322 W 15th St, New York, NY | Directions 1001140.740685 -74.003130
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Chelsea
wonderful place – It makes me remember Spain. Small dark places with wonderful tapas. No-nonsense waiters and good food. I have been coming here for years and have to say, that it is still as good as before. I love this place.
Great Experience – I had an excellent dining experience at El Cid. First off, the food was excellent, I've never had such tasty meat balls. The service was fast too. I highyl recommend El Cid.
Spanish food and atmosphere put to shame! – I was very disappointed by this restaurant for several reasons. One, I did not find it economical at all. I found it quite overpriced. Secondly, the sangria was the worst I have ever had, completely watered down, and no taste. Thirdly, the food was simply mediocre and the portions exceptionally small. Fourth, I found the place had no atmosphere nor personality, BORING!! My friends and I wanted to get the check and get out of there as soon as possible.
Worst tapas EVER – This restaurant was completely overpriced and the tapas were terrible. You can get a better Spanish meal for a better price at several other restaurants in the city. I do not recommend this bland food at $7 - 9 a plate. The sangria also tasted like a cheap wine cooler.
Terrible staff and service – The food and the value had been ok on our meal, and then after only a little more than an hour, the check was slipped onto the table for our large party, and a few minutes later, waiters began yelling at us to leave. We tried explaining nicely to them that we were just finishing up a drink, and after a brief, unprofessional discussion with the two waiters, they told us never to come back again. Unfortunately, we had already left our tip at that point. Embarassingly poor.
Good bet – Had a great experience @ El Cid last saturday night. We were a group of 6 people. Its a small place and gets crowded, but the food was great and service was prompt.
Great dining experience – This place is just great. Very small and intimate, but that adds to its charm. The food is top quality, very flavorful and well worth the moderate price. The staff is extremely courteous and knows how to take care of their customers. After ordering a pitcher of sangria, two tapas, and an order of paella, the restaurant bought us a round of port wine (and they've done this each time we've visited). Totally recommend this place all around. Highly suggest you sit at the bar for added atmosphere and generally friendly people.
Good things come in small packages – Really tiny place, just like tapas bars should be. Delicious, traditional tapas. Don't pass up the solomillo. The sangria is pretty good. I love the guitar playing and the whole feel like you're in Spain.
tasty tapas – ate here on a recent sat. nite. I had a reservation, but since the place is kinda small, we were seated at a reserved seat at the bar which i wasnt' too happy with ...prefer a table to a bar stool any day. we were promptly seated at a table since one had become available. Tapas were very tasty as is the paella. Didn't love the sangria but it did the trick. Service was good...but rushed. All in all, a solid choice, ..i'll be back.
Try everything! – There are so many tapas place in NYC now, but I always love this place and it keeps me coming back. Try all Tapas (all of them are yummy) & Sangria. It's very crowded after 5 and weekends.
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