166 First Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1000940.728919 -73.984319
Neighborhoods: East Village, Downtown
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Sunday Parties are Ok. – I have been twice on Sunday's and the atmosphere is ok, It was not that busy, so the energy level was not there to Party. But the food was ok.
Perfect party – I had my birthday party at La Zarza. I must say i was impressed, the place is gorgeous and clean, the dj was amazing, made us dance all night. We had a section, no cover charge and some drink discounts. Finally, we also ended up doing bottle service.
Thanks La Zarza's guys, i will come back to try the food!
My party was a success!!!!!
Great spot – I celebrated my birthday last weekend at the lounge. They offered me some drink specials that worked really well for my friends. They gave me a section at no cost for my group of 30 people and had the best time. Everybody loved it and im so happy i organized my birthday party at this place. The dj is really good! i will definitely recommend La Zarza and try the restaurant pretty soon.
Not so great... – I had my birthday party at LaZarza last year after stepping in with a friend and learning they reserved areas for parties. The person I spoke with to arrange everything, Marco, was very helpful, agreed on everything, and promised a smooth, great time. Unfortunately, when I arrived, rather than giving me a space to fit my party of 40+ guests (which Marco had promised would be accommodated since it was a big concern of mine when choosing a place), they assigned us 2 small tables in one corner that sat 6 people max. As more people dropped by and the bar got more and more busy, one of the bartenders (a blond guy) became very rude to my guests and started to make snarky comments. I had also been promised a drinking special once 30 guests arrived, but it never happened and my guests were overcharged for each and every drink. All in all, my birthday went well, but only because 1) I knew the bartender, Javier, from a couple of visits I made prior to booking to check out the place, and he's hilarious and sweet, and 2) my friends got me so drunk I stopped caring (or even feeling anything later).
I actually attempted to call to see if I could book the downstairs lounge for my bday this year. I thought perhaps if I paid to rent out the space for just my party and was very specific about what I needed and wanted, things would go a lot more smoothly and we could avoid the problems from my party last year. However, the laugh was on me for even thinking they'd grant me an ounce of extra consideration for being a repeat customer or wanting to give it another go with LaZarza. The guy on the phone was shockingly rude and basically told me that when I had my party last year, they had "just been starting out" but now they were "established" and didn't have time to waste on my party and my requests because it would "lose [them] money." He basically told me (in a nutshell) that they won't honor actual space reservations because they just need to pack in as many people in as possible to bring in the cash. Good one, buddy.
Sadly, it's a nice space... you just don't get to really enjoy it because of the dirty and bad taste the management leaves in your mouth, the ridiculously packed crowd they admittedly stuff in so they can get as much $ they can in a night, one ahole bartender, and the smell upstairs from the food even after they clear away the tables for the "lounge" setup.
good food and sangria – i heard a lot of great things about La Zarza and finally a friend of mine had her birthday(20 girls) there last weekend and i was impressed, the food was really good rib eye was big and delicious, the blackberry sangria its the best that i had and the ceviche(don't know if that's how you spell it) witch was soooo good. After dinner we stay for the lounge we had a little section for us was small but cozy and with a lot of my friends around it didn't mater. the staff was great and accommodating the drinks strong the music ok ( i like hip-hop) , so we ate drink and dance in the same place. I'm going back next week fore sure
Great place – I celebrated my birthday at La Zarza last weekend. We first had dinner with 14 friends and then we stayed for the lounge.We had a great time, the pri fixe menu was deliciuos and the party afterwords amazing. They give you a section and great offers. i couldnt get a better deal for a large party like mine. Honestly and it looks like i work for them, but the truth is that they made of my birthday an incredible time. I reccomend La Zarza for these kind of events.
I had a good time – We were a group of no more than 25 people.
Not even a single person had something bad to said about la zarza.
The especial drink deal worked without any problem all night long.
The music was the best that the dj could play.We all liked it.
The only problem was that we couldn't drink sangria at the lounge. They only have sangria at the restaurant.
Also the selection of spanish food and argentinean food is just perfect!!
The service is also a good thing at la zarza,friendly and attentive.
I am going to come back to la zarza very soon
My perfect birthday party!! – I celebrated my birthday at La Zarza, and everything was just perfect!
The staff was really nice with us.
First we had dinner with half of my friends.
We ordered a bunch dishes (tapas and main courses)
Everything was delicious. The corn, the gambas, the empanadas, the calamaris, the assorted meat plate, the paella,the veggies canelones,etc
Also we had pitchers of sangria(blackberry flavor).
After dinner we stayed in the lounge, and the other half of my group joined us in our table.
We had such a good time. And we didn't spend that much money the had the beers at $4 and the drinks at$6!! That was the best deal ever!!
I want to thanks la zarza!!!
The best birthday!! – Everything was perfect !!.
The staff was so friendly and attentive.
Our section was comfortable and big.
We got the drink deal,so our drinks were really cheap during the hole night.
The music was good for everyone,the dj knew what we all liked.
I also want to thanks the staff that took care of us all night long with rounds of shots!!!
We are going to come back in few weeks for my brother's birthday!!!!!
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