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La Nacional Restaurant, New York, NY

La Nacional Restaurant

4.7
4.7
692 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
La Nacional has been feeding Spaniards and Latin Americans in New York since the 19th century from its historical brownstone in the heart of what was Little Spain. Today, our volunteer-run non-profit has opened its doors to create a community restaurant and gathering place for everyone to enjoy. The Society sponsors the visas of Spain top young chefs - providing them with an apartment in our brownstone to draw inspiration from La Nacional’s past and establishing a culinary epicenter in New York City for Spanish food. Our goal is to offer diners innovative cuisine, reasonable prices and a neighborhood atmosphere for everyone.

The Restaurant at La Nacional is the catalyst for significant cultural and community programming that reflects the Society’s 155 year-old mission. This includes free or low-cost apartments upstairs for artists-in-residence and opening our event space on the parlor floor to community events, cultural pursuits and charitable causes.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (917) 388-2888
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Paco Parreño
  • Catering
    La Nacional offers full catering services!
  • Private party facilities
    In addition to our restaurant space, La Nacional offers a newly refurbished, fully-equipped large event space on the parlor floor of our historic brownstone. With our expansive catering service, full bar, and premier staff, we can accommodate a wide range of unique events. The room can hold over 100 people and is equipped with audiovisual technology, including a large screen and a new sound and lighting systems. We have hosted conferences, classes, cultural events, concerts, meetings, weddings, private parties, film screenings, and more. If you are interested in more information please call 212 929-7873 or write us at hola@lanacional.org. We look forward to having your event at La Nacional.
  • Neighborhood
    West Village
  • Cross street
    7th and 8th avenues
  • Parking details
    No parking on 14th street, but ample parking on side streets. Also, a paid parking lot directly across the street.
  • Public transit
    Subway: 1, 2, 3, L, A, C, E, F, M,PATH: 14th street station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 692 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York City

    Spanish

  • Manhattan

    Spanish

692 Reviews
  1. MaggyV

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really good and tasty. I had the rice with lobster and it was delicious. Will definitely be going back

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  2. LisaS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, especially the calamari. Amazing sangria. Will be back!

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  3. IvanB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great ambient and service, beautiful place and amaizing price!

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  4. CamilleG

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The tapas were great; one main dish (the cod) was lukewarm. Appetizers were served before the wine we ordered was served. The service was friendly as usual, but the cold cod dish was a disappointment.

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  5. JulieV2307

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great. Food is amazing. The fideua is a hidden gem. The tortilla, calamari and gambas are a huge hit and they were happy to accommodate specific requests.

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  6. mfnyc

    New York City

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently good. The burger is the best deal in town. Sangrias are great as well.

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  7. nuriaa

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience always at La Nacional. Excellent food and staff at this historic restaurant. Thank you Roberto!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, staff super friendly and drinks are fire. Definitely we love it.

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  9. Abogada

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super in every way! Great small plates and amazing sangria!!

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  10. SusanV

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My go to spot. Always consistent favorites from the kitchen with friendly efficient service.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, Great food and service - Will try again

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    If you pick the right items it’s a good experience

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience is very good. Highly recommended for anyone show loves the Spanish food and want to enjoy a good dinner at traditional Spanish restaurant.

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  14. federicofirenze

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful gem of a restaurant. Authentic Spanish food (as far as I could tell!) lovely people helped us celebrate birthdays. Make a reservation for inside seating to see the food being prepared in the open kitchen! Will be back and bring friends!

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  15. Matthew

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were extremely happy with the service and delicious food. Our family has been searching for a great tapas place since our weekly tapas restaurant was closed. This is our new place 😃🧀🍤🍷🐙

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  16. PaulH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here after a show, came in half an hour before our reservation and we were seated right away! Great food and drinks, all very reasonably priced. We will definitely be coming back!

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  17. RebeccaC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The warmth and welcome of everyone there was unsurpassed. They made us feel we were home. Do not miss any of the appetizers either.

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  18. TedH

    New York City

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Authentic Spanish food and friendly service in pleasant surroundings.

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  19. TomP

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food in an appealing atmosphere. My only complaint is that among our table of 6, foot was served very unevenly. In fact, 4 of us wee nearly or completed done eating our entrees before a paella dish was served to the other two diners at our table.

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  20. Kathy

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite restaurant in NYC. Only issue I have is that there can be very noisy groups which make it less than ideal for conversation on the weekend.

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  21. SusanV

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my new go to spot Always great, consistently delicious with friendly service. I dream about the patatas bravas. Read up about the long history of this unique restaurant model. It’s a NYC gem!!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was delicious! We had the steak, arroz con lobster, potatoes, empanadas, shrimp…. So yummy! Even my sort of picky 11-year old enjoyed the food. Beautiful place & service was excellent.

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  23. SusanV

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! Sat upstairs, quiet with jazz playing. Food is consistently excellent.

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  24. HeraM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always a treat to enjoy great food and in a comfortable space with incredible service. A neighborhood gem!

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  25. Julie

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really good food. Appetizers were great. Lobster rice was so/so, but everything else was fantastic. Highly recommend!

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  26. Rosa

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Danny provided superb service in every respect! Aside from being highly courteous, prompt and attentive, Danny also provided clear and concise info and responses to our questions. He also ensured that the birthday cake for our friend was taken out of the refrigerator at the right time so that the temperature was just right at the moment it was served. The food is always fresh and delicious and the Bacalao con Pisto and Patatas Bravas are the best I’ve had!

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  27. CamilleG

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was so nice to revisit this place last night after a long absence. The food was well-prepared and very good; the service was friendly; and the overall vibe was cozy and fun. Will definitely be going there again--and soon!

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  28. BillyN

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I hadn't been in years and went for my birthday. The staff is very nice and the food was excellent. The renovation to the room is a huge improvement

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  29. LeelaK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very delicious, unpretentious, and lovely restaurant

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  30. RonM

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good and the service was excellent. The quality of the food and the moderate prices for Manhattan make La Nacional an excellent value. My wife and I plan on returning.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good. the food is always delicious. The staff is nice and hardwiring.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I will return. The pan tamuca was the best I’ve ever had. Against better judgement I shared a chicken paella. Unexciting and not enough chicken for two — charge me more and give me more chicken please. Next time will order more appetizers hoping as outstanding as the pan tamuca and will try the chicken or the steak. Or, as prices are so reasonable, both. Definitely worth going to again. Excellent place to meet friends and drink wine and eat apps.

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  33. LynneG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's hard to find a really good restaurant that has great food for a fair price. And outstanding service. Overall enjoyable.

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  34. Morty

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first visit to this restaurant, with a group of friends, and we loved it. The look of the place is utterly charming, the staff is amazingly friendly and helpful, and the food is incredibly delicious. We had patatas bravas, shrimp, a cheese board and empanadas- all fantastic. I cannot recommend this place highly enough!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Terrible tapas, don’t go if you want authentic food

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  36. KarlaD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious. Very reasonable prices. You will smell like food after because open kitchen!

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  37. LisaMD

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In addition to having wonderful food, they are also really good with food allergies and offer vegan wines.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    After about 25 minutes we ordered, we were told that “there was problem in the kitchen” and we had to re-order everything. I don’t think that explains our sangria order also taking that long…? Clearly, she forgot to put in the order, as the tables around us were being served normally. We did not make a big deal out of it, as the place was very busy and this is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. And I understand this can happen, all she had to do is be honest and say sorry once, but she kept blaming “the kitchen.” Food was great as always, just an unfortunate experience. I hope this won’t happen again.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience for a party of 9 with a cozy room in the back. Excellent service, timely and efficient. All the small plates were very tasty and served hot—patatas bravas & pulpo; the pan con tomate & added serrano was to die for. A grand paella mixta was delicious. Ordered all the desserts—excellent! Wine and cocktails were delish. Well priced! Fantastic evening! Truly, nothing sub-par. Definitely recommend.

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  40. OdalysO

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    El mejor restaurnte de la 14th! Totalmente recomendado <3

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FAQs

La Nacional Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 692 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for La Nacional Restaurant

239 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    7th and 8th avenues
  • Neighborhood
    West Village
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    No parking on 14th street, but ample parking on side streets. Also, a paid parking lot directly across the street.
  • Public transit
    Subway: 1, 2, 3, L, A, C, E, F, M,PATH: 14th street station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Paco Parreño
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (917) 388-2888
  • Catering
    La Nacional offers full catering services!
  • Private party facilities
    In addition to our restaurant space, La Nacional offers a newly refurbished, fully-equipped large event space on the parlor floor of our historic brownstone. With our expansive catering service, full bar, and premier staff, we can accommodate a wide range of unique events. The room can hold over 100 people and is equipped with audiovisual technology, including a large screen and a new sound and lighting systems. We have hosted conferences, classes, cultural events, concerts, meetings, weddings, private parties, film screenings, and more. If you are interested in more information please call 212 929-7873 or write us at hola@lanacional.org. We look forward to having your event at La Nacional.
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