El Porron

4.7
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570 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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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AC
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

D
New York Area
15 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.

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

Excellent tapas

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T
New York Area
45 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.

MK
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'.

GD
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?

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

Excellent food, service and ambiance

OT
New York Area
1 review
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

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

Everything was great, definitely recommend for all occasions.

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

Exceptional meal. Wonderful spot.

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

Food was delicious and service was attentive.

AS
New York Area
78 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.

RT
New York Area
41 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!

R
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.

FP
New York Area
9 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.

LC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hospitable décor, a friendly staff, authentic food cooked deliciously. It's a restaurant that will visit frequently.

SW
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine authentic Tapas restaurant on the Upper East Side. The owner and the waiters were extremely gracious.

f
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food

j
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place excellent food

AS
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fernando, our waiter, was delightful. He knew the menu and gave us excellent recommendations. We had a leisurely and delicious lunch.

KC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like the atmosphere and service. There are many tapa choices to choose from. Wines are limited but of good selection. Highly recommended.

GD
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and i visit New York frequently and often work in a dinner at El Porron. It never disappoints. The food is delicious food and the menu is always supplemented with specials. The wine is good and not exorbitantly priced. The service is excellent. El Porron always offers a nice cozy evening out.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food, value, and service- just very low lighting

AK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We got there early and the place wasn’t busy, 1 table & 1 bar seat. Once we sat down the server gave us the dinner menu. He then began washing windows. A party of 2 came in and another person sat at the bar, all Caucasian. They were both served quickly while the server never acknowledged us. Once we got up he came to us. I sat there about half an hour. I’ve been here before few times for dinner and never had an issue. I will advise people never to go there during lunch.

LM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptionally good and the service was attentive and friendly! So glad we found this authentic and delicious place!!
Our favorites were the anchovies and octopus.

RE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The owner, "Mr G", is very personable and truly cares that his patrons have an enjoyable experience.
The wine is reasonably priced. We have enjoyed all tapas and on other occasions entrees and and all have been great. Highly recommended

S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Spanish food and friendly wait staff! Not too busy on weekends, so great time to come :)

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience. We got a nice table by the window. Service was attentive. Food was good. Good choices of wines.

j
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is as authentic Spanish cuisine as can be found in NY. Very attentive staff and excellent service. I always return when in NY for a visit.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family gathering. Food and service were excellent, as always😊

HS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good neighborhood spot with great food and great service.

N
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious and authentic Spanish tapas, plus some creative twists on the classics. Convenient location if you are going to Dangerfield's Comedy Club, which is right across the street. Reasonable prices, especially if you make a dinner for two from four or five tapas and a glass of sangria.

g
New York Area
381 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love the warmth of the staff and atmosphere at El Porron. They are so responsive and accommodating. All the expected tapas (chorizo, shrimp in garlic, roasted potatoes) are tasty though the portions are a little small and with a bigger group it's somewhat tricky to figure out how many of each to order. The sangria is a perfect accompaniment especially on these warmer nights.

H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Small portions are not atypical for a Tapas bar but food was also uniformly tasteless and bland.

F
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The tipping is done on a hand-held mini computer and it is very confusing; you are provoked into leaving more than you normally would!

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Mother’s Day. This is one of my favorite restaurants especially with a large group. The waitstaff does an outstanding job of pacing the meal and making sure to keep all the delicious food coming while the paella is being prepared. This restaurant is always consistent with great food and service.

AC
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this neighborhood gem.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience. Food very authentic, even beer we can only get locally in Spain on tap. Celebrated a birthday with friends in from Spain and they were so impressed. The owner spent considerable time at our table. Wonderful experience!

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to neighborhood Tapas. The food is always great, the wine fantastic and the service exceptional!