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Txikito

4.4
4.4
666 Reviews
$31 to $50
Basque
Acclaimed Basque restaurant from chef Alex Raij and Eder Montero located in Chelsea. Txikito is a love letter to the Basque region, serving authentic small plates, whole fish and crispy suckling pig.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Basque, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 242-4730

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Alex Raij & Eder Montero

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Cross street

    Between 24th-25th Streets

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    C/E- 23rs St.<br />F- 23rd St.<br />N/R- 23rd St.<br />1- 23rd St.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 666 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. 1

    100proof

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hadn't been is a few years and it's better than I remembered. Fun low key atmosphere with great food and a really pleasant staff. I'm anxious to go back again and deep dive further into the menu.
  2. LM

    LeilaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing in every way!!! Intimate and lovely atmosphere. Be sure not to miss the artichoke gratin and deviled crab. Great cocktails too.
  3. J

    John

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at Txikito. The restaurant exudes an air of warmth from the people, the ambiance and in the food. Each dish we ordered was excellent as was the wine selection. I will definitely visit again.
  4. a

    ariel

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, outstanding service, A++++++++++++++++
  5. A

    Anabell

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious. And the place is quite nice. However, the service was too fast, so we could not really enjoy the dinner.
  6. s

    stevec

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience on Valentine’s Day which is no small feet. From being greeted by Leah, to being served by Johnathan, the entire evening was wonderful! Fantastic food and service across the board on what is a restaurant’s hell night!! Rob the manager was very kind as well and we look forward to returning and trying their sister restaurant across the street as well!
  7. TP

    TrePazzi

    New York Area

    151 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Great ambiance. Prices are on the high side, specially considering the bite size of the portions. It is worthy.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The staff was attentive and very friendly . I would definitely come back !
  9. F

    Fasita

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Getting together with school friends only everyone is all grown up. We parents, still and, happily paid the check. The staff couldn’t have been more thoughtful. The food and wine pleased everyone- from the au courant to the curmudgeon. I am thrilled to have such a high quality place to go with a disparate group.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best in NYC! I love going there, trying the TAPAs and the mixed flavors that it has! Simply the best!
  11. A

    Argazkilari

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and great food. Although a pintxos place, it seemed more for a date than the typical pintxos bar you would find in Euskadi.
  12. G

    Gracie

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Wonderful night. Everything from the hostess, bartender and our server was wonderful. Thank you for a great Saturday night in Chelsea. P.S. The squid pasta was heaven!
  13. L

    Laurelgo

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved every single of these Basque tapas. Plus great Tempranillo wines
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. Staff remembered us from a single visit two months ago and were welcoming.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal! The manager came and talked to us about cider, which was awesome! A lovely experience.
  16. JC

    JackieC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The restaurant is adorable. Great ambiance. Service was perfect. Food was delicious. Incredible. Amazing. Price was reasonable for tapas in the city. The only recommendation I would make is to redo your bathroom. It unfortunately brings perfection down 2 notches. Thank you.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal Carlos is awesome!
  18. BR

    BrooklynRebecca

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food and service were great, the wine was good, and the noise level was low so it was easy to have a conversation. I’ll definitely be back.
  19. T

    Tinabird

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food in a simple, relaxed and lovely space - a special experience but not at all stuffy!
  20. N

    Nancye453

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Txikito is perfection. It is the perfect neighborhood go-to and worth traveling a long distance to experience. The food is delicious. There is a real chef in the kitchen - the ingredients fresh and seasonal, the preparation inspired. We love Spanish food and this is as good as it gets outside of Spain's Basque region. The service is impeccable, with friendly faces we have been privileged to get to know over the many years we have have been going there. We love the vibe - casual with a low buzz and usually quite comfortable for talking. (Only exception is the occasional large noisy party!) We have been going there since it opened too long ago to remember and have never had a disappointing meal, which in itself is rare. We eat out often, cook with passion ourselves and this remains our very favorite place.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2020

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Been a regular for sometime but Food quality has significantly dropped after December to the level I am probably not going back for dinner and will be happy with some wine at the bar
  22. JR

    JaimeR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Every single thing we ordered was delicious — super high quality and flavorful Spanish dishes, and if the organ meats aren't your thing no worries! The vegetable and fish dishes were what we stuck with and they were amazing. The service was also excellent, helpful and friendly but not at all stuffy or intrusive. It's located on an unassuming corner of 9th Ave in Chelsea, so we think it's super underrated. Go and eat here, you won't regret it.
  23. m

    maschm

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was interested in this restaurant after having visited a Basque festival. Txikito does not disappoint. Amazing array of small dishes and larger entree sized plates made it really difficult to choose. The food was amazing. Excellent wine list from Spain as well. Terrific find!
  24. D

    Dizzylegs

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding tapas worth the trip to the odd location. Many vegetarian options are also available. I recommend having 5-6 dishes for 2 people if you are moderately hungry.
  25. D

    Daph

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in New York. Original dishes, served perfectly, love the seafood. Pleasant and respectful servers. Helpful maitre d’ .
  26. A

    Alex

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I used to love this place with basque cheese platter and Garnacha wine from Navarra. Nothing good lasts forever. No more cheese plate. The wine is overpriced and cost almost triple compare to the wine shops. The quality of wine is not the same either. Still decent place in the area for drinking wine with a small plates.
  27. m

    marcibdoc

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing, Caries and interesting food. Open to 11 so great when in Chelsea
  28. S

    Snooze

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Interesting and tasty menu. Waiters very pleasant and helpful
  29. CM

    ChantellaM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and so unique and flavorful. The portions are very small so don’t come super hungry unless you plan to try a ton of plates. Two friends and I shared three small plates and 3 medium plates/entrees and everything was incredible. The cocktail, wine, and cider menu was also lovely. my favorites were the pulpo, the desnudos, and a cauliflower special that included chanterelle mushrooms.
  30. AF

    AFood

    Wilmington

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For the third year in a row the day after Thanksgiving my family has enjoyed a delicious, delightful evening at this creative restaurant. Service is superlative, dishes tasty but not overwrought, and drinks perfect.
  31. M

    Matt

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    The service was good. However, the food was okay at best. One of the dishes was so bad the we didn’t even have a second bite. The waiter was very nice and removed that dish from our bill.
  32. PA

    PAB123

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my very favorite restaurants! It's a best kept secret of West Chelsea - a neighborhood spot that is exquisite. It's a laid back vibe, but the food is unique and high quality.
  33. C

    Carol

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food is unusual so it is wise to consult your server before ordering. Ours was extremely knowledgeable not only about the food but as an aspiring sommelier, also about the wine. The space is divided up so the noise level is civilized. I recommend this restaurant highly. Enjoy!
  34. PJ

    PJSN

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We loved Txikito... the food was so beautifully lovingly prepared. Subtle use of spice; focus on the fish. Our server paced our dinner perfectly. We will be back.
  35. N

    Nicky

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious. Ideal for a group willing to share small plates. Highly recommended.
  36. MT

    MikeTrap

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Start with a citrusy G&T. Crab toast is a must, as are Codfish croquettes. Just order everything with jamon or anchovies, and you’ll be fine. And try the vermouth cocktails.
  37. KD

    KristineD

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice selection of shareable plates. We were seated right up against the kitchen door which knocked it down a star for me. Server was highly knowledgeable and made great recommendations.
  38. GH

    GeraldH

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The variety of taste options is very attractive. As is the wine list, the pairings and the advice from the staff. Really good way to experience pintxos and Basque food
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Not impressed Service was not good. No real ambiance. The small plates were tasty, but the other three sections of the menu were not good. Suckling pig was very dry. Salted cod was very bland, way too salty and the texture was off. I suggest they change their format to be a bar with tapas appetizers and drop the other 3 sections of the menu.
  40. MK

    MichaelK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent date night restaurant, vibe is modern Euro.

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Txikito is rated 4.4 stars by 666 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 24th-25th Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Basque, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    C/E- 23rs St.F- 23rd St.N/R- 23rd St.1- 23rd St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alex Raij & Eder Montero

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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