El Porron

4.7
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595 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates

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Family-owned, Spanish restaurant, and gem of the UES, El Porron prides itself with serving classic and signature tapas in a casual elegant setting. An endless menu of perfect portions leaves your palate begging for more. With a wine list equally as impressive and just as much a part of the program as the cuisine, Mr. G and his son Diego Bermeo front of the house Manager/Wine Director will make you feel like you have slipped away to San Sebastian from the first bite to the last sip.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipglorial
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Just ok. Fish quality not great

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Dot309
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Porron is always outstanding. Delicious tapas and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food (I’m used to tapas from JALEO)

Great service.

Love the fact that the wine list is Spanish.

If you’re looking for a local place to chill. This is the spot for you.

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vipMantoloking
New York Area
191 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of tapas. The server greeted us warmly and recommended a very nice wine. His suggestions were just what we wanted. We love small tastes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El baño needs more attention and I love the food tho yo bro

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vipFoodie
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Have passed this restaurant many times but never tried before. Great local place - loved the tapas and paella which we shared. Will definitely go back!

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vipShanaMaidel
New York Area
180 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly and accommodating service. Reasonable for Happy Hour, but pricey for their regular tapas menu.

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IwonaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive waiters and staff, but not overbearing. Great for date nights. Really just a good atmosphere with dim lighting. Tapas were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Waiter was a young guy that we saw in the beginning and not until the end.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We enjoyed the food but felt a bit duped by our waiter. We ordered the seafood paella (amongst other many smaller plates) and the way he phrased how much the paella served was questionable. He told us that the paella could be served for about three people (there was four of us) and since we had already eaten/ordered so many other dishes we thought that would be fine. We just wanted to try it! When it came out it was gigantic and we were like... this is severely underpriced (about $34) but delicious. When we received the bill, we saw that he had charged us for 3 servings of the seafood paella ($100). I cannot complain about the taste of the food but that was extremely misleading and left the night on a sour note. Will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food ambiance and service. Went for Valentine’s Day with the lady and absolutely loved it. We’ll be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We all love the restaurant very, very much every time we dine there!!!

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vipjerryw
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat here.

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vipFromMadridwithlove
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, perfection!

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AngelaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended. Great food and atmosphere.

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vipjerryw
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Amazing people. Great food!!!

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BigCanoeHomeowner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this evening was perfect for our group of four - the food, the service, the ambiance, and the value. The paella Valenciana was made to perfection and served with aplomb. If you enjoy a good tapas restaurant, you will love El Porron.

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viptravelingtaster
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fun place to go with a group of friends and share an assortment of Tapas plates and a glass of sangria! We chose Cuervo Rose and it was delicious along with our foods.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Food!

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vipCitygirl
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We had a lovely lunch. Unfortunately there were very few people there, so I hop it is open when we wish to return.

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vipCrystal
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything except 1 scoop ice cream was so so tiny

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vipSTANG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Porron always great and Mr.G is the best!

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bingomez
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff has always gone above and beyond- the people we meet are always so friendly- the food is delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Aside from the noise the experience was great. The staff has particular patience and were very friendly and understanding. I was accompanying two elderly ladies and the staff made them very comfortable. I always enjoy El Porron.
I recommend they add more vegetarian options though..

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vipAC22
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great spot, for large groups and small. Great food, combined with great and friendly service.

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vipDude
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice restaurant, but food was average, so feels a bit overpriced. We enjoyed our dinner, service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent tapas

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vipTinabird
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem of a restaurant!!! The food was excellent and they were incredibly accommodating about our being late and then short of time. A lovely experience.

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MaherK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food is not to the high level quality.
Too oily.
I have tried couple of spanish restaurant, and they are much better than this one. Such as 'LA Fonda Del Sol'.

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GregD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Porron is one of our favorite restaurants. It provide cozy setting, a gracious host, good service and delicious food. What more could one want?

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance

JC
JanineC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the service and the food is terrific. they have great wines and desserts as well. We Love patatas brava, pulpo, empanadas, mixed mushrooms, the seafood paella and the rose wine sangria

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AngelaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, definitely recommend for all occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional meal. Wonderful spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was attentive.

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vipASutter
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we eat here we enjoy it. All the tapas are tasty and some are very interesting, like the tripe. The meatballs are my favorite. The service is friendly and professional and the owner is super nice. We are becoming regulars here.

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vipRTonUES
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! All of the seafood was super fresh and the paella was great. Great value for what you’re getting. We’ll be back!

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vipRaffles
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we dined at El Porron. Food was excellent and our server was very helpful in making our selections. We will definitely go back.

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vipFPP1
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time there. The service was attentive yet relaxed. The food was delicious. We shared both the Shrimp and Scallop tapas and they were excellent. My Red Snapper was amazing and I would definitely recommend it. I will be going there again this week and expect El Porron to become one of my go-to restaurants.

FAQs

El Porron does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. El Porron also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 207-8349.

El Porron is rated 4.7 stars by 595 OpenTable diners.