“The restaurant is noisy, incredibly dirty, with an awful general decor.”
“The help is very friendly and constantly providing food if you sit at the bar.”
“Yes this restaurant is cash-only, and yes it's not the most chic atmosphere in NYC, BUT the ample food, friendly service and unique ambience make it worth the trip.”
“The food is the best and as soon as you seat it starts to come, the Tappas are really good, the sangria is one of the best and trust you will love the Lobster, if you go to New York you have to go to this restaurant.”
“Free tapas, cheap and tasty sangria, average food, friendly service”
“am trying as hard as I can to erase this experience from my memory because honestly it was the worst 60 dollars I ever spent.”
“The minute I walked into this restaurant I knew this was not going to be a good experience.”
Please come if you love eating garbage.
people who wrote a positive reviews must have been the waiters or the owner or friends of owners. i CANNOT imagine anyone who could possibly find one positive thing to say abt this place. I can't even call it a restaurant because it's worse than a garbage landfill.
3 of us, all girls, walked in asking for a table. this 90-year-old racist manager/owner seated us with a table with some personal item he had quickly taken off. "what do you wanna drink?" and my friend said "what's on the draft?" he said "NO DRAFT BEER HERE! only bottles, sangria....." he was already rude to begin wtih. my friend said ok she will think & order later. i said "hmmm...water for me for now before i look at menu.." he said "WATER??" then he walked away and 2 secs later he came back "WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DRINK? TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT TO DRINK" are you serious???? i yelled at him that i wanted to see the menu first! whats wrong with him?
he realized we wanted dinner so he moved us to the back room where dinner was served. then he said "call me when you are ready to order!" why were we being treated that way?? they kept pushing us to order drinks even though we had already ordered 3 seafood main courses and we told them my friend is pregnant!!! the old manager said "it's okay. pregnant people can drink too!" ARE YOU SERIOUS??
throughout the whole dinner, he came over a few times, 2 other servers also came over a few times, they were all RUUUUUUDEEEEEE....food was disgusting. normally its not expensive to pay $20 for a seafood paella. but for this place, they can't even pay ME to ever eat there again. DISGUSTING. you are better off going to jackson height for the price and quality.
CASH ONLY!!! is this a chinese restaurant?? I'm considering calling the IRS to get them audited!!! this place is a classic spanish restaurant the will prevent me to go to another one for awhile. shame on you!
By the way, I signed up for an Yelp account just to write this review. I NEVER in my life felt so compelled to write something negative like this.
The best spaniard food around !. I have frequented this restaurant for years. I currently live in Las Vegas. When I am in town visiting family we go to Spain Restaurant. If your looking for fine decor and waiters to kiss a tender butt then don't go. The food is inexpensive , the quality is fantastic. Its just like in Spain. The service is good, as long as you don't mind the waiter didn't smile once or twice. How ever if you looking for a dining adventure and want to get a feel for some authentic delicious Spaniard food then this is it. Old and Rustic decor sets up for the unexpected excellent food. " Gambas aljillo" is a simple yet amazing dish. I high recommend it.
Didn't Stay. Walked in once, it smelled like a dirty mop was used to clean the floor. Not for me, so I left.
Rudest Employees in Town.
I was meeting some friends who were already seated in the restaurant. I sat down next to them, and was immediately accosted by the wait staff. I was instructed to order an entree. I wanted tea, so I ordered tea. I was told, "No, you can't get tea. You must get an entree." After trying unsuccessfully with this man to order tea, I tried another waiter. He blew me off and said no, and referred me back to my other waiter. So I took a menu, and told him to give me a few minutes. Several minutes later, an older man, I'm assuming one of the bosses, came over angrily to the table, double checking that everyone had ordered an entree. Not an appetizer. Not some drinks. If you are seated at their restaurant, you must get an entree or they ask you to leave. I think that is ABSURD. They refused to serve me a drink (which I was willing to pay for!) if I did not first order an entree. I never did get my tea.
Also, the food seemed pretty overpriced, and the indoors were a bit dark and cramped. The restaurant had a very strange layout. I'm not returning here ever again.
THE WORST MEAL OF MY LIFE! nEEEEEVER again!!!!!`. A meal at this restaurant was the worst meal of my life. I am trying as hard as I can to erase this experience from my memory because honestly it was the worst 60 dollars I ever spent. I went to this restaurant because it was recommended to me by an out of towner and I should have known...because this meal was disgraceful! The minute I walked into this restaurant I knew this was not going to be a good experience....it was disguisting and looked unsanitary. In fact the main dining room looks as though cows were slaughtered there an hour ago and they tried to mask everything with ugly artwork. It felt as though I was in another country....a third world country to be exact. The food was nasty, flavorless, and honestly places like this should not be allowed to exist. I found a hair in my paella, and the sangria was like fruit juice. And to top it off the restaurant doesnt accept credit cards....which is not stated anywhere! So we had to run out to get cash to pay for this disguisting and attrocious meal....i wish I could have walked out....anybody who said that this place good spanish food is on something, because it was the worst, nastiest meal of my life. I would rather give the money to a bum then to ever step foot into this establishment EVER again!
Free tapas, cheap and tasty sangria, average food, friendly service. Had dinner at Spain last night. Waiters are so pleasant, and the free tapas came out immediately. sangria was good (wish there was more fruit) and portions are pretty large. With tip we spent about $32/person and had plenty of food to bring home. I would definitely return for a low key night.
Amazing Spanish Food.
So I threw a surprise party at this restaurant a few months ago...I had never been inside the place, but I heard it was great.
I called them up, planned the entire party over the phone, had a cake from Baskin Robins delivered there, and then just showed up with the birthday girl!
All 20 of our friends were already there, and eating lots of salad, bread, sausages, ribs, and enjoying pitchers of Sangria.
Everyone is given appetizers listed above for free, and then you can order your heart out. The meals are HUGE and delicious. I highly recommend the Paella, or the Shrimp in Green Sauce.
Sangria is outrageous, and the service is great....
The are ready to fill your glass of water, sangria, or bowl of fritas at a moments notice.
I took my parents and family there this weekend, and we all agreed... AMAZING!
My favorite Spanish Restaurant in the city!
I have been eating here for years and have always remarked on how this place doesn't change. Same decor, same menu (prices rarely change either)
I really like the Paella and the other seafood in green sauce dishes. I don't eat meat so the free tapas don't interest me much. It's just a good place to be served a lot of seafood, chicken etc..so much in fact that you will have to take a doggy bag home.
The service isn't great so don't expect it.
You'll be satisfied.
Great place. This place is a great local place. I just moved in right next door and pop in every now and then. The help is very friendly and constantly providing food if you sit at the bar. Its a great old looking place with delicious food.
One of the worst restaurant in NYC.
I must say that it is one of my worst dining experience in the city. The restaurant is noisy, incredibly dirty, with an awful general decor. When we enter the premises, the first thing we notice was the horrible smell: a mix of restroom and burnt oil.
The service is rude but most of all the food is a nightmare. The so-called free tapas are just awful. Fat chorizo swamp in fat, mussels all but fresh, bad bread, cheap salad with spicy tomato sauce and disgusting pork ribs with barbecue sauce. And the paella is just a joke. It is basically yellow rice with sea food on top, but nothing has been cooked together.
I would even hesitate to send my worst enemy here. To be avoided by all means!
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