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Posted by Jill on 09/09/2005
My husband and I eat here whenever we are visiting NYC. It is a must. We have even considered planning a change-over on vacation flights to go through NYC just so we can stop in and eat here! The lobster is a must! And don't forget the sangria! We absolutely LOVE this place - super good and many fun times had here!
Posted by Sandra G. Brooklyn on 08/18/2005
I have been going there for the past 21 years with my then boyfriend, now husband, we go there on any special occasion, with friends or without, and I look so forward to going every time. I've told many, many friends about El Quijote and always have gotten positive feed back. And when someone asks me to recommend a great place to dine with great food I aways recommend EL QUIJOTE. We have tried almost everything on the menu always delicious. but I now usually have the DOUBLE LOBSTER, it's fantastic my husband usually has the MADRID NEW YORKER (surf and turf). The bread is fantastic my Husband has to remind me to stop eating it. The service is always great, and so is the atmosphere. So for anyone with a negative attitude about El Quijote, you need to get your taste buds checked. I'll be going on September 10, before theSalsa Festival at Madison Square Garden, and I just can't wait, I don't know if I'm more excited about the food or the Concert. I guess a little of both.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/30/2005
I'm sorry gang but this place is not that good. The food has this past-its-prime taste to it. I guess that's why they drown most of their dishes in sauce. The waitstaff can be rude. I don't appreciate being told what I can and can't wear in their establishment. Yes, they actually tried to turn me away because I wasn't dressed "properly." I was wearing jeans and a tank top. I didn't stink and I was wearing shoes. Also I had been there before! Needless to say that was my last visit. Oh and the decor is Tacky.
Posted by dre on 07/29/2005
Friend recommended this place so we decided to check it out. Usually go to pipa for spanish food, so had some pretty high expectations as the food there is really good. This place was disappointing. First off, the bread came out and had an unappetizing aftertaste. We asked for some new bread and I think all they did was warm up whatever they had in the back, it still had a moldy taste. The food was nothing special, the paella tasted very bland, like it came out of an uncle ben's rice bowl. It had plenty of seafood in it, but didn't have much flavor, like it was made in 10 minutes with little to no seasoning. The only redeeming value was the sangria which was good and the service.
Posted by LiLi on 01/30/2005
The food is great, particularly the Alaskan king crab legs, it is made in a pot of brandy sauce, always seasoned to perfection! I would recommend everything on the menu, can't go wrong. No matter where I move, near or far, I always find the time to go here... I can't say enough about the place!
Posted by DMTAN on 01/17/2005
Love the lobster at this place, and $20.00 for a 1-1/4 lobster with salad/or soup and a side dish is a great value. Service is ok, depends on your waiter, but always consistent. Have been going for years and always have fresh, well prepared food, and they will accomodate any dietary needs happily. Responding to the checking of bill issue, I do that as a matter of course in EVERY restaurant I go to, but I know that most people do not. Well, then that is your problem. It does get very crowded and they do not take reservations, so keep that in mind. All in all, cannot go wrong at this Chelsea institution.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/13/2004
My family and I have been going back for years. It's no doubt worth the trip from Long Island. I have ordered a variety of different dishes and honestly never had a bad experience. All was soooo good. They give a lot of food as well. This trip around the bartender was a little overwhelmed so we had to wait a bit but the sangria is worth it. Otherwise..."We will be Back"