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Posted by Mrs. Jackson on 10/05/2008
This is my new favorite Spanish restaurant! The food was just superb and they serve you so much of it. The atmosphere is very comfortable and cozy. Defintely recommend it for families or a date night.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/17/2008
My children had planned a surprise birthday dinner for their father at his current favorite resturant. Each thought that the other had made an advanced reservation for our group of 20. Two days before the Saturday event they discovered their error, tried to book the date but could not. A friend suggested trying El Quijote. No one in the family had ever eaten there, but we were desprate. Not only did they arrange to fit us in but on arrival they were friendly, accommodating and gracious to our large group. The food and service were excellent. We had a really great time and plan to return often.
Posted by MJ888 on 08/09/2008
After reading some of the bad reviews, I decided to go and try this place once again since it has been quite awhile since I was here last. I found nothing different about El Quijote. The service was still good. The food was still good. Portions were still large. My daily double lobster in green sauce was just as I remembered it from years ago. Lobster was very fresh and the green sauce was excellent. My friend ordered the seafood paella and it was very tasty with plenty of shrimp, clams, mussels, and scallops. The sangria was very well made. Dessert was great. My cappucino was one of the best I have had, even better than some of the places in Little Italy. For about $65 a person, this was an a very good meal. Glad to see that this old New York place is still hopping on a Saturday night.
Posted by elaine on 07/23/2008
a friend and i went to el quijote last night. this was our first time there - we chose the restaurant based on the reviews and menu in menupages.com. well, maybe it was an off night, but the food was just okay or average at best. the service, however, was annoying......the number of times that we were asked if we wanted another drink, or if we finished eating, or if we were ready to pay our check was ridiculous. i have never experienced that anywhere before. we were there for about 1.5 hours - i never felt so rushed. maybe it was a bad night??
Posted by Best Authentic Food From Spain! on 06/29/2008
I have to start off by saying that my mom took me here when I was 7 years old...so do the math!! LOL I have to say the food here has not changed one bit. The lobster is amazing as always! If you like Surf and Turf... well look no further. NYC has changed some for the worse...some for the better but.. this resturant hasn't and please...don't ever change. The SANGRIA is amazing!! Watch how many glasses you drink..it tends to creep up on you LOL. And lets not forget the Paella... wow! Authentic!! Go with the seafood paella, you can't miss. Lets hope that this resturant is here for years and years!! Congrats to the Spain Euro Cup Team 2008!! They should come on down and have some Sangria!! Congrats to them and congrats to El Quijote for never changing!! :)
Posted by Eddie on 06/28/2008
I visited this place for the first time a couple of weeks ago, an I loved it! The servings are huge, so make sure you are hungry when you go to El Quijote since you will eat a lot. The waiters are Spanish, very nice, attentive, and professional. The environment is relaxing, both for families and friend gatherings. El Quijote is definitely a good place to go if you want to have a taste of the Spanish cuisine.
Posted by Mirael2 on 05/21/2008
My girlfriends took me here for a birthday dinner (my first time at the restaurant) about just before I was married. I remember getting out of the cab and thinking I was about to dine in a dive. But not at all! The booths were comfortable, the staff wonderful the food was the absolute best. All waiters wore authentic spanish costumes complete with a bandolero and because it was my birthday, our waiter came over with a guitar and sang Aye Aye Aye (to which I sadly sang along). I will never forget it. I brought my husband to El Quijote on our 1st Anniversary and its been our restaurant of choice almost every year. I always get the seafood paella with lobster, and it's never been disappointing. And you have to have the soup. It really is an excellent choice.