I didn't have huge expectations
I 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.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love Cafe Espanol its one
I love Cafe Espanol its one of my favorite birthday resturant's where I eat the twin lobster special.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good group party spot
Excellent 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.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love this place! Great food
I love this place! Great food and service. Love the Sangria.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cafe Espagnol is a very lovely
Cafe 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 AM
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.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were visiting NYC from Montreal and wanted a neighborhood restaurant that offered great food at a great price, Café Espanol certainly did not disappoint. Tapas were wonderful, paella was beyond expectations, service was exemplary.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food. Descent prices.
Very good paella and sangria. No professional waiters but friendly. Too much noise from the airco system. Very disturbing during the diner.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I want that Three Milk Cake again
We have become regulars here now. The food is alway wonderful, as is the drink. The ingredients are always fresh and there is always a noticiple difference from quality simple preparation.
Our only disappointment is that we once enjoyed this "Three milk cake" for dessert. We have been back numerous times, but this was not ever available again. Sometimes we were told that it was the wrong day or that they sold out of it. Oh how we would love to indulge in this devine delicacy again.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reasonably priced lobster
Good reasonably priced lobster. Garlic shrimp was very good with plenty of shrimp. Baked shrimp with rice was very good, but a little light on the shrimp. Good prices for the neighborhood.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tapas were all good, and the
Tapas were all good, and the Paella was too salty though, this was my only complaint. The service could be better, but our waiter was nice enough. Overall I like it.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Paella was excellent. My Husband and I ordered the Paella Valencia which included chicken, seafood and sausage. It was a very healthy portion an arrived smoking hot.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Nice Place
We really enjoyed our diner before a movie at film forum. We told our server we were going to a movie and he was very helpful in getting our food and getting us out :) The food was very nice Tapas.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe Espanol is just a consistent "go to" place. The food is always good and the service is outstanding. Prices and portions are fair. It's nice to know you can always get a good meal with a short walk in the neighborhood.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is always a pleasure returning
It is always a pleasure returning to Cafe Espanol! It is like returning home. The Fajitas are wondeful!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy Spanish Food & good location
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.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Sounds of Sangría
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.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM