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El Quijote

  • RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
    $$$$$Greater than $25
    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • 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)

4.0515
Food 4.2 Value 3.9
Service 4.2 Atmosphere 3.9

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 929-1855
Fax:
fax
(212) 645-5135
Website:
www.elquijoterestaurant.com/
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC
Hours:
Sun-Thu: 11:30am-12am Fri-Sat: 11:30am-1am
Serves:
Dinner, Lunch
Features:
Accepts Credit Cards, Catering, Good for Groups, Late Night, Private Parties, Take Out, Wheelchair Accessible

User Reviews

  • El Quijote

    Posted by Sybil on 12/13/2007

    Satisfied, but

    Let me start with the positive, the food is great and the prices are within reason. Now the negative, when you don't finish all of your food( which you probably won't be able to do if you order the seafood paella) and ask the waiter to wrap it up to go, there's no guarantee that you will receive all of it back.

  • El Quijote

    Posted by Christina Xu on 11/10/2007

    Still great value

    I have been a patron to this restaurant for about 10 yrs. Surely the price of their lobster specials have gone up, but I think they still offer great value in the city. Food & service are dependable.

  • El Quijote

    Posted by Beasley on 09/27/2007

    Great food, great service

    The "Shocked" post by Terry is not correct. The 1.25 lb lobster that was "always" 19.95 (it was actually $15.95 'back in the day') is not $32.95, it's $24.95, so only a $5 increase. As of last night, the only lobster item on the menu that cost $32.95 is the lobster meat in green garlic sauce (which is very tasty). I think Terry probably confused that with the steamed/broiled lobster special. Still a great value, not the huge price jump reported in another post. Service was spot-on as usual--drinks and soup both hit the table almost immediately after our orders were in, glasses refilled as soon as they were running low, etc.

  • El Quijote

    Posted by B. Tereski on 06/05/2007

    Don't miss this place!

    My dining companion had the steak sandwich; I had the chicken in almond sauce. Both were terrific. Try the homemade red sangria, their specialty. But be careful! It is not only delicious, but quite strong. Also a must is the strong Spanish coffee. Service was exemplary and noteworthy keeping of the tradition of different uniforms for maitre d', waiters, and bus-boys. Although a little pricey for lunch, the food, service, and atmosphere make it well-worth a visit and return visits.

  • El Quijote

    Posted by Pepsi on 05/26/2007

    Keep it coming

    I have been dining at this restaurant for more than 15 years and I keep coming back, because the food is great and the price is reasonable. I have taken my mom there and she totally enjoyed the food, we had to leave with a doggie bag and she enjoyed the food just as much when we got home as she did when we dined there. I have gone there for lunch, which is great just pre-order the food before time. I can't think of a better place to go when you are in the mood for a full meal and pay next to nothing. This is a restaurant that I will keep coming back to for years to come.

  • El Quijote

    Posted by Terry on 04/29/2007

    Shocked!

    To see the lobster that has been $19,95 forever now $32.95! Now, I understand that prices rise and things go up but so much! I was just there a month ago and the price was the same. SOrry, I like this restaurant, but for that price I could dine in a more elegant atmosphere. So disappointed.

  • El Quijote

    Posted by Anonymous on 04/19/2007

    A place you'd like to go again

    This restaurant definitely statisfy you with both quantity and quality! The waiter was okay, kind of difficult to understand his English if you don't speak Spanish. But pretty friendly, I ordered Pavella and a huge pot of it comes to me!! With more seafood than you can think of and $ 17~22, I think it's a really good deal. The taste is also good, too. The only thing I don't like is the drinks like soda and ice tea, they're not bottomless, but I really need them with such amount of food!

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