Both the small plates and
Both the small plates and the entrees are excellent. Many classic spanish tapas as well chef G's personal take on them. The wine list is almost entirely Spanish but very good if you ask for help and reasonably priced
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
A fine, fairly typical, tapas
A fine, fairly typical, tapas restaurant. The group I was with didn't try any of the large plates, so I can't comment on them. We shared about a dozen tapas. These ranged from the very good (the octopus was especially nice) to the somewhat weak (the quail was a little disappointing), but overall, they were pretty solid. Prices were about what one expects at tapas places. The wine list is reasonably priced and seemed well-chosen; we drank sangria, which, again, was pretty good, and reasonably priced.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed the tapas
We really enjoyed the tapas . We have tried many over several visits and have not been disappointed.
Nice bar area .
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for lunch last Saturday
We went for lunch last Saturday and ordered a number of specials recommended by staff. Everything was fresh, interesting and delicious. We really enjoyed this place and will definitely be back.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Neighborhood Tapas
My friends and I tried El Porron since a) it was in the neighborhood b) it was in between lunch and dinner (3pm) and tapas seemed like the right choice. Host and staff were helpful and polite. The decor was comfortable with nice details such as attractive, accommodating, wide bar. We chose to sit at the bar for happy hour specials (3 tapas plates for $18). We ordered 9 different plates in total. All food was beautifully prepared and tasty. Sangria, especially the red, was delicious. I would definitely go back and try one of the main entrees. Highly recommend and happy to have them in the neighborhood.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very quite for lunch. Great
Very quite for lunch. Great for a meeting with friends or an unusual business meeting.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistency and deliciousness!
Great tapas time after time. I do miss the bacalao croquettes. The chorizos and peppercorn steak are delicious.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
a great blend of attentive
a great blend of attentive but relaxed service, excellent tapas, and a short but well selected wine list.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Tapas in UES
We went at 6:00 on a Friday. It was quiet but got a busier by 7:00. The tapas were great and they have a nice bar with beer on tap. My kind of place.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here with a group of
Went here with a group of my girlfriends. We ordered almost the entire menu .. The salmon and mushrooms were great. The sangria was a little weak. It tasted like orange juice. Other then that it was great and highly recommend it.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious fresh tapas. The room is very pretty and service is good.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service makes all the difference in a restaurant and it was excellent here. Everyone was accommodating and friendly which helped make this birthday celebration very special for my dad. The tapas were delicious and the paella was superb. It was obvious that the seafood was very fresh and cooked to perfection. We thank you for making the night so special!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
delicous, different and delightful!
My sister was visiting from out of town and specifically requested a tapas restaurant. Although I had not been there before, we decided to give it try and we were very glad we did!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great dinner at El Porron
The food was fantastic, as usual. The service was SO SLOW though. We got there at 8 p.m. and didn't get our check until after 11. And I was disappointed that after we finished our first glass of sangria, the waiter never asked us if we wanted to order another drink or glasses of water.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A REAL TREAT
The restaurant was nice and quaint. The food was delicious! Very nice experience.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was fresh and delicious!! Not our first time nor will it be our last. Friends who joined us felt the same. The sangria is perfect!!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to NYC for 36 hrs for our 10 year wedding anniversary and booked this restaurant in advance. The food was wonderful, lots of different options and the sangria was to die for. The restaurant is very quaint, with a warm traditional feel of Spain with modern music so a nice vibe. The service was amazing and we enjoyed a few glasses of sherry on the house. It was a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food I love the seafood dishes and sweetbreads. Service is always excellent I have enjoyed this restaurant for years and have brought many friends there. The wine list is Spanish and a little unusual but the staff is knowledgeable and helpful. I love El Porron.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tapas & more
El Porron has a wonderful variety of hot and cold tapas if you like to have a variety. The excellent sangria goes well with both the tapas or a full main course. The vegetable paella is excellent. Save room for dessert because there are some delicious choices.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Could not have been more pleased. The tapas selection was varied, the scallops we had for our main course were excellent and their version of a dessert French toast was a delight. Had two highly enjoyable wines out of the ample list of Spanish selections.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you haven't been here then give it a try. You won't be disappointed. Great food, friendly service and fair prices.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every dish was amazing!
Celebrated a friend's birthday here. We tried several tapas plates, each was great. Loved the pulpo, mushrooms, paella. Also, enjoyed using the restaurant namesake, the 'Porron', which is a spouted decanter, where one dramatically pours wine from the porron to one's own mouth.
Great food, charming atmosphere, attentive service. A perfect dining experience.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
Everything was delicious!! We changed our venue to El Porron earlier in the day and I am so glad we did!! Went there with 3 other ladies for a girls night out. The service was excellent. We ate every single thing!!! Nothing left on our plates!!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific tapas as usual
Love the food but they did an odd thing: they gave us a table in the bar area which was ok (we had 2 children) but sort of cheating..I was under the impression that those tables were for walk ins not for those with reservations.
While the tapas are delicious, the menu needs an update.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very nice room with friendly service. The tapas selection is large and varied. This time we had sweetbreads, tuna and shrimp accompanied by a pitcher of red sangria. Everything was wonderful. The one problem was the noisy rumble that could not be ignored--they claim it's being fixed.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good Spanish food. Paella was delicious. Good list of Spanish wines.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Tapas in the neighborhood
My wife and I went there on a weekday for tapa treat. The food is really delicious!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
This local Spanish was excellent. Food and service was exceptional.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
we found this place on opentable...the menu looked good online and i'm glad we gave it a try! yummy sangria! lots of delish small plates, hot and cold, to choose from. the tiger shrimp in lemon sauce was amazing...everything was really good!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood place
The food and service never disappoint. If you haven't been here yet, give it a try. You'll be glad you did
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM