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About Txikito

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.

240 Ninth Ave
New York, NY 10001
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Basque, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Sunday- 5:30-10:30
Monday- Thursday: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Friday - Saturday: 5:30 pm - 11:30 am

Cross Street:
Between 24th-25th Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 242-4730

Website:
http://txikitonyc.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Alex Raij & Eder Montero

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Host your next event at Txikito. We have two semi-private dining spaces perfect for any occasion. From standing receptions to seated dinners, lets us create a menu for you.

Txikito Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (25)
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Neighborhood Gem (14)
Casual (13)
Fun (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Cozy (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Special Occasion (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Romantic (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Great meal and great service. Specials were a little pricey, but it was Valentine's Day so I understand. Have been here three times and never had a bad bite.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food is the most important part of this of course, and the food really was quite good. In particular the roast suckling pig was absolutely fantastic. The my biggest complaint about the places the ambience the tables were incredibly small especially for a tapas restaurant it made no sense. They are basically sitting for people a tattoo top. The server was very helpful and knowledgeable and I have no complaints about that. Overall it's a great restaurant and is worth a look for sure.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The restaurant was simple and has a relaxed atmosphere. The food was creative fresh and delicious. Our server Carlos was attentive and very welcoming. Highly recommend it

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good, reliable, authentic. Not a temple of gastronomy, but certainly very good. A cut above the average NYC Spanish restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Phenomenal as always. We are locals / regulars and choose Txikito for a special occasion. Even though we only come every few months, they give us our regular table and know our son is hooked on their fries so they get an order in as we sit down.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Love this place. Every person I ask to meet me here winds up obsessed with it too. Great drinks (beer, sangria, cocktails, amazing Spanish wines) and Basque food for sharing, whether you are veg, carnivore, pescatarian. Love the croquetas, the salt cod, meatballs, fries with dip, the suckling pig and all their daily specials.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

"Tapas" - very small portions for high prices. Food was decidedly so-so - not great, although desserts were first rate. Very very expensive for what you got. Four of us spent over $200 !!!!! and left hungry.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Go. Order what catches your eye. Drink some wine. Enjoy the people you're with. The food is good and you will be treated well at Txikito.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Charming restaurant, fascinating food, great service. A little pricey when all is said and done, but really enjoyable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Casual, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Love this place - probably the best Basque food experience you can have outside the Basque region. Staff and ambiance are phenomenal. Menu is spectacular. Always have a great experience!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great wine selection, creative dishes, solid choice!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Had a wonderful meal here with family...service was friendly and attentive, wine was spot on, authentic tapas was great! Don’t miss the deviled crab and jamon iberico pinxtos, the squid ink with shrimp and jamon, roast suckling pig. Manager came by to welcome us, which was a lovely touch.

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Wonderful food!!! Simple, clean dishes that are consistently well done executed and enjoyable. Efficient and friendly service.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Fun and lively atmosphere, with friendly and attentive service. Every plate was an exciting surprise. Our favorites were the octopus carpaccio and the suckling pig, HEAVEN!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent and creative menu. Food is superb in a casual setting.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We have been to San Sebastián , so we were excited to try this basque restaurant. The bites were all delicious and the sangria was great. They also offered several different bottles of txakoli on their menu. We bought the cookbook!

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

just a great place. good food. good wine. good fun.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

It was fine, the servers were lovely, the food was fine, there was nothing specifically memorable but we enjoyed our time there.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great food,excellent service, highly recommended

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We love Txikito. We've been many times and also love to bring friends with us. At times the service can be a bit dozy but this time it was very good though we had to occasionally flag our server down. The staff can seem a bit overworked but the food is always outstanding and it is definitely our go to place for great food and casual dining. HIGHLY recommended.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food is amazing. Waitress was very good. Delivery of food was uneven but I imagine with tapas it’s harder. And I didn’t care because food was so good. No table cloths. Good wine. Not a lot of beer. Small tables. Not for elegant dining.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I had never been to a Basque restaurant before, but the menu looked interesting; so we went. We thought the food delicious. The small plates work well, because you can eat some of a lot of dishes. Good choices of wine, we had a red Rioja for $52/bottle. Plymouth Gin is the house gin, so drink well and order your martinis extra-dry.
We were a diverse group and everyone went away satisfied and happy with the food

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food. Interesting menu. Good selection of small plates and specials.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Amazing octopus. The food was pretty tasty, unfortunately I found a piece of either glass or hard plastic in my food. Disgusting!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Every dish was terrifically prepared delicious and not everyday versions

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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Remarkable cuisine, beautifully presented. I'd forgotten how easy sangria is to drink.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This is my second time at this restaurant. The food is fresh and wonderfully prepared. Dishes are innovative and memorable. The roast pig has tasty soft flesh along with its crispy , crunchy , crackly skin.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Art opening

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The octopus was our favorite. We had 2 orders between 4 adults and our 2 yr old grand daughter loved it. Everything was excellent. We were visiting from the West coast. Will definitely return on our next visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Loud party near me but otherwise good experience!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food is delicious--flavorful and creative while remaining traditional at the same time. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Cozy
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 (Montana)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I went to Txikito with a friend whose grandmother is Basque (my friend is from Argentina). The food is genuine Basque, creative and very delicious. This is a "small plates" restaurant. Dishes were brought in sequence so that each could be enjoyed fully. We shared about 7 dishes (2 appetiser and 5 "main" small plates). Not large eaters, 6 would have been just fine. Everything was interesting, tasty, perfect. Service was great, the staff made recommendations and we were happy with everything. Cocktails were also really good. With cocktails, wine, small plates, desert and coffee, we spent $200.00 for two people - so this is a $$$ restaurant. It's definitely worth it for special occasions and a taste treat.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We loved it!!! Great food. Great service

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Interesting food and wine. Service was outstanding.

Tags: People Watching, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We were looking for a great place to meet up with my daughter and her boyfriend for a meal after a midweek Broadway matinee, and we wanted to find something away from the hustle of Times Square and the theater district. Enter Txikito, a wonderful gem tucked away in Chelsea, with a modern take on Basque cuisine and an interesting collection of Spanish wines.
The space is well laid out, aided by the beautiful and warm fall evening that allowed them to open the front of the restaurant to the street seating, giving the whole place an open air feel. The crowd was lively, but not too loud for easy converstation, and the staff was attentive without hovering.
Our dinner selections included the Pulpo (octopus carpaccio), Txipiron Encebollado (squid ribbons), Maijuli (tomatoes, peppers and Jamon with a Basque anchovy), and the Arraultza (sofrito with chorizo and quail egg). The food was flavorful and subtle and beautifully presented.
We started with a glass of the Herrigoia Zuri Rioja Alavesa Malvasia and some olives, while we waited for everyone to arrive. During dinner we had the Vina Alberdi Reserva (a Tempranillo / Cabernet Suvignon blend from Rioja) and the Basilio Izquierdo Acodo Tinto (also from Rioja).
All in all this was a wonderful meal in a superb environment, and I would highly recommend Txikito to anyone looking for a great spot for dinner in Manhattan.

Tags: Spicy, Tapas, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Every dish that came out was some of the best food we ever had. Spanish tapas, especially styled from the Basque region, is one of my favorite cuisines in the world. The food here transported me to this region very deftly. You’d be hard pressed to find better tapas.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Oh-boy where do you start. If you're thinking of going to Basque Country and want to try before you buy this is the place to go. The restaurant fitout is simple and rustic but don't let that bother you, take a seat and start ordering. Everything we tried, and we tried a lot, was delicious. The tastes were authentic and the menu options plentiful. Make sure you try one of the specials, we had the butterflied de-boned sea trout and that was a highlight. Don't know a lot about wine from Basque but the staff pointed us in the right direction. A must go for foodies that are up for something different.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Outstanding unique selection of cuisine. Service is first rate. Added to my favorite list...highly recommended.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

loved everything except I think it's too expensive.

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We recently went to Txikito for my birthday. We were a party of 6 people. The food was good, but we had terrible service. Our waitress was very rude and unpleasant. From the moment we sat down, she had an attitude. It was really odd. I've lived in NYC for a long time, and I haven't had this bad of service in a long time. It was a disappointing experience, since it was my birthday, and she made our entire table upset. Also, the hostess was not friendly either. I didn't feel like they were very accommodating to larger parties.

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