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Socarrat Paella Bar - Nolita

4.6
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811 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
Socarrat Paella Bar - Nolita is now accepting reservations for outdoor dining, weather permitting. In the case where we need to close due to inclement weather, we will contact you the day of your reservation.

Socarrat, the quintessence of the perfect paella and for which the restaurant is named, is the delectable, sensuous crust that forms on the bottom of the paella pan when the liquid is rendered and the rice reaches its peak of succulence. The menu, an authentic array of delicious dishes from the regions of Spain specializing in traditional tapas with an accent on paella and fideua (which substitutes fried noodles for rice) that can be characterized as a true exploration for the palette.

Socarrat Nolita's ambiance denotes feelings of warmth, comfort, and hospitality. Building on its sister restaurant's identity as a small, intimate space comprised primarily of one large communal table, the restaurant also offers banquet, bar and table seating.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 811 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LeilaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had always loved Socarrat but haven't been there in a while. It's outdoor seating only for now. The food is still outstanding. We loved the veal & beef meatballs and our lobster paella (my favorite). The restaurant manager offered 2 glasses of champagne and even added a candle and additional items with our dessert for our anniversary. Great services and great food. It's not cheap but totally worth it!

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EricL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We're not 100% comfortable eating out on the street so though we thoroughly liked the food we will not be back until there is indoor dining.

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WandaC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sangria!! Paella was delicious, but the best was the service!! I will recommend Socarrat to all of my friends and family. Looking forward to seeing them soon 😊*

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vipFrankG
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Socarrat is the best place to get Paella in NYC. Period. The food and drinks are absolutely amazing. The staff is friendly and my wife and I always have an amazing time. Even during COVID, the outdoor experience is great! Be sure to get a reservation because they get pretty busy!

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vipVicki
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, and the food was fabulous as always!! Get the bacon wrapped dates!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is as good as always and the staff was very attentive and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is fire, definitely adding to my rotation of Spanish restaurants.

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ThierryL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice restaurant, good atmosphere.
Good food, real Spanish ones.
We will definitely come back.

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michaelm
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Glad to see my favorite Spanish restaurant in NYC return during/post Covid19

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AnastasiaC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious paella, wonderful service, with a lovely outdoor patio on a quiet street. Definitely recommend!

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vipflo2lux
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great paella to eat alfresco with a good sangria: ole!!!

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tray219
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is quite delicious. Staff is absolutely lovely.

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JennyR
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great food and service ❤️
Definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, the paella for 2 was enough. We also got a bottle and the staff was really great

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vipRayE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The paella could have used a bit more salt to let the flavors out

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HeatherD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Socarrat Paella Bar is a charming, delicious spot in Nolita. We booked it for a large business dinner only having read about it on the Eater NYC blog and it lived up to the buzz.

The restaurant is decorated with rustic flair and has a cozy, vibrant feel. The servers were knowledgeable and very attentive, able to suggest dishes and quantities for our party. Smaller tapas plates were well prepared and full of flavor. Spinach croquettes and a grilled vegetable Napoleon were faves.

For mains, we ordered three different paellas to satisfy everyone's meat or veg preference. They were much fun to share family style. A good selection of wines and cocktails is offered, but we opted for the refreshing white sangria, which had a tropical kick, and a pitcher of classic red sangria. Luscious homemade desserts topped off the meal -- the churros and flan were favorites of our group.

All in all, it was a lovely dinner served by people who clearly care about the quality of their food and the comfort of their guests. It will be hard to top for our next dinner with this client. I can't wait to go back on my own for dinner next time I'm in the city.

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KristenG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tapas and delicious paella! A little pricey but worth it!

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Bambi
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service - had an amazing date night

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Best paella in the city hands down.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Got seated over half an hour after an already late reservation. Slow service and were eating very late as restaurant was closing as a result.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went for valentine's day fixed menu, they ended up placing us on a sharable table. Understandable, but it was unnecessary to pack the table filled with couples trying to share paella, give us a little space so we can hear each other.

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vipShani
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day dinner. I thought about deducting a star because the service was incredibly slow, but it was really crowded and the staff was very accommodating. They even comped me a glass of wine for the extra long wait. I’d definitely return, but on a less crowded night.

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Leila
New England
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious paella and tapas, plus live Flamenco guitar, singing, and dancing. The Napoleon verduras and fried artichoke hearts were delicious vegetarian options, and the octopus was great for the meat-eaters. The paella is oilier than I've had before, but the rice gets crispy and caramelized because of it (the restaurant's namesake).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food (tapas only) was prepared with fresh ingredients and served one after another in proper time and order. Good wine list but a bit pricey.

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WillF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great atmosphere! Paella was good, but surprisingly small portion for the price. Awesome, authentic live Flamenco music on Tuesday night, which was a real treat. Would come back, for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very pricey for this style of food. I paid $200 for dinner of 2. We had the seafood patella, well I'm comparing this one to the paellas I had in Spain and it doesn't match up to the one in spain of course. But it's not even close. Their tappas are delicious, especially the octopus but again The tappas are ~$20 for little food. The venue looks great. The noise level is crazy loud, not the music but everyone was shouting. Over all I give good rating because of the tappas and the way the venue looks like.

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RDC123
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Good attentive service. Disappointing food. Under-seasoned over cooked paella.

The tapas appetizers were very good.

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vipRobertW
New England
61 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food poorly seasoned. Service inattentive at best rude at worst.

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vipPhilipA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. The food & sangria were fantastic. Very warm & inviting space. I will be back for sure.

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LoisL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pleasant experience.

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JosephY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Paella rice was exceptional. The meat was on the dry side. Appetizers (grilled squid and tortilla) were very good. People were super nice!

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foodlover
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friends and I came here for our annual Christmas dinner. We had a few orders of tapas. Potatoes, chorizo and octopus were delicious! We ordered 3 paellas. Carne with mushrooms, carne and seafood. They were all delicious and we would highly recommend and go back!

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vipRsm2988
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food but a little pricey.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had flamingo dancing

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Daniel
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb lobster paella. Excellent service. Very good wine and cava. Fantastic musicians

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Jacky
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great vibe for friends gathering. Server is nice. Paella took a bit long but we expected. Good tip is to order it first while ordering drinks. Good experience overall. Not the first time but haven't been back for awhile. There is reason they are still around :D

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vipBJ14
Adelaide / SA
16 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Spanish food, great location

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LuYang
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time to try Spanish food. It’s delicious and over-expected. I will come back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! One of the most fabulous hidden gems in NYC!

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luxuryhound
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was welcoming, friendly, and the food excellent. We will definitely be back. Note: they have music on Tuesdays which, while very good, precludes conversation.

FAQs

Socarrat Paella Bar - Nolita offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 219-0101.

Socarrat Paella Bar - Nolita is rated 4.6 stars by 811 OpenTable diners.

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