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For 2
Thu, 2/22
9:00 PM
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El Porron

451 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Tapas (10)
  • Neighborhood Gem (7)
  • Special Occasion (5)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Tapas / Small Plates, Basque, Spanish
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 11:00am
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Phone number
(212) 207-8349
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Gonzalo "Mr.G" Bermeo
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Cross street
Btw 61st & 62nd St
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Parking details
Ample street parking on 1st Ave. and corresponding side streets is always available.
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Public transit
Take N,Q,R or 4,5,6 to Lexington Ave./59th St.
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Ask your server for a demonstration of how the "porron" is used and then try it yourself! Impress your date or an entire party of friends!
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 451 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing food, friendly and very quick service.

vipChasm (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

El Porron is truly a unique food experience. The tapas are creative and fresh with very tasteful sauces. Always worth a trip.

SC88 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Manchego just OK, the Sangria a bit sweet, but the delicious scallops/lamb rack made up for it, along with a great server.

Would recommend, but they could focus on improving on the little things.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

We were two couples and are all foodies trying El Perron for the first time...and we enjoyed the delicious tapas, excellent paella, and reasonably priced very good wine. The service was friendly, helpful and attentive. Definitely will return soon.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

I had lunch here and it was totally wonderful. My friend and I shared three tapas plates, for an early lunch and they were delicious. We had a salmon dish, made with a great sauce. Then we also shard a leek vegetable melange which was superb and we also had an egg pie of some sort.
The choices were wonderful and I can hardly wait to be in that neighborhood again, to have lunch. I recommend it with enthusiasm. And the tapas plates were large enough so that sharing didn't mean just one mouthful...

mchrosto93 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

This place was great! Went here for a date night and the food was incredible.

NewYorker (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Delicious and authentic Spanish food, good and friendly service, great ambiance, and a very gracious host/owner. Definitely will be back soon.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

We recently moved from another neighborhood further south with an excellent Spanish restaurant - one of my favorite types - and came across El Porron online. Attracted by the good reviews, we found it lived up to everything nice the reviewers said about it. The food was delicious and the service courteous and very friendly. The menu warned that the paella dishes take 30-40 minutes, which I thought might delay the delivery of everyone's dishes, but it happened within 30 minutes with no feeling of my group sitting and waiting too long. Our pitcher of Rose Sangria was filled with fruit and delicious. We now have a new "go to" restaurant and expect to come here regularly.

Shawn (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

The best Paella ever including the one I had in Spain.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

What a delightful find in our own neighborhood. A very clean friendly attractive bar and Tapas restaurant with full sized entrees as well. The owner Mr G who meets you at the door and the waitstaff were very friendly. The food came fast and hot and everything was absolutely delicious. We had a seafood combination entree that was fantastic and highly recommended. Other great Tapas dishes were a squid dish, Manchego cheese platter and a potato dish. For dessert the Churros were hot and fresh and wonderful. We are looking forward to returning soon.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

First Rate, food was excellent service was excellent overall it was a great experience

vipdolgind (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Overall great experience - a little pricey and some dishes could have been improved - overall very good

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

El Porron was a great choice for ambiance and delicious food for date night. Service was attentive and definitely recommend.

vipFromNJ (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Unexpectedly good food - with a large number of veggie options.

amanda (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

Comfortable low key easy place for light dinner and drinks

vipLeek (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 31, 2017

Very pleasant experience. Nice wait staff. Paella Valenciana was excellent. Tried 5 tapas - artichokes were OK - too cold, grilled sardines - a bit too salty, the meatballs, squid and Callos Madrilenos were quite good.

vipLizPS (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on October 16, 2017

This was our 2nd visit. We get to NYC 2-3 times a year and stay in this neighborhood. Really delicious!

This time we met friends...they too thought it was worth the trip even across town

We didn't do tapas with some picky eaters but salads and entrees were really good. We'll be back on next trip

vipnycfoodie (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Third visit in a row where they have run out of some tapas! Disappointing.

John (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

The service was excellent. The sangria was terrific. The tapas were good; manchego cheese, clams with tomato. The paella was OK, but i'm spoiled with good homemade paella.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent food - had 6 of their Tapas. Desert was also great. Service was fantastic - super nice people. Highly recommend.