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Txikito Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://txikitonyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 242-4730
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday- Thursday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Basque
  • Executive Chef: Alex Raij & Eder Montero
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Host your next event at Txikito. We have two semi-private dining spaces perfect for any occasion. From standing receptions to seated dinners, lets us create a menu for you.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 24th-25th Streets
  • Public Transit: C/E- 23rs St.
    F- 23rd St.
    N/R- 23rd St.
    1- 23rd St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Txikito
Acclaimed Basque restaurant from chef Alex Raij and Eder Montero located in Chelsea. Txikito is a love letter to the Basque region, serving authentic small plates, whole fish and crispy suckling pig.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Txikito was the perfect place to tuck into after the Chelsea Art Walk. The warm wood-covered walls felt comforting after the explosion of contemporary art. Liquids are served in lovely square glasses and the small plates come out nicely paced and beautifully arranged. My favorite was the octopus carpaccio- simply stunning. I could also repeat the whole trout and the mushroom special again. I was clenching until the noisy crowd next to us left and our darling waiter/aspiring actor opened the half garage door and let the outside in- magical."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Tapas originated in Basque country and this neighborhood gem feels like being there. Good wine list too."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The food is outstanding and it's brought out perfectly. The tables are small so they bring one dish out at a time. Loved the tomato salad and asparagus so much. However, all the dishes were stunning. Seating hostess not very warm or friendly, our server Brad was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and attentive. We found the noise level high, but that's to be expected with a busy restaurant. Over time, we got used to the sound of loud patrons. It's lovely, quaint and delicious and we would return in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "A great find. Unique food prepared wonderfully! Worth another visit."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Not the same old, same old tapas place. Delicious food with a regional Basque twist. Definitely will go back."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My husband and I had heard about the unusual and fun tapas served at Txikito, and were excited about trying it out. While the overall meal was very, very good, it was a mixed experience: there were a few bland and/or overcooked dishes that were just not up to the standards of the others. While the blood sausage and foie gras were excellent, for example, and the squid ribbons were divine, the beef tongue was so thinly sliced that it was all breading, and overcooked; the sausage was OK, but bland. And the service was similar: while it was, overall, very good, our waitress disappeared in the middle of dinner and we ended up having to as someone else for the check? Overall, I would recommend Txikito, but be careful what you order."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I love this place! The menu is creative but there is something for everyone - from the carnivore, the vegetarian, or even the less-than-adventuresome. I always take out-of-town guests here because it's a real experience they won't get back home. The white sangria is lovely. And typically I get at least 2 or 3 of the specials. Service is also very, very nice and professional. Just a great vibe and I just know I'll have a great evening going there."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "All was going well until our Razor Clam dish came to use with zero Razor Clams. When we inquired (after some back and forth) we were informed the kitchen had run out. Where's the communication between front kitchen and front of house? What's most disappointing was that, until we inquired, they would have been more then happy to charge us for a dish we did not get. How sad for a less informed diner. To top it all off, the check was dropped with two items on it we did not order. Come on, if you are already comping something on the check, take the few extra moment to double check its 100% correct."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Beautifully prepared Basque tapas at fairly reasonable prices. Be careful not to overdo it. Olives, an escarole salad, and the day's special, trout broiled with Serrano ham, and one shared desert was more than sufficient for two. Cost? Food, three glasses of wine, coffee and tea added up to a little over $100 including tip. But go for the food--the menu is extensive but not vast, and the menu, close to but distinct from the fare offered at Spanish tapas bars, is unusual and rewarding."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We've been dining at Txikito for a number of years now and it's always delicious. It is our go-to restaurant to take visitors from out of town and everyone always loves it. The staff is great and attentive. We love Txikito!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "what a great find---- I love tapas ! I was looking for a good place for a group dinner for my birthday. I lucked out with this choice- wine list - check- interesting menu =check- yummy tapas=check good wait staff- check I am looking forward to coming back"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "A variety of dishes each perfectly prepared with delicate yet present savory treatment. Service was spectacular -"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant a number of times and I really want to like it. The food is very good however the service is very hit and miss. It's strange, really, as there's no apparent reason for this. So I keep going back thinking that the poor service was just an aberration, however, there does seem to be a pattern. I think that may be it for it. Onto other places."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Nice tapas restaurant with quiet and friendly staff"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This restaurant serves a tasty and interesting variety of little dishes. The white sangria is better than the red. The cuisine should not be confused with Spanish. The atmosphere is lively, noisy and not too attractive."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "New York is now full of lousy tapas restaurants. Txikito is not one of them. It's spanish food the way that made spanish chefs rule last 20 years but without the "nanocuisine". The chipirones made us cry for more as well as other choices. To repeat next time in NY!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Flavourful small servings, which will work well for a snack, lunch, and dinner. Small plates means lots of variety, and great for sharing with a partner or in a bigger group. Location was pretty handy, and there are some good alternatives just within a block or two. Decor is simple, and the atmosphere is casual, which was perfect for a warm evening."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "It was my first time there. I ate there with Spanish friends which were very knowledgeable about tapas. They also were very satisfied and they said that it was the closest to the original tapas one could find in NY. This being said, I eat out very often in NY and abroad, and I found this restaurant although good, really overpriced. The sardines, the fois gras, the porcini, the octopus carpaccio, to name few were excellent. We had several types of tapas and they were ALL good. Food wise, you can't go wrong!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food was very good but extremely small portions especially for the price. It is very easy to spend 200.00 for 2 people and leave a little hungry. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I went here with my boyfriend for a romantic meal and the atmosphere was perfect. The waitress was very knowledgeable when we had questions and the food was consistently good and some of the dishes were exceptional, in particular the veal terrine. Would go again "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Took friends there for their anniversary dinner....the food was so good, we practically ordered the entire menu and several bottles of wine. Recommend the Pulpo and the foie was fantastic."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Was visiting NYC and wanted to try something unique. The restaurant is charming and the good was exceptional. It felt basque in food character but hip in the overall ambience. Take a risk and try a variety if the small plates to share. It's worth it! Great service as well. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Are there for dinner after a king day travelling. Service and food were excellent. Great good with amazing flavours and lots of textural stuff as well. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The waitress was really friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Every single bite was absolutely delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "After having dinner at the Quinto Pino that We enjoy very much, We decide to try Txikito. It was a very disappointed night. The service and specially the food was poor. Never in my live I have a Chistorra so bad. Looks like they can mislead the New Yorkers."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Was looking for a substantial dinner but found tapas, though they are not called Tapas here. Portions were tasty though incredibly meager. Waiter recommended 2 plates per person. In reality, given the size of the plates (equal to single serving appetizers), most normal appetites would be comfortable with 3-4. I ordered a beer. Though very tasty, it came out in an 8oz tumbler....for $6! I am 52, have travelled extensively (to include Spain 2x) and have never been served an 8oz beer. $6 for a beer is NYC ...$6 for an 8oz beer is legal thievery."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Being Basque and a connoisseur of our gastronomy I have never found good Basque food abroad. So we gave Txikito a try. But as soon as the food came we knew this wouldn't be the place. The dishes are poorly executed and the portions tiny, tiny Txistorra:too greasy and fluffy, not crispy as it should be. The size of the portion,a joke. White asparragus: from a can (not a good one), insipid dressing. Croquets:very average Txipirones:tasteless, the texture was not right. Fried peppers: good Aubergine:nice taste,microscopic portion Cheese table:the best of the night Torta:fine, just too small Coffee:good cortado Sadly a big (and pricy)deception. After eating we went for a walk to get some frozen yoghourt, that was good. We were still hungry."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great food, good wine, cozy atmosphere, recommend it to everyone."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "All the dishes were unique within themselves and relate to an overall palette aesthetic. Really outstanding small dishes. The turbo could have used some salt and lemon, albeit perfectly cooked (whole). We will be returning for many more culinary adventures."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Great, innovative small plates to share. Superfresh products, very tasty."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Excellent food. Excellent service. Superb experience. Not surprisingly crowded but not overly so and did not impact meal at all."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This a Tapas place and they take their small plate size very seriously. The portions are actually bite size. Priced from 4-16/18 dollars, I find that very pricey. We did try the days special- fish for 26 dollars. It was more amusing than delicious but it was a good recommendation. Ambience is almost romantic. It is a well done place. They have some good beers on draft. Gives you a good feel. Our server was great. He was very accommodating to all our questions and made the experience even more enjoyable. I wouldn't mind the price but for the quantity of food. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Food is really awesome, intimate with great and attentive service. Plus, I got to see one if my favorite actors having dinner! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Being from the Basque country, I was very disappointed. The food was average and the price high. Nothing to remember, been there once and won't come back"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Menu is very complete with lots to choose from in every category."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "upon arrival, the service team were sincerely friendly (especially for new york standard where lack of sincerity is almost expected), made recommendations based on what they think we would enjoy instead of what is most expensive in the menu, even told us what we ordered was too much and that it should be cut down (really appreciated that thanks!) some of the tapas dishes were excellent, though some of the meat tapas were just alright and not at all memorable. Didn't get a chance to try the dessert, but looked great on the other tables! Excellent white sangria (which also came recommended by the super friendly waitress) would come back for light bites for sure!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Everything was tasty (squid ribbons, tongue, suckling pig, spring vegetables) but the portion size of the almejas (clams) was an embarrasment - four tiny cockles....."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Very disappointed. The tapas are below average and highly overpriced. Tiny slice of miniature stale bread with sardine taken out of a can - for 7 dollars - I would not call it tapas...The wine (small amount) served in a regular glass cup Potato chips - they really were potato chips from cheap supermarket brand! - just pretentiously served. Kept ordering other "dishes" because the portions were so tiny and we were so hungry and were hoping that it would "improve" a bit but it did not! The minute after finishing the "food" the waitress brought as a bill... We did not ask for a bill yet! Maybe each table should also get a magnifying glass so you can see the food !"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed the Tapas style menu. Really enjoyed the rainbow trout with pancetta."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This was an extraordinary tapas restaurant with way more than the usual tapas suspects on the menu. The menu was extensive and interesting. After we chose four items for our dinner, I felt like I had left behind at least 10 other items that I was dying to try. Everything was delicious. The service was friendly and helpful and outstanding. I can't wait to go back and try some of the exciting options I wasn't able to have this time around. I love small plates and tapas but often find that these sorts of spots have predictable menus and non-remarkable cuisine. This restaurant could not have been more opposite."
    Dined on 3/15/2014