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Posted by Anonymous on 08/07/2013
I have been going for almost 14 years. It is one of New Yorks hidden gems . The paella is authentic rustic . The atmosphere is not pretentious by any stretch, it is by no means fancy but what character and warmth. I often send friends when they come to visit and they can't believe how good the food is. Upon being seated you are given food . I won't say what it's a surprise . But if you are a lover of Spanish cuisine and you desire a hearty meal over fancy and looking for a slice after you walk out of a restaurant after dinner, you can't go wrong with Spain.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/05/2012
I've been coming to this Spain since I was a child. Love the food and service...
Posted by Michael on 11/17/2011
I have been a patron here for years. This place is a hidden gem in NYC. The food is outstanding, the staff are genuine. If you are looking for a fancy place then don't eat here but if you want a real taste of Spain then this place is for you. Hidden in New Yorks west side on 13th street it is a place you have to try.
Posted by cat m. on 07/17/2011
One of the most disappointing restaurant experiences I have ever had. From the moment we entered the restaurant, the old man who works there was abusive and rude. He sat us down in the bar area without asking, and then got angry with us when we told him we wanted to order food. He then rudely moved us to another section of the restaurant. Both him and the wait staff kept trying to push my friends and I to buy alcohol even after I informed them that I am pregnant! The food was subpar. The complimentary salad was dressed with barbecue sauce, the lamb ribs were overly salty, the mussels were too vinegary. My cocktail shrimp were not deveined! The paella was an overcooked, mushy mess. There was no toilet paper in the restroom and there was a BAR of soap to wash your hands with. So unsanitary! Don't come here unless you enjoy getting berated.
Posted by Alberto Fernandez on 06/07/2011
Since my first visit in 1982 through today, Spain has remained one of my favorite tucked away prizes in NYC. The cuisine reminds me of growing up in Madrid, always authentic and true to the flavors of days gone by. The decor is reflective of the theme- simple, not ornate, well presented and consistently pleasant. I recommend Spain to all, and have been for the better part of 30 years now....
Posted by Anonymous on 07/08/2010
What a great place! The sangria, both white and red, was the best I've ever had. Before you even look at your menu, you have bread, salad and FOUR appetizers on your table. The Paella was to die for, and very large quantities. We ordered one other dish for four people, two who are big eaters, and we had food left over. Can't wait to eat here again.
Posted by anuman on 05/07/2010
way back in the 80s i was brought to this restaurant by a friend and I was delighted with the food- the appetizers were on the house: a large plate of salted grilled ribs and salad. we had zarzuela de mariscos - a seafood medley among other things but what I remember most was the polite service and respect the establishment had for the staff. when the dinner crowd left they all sat down and ate family style at the next table