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El Quijote

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    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
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  • Spanish, Seafood, Small Plates/Tapas
  • 226 W 23rd St, New York NY10011 40.744505 -73.996969
  • (Btwn 7th & 8th Ave)
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  • (212) 929-1855
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User Ratings (Based on 90 reviews)

Food 4.2 Value 3.9
Service 4.2 Atmosphere 3.9

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 929-1855
(212) 645-5135
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC
Sun-Thu: 11:30am-12am Fri-Sat: 11:30am-1am
Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Catering, Good for Groups, Late Night, Private Parties, Take Out, Wheelchair Accessible

User Reviews

  • El Quijote

    Posted by roslyn ganger on 06/08/2015

    prices have skyrocketed

    don't go here. While the food and service is the same, the prices have skyrocketed since a new owner took over several months ago. What used to be a similar rating between quality and value is now ruined. We have dined there over thirty years and now wont go anymore.

  • El Quijote

    Posted by Cait Wildman -Australia on 01/20/2015

    Go to place in NYC

    We wandered next door to El Quijote after our pilgrimage to the Hotel Chelsea which was under heavy renovation til 2017. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the complimentary garlic chicken. Then we ordered the Lobster Bisque.. Delicious. We enjoyed everything about this place. The 1930 ambiance, the friendly staff, the delicious food. Without much imagination we could see Leonard Cohen, Andy Warhol and Arthur Miller at the end of the bar. We will recommend.

  • El Quijote

    Posted by Awesomeness on 09/02/2013

    Perhaps Antiquated is a Good Thing

    This place definitely feels like stepping into a time warp. With the waiters wearing very outdated uniforms and the silly looking plastic plants and decor you would think that eating there would be a mistake. However, the big mistake is not coming here before. Surprisingly even with a large menu, all of the food was very reasonably priced and delicious. A 55oz porterhouse for 35 bucks and a 4 lb lobster for 65? Nowhere else in NYC can you get that deal!

  • El Quijote

    Posted by RONCHARB4158 on 08/19/2013

    Lunch with my niece

    My niece and I had lunch last week my usual restaurant is not open for lunch. Lucky for us because lunch was great, service and food was oustanding I definitely will be coming back.

  • El Quijote

    Posted by anonymous on 04/12/2013


    I don't understand the high ratings for this place ...besides the service everything else sucked . food was bland and dry, sangria was all juice ... not impressed at all

  • El Quijote

    Posted by Anonymous on 04/29/2012


    The food here is not what I would call gourmet, rather more like Spanish comfort food. I have read other reviews and find this restaurant to be consistent in its delivery of good service, fair pricing, and savory seafood and steak dishes. It's good for all ages. A coat check in the front and a classic bar add a bit of a throw back to days when a touch of class was expected. This is a classic.

  • El Quijote

    Posted by wesley on 03/24/2012

    Not recommended

    My wife brought me to El Quijote for tapas for my 59th birthday -- what a disappointment. First, we ordered some garlic soup which never came [?], the langostines, advertised as "Mediterranean" were in fact ordinary shrimps -- large and overcooked. clams in green sauce was delivered in white sauce, big and chewy. Quail was overcooked and dry, too. Biggest sin of the evening was the "canned" white asparagus tapa -- tasted like, well, canned asparagus smothered in a heavy garlic sauce I suppose to add flavor to stalks of bland. All in all, when you realize you can cook way better Spanish food at home its time to scratch this restaurant off the list. If you have a poor pallet or don't care about what you eat this place is for you.

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