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Cafe Español - Carmine St.

Cafe Español - Carmine St. Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafeespanolny.com
  • Email: cafeespanolcarminestreet@gmail.com
  • Phone: (212) 675-3312
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Offering a variety of trays from our tapas menu to paella, meats, and chicken dishes. We provide delivery, set up, and workers if needed. We have over 20 years experience. Please contact us to help organize your special event or fun Spanish theme party.
  • Entertainment: Live Spanish music every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 7pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th Avenue South
  • Public Transit: You may take the 1 train to Houston St. and walk on Varick St. against traffic and make a right on Carmine St. Also any train to west 4TH right on Carmine St. toward 7TH Ave south.
  • Parking: No
A word from Cafe Español - Carmine St.
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpanish
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a long table that was perfect for a large group with 4 kids. Food was really nice (although expensive), service was nice and we weren't rushed into leaving even though it was Saturday night."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The veal dish I ordered from the lunch menu came under-cooked, almost raw...I was thinking of sending it back, but felt uncomfortable doing so. The waiter was very easily distracted. At some point, he forgot about me for almost 20 min, when I wanted to take a look at the dessert menu. The other party (the only party at the restaurant at the time), got his entire attention for some social exchange and such..."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "the tapas were delicious but portions were (perhaps foreseeably) very small. incidentally, the desserts were huge. the restaurant was quite loud which made conversation challenging. ambience was nice, perhaps slightly cramped."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "One of the best place in NYC for Spanish food with extraordinary service. Pablo the owner always makes you feel welcome"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Always great food, great service. I've been coming here for over 20 years, never disappointed. The sangria is a bit weak!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food, service and ambiance were all great. Very friendly staff. The sangria was amazing - ask for the bartender's special recipe. And the food was delicious - I had a very good paella with seafood, chicken and sausage. Definitely will recommend this spot to others."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend to Cafe Español for Valentine's Day dinner and I could not have been more pleased! The service was incredible and each tapas we ordered was delicious. I traveled to Barcelona this past summer and I can honestly say that the food at Cafe Español was as authentic as could be! Definitely try the calamares and the patatas bravas! Also, the pitcher of sangria was HUGE and tasty! Definitely going back for more tapas as soon as I get the chance!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Place was recommended to me years ago when I first moved to NYC. I finally got a chance to go for a nicely put together valentines pre-fix. I really liked it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I would definitely recommend the stuffed mushrooms and stuffed lobster. However the saffron rice was burnt quite a bit of the grains were hard. We also got a pitcher of margarita which was very weak, total waste of money. I would go back again and give it another try."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were 3 having dinner. we tried at least 7 tapas. They were all great, Pulpo a la Gallega, Gambas Pli pli, Empanadas and more. The owner was really ice and recomended us according to our taste. Wine was really good too! I would definetly go back!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We went for farewell dinner with a friend who will be leaving us after spending more than a decade in NY. At first my wife went to a wrong restaurant few blocks away with the same name, so be careful!! Cafe Espanol at 78 Carmine Street!! Best small restaurant in the neighborhood!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I had a GREAT time at this restaurant. The service was FABULOUS and the food was GREAT! This was my first time going and I will definitely go back. They have a great happy hour and the sangria is awesome!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "The paella dish at this restaurant was outstanding! My wife ordered the skirt steak which was Delicious and was pretty large, i was impressed. This has been my favorite restaurant for many years and will continue to be."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "After many, many lunches at Café Español, I went there for dinner, right at the tail end of Happy Hour. Two of us shared five tapas (spinach, asparagus, tortilla, calamares, and chorizo) and a bottle of Albariño -- a very good meal. If you go at Happy Hours, expect loud neighbors. If, however, you want to talk to, rather than holler at, your dinner companions, wait until about 7:30."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Cafe Espanole is an excellent restaurant. I have been there several times and the food and service is always very good. If you enjoy Spanish cuisine and tapas, give it a try. Great location to the 1/9 subway line and Soho/Village."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "We were looking for a reataurant that is preferred by locals and my family and I loved the food. The service was great."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "It is always a pleasure returning to Cafe Espanol! It is like returning home. The Fajitas are wondeful!"
    Dined on 8/25/2013