came here for my wife's birthday
came here for my wife's birthday dinner. place had a really nice vibe. very helpful and attentive staff. loved the food although desserts were just ok compaired to the outstanding tapas. will definitely go back.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing food, great service!
Amazing food, great service! Patatas bravas are amazing!!!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
great food;service, awful seating
Tia Pol has WONDERFUL, unusual food, and gentle, warm service.
But it has killingly uncomfortable seating: high, backless chairs at high tables.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very authentic Spanish tapas
Very authentic Spanish tapas bar/restaurant...small place but great atmosphere...staff was very attentive and helpful with suggestions...
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent service (personable and knowledgeable). Food was great, with both standard tapas and some creative specials! The restaurant is somall but that added to the ambience. The only complaint my husband had was that the seats / barstools were uncomfortable. I'm not sure there is such a thing as a "comfortable" barstool, though. I was too busy eating to notice how comfy my seat was!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Charming, and good food, but
Charming, and good food, but VERY small. A few bar tables, and seats at the bar. So great for a drink and tapas, but not really a lunch/dinner spot.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Haven't been in 7 years or something close... and the food is just as stellar! Love it and hope to come back more often.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
One small room at the back or tiny bar tables but faaabulous tapas, genial service and some of the best Sangria in town,
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Barcelona in NYC
I went for lunch on a beautiful Friday afternoon with a couple of my colleagues. The place is small and has very Willy B feel. The food was absolutely amazing but portions are definitely small, so if you're in a big group, you'll want to place more than one order of a plate. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable of the menu and wine selections. However, they neglected to tell us when being seated that the fryer was down and we had to change our entire menu selection after we were ready to order. I would definitely go there again, especially to try the plates I didn't get to taste due to the fryer being down.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food, service, and people were all amazing. Had a great time. Make sure to make a reservation as the place is a little small.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tapas and Sangria
Artichoke/ham, fried chick peas, potato eggs, spicy shrimp - a fun intimate setting for friends.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tapas are delicious! I recommend the patatas, tortilla espanola, and chorizo!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
My six girlfriends and I ate at Tia Pol to celebrate our 30th birthdays and it was a fantastic experience! Waiter was very fun and informative. The tapas style dinner was just what we were looking for. Everything we ordered was excellent! Only negative is that the restaurant is very small, so they can only serve one or two large groups at a time so we had to take a 5:45 pm reservation. I would not recommend for a group over 8 people. Also very good location to spend the evening in.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amongst best tapas in NYC
I live around the corner and go to Tia Pol a few times every month. It's great little place with a nice tapas selection - and the food is consistently excellent every single time. The staff is great and tends to remember the local/regular guests. Very nice intimate atmosphere.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just what we wanted
The food and service was excellent. It was perfect for a pre-show dinner, quick, refreshing, new tastes and flexible to meet your needs. Kevin
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
one of my faves
went to tía pol for friends' engagement dinner. wonderful food, we always order too much. fabulous spanish wine list and sangria. not too crazy about the dessert menu, but it doesn't really matter because by the time my friends and I get to that course, I'm pretty stuffed. the croquetas are always a favourite, as well as the deviled eggs and patatas bravas. also tried the okra the first time and was surprised at how much I noshed on it.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try the pulpo, the flan was ethereal. Service was attentive and helpful.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great selection, and well prepared! We really enjoyed our lunch. Definitely will return.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great...
We loved the suckling pig and the blistered peppers along with our many other dishes. Service was prompt -- overall, a great dinner.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best tapas in NYC.
Tia pol is my favorite restaurant in New York, hands down. It is a hole-in-the-wall in the most literal sense....it is SMALL. But that adds to its ambiance and makes it only that much more secretive a place for the best tapas in NYC. The portions range from small to plentiful, and the food does not cease to amaze. I cannot name a single dish I have ordered that has been disapointing or even underwhelming. The patatas bravas are a must, as are the blistered peppers, roasted chickpeas, and asparagus salad! The sangria is just the right amount of sweetness. The drunken cherries? A must.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
So near to the High Line,
So near to the High Line, this neighborhood gem is a great find. A friendly staff, an energetic up atmosphere. The tapas better than that in Spain. Choose your favorites from an extensive menu of small plates.
You will want to return time and time again! I surely will..
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
All food are good, hope they have paella and larger portion of squid ink rice.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is at least my fifth time coming here. Steps from the High-Line, it offers outstanding small plates that keep you coming back for more. Best sangria I've ever had! Try the shrimp in garlic broth, chorizo, and blistered peppers. Those are my short list of faves. It is a very small place and can get loud so be prepared to wait if you don't have a reservation, and don't be surprised if you have your dinner companions repeat themselves often over the buzz from the other happy diners.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome tapas. The fried fish with lemon was fantastic, so were the patatas bravas. AND THE SCALLOPS ARE TO DIE FOR. They were huge and perfectly cooked! Soft, with no crunch of sand, and not at all chewy. The white sangria was great too for a summer evening.
The place has a lot of ham on the menu (because it's truly Spanish), but my girlfriend is a pescetarian. We ordered the scallops, and there were bits of ham in the greens that came with them, so we sent it back and they made us a new plate, no problem. Very nice wait staff and very accommodating. Very small, cozy atmosphere.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice place, excellent
Very nice place, excellent food! They were backlogged with the bookings, but the hostess made everything possible to accommodate us, and even offered a free drink to compensate the wait.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food.. great service
what more can I say ? Small property def. make a reservation. We enjoyed it a lot.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Felt like I was in Barcelona
Felt like I was in Barcelona in regards to the food. Excellent garbanzos, montaditos, chorizo, ribs and papas bravas. Mostly stool seating which I wasn't crazy about. Wine list is extensive. Staff was very attentive. Overall very enjoyable and would definitely return.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great tapas in NYC
Highly recommend this place. The food is awesome and so is the ambiance. Their menu depicted some great examples of Spanish cuisine but with a twist.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tia Pol - Amazing Tapas
Dined here with a friend on a Tuesday eve - had deviled eggs (yummy), patatas bravas (delicious - had 2 orders) and gambas al ajillo (outstanding - be sure to ask for bread and dip into the garlic and oil). I am still thinking about this meal! I ate more than I should have, and it was well worth it.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Where's the veggies...
Food was very good, but I was missing some greens. I know Spanish cuisine does not pride itself on the most diversified selections of greens, but the menu could have used some green yin to the fried yang. Food was prepared well and quickly. The service was ok...but I've definitely had better.
This was a fun night out with some old work friends, perfect for that. Acoustics were a little loud for conversation at our table...was hoping to have been sat in the private back room which looked lovely.
I would go back again, but I'd make sure to have a salad for lunch.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice and simple
Great restaurant with a diverse selection of tapas. Every dish is at the very least decent. Wines by the glass are a bit limited but still good. Nice place for chill night or a date.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved it
The place is small but the food and the service is very big
I would go back again even by myself to sit at the bar and eat
I was with a friend who was in Madrid for a month this summer and she said this was authentic cuisine
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Guy was a great waiter
We were at Tia Pol for our last night in New York and had never been to the restaurant before. Our wait person, Guy, was terrific. With tapas, it is sometimes hard to know how much food to order. Guy made sure we had just the right amount and lots of variety. We had a wonderful time and all the dishes were excellent.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great tapas bar. Narrow room
Great tapas bar. Narrow room with a good vibe. Service was friendly, efficient and helpful. Wine selection interesting, and wait staff knew the wines. Food was fresh, quick and interesting. We'd be happy to go back.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Many people had recommended
Many people had recommended Tia Pol but only now was able to have the occasion . It was fabulous. Great food, great wine, incredible service and a sensible bill. I am definitely returning!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A friend and former coworker and I picked this spot to catch up over dinner. The food and service were great. The space was a little tight but all in all it was a great time. My friend is a bit of a picky eater but loved a bunch of the tapas we got. Our waitress was very friendly and responsive to our questions about food and wine. I will definitely come back!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great small plates!
I went here with my boyfriend. Great place for a date. We ordered the red sangria. It was very tasty. The pitcher was around $35, so reasonably priced. We ordered around six small dishes to share. All of the dishes we ate were fantastic. The restaurant was a little loud for me, but we went at prime dining time (8:00), and I usually prefer a quieter atmosphere. I would highly recommend Tia Pol.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff are very attentive and helpful at this tapas place. Some of dishes were extraordinary and others.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love Tia Pol: the food, the staff and the ambience! The tapas are traditional, delicious and great for sharing! They also have some of their own tapas, but keep in line with tradition, but add some variety to the menu. Don't miss the red sangria either
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrating at Tia Pol
We celebrated a birthday and enjoyed ourselves. The small plates were very tasty and we loved all of them. It was a bit too noisy to have a conversation but the food was well worth the visit.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is a hidden gem. My husband and I went to a show in the city and wanted to find a tapas restaurant. We stumbled across this place, and it was AMAZING!! Excellent food, excellent wine, excellent service!! Would definitely go there again!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM