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Posted by anonymous on 10/27/2005
What a find! A friend and I were looking for glass of wine after work. We stumbled in on this extremely inviting space. The bartender was so engaging! (not to mention adorable) We starting discussing wines (it didn't hurt my companion was a sommelier). Well hunkzilla whipped together a tasting for us. His knowledge was just as sexy as his butt. Then we took a little tour to see what else was to be had here. AND what a surprise! Dark rustic furniture, an outside garden... I want to either host a party or bring a lover. We only had appetizers at the bar. Trigeros y Piquillos a la Plancha (grilled asparagus & piquillo peppers) and Ostras, (Oysters on the half shell) The both were ok. I mean how bad or great can they be. It is a bit pricey but, worth a visit.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/11/2005
I appreciate that this place gets busy but I have never encountered such a rude and unfriendly hostess. The food was very nice but the poor service and attitude means we will not return.
Posted by Fondlemyplums on 08/02/2005
Service: I have nothing but praises for the staff. Very friendly, unpretentious, accommodating and with a smile. Food...Finger licking good, I am mainly referring to tapas. We had "Datiles con Bacon" (Dates, bacon & almonds), which were succulent sweet dates wrapped in crispy bacon. Be forewarned, once you start you can't stop until they are all gone. To keep a balance of food we ordered a plate of vegetables, "Trigeros y Piquillos a la Plancha" (grilled asparagus & piquillo peppers), tender asparagus and juicy pepper. And to make our taste buds screaming in utter joy we treated them to a small plate of "Salmon con Mango" salmon gravlax with mango, a fantastic combination of flavors. Thinly sliced smoked salmon complimented by thin slices of sweet mango and capers. Make sure you form a full composition of the three to have a flavorful experience. As a final touch we ordered a "Paella de Azzoz Negro" (black paella with seafood & squid ink), now I have to say that this dish even though quite good was least impressive. The seafood was fresh but a little overcooked, paella was slightly salty and rice was a little too sticky. I think they could've done better. Keep in mind the paella portion is small, enough for one person, but perfect to share if you are getting tapas. Overall I had an exceptional time. Tapas and sangria were exquisite, service impeccable and glasses were unpretentious just like the ambiance. Tucked away on Clinton Street and discreet to a passing by scavenger, the charming 1492 remains to be untouched by glitz and glamour, loud music and fashion shows and most importantly you can actually have a conversation here. Romantic, authentic, quiet, exotic and evocative of Madrid.
Posted by tnyc on 05/24/2005
Excellent fresh food. Decent service. Fantastic, savory, delicious tapas.
Posted by Mara on 04/30/2005
These were truly the best tapas and sangria I have had since I lived in Spain! The fried calamari is a must! Service was a bit scattered, but decent.
Posted by Mikek on 04/21/2005
I love this place. The food is amazing and truly the best tapas I have ever had outside of Spain. The atmosphere is very comfortable and casual, and the service is very consistent. Great sangria too!
Posted by G on 03/29/2005
This is one of the few restaurant that serves REAL Spanish food in NYC. They taste exactly like ones in Madrid, Barcelona, and ...you name it. Don't talk about ambience, location, service, or any other issue (don't worry, they are good), taste the dishes. You will know the difference.