El Mio Cid
El Mio Cid

El Mio Cid

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.elmiocidrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (718) 628-8300
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:

    Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00pm


    Dinner:

    Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Angel Flores
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: we offer free catering ,
  • Entertainment: Soon live flamenco.
  • Special Events: New year celebration. Book now .$60 pp.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wilson Ave.
  • Public Transit: B60 MTA Starr St. Bus Stop.



    L Train to Jefferson walk north up on Starr St. about two blocks restaurant will be ahead on the left on Wilson Ave.



    M Train to Central Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Easy Parking, no payment required.
A word from El Mio Cid
Authentic cuisine from Spain comes to Brooklyn
The viilage voice Name "the sardines of bushwick " Michelin recommended 2014" time out said "bushwick gets a tapas join"
Open table four stars" yelp four star"
We offer 20% off on the entire bill . Now to November 30 21014
Like a house of cards in a full gale,the menu falls apart profoundly , when it reaches it's tapas!!! Outside fully landscape , inside beautiful murals,flamenco dance to old castles .Welcome !!!!
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El Mio Cid reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (3)romantic (3)good for groups (2)fit for foodies (1)great for lunch (1)notable wine list (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Good Service
    Josie
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    This is my second time at El Mio Cid and they have definitely improved the food quality a d service. Had a very nice dinner with my Mom and a friend. Good sangria.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    mayita
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I would highly recommend this restaurant. The food was awesome and the red sangria too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Place
    Fine2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This restaurant is a neighborhood jewel. The food was authentic and well prepared. The service was good and all staff was attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 43 reviews are from the El Mio Cid reviews archive.
  • Bushwick find
    Pigletbank
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    It was fairly quiet in here when we went for a 7:30 dinner. There were about 10 other people in there, but the space is large with very high ceilings so you don't feel cramped at all. Starting bread was fresh and warm... and delicious. Get the grilled octopus. It's very tender and cooked with a fantastic sauce. There was this weird, gelatinous substance around it though, but I think that's just how octopus is and I was unfamiliar with it. The valenciana paella looked beautiful, but the flavor was a little bland. It could have used a bit more spice. The sausage in it was very tasty though. Overall, a great place. A big group came in, maybe 15 people, so this place could be great for parties too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PatrickVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    EL Mio Cid always excels! Just when you think they can`t get any better, they do! In their approach to Chillean Sea Bass, they can't be beat! FANTASTIC!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very tasty Spanish food
    NoviDan121VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Food was authentic Spanish food! We enjoyed our tapas! We ordered six plates and enjoyed them all as well as the sangria. We really loved the grilled sardines. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PeggyVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food and service was great. The wait staff was very accommodating. I loved the paella and my friend loved his seafood dish.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot in Bushwick Brooklyn
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    A last-minute change of plans left us scrambling to find a restaurant as we rode the train into Brooklyn. El Mio Cid turned out to be a delightful discovery. Our group of four ordered pitchers of sangria and about eight tapas and we were well pleased. The restaurant is larger than it appears from outside, and since it was not crowded we had plenty of room and a reasonable noise level. The menu offers a huge variety -- too much for me to remember, but we liked it all. Our host was helpful with suggestions. For dessert we had the crème brulee -- which came flambéed -- and a chocolate dish that was similar to a deconstructed s'more. And at the end, our host treated us to a digestif. So we had a great time and would definitely come again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Joint
    Ginas13
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    I have had two really nice dinners here. The prices are reasonable and the food is very good. The red sangria is really good and the Spanish dishes are authentic. The staff is always very nice and attentive. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was outstanding.
    PeggyVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The food was outstanding. One of my dining companions and I had the lobster stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat. My other friend had the vegetable paella which was wonderful....so flavorful. My other friend had salmon. I believe she thought the portion was on the smallish side but tasty. The desserts were wonderful also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood treat!
    John
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    Authentic Spanish cuisine that will satisfy your taste buds. This is a family operation that is small but quality of dining in The old country. Harold was our waiter and was most attentive to our needs as was his dad. We will go back any time were in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spanish restaurant with good
    liketoeatVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    Spanish restaurant with good food. Portions are plentiful and tasty. Had dinner with my wife. She had the salad with goat cheese appetizer (excellent) and the paella valencia, and I had the sauteed octopus appetizer (excellent and the paella marinara. Both paella were good but not great. Portion were large. Paella actually tasted better the second day when the leftovers were heated. All in all a nice restaurant if you are in the area.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • low class
    B2eat
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    The waiter had a belt buckle that said "Cash only." Is he telling us that it the restaurant doesn't take credit cards or is he advertising for his second job? Food was not great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food and friendly
    Phil
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    The place is great and the food is better. The service was a bit slow . The staff is helpful and friendly but I felt as if I waited for ever to be serve. The food is really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 50 Starr is a Star of a restaurant!
    CathyHillVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    This is a true jem. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Chorizios, meatballs, quail, olives and list goes on. Great sangria too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastico!
    salEdawgz
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Had a very good meal at this quaint and cozy Spanish restaurant. The steak was wonderful and had a great grilled flavor. The mixed seafood platter with garlic sauce was another great choice we made. We look forward to going back to try more tasty dishes. The sangria could have been fruitier (sweeter) but what the heck do I know about sangria?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than the first time.
    FoodhunterVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Better than the first time. White sangria a must. Friendly, attentive staff. Sweatbreads were not crispy but delicious. Paella looked & tasted separated, rice below with seafood placed on top with cold pemiento. Potions were reasonable. Food tasty.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Local Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/7/2012
    We arrived quite late at night on Columbus Day after having looked on OpenTable for restaurants open that late and being quite surprised to see one in our own East Brooklyn area. We were warmly greeted and seated immediately upon coming in. The server was excellent, attentive and made lots of recommendations. The food was delicious - with nice generous portions (unlike some tapas restaurants that take tapas style to an "extreme"). We didn't get to try the vegeterian paella since the kitchen mixed up the order, but the server was so apologetic that you didn't hear any of us complain. Plus, we were already full from all of the other dishes! On the whole, this is an EXCELLENT local find and a place that I think I will be taking my family too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • El Mio Cid always pleases;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/7/2012
    El Mio Cid always pleases; the staff is attentive but never intrusive and are able to manage a large group and indidual diners simultaneously. The food is exceptional!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great value, tasty food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    Every dish there was great. The value of the meals was the best. Very diverse menu, with quick service. We will be frequent there event tho its a 45mn drive from our home. We loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a fabulous meal we all
    PeggyVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    What a fabulous meal we all had Saturday night. The stuffed lobster is awesome. The paella is ample enough for two people to share and well worth the extra charge for the lobster.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    Our party of 6 all enjoyed our delicious meals and the generous portions. Great sangria, had the red and my daughter and friends enjoyed the interesting, non-traditional sangria variations. Great value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My honey and I initially went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    My honey and I initially went to El Mio Cid on Thursday, July 12th. We had such a great dining experience, that immediately after that dinner I booked for the upcoming Saturday, July 12th so that my parents could experience the same. Great atmosphere, romantic settings, low light so fitting & the service was as stellar as the food choices. They have quite a large tapas menu to choose from. try the chorizo, try the garlic shrimp & try the stuffed mushrooms to be complimented by the Red sangria.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Didn't really know what to
    CathyHillVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2012
    Didn't really know what to expect. Bushwick....has changed and El Mio is a great example of how much. Beautiful restaurant. Attentive staff. Great cook. And super yummy sangria. I definitely recommend this restaurant. Get the roasted chorizios and flan!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/6/2012
    It was a very disappointing experience, The food portions are large (for tapas), though, did not taste very fresh, to say the least.
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  • I'll pass on this.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    The lentil soup and chicken breast strips were a little too salty for our tatsebuds and the bread was overtoasted. The yellow rice was very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • El Mio Cid does everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/23/2012
    El Mio Cid does everything well. My wife's pork chops were juicey & well seasoned; my Tapas one chorizo; one blood sausage were spicey and very flavorable. The staff is efficient and very friendly. When trekking through Brooklyn, a must-do!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Who ever thought a little
    PeggyVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2012
    Who ever thought a little gem like this could be found in Bushwick!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good. It was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/12/2012
    The food was good. It was a Monday evening and we were the only two there it was very romantic. The server notice we were on a date he compted us a dessert it made the night. I would go back
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was a great time...very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 2/27/2012
    It was a great time...very glad that I found this place. I will be back to try other things on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my fourth visit to
    PeggyVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    This was my fourth visit to El Mio Cid. The service was spotty as we kept getting different people to serve us. The restaurant also had me as a "NO SHOW" even though I gave them my name and told them I had a reservation. Who's minding the store here???? The food is wonderful despite the uneven service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gave it a try, but unsuccessful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/20/2012
    The great thing about El Mio is that the wait staff was awesome! They were very attentive and extremely polite. The food was a total bust. The 2 stars are because his quail, my chorizo and our sangria were the "stars" of the evening. We ordered chicken croquettes (actually, potato croquettes) with tomato sauce, scallops in cilantro sauce (boiled, not seared), quail in fig sauce with fried potato (quail was over but the sauce was good), baked clams oreganata style (sandy and fishy) and chorizo with onion peppers and wine (star of the night). We both had tres leches which should be homemade, but this cake was clearly store-bought soaked in milk. The sangria was only good because it was spiked with rum. Will not return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went here after reading
    Kris
    Dined on 1/14/2012
    We went here after reading great reviews. We all may be food snobs, but did not find the food that appetizing. Te steaks were asked for medium and medium well and they came out rare and medium rare. Had to send them back I be refired and they came back black on the outside and still very rare in the middle.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a fun night at El Mio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/13/2012
    What a fun night at El Mio Cid!! This is a quaint spot worth venturing to. The food is great, authentic, and there is something for everyone. We were impressed with the affordable choices on the wine list. The server was friendly and efficient. I am looking forward to going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Wonderful Service! This was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/26/2011
    Wonderful Service! This was my first visit to El Mio Cid. My son, who has dined there before, requested an appetizer that he especially liked. They didn't have the ingredients available, but the manager sent someone out to get it! The meal was amazing. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our 2nd visit this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 12/13/2011
    This was our 2nd visit this week as we enjoyed our first dining experience. We each had the Fajitas; succulent, tastey and ample enough for take away which we enjoyed as left-overs. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • El Mio Cid is an excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    El Mio Cid is an excellent addition to Open Table's Brooklyn's restaurants. Convenient by subway and auto, El Mio Cid brings the staff's extensive professional food service experience to the up & coming neighborhod of Bushwick. We began our meal with the Fried Calamari whose dipping sauce was flavorful, not bland. My wife's pork chops were well seasoned with a wonderful Spanish flair reminding her of our dining in Lanzorote, Spain; my Chicken Fajitas were succulent and well seasoned as well. As the portions are ammple, we enjoyed our left-overs several days later. El Mio Cid s a MOST-NOT-MISS when traveling to or through Bklyn.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was just fantastic.
    jim2dineVIP
    Dined on 12/2/2011
    Everything was just fantastic. If it wasn't for open table I probably would of not tried this place and that would of been a great loss. Bushwick needed a place like this. Jf
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my second visit and
    PeggyVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2011
    This was my second visit and it was even better than the first time. My friends loved it and told me, "You picked a winner this time!" I always pick a winner. We have never been disappointed with the opentable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • What a surprise my friend
    PeggyVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2011
    What a surprise my friend and I had. This little neighborhood gem is only five blocks from the Brooklyn-Queens border. It's where Williamsburgh, Bushwick and Maspeth practically converge. The food was outstanding. One must try the spinach and fig salad with a balsamic reduction. The portions are adequate for two to share.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet