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Txikito - Permanently Closed

4.6
4.6
673 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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • 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

  • 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

Menu

Picotéo

  • Aceitunas$4.00

    marinated Zozaleña and Manzanilla olives

    • Gildas$5.00

      "Banderilla"of Basque anchovy, pickled pepper, olives (2)

      • Kroketas$5.00

        classic salt cod croquettes (2)

        • Patatak Mentaiko$7.00

          crisp fries, spicy cod roe mayo

          • Piperak$9.00

            blistered Gernika peppers

            Pintxos

            • Boquerón$8.00

              marinated white anchovy, charred eggplant, piquillo, sesame

              • Txangurro a la Donostiarra$8.00

                "montadito" of deviled crab

                • Tutera$8.00

                  gratin of artichoke, Roncal, jamón

                  • Foie Micuit$10.00

                    homemade foie gras terrine, violet, sea salt

                    • Arraultza$8.00

                      sofrito, palacios chorizo, quail egg

                      Huerta

                      • Esparragos$11.00

                        Navarran white asparagus, celery truffle vinaigrette, chopped egg, yuzu

                        • Pikillo duo$15.00

                          fire roasted red and green piquillo peppers, pisto, salt cod pil pil

                          • Láminas de Setas$14.00

                            King Oyster mushrooms, tomato, Marcona almond, aged Basque cheese

                            • Rusa$9.00

                              layered salad of potato, Basque tuna in escabeche, house mayo

                              • Eskarola$12.00

                                frisée salad, olive oil, crispy cod salt, golden garlic, parsley

                                • Cogollos$14.00

                                  gem lettuce hearts, imported tuna, Ondarroan anchovy, capers

                                  • Berenjena$14.00

                                    crispy eggplant, minted labne, tomate frito

                                    Del Mar

                                    • Pochas$20.00

                                      imported Basque white beans, mussels, wild shrimp, parsley

                                      • Pulpo$18.00

                                        octopus carpaccio, citrus, olive oil, piment d'espelette

                                        • Pil Pil$19.00

                                          Olive oil poached salt cod, crispy garlic, pil pil concentrated pepper jus

                                          • Txipiron "Encebollado"$18.00

                                            squid ribbons a la plantxa, sweet onion, pine nut

                                            • Desnudos$21.00

                                              Ibérico ham and shrimp "ñoquis", squid ink, porcini pil pil, herbs

                                              • Trucha$28.00

                                                Whole brook trout, serrano jamón, Garnacha-garlic vinaigrette

                                                Carnes

                                                • Txariboda$19.00

                                                  homemade Basque sausages; morcilla, txistorra, pipparas, charred bread

                                                  • Txarripatak$15.00

                                                    beef tripe, Bizkaina sauce, chickpeas, beef tendon, pig ear

                                                    • Morros$21.00

                                                      seared beef cheek and jowl terrine, concord española, horseradish, fresh herbs

                                                      • Cordero al Txilindron$27.00

                                                        crispy lamb shank, tomato jus, Basque beans, lemon thyme

                                                        • Cochinillo$32.00

                                                          slow roasted suckling pig, tximitxurri sauce

                                                          What 673 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                          4.6
                                                          4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                          • 4.6Food
                                                          • 4.7Service
                                                          • 4.3Ambience
                                                          • 4.3Value

                                                          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

                                                            13 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            13 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

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 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

                                                            142 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            142 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

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 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

                                                            47 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            47 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

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            12 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. CM

                                                            CeciliaM

                                                            New York Area

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            17 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

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            10 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

                                                            13 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            13 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

                                                            29 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            29 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

                                                            16 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            16 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

                                                            59 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            59 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

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            12 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

                                                            15 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            15 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 - Permanently Closed is rated 4.6 stars by 673 OpenTable diners.

                                                          Permanently Closed

                                                          This restaurant is permanently closed.

                                                          Additional information

                                                          • Cross street

                                                            Between 24th-25th Streets

                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                            Chelsea

                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                            Sunday- 5:30-10:30 Monday- Thursday: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm Friday - Saturday: 5:30 pm - 11:30 am

                                                          • 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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