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About El Porron
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.
New York, NY 10065
Tapas / Small Plates, Basque, Spanish
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 11:00am
Btw 61st & 62nd St
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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!
Ample street parking on 1st Ave. and corresponding side streets is always available.
Take N,Q,R or 4,5,6 to Lexington Ave./59th St.
Gonzalo "Mr.G" Bermeo
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
El Porron Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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
Ordered spinach croquettes, meatballs, salmon, and scallops tapas. Except for the salmon (which was coated with an cloying sweet jam), the food didn't seem freshly made and all of it was generally not good. My date, who is not a picky eater, didn't enjoy any of the dishes and didn't partake more than a taste of each. I was famished, so I ate everything rather than change venues. Nice red wine and nice open windows mitigated the circumstances.
I was advised to try this place by my nephew who spent the past half year living in Alicante, Spain. He said the chef must have come from the region he lived in because it was JUST like his favorite tapas cafe in Alicante. He was right! It was delicious and my wife and I can't wait to go back and try the 'main course' dishes as well.
If you enjoy Spanish food, especially tapas, this is your place. We have patronized a number of tapas restaurants over the years and most disappoint. El Porron is authentic, even when the occasional dish is transformed by a foreign element. The wine list is excellent and covers the Iberic peninsula. We found table service attentive and helpful.
Good tapas with very nice friendly service. Location is one where most would not want to schlep to just to try the food though. Prices are a bit high especially given the area but overall a solid restaurant that is easy to recommend if one wants tapas and is in the area.
I am from Seattle, well traveled, and sometimes disappointed by reviews. The restaurant lived up to all reviews - great food, we tried out 11 different dishes among the 5 of us. The seafood paella was amazing, you could taste the saffron, the calamari was great, the pulpo was tender, shrimp was also wonderful, and loved the cheese platter etc. The desserts were simply yummy! There was not a single dish that was bad or mediocre. I will come back again and so worth it.
There aren't many high quality Spanish restaurants in NYC, but El Porron is definitely one of them. The cuisine is traditional and well-prepared. The wine list, though small, is composed primarily of Spanish wines, most from producers I hadn't heard of. The staff's wine recommendations, though, were spot-on. Also, there are a number of house specialties on the menu that are worth trying.
We'll be going back for sure.
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