Tía Pol

4.7
522 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates
Tía Pol is a Madrid style tapas bar that features small plates from the richly varied regional cuisines of Spain. From Galicia to Andalucía, from The Basque Country to Cataluña, Tia Pol invites guests to tapear around Spain in the heart of West Chelsea. A thoughtfully composed all-Spanish wine list offers selections that are representative of Spain's diverse viticultural heritage.

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The Infatuation
7.8

Tia Pol is an ultimate Infatuation First/Early In The Game Date spot. Take the edge off, have a couple of glasses of wine, and maybe some sangria while you're at it too. Conversation will be flowing freely, you'll be sharing quality small plates, and before you know it, you'll wind up back in her apartment listening to Lady GaGa while you play grab-ass on the couch.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 522 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding! Better than I remember from years ago. Best tapas in NYC!

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Not impressed. We ordered the pastas bravas, chorizo, squid ink with rice, chickpeas, chicken liver mouse and croquets. The only thing that really stood out with the chicken liver mouse and the squid ink. The squid was very tender but the rice was not great. The potatoes and chorizo and chickpeas were all a bit too greasy and mediocre. Not sure why this place got such great reviews. I ordered a margarita and it was the worst ever, I almost wanted to send it back which is unacceptable for a Spanish tapas place

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KR
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, interesting variety of dishes, down-to-earth but polished service

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RW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was better than ever! Service was warm and friendly too! This place is a Gem.

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CM
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I come to Tia Pol once or twice a year when in NYC. It’s always been excellent. This time we were not served by the same person as usual. Our server read from a cue card. Really? Can’t remember 4-5 daily specials? Looks disinterested and tepid service. We always had excellent service before ( from a young man with a beard and ponytail).

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l
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as always. One of our favorite restaurants in Manhattan. Great food. Cozy atmosphere and friendly, warm service.

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N
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every tapa was really good! Highly recommended if you are in Chelsea!

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g
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The Jamon, Artichoke salad, Gambas and flan were outstanding! The Tortilla was uninspired. The service was inconsistent, our server was pleasant but distracted. Other servers were very friendly and helpful pitched in to get us what ever we needed.
The room is narrow and sparsely elegant.

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

This is the second time that I have been to Tia Pol and was not disappointed. The waiter recommended a wine that stayed in budget but was very good. All the food came out in an organized way so you were not overwhelmed at any given time. I would suggest the octopus salad as a must while I don't think that there is a bad item on the menu. Make sure to get a reservation or you might not get in!

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g
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is my second go at this restaurant and it was every bit as good this time than it was the first. Sangria is well-balanced and tart. They have great specials on Rioja too. The tapas is authentic and delicious. Among the best I've had outside Madrid. Portions run a little small for the price though everything is reasonable. Seating is tight, even for Manhattan and the wood benches and stools are tough on the behind even after a short visit. Other than that it's perfect in every way. Love it!

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food. Tiny lively space, with wonderful small plate dining.

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NA
Memphis
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Get the chicken liver mousse! I was skeptical, but it was the best item we had among many delicious offerings.

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LA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great space for sharing various menu items. Their specials will run out fast which speaks of the quality and taste. A must try venue.

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E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at Tia Pol many times. The food is superb and the service is attentive. Excellent value too!

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks, people, and atmosphere.

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m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious small plates and fun small restaurant atmosphere!

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DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service.

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e
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The tapas were enough to ssplit between two people, but over all flavor was too salty for both of us . Other spices should be used. We won't go back for this reason alone.

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

Always have a wonderful experience eating at Tia Pol! The waitstaff are very happy and friendly and the food is excellent.

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D
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Tia Pol is delicious, an interesting and original variety of small plates, including the desserts. We were the first to arrive on a Sunday, and the staff was particularly accommodating as we switched tables, and made many special requests.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and service in a pleasant atmosphere. Good value for money. Squid in ink and churros were outstanding.

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FL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy dining here. Staff is great, food fantastic. Seems to have gotten a lil bit pricier, but what hasn't!?

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NY
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Made this reservation for my boss, she brought a team of 7 people and it was fun because you can order so many small plates and get multiple different flavors with that many. I will recommend it to my other office mates

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g
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Tapas is great. Authentic and delicious. Portions are moderate. Sangria was balanced and fruity...really good. Pitcher size was a little stingy. The place is long and thin with many two-top tables built into the wall. There seemed to be only one table able to accommodate a party of four or more. I saw a party of three scrunched around a two-top table which, honestly, is barely big enough for two people. Tables are high tops with high, incredibly uncomfortable wooden seats. It seems a subtle way to say, "come eat but don't linger." The seating was so uncomfortable that I parked the stool under the table and stood for the later half of the evening. With some tweaking this could be a gem!

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a
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tia Pol is our go to restaurant in our neighborhood in Chelsea. The food is always consistent and the wait staff are super friendly!

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TC
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints. Consistently dependable Tapas. Great food great wines and great staff.

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J
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I've been to Spain several times and I love Tapas, and Tia Pol is the real deal. The is authentic, delicious and reasonably priced. And the wine list is also quite good. I would recommend wholeheartedly.

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EG
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a return visit (after 3 years) to Tia Pol, and the food, service, etc., are as outstanding as ever. This is by far the most authentic tapas restaurant we've eaten in outside of Spain.

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CP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best tapas I’ve had outside of Spain!

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LL
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun time and great food/service! Perfect for a party or night out with the girls.

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S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, Great food, Great wines, Great waitress.

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k
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very fast and friendly service.
Ham , cheese , chorizo all delicious
Octopus salad disappointing and tough
Long barrow place with stool/bench seating.
NOT a place to linger

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious particularly the special of braised lamb shank. Service was great add overall experience was excellent. This is a small local restaurant so no fussiness. Just great food.

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MJ
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

tia pol never changes food always remains Great. there were 5 of us and we ordered about 10 dishes to share everything was amazing Sangria was ok was warm out and ice melt so fast the sangria was watery but not much you can do about mother nature

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent tapas

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MF
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Tia Pol is one of my favorites near to Hudson Yards and right off the High Line in Chelsea. The place is small so be sure to make a reservation for dinner as it can fill up fast.

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W
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice place, easy with good food I have been many times and have yet to have a bad time. Brunch also a good idea on the weekends

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AE
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good place with very nice tapas. The fried peppers were amazing. Overall the food was very nice. The only issue was that we were 4 people sitting in a small table close to the entrance. It felt a bit crowded and not very intimate.

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OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tia Pol is my favorite NYC tapas restaurant--authentic and tasty.

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SO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food, great service, pleasant atmosphere. The one downside is that it can be (and was on this occasion—a Weds. night) INCREDIBLY noisy, so much so that conversation, even for 2 people seated across a small table, was sometimes difficult. Still, the overall experience is great and we will definitely be returning.

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