214 E 9TH St, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.729645 -73.988578
Sun-Thu, noon-10:30pm; Fri-Sat, noon-11:30pm
Neighborhoods: East Village, Downtown
Amazing Paella and Sangria – My fiancee and I have been coming here for a few years now - he got me hooked on the seafood paella and the roasted potatoes with garlic and paprika. We've tried most of their tapas on the menu - and definitely have our favorites now.
To me, the night isn't complete until I've had their bacon wrapped shrimp and a glass of their Sangria (it's divine).
We come here once a month, it's our favorite place for an intimate date night and the charming atmosphere and great service definitely keep us coming back for more. Never had a bad experience here, and will keep coming back for more.
Good food. Great Sangria. Two complaints for owners/managers – This is a great spot for paella, but not the best paella by any stretch. Of course, if you've never eaten paella in Spain, especially Valencia, this may be wow-worthy for you. We got the seafood paella and the best part of paella is the crunchy crust at the bottom of the pan. well, there was no such thing.
And another thing, for the owners, when you have a party who's spending a couple of hundred dollars on their food and drinks, you don't charge them $3 for hot sauce on their bill. Have some class! Ok? Thanks
Wonderful Restaurant – I love this place! The food is so tasty, and the Sangria is the best I've ever had. The staff is very polite and friendly. Also, the restaurant as actually open from noon every day, not 5:30 pm as mentioned here. I went in the afternoon. I would imagine at night it probably gets a little tight in there. But the ambiance is nice too.
One of my favorite restaurants for tapas – I have been coming to La Paella for 9 years now. I just love it. The food is delicious and the service is always wonderful. Beautiful inside...very romantic and great place to take a date. Very large selection of tapas and very reasonably priced.
great experience... – Great ambiance, i was there for dinner on a week night, no reservation needed at all. The service was very nice too... i had one of the paella, and it's the best one that i've had so far. Great experience in general, i'll definitely go back
Always a great experience – This restaurant is great, i don't know what the reviewer below is talking about but he must have been in another place thinking it was la paella, the sangria is not watery and i would say it's pretty strong, they don't put ice in it like in many other spanish places, the shrimp and garlic plain?? humm.. and the paella too?? well taste and colours can't be argued but in this case, you must be tasteless to say that!! anyway the food in general is tastefull and the paella is a must to have as well as the sangria. i have been going there for few years now and i never been let down.
AVOID – Total ruin my NYC trip with its bad and expensive food. Sangri was like water with some apple pieces. Shrimp garlic plain as well as their paella marinera. I could do better If this is called authentic spanish food. Service was good thou because there were only 3 groups of guests on a Sunday night.
My boyfriend and I went to La Paella a little after 5pm on Saturday and saw the post outside the restaurant for Early Bird Special. We were there for the Seafood Paella originally as recommended by one of the NYC value eat books. We ordered the special instead which was $16.95 for each person and you get to choose 1 appetizer, 1 main dish, 1 ice cream and 1 glass of Sangria or 1 bottle of Beer. We had the Gazpacho and green with goat cheese for appetizer, stuffed Tilapia and two tapas for main course. The portion was generous and the taste was fabulous. I enjoyed the Sangria while my boyfriend had his favorite Sam Adams. We went home with a full and satisfied stomach.
A boisterous Iberian hotspot, perfect for a budget group meals. – In Short
This Spanish standby is a festive (and inexpensive) spot to feast with friends. While couples mob the diminutive ground-level dining room, groups are dispatched to the long tables in the candlelit den below. The eponymous paellas--five different varieties--are the main draw, with the couple dozen tapas, ceviches, sangria tying for second. The Spanish wine list includes a nice selection of Riojas.
fabulous - get in early to secure a table! – Can recommend 100%.! Have eaten here on both visits to NYC. Can recommend 'El Coto' (Red Wine) - its very moreish - beware!!
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