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El Quijote

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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 Anonymous on 12/29/2008

    plastic tapas

    We love tapas, and decided to try this place out. Called to learn that the reservation wasnt needed. When we came to the place we were immediately seated at a nice table. There's lots of room inside and the decor is interesting. The crowed was of the mixed type. The service in the place is excellent. The waiters know their job well. Unfortunately the food we ordered was a huge disappointment. The moment the bread arrived it became clear it wasnt going to be one of the memorable experiences. This didn't fully prepare us for the tapas (we ordered stuffed mushrooms, garlic shrimps and octopus) though they literally tasted like plastic. Very heavy souce, and overkooked. Reminded me very much of the food served in the country Italian places somewhere in the surburbs. Obviously, we wont be coming back

  • El Quijote

    Posted by Gina on 10/25/2008

    Great Date

    Big fan. Jose the GM is alway accomedating and the food is awesome... While away for about a year and a half, my first stop was the restaurant for its amazing stuffed lobster tails. This has been my favorite since one of my first dates took me there for a great meal and date. You will not go wrong, just remember to plan ahead and make a reservation first. Always packed in the fall and winter.

  • El Quijote

    Posted by Mrs. Jackson on 10/05/2008

    So much food !

    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.

  • El Quijote

    Posted by Anonymous on 09/17/2008

    Great for Groups

    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.

  • El Quijote

    Posted by MJ888 on 08/09/2008

    Still Good

    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.

  • El Quijote

    Posted by elaine on 07/23/2008

    was it a bad day?

    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??

  • El Quijote

    Posted by Best Authentic Food From Spain! on 06/29/2008

    Amazing and has not changed!

    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!! :)

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