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Posted by VictoiseC on 07/28/2008
Had late lunch here yesterday, Sun afternoon at 4 (we were alone but it was an off hour) and although we both agreed the flavors were absolutely excellent in each dish... the potato salad, sopa de ajo, asparagus and the seafood paella... even with all the high prices out there right now these prices do seem excessive. $8 for a little potato salad, $8 for 4 asparagus. The $18 paella had a fantastic taste( the rice) but the seafood on top and one barely visible piece of chicken, was very minimal, the tiniest clams I ever saw and just not generous at all. The service is sweet and lovely but I think I'll be trying paellas elsewhere before returning.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/04/2008
I went here based on the review on menupages and was greatly disapointed. The tapas were mediocre, the seafood in paella was not fresh and rice was dry, and everything was overpriced. I informed the waitress that the seafood was not fresh and they didnt offer to take it off the bill, offer to buy us coffee or desert, or at least give us an apology. I would stay clear of this place.
Posted by John on 01/12/2008
Their seafood casserole and sangria are MUST HAVES. Great place to dine, the inner dining area is very romantic, and the restaurant is flat out great. Highly recommend this spot to anyone.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/29/2007
La Nacional is by far my favorite Spanish restaurant in the city. After having lived in Spain for over 7 years, I can honestly say that their food is as good as that of my favorite bars and tabernas in Barcelona. The paella is tasty, the tortilla soft and smooth, and the mixed hot and cold tapas are definitely above average.
Posted by Roseann on 05/28/2007
I have gone several times to La Nacional. The food has always been outstanding...the paella is big enough to share and the price is very reasonable. The tapas are so fresh and tasty...The atmosphere is cozy...I have never felt rushed...Able to enjoy the authentic Spanish food and lots of delicious wines from Spain to try...
Posted by Liz on 02/14/2007
I have eaten here a few times and the food is delicious. We have tried several tapas and main courses including the paella and they all have been equally wonderful. The setting is casual and homey since the building has multiple facets relating to Spanish culture, cusine and dance performances (upstairs there are fantastic flamenco shows on the weekend). I look forward to going back there soon.