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Sat, 4/21
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10:00 PM
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Txikito

4.6
431 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Basque
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  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Basque, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Sunday- 5:30-10:30
Monday- Thursday: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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

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Phone number
(212) 242-4730
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alex Raij & Eder Montero
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 24th-25th Streets
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Public transit
C/E- 23rs St.
F- 23rd St.
N/R- 23rd St.
1- 23rd St.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.4

Txikito has been doing solid business in Chelsea for several years, serving Basque-style tapas to people who are mostly on dates. How much you'll like it probably depends on how much you're looking to spend.

Ratings 7.0-7.5:These are your neighborhood standbys - the places that you’ll happily hit for some pasta or a quick salad, but not a restaurant you are bringing your parents or (god forbid) a date to. The true embodiment of good but not great.
What 431 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.1
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4.0
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 3 days ago

The service was nice but the food was awful. I said something to the waiter and they apologized but didn't offer a drink or discount which was a shame.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food is delicious wonderfully imaginative with unique special flavors textures and combinations. Wait staff very knowledgeable and efficient. From small hot plates to cold plates wonderful. The only thing I would say was for our entree, the portion was meager and at a price that it should have been more to have six less than 2" " medallions of lamb for $28 I think is a bit much

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My wife is Spanish and this was one of the few times she's really enthusiastic about a place. The restaurant feels cozy and comfortable and the food was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in NYC.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Txikito serves outstanding food! That was one of the nicest meals I have had out in quite a while. I highly recommend it, but beware that the small-plates add up fast!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The menu has a lot of unusual and delicious things. Many/most are tapas sized plates. We had 3 of the specials (meal sized) for the day which were all excellent. Really good. The waiter had good recommendations. The only eye-brow-raising thing was the wine prices. The wine selection was all Spanish/Basque, which was appropriate and they were all good. I just had a bit of sticker shock, with all those small plates, 3 specials and 3 bottles of wine. The atmosphere is nice but nothing fancy. You go here for the food. The manager and staff are proud of what they do and very friendly. Will definitely go back. Very enjoyable evening.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

It was a nice place to go on a date. The waitress refills your water frequently, which was very nice. They say reach person needs three to four things but we found that four für two was perfect. The Russian potato salad was amazing, so were the fries.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Have been here many times and I LOVE IT! Amazing food and well priced.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Food was very good, as was the service. The Wine and beer selection was very good and paired well with the food. However, the cocktail list was uninspired and not seasonal.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The room is pretty bare bones. The staff very friendly and helpful with the menus. Wines were good (although we never saw the end of our second bottle...). We tried a bunch of things--the standout was the garlic shrimp. The only disappointment was the whole fish special. Just meh in taste and in presentation.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Txikito is one of my favorite places to eat in NYC. We initially went on a whim because I wanted my daughter to have good tapas. Since then, we go at least once per year (we live about 3.5 hours away). The food is always fantastic and we have had excellent service whenever we have gone. We've been there near opening (5pm) and also near closing (we got there around 9:30). They always have what's on the menu and the specials are fantastic. The Pulpo is a must-try and the roasted cauliflower is too. I wouldn't say that I plan trips to NYC SOLELY to go to Txikito... but it wouldn't be far from the truth either.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Very warm & welcoming staff. Food was excellent.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The restaurant specializes in Basque cuisine. We did a sampling from the small dish menu and found that they were mainly fish-based and tasty.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Ikeragarria!
This is the only restaurant in NYC where I feel like home (as, in the Basque Country).

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was excellent. The trout special was exceptional, as were the squid ribbons. The basque traditional wine made a great pairing with the food, and our server made a perfect recommendation.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We've been to Txikito several times now and never been disappointed. They offer outstanding tapas, a top flight wine list, and a knowledgeable, friendly and attentive wait staff.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 9, 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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4.0Dined on February 9, 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Great wine selection, creative dishes, solid choice!

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!!!!

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4.0Dined on December 19, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

Great food,excellent service, highly recommended

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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!

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