Meson Sevilla

4.2
1087 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
Top Tags:
  • Tapas
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Authentic
For over 25 years meson Sevilla has established itself as a staple in Midtown Manhattan. Serving classic Spanish cuisine, trendy tapas and Italian specialties, the menu can satisfy everyone's appetite. The restaurant is family owned and operated, and treats all of their guests as family.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(212) 262-5890
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joaquin Lucero
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Private party facilities
The private room at Meson Sevilla can accommodate up to 45 guests. Menu packages are available ranging from $40 to $65 per person. Buffet parties are available for $35 per person.
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Private party contact
Benny or Leo: (212) 262-5890
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Catering
Catering is available with our large trays that can serve 12 - 15 guests. Delivery service is available within Midtown. Please consult our website for further details.
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Cross street
Between 8th and 9th Avenues
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Parking details
Parking is available in public lots between 8th and 9th Avenues.
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Public transit
A, C & E trains to 42nd Street/Port Authority.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 1087 People Are Saying
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RS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Is consistently good. We have dined here for over 30 years.

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R
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Been here several times. Food is very good. Service attentive. The only downside is that it is so loud it’s tough to hear yourself think.

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m
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The seating arrangement was terrible, where our table was beside a busy thoroughfare of waiters and the only access to two tables beside the wall was by going behind my chair and waiters kept bumping into my chair. The food was decent but not inspired. It was a quick and relatively inexpensive meal so adequate for pre theater.

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KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great prix fix lunch! Dinners are also good. Reasonable prices for NYC. Been there many times. Good Spanish food!

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CR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My second time visiting Meson Sevilla and I am so glad I returned. Friendly bi-lingual staff and amazing food. Ordered 6 tapas between two people and everyone was wonderful. Dessert and cafe were delicious as well. Totally recommend for a taste of Spain

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

We had several vegetarians in group and the food we got was prefect for them.

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AH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for dinner after seeing a matinee show. Food was delicious, traditional Spanish tapas and paella. Restaurant is cozy and reminded us of restaurants we ate in while in Spain. Servers were wonderful, friendly and welcoming. We definitely plan on coming back again.

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JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was great, service was very poor

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We arrived prior to our reservations and were able to be seated and enjoy a drink prior to ordering. Staff was courteous and food was worth the price of the pre fixed menu.

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

It was a fine meal. I could not say wonderful just a fine meal

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FS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Meson Sevilla is consistent in its menu choices and
It’s reasonable prices for the theatre district.
It’s location is great for pre or post theatre lunch or dinner.
You can have a complete lunch including wine or other beverage, choice of entree including veggies and Spanish rice, and dessert for a very reasonable
cost.
Another plus, the bathrooms are on the main level so no climbing up and downstairs.

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S
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was great; several people waited on us and were super attentive. The food was authentic. Red sangria was delicious. Paella is enough for two so I wish we had shared. Portion sizes were huge. We tried the lasagna, the carbonara pasta, camarones a la plancha, and the paella. I would definitely come back!

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T
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We showed up an hour earlier than our reservation and scored a table near the entry during Restaurant Week. Our meal was wonderful but our service was slow, however we were not attending the theater and had been asked. Two couples and a larger group were seated after we were and left before we did. This would have been fine if we were with a larger group, enjoying conversation. I would go back with a larger group!

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C
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good Spanish food. Lots of options for kids and vegetarians. Asked for chick n fingers for my friends son and even though it wasn’t on the menu they were very accommodating. Service was a little slow but we weren’t in any rush so it didn’t bother me. Not sure if you are time constrained but I usually tell wait staff if I am headed for a show.
I’d go again

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KF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Meson Sevilla, and the food was great again. I love tapas, and they have so many interesting and delicious choices to share with friends with different diet specifications.

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly, attentive service, good food, plentiful portions

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s
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Disappointing: paella for 2 was a good deal but the mussels and calamari were not fresh, and all the seafood was overcooked. Rice was not crispy. Gazpacho was a touch too sweet. The bread was flavorless with supermarket crumb.

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B
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Meson Sevilla is a go to restaurant. Whenever I go, and those who go with me love this place. On this particular occasion I went with my husband and another couple. Three of us ordered from the prix fixe lunch menu - great value - and lots of choices. One friend ordered from the main menu. I ordered the garlic shrimp and mentioned to the waiter I love this dish cause it's so spicy. He said this "garlic shrimp" wasn't as spicy as the camarones ajillo I usually get. The previous menu, both in English and Spanish listed camarones verde (w. English translation), which is not spicy and camarones ajillo (spicy). So, of course, he presented me with the delicious spicy shrimp. I'm glad I had originally mentioned that I love it spicy. This menu we were give was just in English. There are so many choices, my husband ordered a chicken dish, one friend ordered paella and another friend ordered salad. The lunch special ($25) included choice of appetizer, entrée, and dessert, plus glass of wine or sangria. Very nice, very enjoyable lunch!

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m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Dined at Meson Sevilla for post theater dinner. Service & food were good. They had a Paella special, $49 for 2, which included soup or salad. It was good for the most part, could have had a little more flavor, calamari was cooked perfectly, mussels were good but tiny, although the shells were big, shrimp was slightly overcooked. My daughter had the lamb chops & chicken croquettas, which she said both were good. Service was good but we did wait a bit for our check. Overall I would recommend this restaurant but don't expect to be wowed.

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H
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered from the gazpacho to the shrimp ala plancha was great. Service was cheerful & excellent! We had white sangria which was very good with apples as the only fruit
Inside. We shared a flan, which was not too sweet-just the way we like it. We will definitely go back here when we go to The theater

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L
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food at good prices.

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e
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

My family and I bumped into this restaurant in 2010 when we were visiting NYC for spring break. For the longest time, we kept a matchbox as a souvenir from the restaurant with us in Cincinnati and we told all of our friends about the wonderful experience we had and the sardines! Fast forward to 2018, today we live in NYC and kept making a point to return to the restaurant. When a friend from Cincinnati came to visit, it made sense that we'd take her to a restaurant where she could have a good meal and a good experience. It. Was. Horrible.

We were sat down promptly. Fifteen minutes went by before anyone approached us to see if we wanted to order dinner. Wait. What happened to "would you like anything to drink"? Three servers approached us with the same question. Not one knew the other had been there. The sangria pitcher took another 10 minutes to arrive. (Psst. It wasn't fresh. What took so long?)

From then on, it took four servers to continuously come by and ask the same questions they were all asking but NOT answering... service was slow and haphazard, and we heard FOUR DIFFERENT TIMES, "we are just so busy". One particular waiter gave me such attitude and disdain when I asked if toast or bread came with a specific tapa. In a huff, he went to the kitchen to ask if it would/could and guess what I got in response? If you said, "we are just so busy", you got it right. Hmmm... for a restaurant that has been open since 1987, you'd think they would have figured out service by now. It was a pre-theatre meal in Hell's Kitchen. Did they think they wouldn't be busy before curtain on a Saturday night?! That is the lamest excuse any restaurant could give anywhere in the world.

The food was good. The service was horrible. The excuses were great! (Please note sarcasm in there.) Would only recommend this restaurant for poor service. There are a million other places in NYC where you can get a great meal sans the attitude, the wait, the chaos, and/or the horrible follow up.

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SF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for a girls dinner. Ordered the croquettes with squid on the specials and the seafood paella! All was washed down with a pitcher of chamlagne sangria! Delicious food and services was tentative. Definitely would go back and recommend for tapas lovers! Bring a sweater-a bit chilly!

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KF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great place for tapas on Restaurant Row. The food was delicious, and everybody in my party could choose something from the menu (gluten-free included). The bartender made special drinks for two people in my party, and the raspberry lemoncello sangria was quite yummy. We especially liked the marinated cubes of pork, the meatballs, and the grilled portabello mushrooms. The tables were very close to each other, but that is to be expected at a NYC restaurant. I would definitely go to this restaurant again, because it is hard to find good tapas in NYC, especially in the theater district.

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ES
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceedingly helpful and friendly service.
Tapas was excellent
Considerate of theater schedule
Wonderful ecperience

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MS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Meson Sevilla is a solid option for grabbing a meal before or after a play. As one might hope in this style of eatery, you have the option to order individual meals or you can do more of a tapas style and order small plates & appetizers. If you are a paella fan, I suggest you give it a try here. They have a good selection of options and it did feel pretty authentic. I personally love how the immediate layer of rice inside the pan crisps up. It was very nicely seasoned but not overdone. The service was good. A word of advice, if your looking to go here with a large party (i.e. more than 4 people) i’d suggest making reservations in advance. Oh, the wine bottle prices are pretty good for NYC.

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MF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accomadatibg

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JS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Great as always, but getting more expensive...salad used to be included with meal and now is ala carte. It was also VERY crowded and a bit noisy, but always a good meal when we come into NY.

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DW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great! Food was fantastic, very traditional ambiance.

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SS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good and the portions generous. Service was excellent. Good dinner place before the theater.

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JE
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, great food. Reasonable pricing.

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DY
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super friendly wait staff, pleasant atmosphere, fast service, excellent tapas.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, sangria... everything is always fabulous!

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a
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love their prixe fixe lunch. there are tons of choices and at great value. The food is always so gooood! I go very often when I am in the city.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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KB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Would highly recommend to anyone in New York looking for something different.

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FC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Value was very good the food was delicious and the service attentive. It is a bit noisy which made it difficult to have a conversation at our table. Aside from that I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiters were great. Very focused on the customers needs. Excellent place, the food was phenomenal!!!

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E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Have gone several times to Meson Sevilla. Always enjoy the food and always greeted with smiles from the establishment. Try it, they have a very diversified menu and food is great.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Selected this restaurant as we enjoy Spanish food and it was close to our Theatre. Ate early as show was at 7:00 so few people in the restaurant. Additionally a food fest was outside so many folks were already sampling the Paella by the volume of trays going out the door! A overall enjoyable experience!

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