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El Cid
El Cid

El Cid Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://elcidnyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 524-6818
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 11:30pm
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Take the A, C, E to 14. 1, 2 to 18 St. L to 8 Av.
  • Parking: No
A word from El Cid
The best Spanish/Iberian cuisine in New York.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We were looking for a last minute dinner joint and we found this gem. Great service and good food."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "el cid never disappoints! dates wrapped in bacon were sensational as was the calamari - your food is OUTSTANDING - we even ordered delivery again the very next night! keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I'm always trying to find good authentic Spanish tapas restaurants. El Cid fit the bill. The food reminded me of my years in Spain. We arrived for Sunday brunch and were afraid that they wouldn't serve their typical tapas menu, but they did, and it surpassed our expectations. Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I chose the restaurant based on location (proximity to a particular theater). We were seated promptly, but service thereafter was indifferent at best. Waiter clearly smirked when one guest (of three) did not order a drink. We waited a long time for menus, and I got the sense the place is more geared to drinking than dining. On the plus side, drinks were reasonably priced, food was good and the total bill was reasonable (six tapas plates for three people). The noise level was very high, but pretty much what I've come to expect in NY. I probably wouldn't go back, but I wouldn't mind having the sweetbreads and grilled sardines again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The good was quite bland. For example, my friend's Vegetarian Paella was simply some boiled cauliflower and broccoli placed on top of Spanish rice, while my chicken was similarly boiled [it was moist and tender] with some sauce poured over it. The service was mediocre, even though we placed our order early and indicated that we were going to the theater afterwards."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Happy hour drinks paired off well with tasty tapas. Wait staff was very attentive."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I went here for the first time. The food was ok, not great. I ordered the veal dish. Very expensive for a very small portion. The service wasn't so good. They basically ignored me. I wouldn't rush back here."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "They are simply orgasmic. Great service.Friday night Latin music was a nice surprise. Have nothing but wonderful memories of a spectacular evening."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The original El Cid was charming located in the parlor level of a town house. The restaurant was always filled and lively with an authentic Spanish staff. The new El Cid has lost some of the ambiance. The tapas were: 1) grilled squid was terrific, 2) meatballs very good, 3) pork tenderloin was good and a lttle dry, 4) grilled shrimp good but could have used a sauce compliment, 5) leeks overpriced for what you got and 6) tripe tasty if you like that kind of food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went there on a lark. The food was delicious, and the service courteous. The wait staff was particularly attentive to my nine year-old, neither itnoring him nor talking down at him. We'll be back, particularly for the tapas and merluza en salsa verde (hake in parsley sauce)."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Decent tapas and spanish food. Ambiance and service could be better."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "We enjoyed the food. Every single tapas dish we ordered was delicious. The servers were all polite and pleasant. Their house wine selections were very decent. It would be great if they have more wine options, though. What's missing was the buzz. It was so empty that we worried that this place may be gone by the next time we come around."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Great place and like new location as we used to go to the one on 15th forever. In town to see friends and it is a perfect spot for good food and laughs. The staff is always helpful and nice service. Not too crowded over Thanksgiving weekend and we also got acquainted with other diners.Please go and enjoy! The seafood and skirt steak social yummy ...great octopus tapas and great desserts!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "We were one of 2 parties at the restaurant on a Tuesday night. There was a waiter outside luring potential guests in. I made a reservation to this restaurant for my friend's birthday, however, I had my reservations because of previous reviews. Waiters made me feel uncomfortable with their flirting and the food really was just edible. Nothing spectacular. Not even close."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "If you're looking god good food I would highly recommend to visit El CID. That is a great place to enjoy good tapas. Not only what is in the menu but the proprietor goes the extra mile to accommodate your taste. I always have great time at El Cid restaurant."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Barely adequate tapas, very basic wine, waaaay too noisy with people literally urged in off the street, and not a terribly clean place. Hard to believe that such a dive exists in Chelsea."
    Dined on 10/26/2013