ABC Cocina is the Flatiron-located, Latin-inspired sequel to ABC Kitchen, and it’s better than the original.

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About ABC Cocina

ABC Cocina with Jean-Georges, Phil Suarez and ABC Carpet & Home

38 East 19th Street
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Wednesday: 530pm – 1030pm
Thursday: 530pm – 11pm
Friday - Saturday: 530pm – 1130pm
Sunday: 530pm - 10pm

Lunch Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm
Brunch Saturday-Sunday: 11am-3pm

Cross Street:
Broadway and Park Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(212) 677-2233

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us on Thanksgiving from 12:00pm to 9:30pm. Reservations are currently open for Thanksgiving 2017.

Private Dining

ABC Cocina would be honored to host your special event. Our inspirational cuisine and eclectic environment offer a variety of options for creating a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

ABC Cocina Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (73)
Fit for Foodies (59)
Creative Cuisine (58)
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Good for a Date (49)
Hot Spot (40)
Great for Lunch (40)
Fun (39)
Special Occasion (37)
Good for Groups (35)
Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Casual (32)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Healthy (22)
People Watching (22)
Good Vegetarian Options (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Spicy (20)
Local Ingredients (19)
Cozy (18)
Romantic (18)
Business Meals (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Late-night Find (14)
Authentic (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Vegan (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Organic (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Kid-friendly (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Seasonal (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Scenic View (2)
Live Sports (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The only reason I gave them 4 stars instead of, was that they kept me waiting for 25 mins after the time of our reservation.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

My favorite lunch spot in NYC!!! It’s so good & healthy!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Fun, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Quite busy at the lunch hour that reservations are recommended. The shrimp over salad was okay; clearly frozen shrimp and over done. The crab fritters were good. A nice place and ambiance but noting to write home about.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Very rude staff. We asked to move table as we were in a draft and our server took personal exception to this. She for the most part ignored us or was openly rude for the duration of our visit. Really disappointing as this is one of our favourite restaurants in NY and we visit several times a year

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food came out one dish at a time which is not ideal since the plates are so small and it took a really long time between dishes. We were there for three hours. Will not return and will not recommend it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food is terrific but very pricey. Three small plates, one dessert, two coffees, tax and tip $100.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Hostess was extremely rude.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Perfect! Energy was great ! Service and food amazing. Beautiful space!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Underwhelming. Not sure I would've paid half of the price for the food. While the decor was gorgeous, the service and food were definitely below than average for a tapas place. Do yourself a favor and visit Boqueria instead - better dining options (though same level service) for about the same price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

great food. helpful dedicated staff who are passionate about the food and wine. wonderful spot to connect with friends and eat really well.

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Really wanted to like it more than I did. The food was okay, but did not justify the price in my opinion.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food, drinks, and service are outstanding. It’s an attractive, interesting space. But we couldn’t hear ourselves think, so we ate pretty quickly and hightailed it out of there. This was a Thursday, not even the weekend.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The hostess (wearing glasses) was rude and told us she would consider us as walk-ins since we came 30 minutes early for our 9:30 reservation. She said that she only had a high-top next to the kitchen available when there were many tables that were obviously open. The waitress was friendly, food was ok for the value, wine was below average, and when we left, no one said good bye. Because of the attitude of the hostess we won’t be going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Love this spot... I am a regular so the staff is always great...food... drinks.... and service is always a five star

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

When I returned a call the day prior to confirm the booking, I was given a great deal of attitude for no reason. I wanted to tell the person that is was my 10 year wedding anniversary, but I didn't. I thought if this person is so rude to me now, why even bother... When we got there, they took our info and went to get a drink at the bar, within 5 minutes they came to ask us if we had a reservation, somehow they asked for our name, but didn't actually pay attention when we gave it.

just strange I guess... Food was great and I will go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Nice atmosphere and tasty Mexican food. Very important host at the door, silly.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

A lively and cheerful restaurant. The staff were very friendly and helpful with the menue choice. The food was excellent with reasonable portion size

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

It was my third time at ABC Cocina. It has never disappointed, but is a bit pricey.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Brought my boyfriend for his birthday. The atmosphere was great; very cool and special space, dimly lit and busy for a Monday night (I've heard it can get a bit too loud on the weekend however, but this could make it more lively for groups). Food was very good; really delicious and creative small plates which were well executed, we could have happily ordered anything on the menu. As with most small plate restaurants, the price does rack up as you need 2-3 plates per person, but I found the standard of food to be well worth the overall bill. The cocktails were amazing; we tried the fig martini, pina colada and whiskey sour; all fantastic. Service was a bit off; the waiter was pleasant, but we were sitting 15 minutes before our drinks orders were taken, a dish we had ordered was missed (and we had repeated this dish when ordering, as my boyfriend had suspected the first time that the waiter had missed it, and again when we summarized all the plates we wanted to order before the waiter left us), and drinks we ordered during the meal to accompany it arrived 15 minutes after our meal had been finished and cleared. The service was pleasant and not rude; I'd maybe just call it inattentive and ditzy. Overall a good experience though, and I would recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Every out of town guest gets brought here! It never disappoints!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great atmosphere, food smelled delicious. Felt a little rushed by wait staff

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Good food and service! Four stars instead of five due to disappointing attitude of bartender while waiting for our table.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The creativity of the dishes was excellent and on point. Portions of the entrees were reasonable and great for sharing.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Delicious food and cocktails! We had a great time here. Loved the tacos.

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 (London)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Highlight of our dinners in NYC

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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We left here before eating due to the rude service. The menu is very expensive but good high quality from previous visits. A restaurant that knows it is good and now acts with snobbery to customers. Rude service generally, left very unhappy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The good: The restaurant is very pretty, nicely lit and the sound is conversationally comfortable. The mango sangria is delicious, the guacamole is excellent, the fried fish tacos very good, but the mayo is very spicy. The beet citrus salad was ok, as was the Plata Bravas.

The bad: the service is not good. The staff appears and then someone else appears to take your order. The staff is not knowledgeable about the preparation or the taste of the food. The order taken, you will have to look for your server on a milk carton or when they bring you the check. The chorizo was not cooked and the ham & cheese fritters were dry and tasteless. Our Platas Bravas brought with our guacamole and our smashed squash was brought to us after everything was already eaten. A dessert dish it is not. We were given cookies to go, as we were too full for dessert and this was my wife's birthday. This was nice, but they were terrible, both dry & tasteless, and ended up in the garbage.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The tapas are delicious but they are SMALL plates so not much to eat and it is pricey. Just be prepared. Enough for 2 with tip and without drinks can approach $100

Tags: People Watching, Tapas, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

The night was almost perfect. The service was okay but I wish the waiter would be a little friendlier and smile.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great service. Food was delicious. We loved the salnon.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Service was lacking entirely, otherwise an enjoyable meal.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The only thing that prevents me from giving this establishment 5 stars overall is the portions are incredibly small for the prices, even by NYC standards. With that being said, the food was exceptionally fresh and well prepared. Delicious! A word about the raw clams and oysters: better not to have them on the menu if you cant provide top shelf quality. The staff was warm, friendly and very accommodating. Would recommend this restaurant but not for the budget restricted.

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Waited an hour for a table despite having a reservation. Pretty infuriating. Almost left. Once we sat down though it was smooth sailing. Great food and atmosphere. Only issue is how expensive the place is. Average of $15 for a small plate of tapas that won't even serve a 4-person table is a bit ridiculous. Had to order multiple plates of dishes that everyone wanted to try. Drink prices were also outrageous. I spent $25 on a bourbon old-fashioned. Drink was good and strong, but I almost dropped my glass when I was handed the bill.

Verdict: If you can handle slow, unenthusiastic service and are willing to spend $200 on a modest amount of food and alcohol, I would recommend it, because the food itself really is quite good. If you're balling on a budget or want a quick tapas fix, avoid this place.

Tags: Late-night Find, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Amazing food served up in a beautiful space! Eclectic tapas menu that is perfect for sharing. From the grapefruit and passion fruit margaritas to the guacamole, calamari, cheese fondue, short rib and fish tacos everything was delicious. The fish tacos were a favorite, light and perfect flavor combinations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

My fiance and I went to ABC Cocina to celebrate our 5th anniversary and were very impressed with the flavors, decoration, and service. Our waiter even surprised us at the end with complementary dessert and champagne. We'll definitely be coming back here!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I wish I could remember my server's name because he was fabulous and I would love to make sure he receives the praise he deserves. He really made the experience great. The food was delicious but it is a little overpriced given the small "tapas" sized portions. The "ambience" is just okay but I was there to catch up with an old friend so not too bothered. It was a positive experience because the service and food were both top notch.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

One of my favorite places to eat. Love the ambiance. Try to eat here every time I visit New York.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Wonderful dinner! Great date night with husband. Service was attentive and informative but not pushy. All the recommendations were delicious. Highly recommend!!

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Ugh, just awesome. Loved it. Jean-Georges is a master. Everything was top notch.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Food was delicious. Fun atmosphere. Service was so-so. You have to be okay with hailing down a server to place an order. Otherwise, it was terrific.

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