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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

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Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Cozy (3)
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Notable Wine List (3)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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 11, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 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 22, 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 18, 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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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Previous dinner with summer specials was good, this time around everything was just average with unwarranted prices. Beef tongue was the most horrible I've ever tried. Not recommended at all. BTW, waiters wearing shorts and t/shorts - what's that, a burger place?

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Fantastic Basque cuisine. The best I've had outside of San Sebastien

Tags: Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Txikito was recommended to us from a friend but sadly the experience left a lot to be desired—the dishes were rather lackluster and frankly quite puzzling . The deep fried beef tongue lacked any kind of texture and was completely flavourless and dry—perhaps deep frying it in the first place is not such a good idea? We love basque food from the actual region but sadly the food here did not compare to that. Service was friendly and professional.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

my mother and I shared the fairy tale eggplant (excellent) and the shrimp (difficult to peel) before sharing the delicious special fish dish. We finished with the chocolate flan.

Although the waiter started to fillet the flat fish at the table, it was done incompletely.

We had to ask for bread.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Bastante decepcionado ya que la comida no tenía sabor y las raciones muy pequeñas. Nada de vasco.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We were seated at a nice table at exactly the time we had a reservation. No waiting. Our server was fabulous. He described each dish that we asked about in detail. We had a lot of the tapas--all delicious--but some super delicious. We especially enjoyed the squid ribbons, the crab bruschetta and the eggplant special. Not cheap at $65 a person but we will definitely return.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We had an excellent meal with creative, unique, delicious dishes. Among out choices were: suckling pig, choriz0 with quail egg, an asparagus dish, and grilled cheese w/chorizo. All outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Best tapas I ever had.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Fabulous meal of Basque small and large plate dishes, cocktails, wine.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Met old friends for an overdue reunion, had a wonderful time, restaurant was friendly and food was delicious.

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 5, 2017

This is one of our favorite NYC restaurants. Great food. Try their vermouth drinks!!!

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Loud, crazy loud. Ridiculously loud. Food was hood though.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Delicious unique food and great atmosphere

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Nada de cocina vasca. Tan solo el nombre. Muy pobre. Muy vulgar

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Terrific food, wine, and service. Will come back and recommend.

Tags: Late-night Find, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

A delicious repast. Wine and food both exceptional. We will definitely return!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

My husband visits the Basque country periodically and always raves about their food. He loved this place and we had really yummy tapas! Try them!

Tags: Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Have been to Txikito twice now and have enjoyed the food. Service is fast and polite; team knows what they are doing. Would go back for a light bite.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Everything was incredible. We had most of the specials...and a few other dishes. The food, drinks, service - everything was outstanding. We maybe overdid it - as it ended up being about $110 per person...but it was totally worth it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I was disappointed with the size of the portions (small) and that a few of the dishes we ordered had no taste at all.

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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Food was pretty good, but the service is off putting. They push hard and over recommend food to jack the bill up.

Tags: Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2017

tasty and suave! I sat at the bar and had a great view of both patrons and all the delicious food being served. Great food, great drinks. It was a good pot to eat alone or with a friend.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Classic ethnic gem. A basque experience- try the white asparagus, anchovies and the lamb. Simple but beautifully executed

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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