“Top of the line Tapas, with great atmosphere.”
“Here's what we ordered and what we thought about it: patatas bravas (perfectly crisp potato wedges with a tasty ali oli), croquetas de jamon (again, perfectly crisp and so yummy, melty, and all around wonderful that we had to order another round), navajas”
“Although tapas is still on the fringe of the American palate, this restaurant makes the food accessible with great atmosphere and drinks.”
“lived in Spain so I know what authentic tapas taste like.”
“Despite the size of it, they make fantastic food and we ordered almost everything on the menu.”
“If you're looking for atmosphere and a good glass of wine this is a great place, but if you have an empty stomach, forget it!”
“really like this place and can't wait to go back.”
“Everything was delicious and I would recommend either place to anyone wanting a delicious meal and amazing service.”
“The prices are awesome too!”
“This review is long overdue, but it was an amazing experience.”
The room is tiny and quiet and cool, the tapas concentrated bursts of balanced flavor and texture. It's basically the perfect small plates restaurant, which is one reason why so many people flock there. Go on an off house and no matter what else you do, have the minute but unforgettable uni sandwich.
amazing tapas and wine. great tapas! absolutely delicious food and great service. a hidden gem.
Good food, small space. Met friends here after work for dinner. I was the first to arrive and thankfully got a seat at the bar, but it was FREEZING because every time the door opened you were blasted with cold air. I know Manhattan utilizes every square foot but it's annoying to feel like you're sitting outside in the winter. How can you enjoy yourself that way? My friends arrived and we were seated in the back next to the bathroom. Thankfully it wasn't so bad. The waiter was super friendly and knowledgable of the food. The sangria was awesome and so was the food. I would come back, but it has to be warm outside.
Best Tapas in NY. I love this place, the meat is so good and I crave it everytime I think about it. The setting is also nice just to go with friends, only 1 or 2 though because it gets crowded and there is not that much space. I would highly reccomend this to someone though. I brought my girlfriend and we had a great time and enjoyed all the dishes.
My Favorite NYC Tapas Joint!!!!.
Love this place, we go 2 times a week and it never lets me down. Try Tia Pol you will not be let down!!!!
Hands down the best tapas and sangria in nyc.
spanish feel. Tia pol has a very authetic and quaint Spanish feel, and the food is right on. I lived in Spain for 5 months, and I was transported back to the bars of La Juderia, Cordoba.
Best Tapas (x2) in Chelsea!. Last Friday my boyfriend and I went to dinner at Tia Pol. I had called earlier in the day and found out the restaurant was small so we were anticipating a wait. When we arrived, the hostess told us the wait would be around an hour and reccommended their sister restaurant El Quinto Pino (just around the corner) while we waited. She even called ahead and there were two seats for us when we arrived. I have honestly never had such gracious service in this city before. We had a few bites at El Quinto Pino (the garliky shrimp are seriously out of this world. And so good to sop your bread in the left over juice!) When we made our way back to Tia Pol, we only had to wait a few more minutes before we sat. We ordered a half bottle of an amazing Rioja that we otherwise wouldn't be able to afford and ordered just about every special they offered that evening. My favorite was a fried artichoke salad and my boyfriends were the fried sardines. Everything was delicious and I would recommend either place to anyone wanting a delicious meal and amazing service.
The most amazing tapas!.
I recently ducked into Tia Pol when I was trying to get out of the cold and what a wonderful suprise! The ham croquettes were perfectly crispy on the outside and actually melted in my mouth. I also had the most beautiful dish called a "xatonada." It was thin ribbons of salt cod served with a delicious pepper/almond salsa. Plus, my server was wonderful. She answered all my questions and made amazing recommendations.
If you ever feel like you are craving something and you can't quite figure out what you want, I suggest going to Tia Pol. You will leave feeling satisfied!
Check your credit card statement!. I was excited to check out this spot after reading the reviews. The atmosphere is cozy and the hostess was gracious and friendly. I found the food average, with most dishes too salty. Most troubling, however, was what happened after we ate. I reviewed my credit card bill the following day and noticed that the dinner charge included a 20% tip -- which we had left in cash. So, the server apparently charged an extra 20% on my credit card taking away a 40% tip (for a party of 2)! I called the restaurant and they apologized and promised to rectify the problem claiming that normally, the credit card company adds this extra charge and it should "go away" in a few days. In all my years eating at restaurants, I have never been overcharged by a credit card company-- so, can't quite believe that explanation. Beware if you eat here because you may be leaving a 40% tip without knowing it!
Tapas ok!!!. I'm a big fan of Spanish food, having visited Spain and traveled through Madrid, Acaruna, Salamanca, Toledo, etc. This place did not remind me of Spain in the slightest. The tapas were ok, not bad, but it definitely did not have that authentic feel. The only similarity I saw was the presentation and serving sizes typical of tapas. I guess that's to be expected since they're catering to the public at large. The biggest disappointment on most of my visits had been the service. You usually have to wait forever on drinks and food which I feel are a bit overpriced.
best best best. I am so glad Tia Pol is in my neighborhood. This is the best best best place to eat. I love the selection of tapas and wines. It's hard not to have a good time and meal here with friends! If I don't go here, it's because I know it's very crowded and it will be a long wait! I usually will go early like 5:30 or 6 to get a table and avoid the crowds. EVERYTHING is yummy here. I love sitting at the bar and eating-you get quicker service too!
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