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La Barra at Mercado Little Spain

4.4
4.4
79 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish

To truly understand Spanish cuisine, it’s necessary to dive deep into the world of tapas. At La Barra, you’ll have the opportunity to do so, exploring the many beloved dishes from tapas bars all around Spain. Both the classics and regional favorite are represented, from traditional croquetas de jamón to Andalusia’s fried squid, and a wide selection of wines from around the country are available by the glass or bottle.

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Booked 16 times today

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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What 79 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RF

    RobF

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Great tapas

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Plates a little expensive for the amount of food. But pretty good beside that

  3. AM

    ArnieM

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    Food was good. Service was horrible. It took a half hour to get someone's attention at 4:00pm! And that was only with two requests of the "Host." We did watch several servers chatting, including the first one who eventually came to us. Lack of staff did not seem to be the problem. Getting a server's attention during the meal proved equally difficult. Our first server's shift ended during our meal and he brought a replacement. We got different answers from them about whether the eggplant special could be made without bell peppers. Neither seemed to know what the "Sangria Hour" menu was, although we were sitting next to a sign advertising it. Our first server did find part of it, but the reduced price sangria we ordered did not get on the check correctly. That took over five minutes to fix. It seems that the problem might be lack of training by management.

  4. AU

    AlokUWS

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely outstanding in every way! Best Spanish tapas in NYC.

  5. MM

    MelM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was expensive but good. Sangria was delicious.

  6. AC

    ACHARLES

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful room: the nice design and architectural elements elevated the eating experience. I found the prices charged for the wines to be exorbitant. Service was right on point. Checking in was swift and pleasant.

    La Barra at Mercado Little SpainResponded on November 8, 2021

    Thank you very much for leaving an awesome review! We look forward to your next visit! Kind regards, Mercado Little Spain

  7. J

    Jerry

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Denise (our server) was excellent! As was the food!!

    La Barra at Mercado Little SpainResponded on November 8, 2021

    Thank you very much for leaving an awesome review! Denise was so happy with your kind words! We look forward to your next visit! Kind regards, Mercado Little Spain

  8. BC

    BarefootContessa

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Generous portions for a tapas restaurant. Great wine list. The Basque burnt cheesecake was excellent.

    La Barra at Mercado Little SpainResponded on November 1, 2021

    Thank you very much for leaving an awesome review! We look forward to your next visit! Kind regards, Mercado Little Spain

  9. JB

    JenniferB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, food and service. Thought the menu was simple but lots of choice and the service was excellent - really friendly and attentive.

    La Barra at Mercado Little SpainResponded on November 1, 2021

    Thank you very much for leaving an awesome review! We look forward to your next visit! Kind regards, Mercado Little Spain

  10. AU

    AlokUWS

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding, as always!

    La Barra at Mercado Little SpainResponded on November 1, 2021

    Thank you very much for leaving an awesome review! We love our loyal guests. Hope to see your soon! Kind regards, Mercado Little Spain

  11. h

    hbbchef

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    Reservation was made for 7pm. Arrived in time and led to table. Not the best location. The waiter brought water. We discussed drinks and never saw him again. Had to ask two others about our drinks. Took way too long. Ordered tapas from their app. Everything came at same time. Nothing hot. High prices. Just okay. This was our 40th anniversary and did not have a good time. Sadly won’t return.

  12. AA

    AlgenisAlc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Good food, affordable prices, an amazing Spanish vibe.

    La Barra at Mercado Little SpainResponded on November 1, 2021

    Thank you very much for leaving an awesome review! We look forward to your next visit! Kind regards, Mercado Little Spain

  13. MB

    MichaelB

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Really enjoyed the experience and the ability to try multiple items as this is a tapas restaurant. I will say the octopus and cod were a bit over cooked but not unpalatable.

    La Barra at Mercado Little SpainResponded on November 1, 2021

    Thank you very much for leaving an awesome review! We look forward to your next visit! Kind regards, Mercado Little Spain

  14. TH

    TH23

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Nice concept but the execution can be improved. Many stores were not open and there were no "Spanish market". The food was good though.

  15. JP

    JeannetteP

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Our reservation was for 7:45pm. We went in right away. W/o making the reservation on OpenTable, we would have had at least a 20min. wait. Covid precautions were in place. We used our phones to download the menu and pay the bill. The waitress was pleasant and made sure we understood the ordering process. Ordered tapas: garlic shrimp (good), roasted red peppers/eggplant and fried calamari. The eggplant was overcooked and the calamari came w/o sauce, so it was dry and bland. We were charged an extra $1.00 when we asked for sauce which I have never experienced before. For dessert, we ate the best chocolate cake in my life. I would return to La Barra at Mercado Little Spain for the food (try something different) but eat the same dessert.

  16. A

    Allokjumpmaster

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Better than a lot of “so called” Authentic Spanish restaurants in the city!

  17. r

    review

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Food was incredibly over salted. Difficult to get servers’ attention and have a traditional restaurant experience now that you order and pay online.

  18. M

    Manhattanite

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    While the food was great, the service was a bit ditzy. Some confusion about what food went to what table and a few other minor service issues. I've also been to the Little Spain diner and next time that's where I'll head.

  19. KW

    KW83

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Birthday brunch

  20. DH

    DougH

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mercado Little Spain is a jewel of a place and La Barra is perfect for that setting. As advertised, Spanish tapas and good wine. Very enjoyable. And the most modern of ways to view the menu and order from your cell phone. Prompt and courteous service; tasty tapa plates; and nice ambiance. I'm glad we found out about it!

  21. S

    Stephanie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Unfortunately overpriced. No more paella available. Small portions. Wish the bacalao had been better. What a shame for. Jose Andres restaurant.

  22. JV

    JessicaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Little Spain La Barra is strictly tapas! This is an experience to do with someone(s) who enjoy good food and good vibes. Best sangria i ever had and the beat gambas al ajillo ever! I highly recommend. But expect to drop money!

  23. MS

    MSerna

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Spanish food in a very cool mercado style local.

  24. VA

    VallynA

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I ordered from the Restaurant Week menu and added a rose sangria, which was delicious. The potato chips and salsa were a nice snack - I saved some for later. The chicken croquettes were crispy and hot, a bit salty for me but otherwise well seasoned. I ordered the gambas, shrimp in a bath of very garlicy olive oil. They were good and not overcooked, accompanied by slices of baguette. My only dissatisfaction with service is that all of the above were served at the same time. The flan was wonderful as dessert. I was seated in a section with only one other table spaced well over 6 feet away; there was a shelving unit alongside the table where I could rest my backpack. Overall the mercado is lively and I had an enjoyable lunch experience.

  25. B

    Beth

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My friends and I really enjoyed our first visit to La Barra yesterday to celebrate Restaurant Week. Delicious food--gazpacho, chicken and béchamel croquettes, shrimp in garlic and oil, and flan. We enjoyed the sangria as well. Attentive service. Fun atmosphere. Will definitely return!

  26. VP

    VictorPS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Nice food, portions a bit small. Lovely ambiance. As a Spaniard in New York, it is a nice place to come to remember home.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fun atmosphere, great staff, quick service on very well prepared food

  28. MS

    MichelleS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    The sangria was delicious. The garlic shrimp, fried calamari, patatas bravas and chicken croquettes were not special.

  29. AT

    AndieT

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very chic tapas restaurant. The food was authentic and delicious. Can’t wait to go back.

  30. o

    overtheline

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    Service is very impersonal, as everything is done on your phone. Very limited tapas options. Food came out almost immediately, however I had to wait and ask and wait again to finally get a drink. I basically went for the jamon iberico, which was good but we'll overpriced. Overall, would not return.

  31. j

    joer

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    It’s decent. Limited menu. U order online and they serve. The service was a little slow. Great anchovies but not a lot of options

  32. E

    Eaters

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Everything was great until our waiter Philippe went home and didn't tell us...we had no waiter, couldn't get desert and/or the check.

  33. DA

    DennysA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    Having been to Little Spain many times before I noticed significant changes in the attention and service.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Not to get full but to share with people.

  35. T

    Tacolover44

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    The food was inconsistent. The gin and tonics were very weak. The sardines did not taste well. We love Jose Andres restaurants but the food here was really not well executed. We had several dishes and the only thing that was delicious was the Jamon Iberico.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, the food was great. The ordering system is easy and efficient. Food was brought to our table reasonably timed. Overall, I recommend this place!

  37. DF

    DFWMax

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Good concept. Ambience a bit subdued. Waitstaff friendly and generally attentive. A bit below par considering the culinary pedigree. Gambas and pulpo are signature dishes. I’ve had better tapas world round. Expect more from Gotham.

  38. BM

    BunkMcNulty

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall2food5service2ambience1

    The food is excellent. But: Really high noise level. I need a phone to read the menu. I need the phone to order. I need the phone to pay. Human contact: Nil. What would have happened if I didn't have a phone? I understand why you're doing this: "Contactless" but it kind of creeped me out.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    The quality of the food was pretty low. The cod and octopus were inedible - the octopus was over cooked and the cod was under cooked. Definitely would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Save your money - the quality of food is not worth the price point.

  40. DB

    DianneB

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food was good I just found it to be way overpriced for tapas. Spent $200 for three people at lunch time. Ambience was good, service was good but will not return.

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La Barra at Mercado Little Spain is rated 4.4 stars by 79 OpenTable diners

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Google Map for La Barra at Mercado Little Spain

501 W 30th St New York, NY 10001-2157

  • Neighborhood

    Hudson Yards

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking or Parking Garage

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Wine

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