could have been a bit better, but overall was a wonderful lunch experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent decor and great food!
    Meimei2
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I like the decoration in the restaurant . It is versy simple but cozy. The food is creative but very tasty combination of the ingredients. Would love to visit again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal of the trip.
    Nicole
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We visit NYC a few times a year and read the hype about ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina, and were excited to land a reservation. To say we were not disappointed is an underatatement. Ambience was beautiful, low light and the industrial feel you'd expect from ABC. Drinks were exceptional, and the food was outstanding. Braised short rib tacos, raw fluke, and sweet potatoe empanadas are all must tries. There wasn't one thing we didn't rave about. Our waiter was friendly, patient and accommodating. We had an early 5:30 reservation and were seated right away. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Innovative and Delicious Dining
    TwiggyVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    ABC Cocina has an inventive, appealing, tapas-like menu that allows you to pick either a series of small plates or a large plate. Everything is meant to be shared. Everything we ate at lunch -- guacamole, spicy shrimp, fish tacos, and a shaved Brussels sprouts salad -- was flavorful, even intriguing. The renovated space resembles the restaurant that used to be in this location, and it also shares that restaurant's noisy, youthful ambiance. I can imagine that it would be crowded and exceptionally noisy for drinks/dinner, because there is nothing to muffle the sound. But you can't miss with the food -- there is something to appeal to every taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just okay
    yambartsumian
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I was expecting a lot more, considering that this is the restaurant that replaced Pipa. The food was good, but nothing blew me away. I enjoyed the fish tacos, the meat & eggplant empanadas, the sizzling shrimp (though nowhere as good as Pipa's), the apple and celery root salad, and the stuffed baby calamari. Of these, the salad and stuffed calamari were the most creative, but I've had much better tapas in Spain for much less cost and, again, much better tapas at Pipa for about the same price. The flan was forgettable. Our servers were helpful, knew the menu well, and did make good wine recommendations. All in all, I still don't understand why they had to close Pipa to re-open it as ABC Cocina. Why "fix" something that wasn't broken?
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ShannaVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We loved everything we had here. Fun place with great drinks! Can't wait to go back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOVE this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Dreamy space, incredible food and extremely lovely staff...all this on a busy lunch hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun, eclectic, a little slow
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Cocina is very different from ABC kitchen. Small plates (there are entrees but sharing is the game here), interesting flavor swings and made for sharing things like fritters, balls of cheese and pork, crispy chicken salad. Plenty of tasty options but service comes from so many faces that the end of the meal can take a search mission. Try it
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ply789
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    The food was delicious, it was a great dining experience overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hip and delicious
    TJW123
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Really cool decor, hip crowd but not overbearing, loved the small plates. Fab combinations and flavours. Good for any occasion at any time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The cocktails are really good here. The food is great too. The tacos are well seasoned and were my favourite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not my Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I expected the food to be better, ok at best. everything else was
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So glad I remembered this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great food - cool atmosphere - reasonable prices, definitely going back- make a reservation
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Incredible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    been here a few times, the ambiance, service and food are always great. Tough to get a reservation for prime time, but definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Would not return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Don't expect to eat together if you are having a main dish. Disorganized kitchen had to be explained one too many times as a kitchen "design."
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Late Lunch @ ABC Cocina
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Everything was perfect... food was delicious! Excellent service... Wow!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great room, mediocre food.
    Cpshelton
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    A real let-down. The food was FINE, and that's it. Food from Jean-George's is not meant to be "fine." I wonder what he would have done if he had been served what I was served.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mimi
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Ambiance is noisy and agreeable.l Food is excellent, nice size portions, well presented and service is excellent. Reservations are honored to the minute and the staff is helpful and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet table request honored
    QuietEnjoyment
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I had important business to discuss over lunch and therefore requested a quiet table when I made my reservation through Open Table. My request was honored with a table near the window. The menu is innovative, the food is delicious, and the decor is unique. I highly recommend ABC Cocina.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but Way Overpriced
    Rog222VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I've lived in NYC for a decade, and the pricing at restaurants really doesn't phase me much anymore. I have to say that at ABC Cocina, however, I felt like I was paying a lot for far too little. The food is okay. The best part of my meal was the short rib tacos - melt in your mouth, absolutely delicious. Everything else was meh - guacamole was average at best, and while the butternut squash was tasty, it was definitely something I could make at home with little effort and not worth the $17 price tag. On the plus side, staff was attentive and the drinks were well-made and delicious. Overall, however, I won't return. I'd rather go to Cafe El Presidente for reasonably priced fare.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our new favorite place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food is SUPERB. Have been here two weekends in a row and will be back again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most flavorful food!
    JenniBVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    ABC Cocina is one of my favorites. Everything I have ever ordered here is exceptional. The oysters are always top notch. "Taste explosions" is the best way I can describe their dishes, and they are perfect for sharing size between 2 people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch or lunch
    Comet
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great neighborhood dining fit for casual lunch. A bit noisy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food is good, but nothing unique or memorable. Actually, the fish tacos were not good at all. Very noisy restaurant. It is like going to bar on a Saturday night filled with 20 somethings. Confusing to annoying philosophy to service. Multiple people approached us to ask the same thing - like, what would we like to drink. Also, service staff approached the table way too many times that my conversation with my friend, whom I have not seen for over a year, was repeatedly interrupted. I eat out all the time and sheer number of interruptions at ABC Cocina really stood out. I would not be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Everything was wonderful. Service was outstanding. A little noisy but other than that fantastic,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprising and delicious
    glutton
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I didn't know what to expect and waiter was helpful in describing menu....was very pleasantly presented and delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun
    abc123VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    great selection of tapas but you have to like Spanish wine - there is not much else to pick from
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • perfect!
    njdinette
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I was afraid we'd be rushed through dinner at this popular spot, but that was not the case. Our table of two shared a total of seven dishes, would order each and every one again. The service was friendly and attentive, not overbearing - even advised us when we began over-ordering. The decor is fabulous!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hungryallthetime
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Great staff-friendly, fun-everyone was smiling. Food was great, on the pricey side, but then again, this is NYC. This place is more a tapas bar for sharing food, vs the sister restaurant next door: ABC Kitchen. Took my 13yr old son-we loved everything: calamari, Berkshire pork tacos, guacamole, tenderloin, etc. highly recommend the fritters for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    abcd
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Our party ordered the guacamole (very good), the calamari (good, not great but got several recommendations about it), the short rib tacos (delicious) and the arroz con pollo (AWESOME). Would definitely come back and try some other stuff, but probably would still want the arroz con pollo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • what an experience!!
    spunky
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I was blown away by the decor, ambience, service and most of all by the quality of the food. Beautifully presented and carefully prepared. Every single bite of my food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.