Txikito

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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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C
New York Area
50 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!

PJ
Salt Lake City
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.

N
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

MT
New England
27 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.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 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.

GH
Los Angeles
11 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

OT
Chicago
5 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.

MK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent date night restaurant, vibe is modern Euro.

D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, great food, not a lot more you could ask for.

J
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very good food. Fried eggplant appetizer with labneh was small but delicious. Crispy lamb shank was perfectly cooked, tender, moist and delicious, in a very unusual red sauce. The chocolate dessert was a perfect ending. Service was not particularly friendly, but adequate. The room could use some work, but it was ok, except that the tables are quite tightly packed together. Prices most definitely on the high side.

GP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Txikito is a great place for a date, dinner with a friend, or sharing tapas with a small group. Amazing range of Basque items on the menu (don't miss the squid ribbons!), including some of the best boquerones in New York. Excellent cocktail menu, with Basque variations on classic drinks, and a solid wine list. Everyone who served us was delightful, fun and knowledgeable, and our server recommended several dishes we would have missed otherwise.

Don't miss this place!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly staffs

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious - terrific service, outstanding food - meets our expectations every time!

AB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious, waitress was excellent in her suggestions, and very pleasant. Overall a lovely experience.

VE
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside on a warm evening but the noise coming from inside was considerable. If you have a larger table of people over 50, this may not be your place. (The décor is based on raw cement which amplifies sound.)

The food was fabulous and fresh and good. We enjoyed everything we got. The wine list has some interesting wines on it, and we got very good advice about lesser known wines we may want to try. Also, I strongly recommend trying one of the vermouth drinks.

Service was very good, and food came out quickly. If you have dietary restrictions, it might be a good idea to check with a senior member of the large crew of people who serve one table.

Since a lot of the dishes are fairly small, you end up paying a fair amount, in a come-from-behind kind of way.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavorful Basque cuisine, perfectly portioned for sharing!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is equally as delicious as the food and cocktails! Not to mention the sublime deserts!

CA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall1food4service2ambience4

Food, price and even the service from the waiter was good. However, I had a 50% discount from Time Out table for 2 that the manager didn't let me use because it was for 2 and we were 3. The thing is we didn't order appetizers, or additional plates, just 3 entries. He could do a lot of things to allows us use the card: separate checks (1 plate in 1 check and the other 2 in a different check), just apply the discount to 2 of the 3 plates we ordered, or even apply the discount to the 3 plates. The check, just food, was not more then $70.00. I just think it is a mistake in city that offers you thousands of options for dinner, not to do everything in your power to make your customer happy... looking for a good review or having him back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in town!

S
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Whenever we have an event to attend in West Chelsea, our dining destination is Txikito. The Basque menu is different and delicious and the largely "tapas" format is perfect for a little taste of many delicious dishes.
The staff is most pleasant and helpful and the atmosphere a very happy one.

D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overall a let down. Portions were very small making the prices very high. Had a least 6 items which ranged from tasteless (Shishito peppers) to dry and uninteresting (cuchinillo). Only had two beers to choose from both very light. Wine list was not well thought out. I do have to say the crab toast as well as the ubiquitous croquettes de bacalao were good albeit small.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service. Food and drink outstanding! Highly recommend!

CS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was all VERY good and they also had a nice wine selection. Our server was friendly and personable, knowledegable about the food and helpful with recommendations. The ambiance was relaxed in a good way but could have been more cozy. The chairs and tables are small and not very comfortable. With a fairy modest redo to the seating this restaurant could be a real gem.

JM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our evening. We shared several dishes;potatoes, squid ribbons, Pil Pil, and more. True Basque experience. Server was casual, low key but knew the menu, made spot on wine recommendations.

LN
New York Area
168 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The boquerones were fabulous. We also had the roasted whole turbo that was done to perfection. Also, enjoyed stuffed piqua peppers. Nice wine list.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food is so well put together. The flavors are inspiring and so delicious.

NP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food. Each plate had such a unique flavor. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and guided our choice selections.

7
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

sublime tastes, unique menu, fantastic service, addictive cocktails. best blood sausage i've ever had, a rare chance to get suckling pig done right, with real crackling skin, informative and friendly visit from a rightfully proud chef to our table, and a staff that had old-school professionalism. Most importantly, for me, sound levels that made conversation pleasant--we bought the cookbook!

LJ
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb menu, modest prices, great service & outstanding cooking!

AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit expensive but really good.... tasty, good service, good experience

MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding tapas to share! This is my second time there and will return.

d
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Definitely fit for foodies. One of the better Spanish restaurants in NYC.

GF
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem in Chelsea! Was the perfect spot for a special dinner with our family. The ambiance, food and service were spot on. Altogether lovely experience, will definitely return.

AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

It was ok, small portions and overpriced. This is a one and done place

S
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Unique and delicious Basque tapas. Fritters, pulpo and foie gras particularly good.

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MH
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best tapas restaurants in New York City! I have been dining there for at least five years and it is consistently excellent.

DK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food here. Wonderful service, too. A real treat.

SM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience dining at Txikito, the service was 5 star and the food was amazing. Would recommend to anyone looking for a local 5 star NYC diner.

MS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great drinks but food was average. The sausage plate was terrible and the fries were a little basic (but the aioli was nice).

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