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La Paella (CLOSED)

Restaurant & Tapas Bar
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  • Spanish, Small Plates/Tapas
  • 214 E 9th St, New York NY10003 40.7300159 -73.9892291
  • (Btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave)
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  • (212) 598-4321
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User Ratings (Based on 42 reviews)

Food 4.0 Value 3.4
Service 3.6 Atmosphere 3.9

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 598-4321
Place Order:
Order From La Paella for delivery & takeout
Visa, MC
Lunch Fri-Sun: 12pm-5pm Dinner Mon-Tue: 5pm-10:30pm Wed-Thu, Sun: 5pm-11pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-11:30pm
Lunch, Dinner
Group Dining, Prix Fixe, Romantic, Happy Hour, Delivery, Online Ordering, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Private Parties
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User Reviews

  • La Paella

    Posted by BKjess on 01/10/2011

    Terrible service, Tasty Tapas

    Despite a cute front room, the service was terrible. The server took our order and responded with "That's it?" No one ever checked to make sure we didn't need anything or wanted to order more. When the bill was paid, the server quickly crumbled the copy in her hand. Were it not for the delicious tapas mixed plate, this place would not even be worth the time to review it. If you're still reading, I would suggest you look for other tapas locations, this is just not worth a meal out.

  • La Paella

    Posted by zypy on 12/24/2010

    Be Careful

    We had an upsetting experience at this restaurant. Outside the restaurant they advertise an early bird special from 5:00 to 7:00 PM and we were seated around 6:30. When they came to take our order we asked for the special and were told that it ended at 6:00. We pointed out that the sign said it ended at 7:00 and they said they forgot to change it. Not only weren't they apologetic about it, but they were rude. We've passed by many times since then and the sign still says 5:00 to 7:00 PM. We think that sometimes they honor it and sometimes they try to embarrass you into ordering from the much more expensive regular menu. We want to warn people about this unethical practice.

  • La Paella

    Posted by BeeGee on 07/25/2010

    Probably better choices

    Don't get me wrong, it was far from horrible. We had shared orders of Tapas Mixtas and Paella. The Paella was very good and the tapas were good for the most part. Too much cold squid salad on two of the trays and not enough variety overall but what was served was good. We had a larger group so we were forced to dine downstairs. Much (much) less desirable than being in the main/upstairs dining room. There are a lot ! of restaurants in the area so we will probably try something else the next time.

  • La Paella

    Posted by anonymous on 04/17/2009

    great tapas

    my boyfriend picked the place and so I wasn't exactly expecting to be blown away. (he makes up in other ways =) anyway, yes, the place can look either grungy/dirty or old world romantic -- but with no pretensions. the service was impeccable though and food was great for what it was supposed to be -- small plates. we didn't get the paella but tried the squash tapa (amazing!), mussels (eh) and squid ceviche (very good). we also ordered a half pitcher of sangria, which turned out a bit weak, and so we ordered another. all in all a very good experience.

  • La Paella

    Posted by Liz on 12/26/2008

    What happened to the lunch special?

    I've been coming here for the last couple of years religiously due to the amazing lunch special - for 13 dollars you get soup, salad paella and ice cream. However, I think that the economic downturn has negatively affected the quality of the food and portions. During the summer, my salad included tomatos and the seafood paella was generously stuffed with mussles, clams, cockles, 3 or 4 shrimp, langostine and squid. However, I recently ate there and even though they are charging the same price, the food is missing many of the things that made this such a great option for lunch. The salad no longer has tomatos and the paella I had today had all of 2 shrimp, 4 clams and some squid. What happened to all of the other seafood you previously put in the dish? A disappointment to say the least as I had been looking forward to my lunch there today. I'll be coming back because I still like the food, but am not as much of a raving fan as I once was - and may even have to find a new place for paella. A shame too because I really like this place a lot.

  • La Paella

    Posted by Anonymous on 10/31/2008

    Very Sweet

    I have always been a fan. Been going here since went to college years ago. My personal favorite are the dried roses all along the ceiling...so sweet and romantic....even if not on a date! As far as food goes, probably best chorizo I have had at a Tapas restaurant. Love the Sangria...overall, comfortable, great spot and totally not overpriced!

  • La Paella

    Posted by kray on 07/15/2008

    keep looking

    There is really nothing to write home about here. The food is decent but the place is completely lacking of character, charm and cleanliness... even the front door is filthy. We booked a reservation for 30 people and they took too long to get back to us, set us up downstairs beside the kitchen and boiler room with no functioning air conditioning in the middle of July! The food was just mediocre but is cheap.... so to each their own.

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