Cafe Español - Carmine St.
Pre-Mother's Day Tapas Spot!My wife and I brought my Mom here for a tapas experience the Friday before Mother's Day.
The service was excellent - some of the best we've had in our 8 years in NY - and the tapas were great. The ambiance was also great, with all the doors opening to the street, and a classical guitar player picking Flamenco tunes in the background.
The location also lends itself to great post-dinner strolls through the West Village.
Definitely recommended.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Espagnol is a very lovelyCafe Espagnol is a very lovely restaurant with a nice atmosphere, Spanish music, good service and excellent food. Have been here many times and it is always good.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place! Great foodI love this place! Great food and service. Love the Sangria.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGood group party spotExcellent tapas that are easy to share and their sangrias are pretty good too, plenty of choices of flavors. I am not a vegetarian, but a friend in our party was and it was somewhat difficult to order, but that will largely be true at true Spanish restaurants as the food is typically dominated by seafood and/or ham/sausage/other meats.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Cafe Espanol its oneI love Cafe Espanol its one of my favorite birthday resturant's where I eat the twin lobster special.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI didn't have huge expectationsI didn't have huge expectations for this restaurant, but I was truly impressed by the staffs and the foods.
First of all, the atmosphere is very nice. Although I went there at night on weekdays, there was a man playing a Spanish guitar, which was very romantic. I've requested a good seat, and they have given me a perfect seat.
The staff was remembering my name as soon as I walked into the door, and greeted warmly.
The foods were very good indeed. I would recommend this place to my friends, and would definitely come back.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis has become one of ourThis has become one of our favorite restaurants. The food is very good. Their garlic soup is outrageous as are their grilled pork chops. Things done on the grill are all done very well.
My only regret is that they have not had the "Three Milk Cake" for dessert the last several visits we have been there. This cake is so wonderful, that it makes you forget about your calorie control.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis Restaurant hss becomeThis Restaurant hss become one of my favorites. Not only is the food delicious, but one can make healthy eating choices as well.1/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThis has become one of ourThis has become one of our favorite restaurants. We have eaten there several times now. Oddly enought the very first time I ate here, I was not impressed. The new look of the restaurant and nicer service changed my thinking. I think the garlic soup and the pork chops are amazing. I'd give an excellent rating for the experience, but they regretaby did not have their three milk cake available for dessert the last two times we were there. We had it once and thought it was heavenly. We so much wanted to say the heck with the diet and indulge. But alas, the opportunity was not there. Hopefully they will have it for us next time.12/19/2012 12:00:00 AM