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Posted by Valpal on 04/10/2006
So, I wrote before about how much I love this place, and I must rave more. I've been a single diner there twice in four weeks, and they know me! These folks are such sweethearts and they make the experience so nice. Instead of feeling awkward at the prospect of eating alone, it's so comfortable. Great. it is a sensational value and the food is yummy (I don't eat red meat so I always get Salmon-it is to die for!!!) and the staff is lovely on the eyes and the heart. Order the green beans (I used to hate them, but their prep made me a convert) as your side. I'm THERE tomorrow!!!
Posted by Ashliqua on 03/01/2006
My first trip to Cafe Espanol was with my uncle, who grew up two blocks away. It was the summer before I began college at NYU when he brought me into the City to introduce me to the neighbourhood, and at lunchtime he said, "I'm going to take you to the best restaurant around." The rest is history : ) Since then, I have been to Cafe Espanol multiple times, and introduced it to many people. It is my favourite restaurant, period. It's not that the food is the absolute unquestioned best I've ever had (though it is very good), but it's the full experience of eating in this restaurant that makes it so special. The service is quick and friendly, and you really get a full meal, from chips to salad to your entree. And I love the atmosphere, and how each room is decorated differently. Go there. You won't be disappointed.
Posted by Octopus lover on 02/27/2006
The Pulpo a la Gallega is superb. Outdoor dining is offered in warmer weather, which is a respite from the crowded and cramped interior.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/22/2006
Went on a Sat. nite at about 7pm. Had a reservation. Good thing because it got very crowded within the hour. Food and drinks were really good. They had drink specials that nite. Good Mojitos. Be prepared to spend about $50 a person for the full nite.....Appetizers, Main course and dessert with drinks. A definite Keeper!
Posted by big dady on 02/07/2006
I was a first time visitor to Cafe Esponal & NYC & I will visit both again! The stuffed lobster was great & the service was too! I will recommend this to anyone who wants good food with great prices!
Posted by Anonymous on 02/06/2006
I have been in this restaurant a number of times and I find it to be very good. Sometimes I wonder how people judge restaurants, from what I've read. People go crazy for places that are new, trendy, But don't appreciate what has been around for ever and paved the way for alot of places. Anyway, Cafe Espanol is one of my favorites, from the lobster to the Paella to the Filet Mignon in Mushroom and wine sauce. The prices are very reasonable, don't think you're going to pay $10 for a drink here. And its in a great place, where you can go for dinner and then walk around the village to get a drink or catch a show.
Posted by valpal on 01/15/2006
Sure, Cafe Espanol plays fast and loose with the defintion of Spanish food - Nachos and Chicken Parm are obviously not of the Spanish Tradition. It is often VERY crowded (even cramped) - but it is a solid restaurant with very tasty food and a courteous staff. The pri fixe (now only available on weekdays) is a phenomenal value -enormous portions and very good. Not all menu items are stars, but the salmon entree and the mussel appetizer are great! Well prices Lobster entrees should be noted as well. There is a good wine list with economical variteies too. For people looking for an authentic Spanish experience, I would not point to cafe Espanol. But for a fun experience with good food and good prices in Soho, I love Cafe Espanol.