Txikito

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$31 to $50
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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.

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100proof
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 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.

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LeilaM
New York Area
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.

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vipJohn
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 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.

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ariel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, outstanding service, A++++++++++++++++

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vipAnabell
New York Area
7 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.

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stevec
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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!

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vipTrePazzi
New York Area
119 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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff was attentive and very friendly . I would definitely come back !

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vipFasita
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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.

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Argazkilari
1 review
Dined on February 1, 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.

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vipLaurence22
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 1, 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!

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Laurelgo
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved every single of these Basque tapas. Plus great Tempranillo wines

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Staff remembered us from a single visit two months ago and were welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal! The manager came and talked to us about cider, which was awesome! A lovely experience.

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JackieC
New York Area
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal
Carlos is awesome!

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vipBrooklynRebecca
New York Area
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.

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vipTinabird
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food in a simple, relaxed and lovely space - a special experience but not at all stuffy!

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vipNancye453
New York Area
21 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 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

JR
vipJaimeR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 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.

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maschm
Washington DC
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!

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vipCeciliaM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 26, 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.

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Jeanne
New York Area
6 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’ .

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Alex
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 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.

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vipmarcibdoc
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing, Caries and interesting food. Open to 11 so great when in Chelsea

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vipSnooze
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Interesting and tasty menu. Waiters very pleasant and helpful

CM
ChantellaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 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.

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AFood
Wilmington
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 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.

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Matt
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 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.

PA
PAB123
New York Area
6 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.

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vipCarol
New York Area
52 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
PJSN
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.

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vipNicky
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

MT
vipMikeTrap
New England
30 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.

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OpenTable Diner
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
GeraldH
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
OpenTable Diner
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
MichaelK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent date night restaurant, vibe is modern Euro.

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

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

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Txikito is rated 4.6 stars by 672 OpenTable diners.

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