Alcala

★★★★☆
Discover the amazing cuisine & wines of Spain in a cozy, family owned Spanish Restaurant on the East Side.
  • 342 E 46th St

    New York, NY 10017

    Cross street: 46th between 1st & 2nd Avenues

    Map & Directions
  • 212-370-1866

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Great food and wine list. A waitstaff that is friendly and genuine with their interest in wines and cheese. A non crowded feel that really lets you enjoy your company and surroundings, regardless of if its full or not. Prices that are very reasonable considering what you get. These things all combined together really provide for a fantastic 5+ star experience. You owe it to yourself and your friends to go there.

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★★★★★

Great food and wine list. A waitstaff that is friendly and genuine with their interest in wines and cheese. A non crowded feel that really lets you enjoy your company and surroundings, regardless of if its full or not. Prices that are very reasonable considering what you get. These things all combined together really provide for a fantastic 5+ star experience. You owe it to yourself and your friends to go there.

Pros: wine list ,friendly staff

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plus food from the Basque/Northern region of Spain. the menu has diversity and most dishes are quite good but don't expect a big menu. I find the staff to be very welcoming and their back garden (although it's under a pavilion so you don't see the sky) is open mostly year round. During the week it tends to be less crowded and is a very nice retreat for quiet dinner.

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★★★★★

plus food from the Basque/Northern region of Spain. the menu has diversity and most dishes are quite good but don't expect a big menu. I find the staff to be very welcoming and their back garden (although it's under a pavilion so you don't see the sky) is open mostly year round. During the week it tends to be less crowded and is a very nice retreat for quiet dinner.

Pros: quiet, garden dining, nice staff

Cons: can get crowded quickly, portions are on the smaller side

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extremely bad service, i would say rude. The smallest endives that i have ever seen with a cheese that taste more like a dressing salad than real cabrales. The paella was a soup with rice.......... written by someone with spanish (Galicia) roots........ the manager (i would say the only spanish waiter) was rude, arrogant.....

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★☆☆☆☆

extremely bad service, i would say rude. The smallest endives that i have ever seen with a cheese that taste more like a dressing salad than real cabrales. The paella was a soup with rice.......... written by someone with spanish (Galicia) roots........ the manager (i would say the only spanish waiter) was rude, arrogant.....

Pros: another spanish option in new york

Cons: Service...extremely bad

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My first visit here definitely impressed. Everything that we tasted on the menu was great, particularly the shrimp tapas (if you don't order it yourself, the waiter will surely recommend it). Trust the staff on the wine selection - the bottle's are a bit pricey but definitely worth it. Basque food may work in all seasons, but wait for warm weather before going to Marichu - the heating's atrocious and the place literally freezes everytime someone goes in or out.

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★★★★☆

My first visit here definitely impressed. Everything that we tasted on the menu was great, particularly the shrimp tapas (if you don't order it yourself, the waiter will surely recommend it). Trust the staff on the wine selection - the bottle's are a bit pricey but definitely worth it. Basque food may work in all seasons, but wait for warm weather before going to Marichu - the heating's atrocious and the place literally freezes everytime someone goes in or out.

Pros: Great food, wine list, presentation

Cons: Chilly in winter, pricey paella

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Thanks a lot, Miguel, for making us feel like if we were back in Basque Country!
Great Basque restaurant (we know what we are talking about.. we are Basque people), but above all, GREAT service!
We will come back every time we go to New York and of course, we will tell everybody about it!
Eskerrik asko denorik!!!

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★★★★★

Thanks a lot, Miguel, for making us feel like if we were back in Basque Country!
Great Basque restaurant (we know what we are talking about.. we are Basque people), but above all, GREAT service!
We will come back every time we go to New York and of course, we will tell everybody about it!
Eskerrik asko denorik!!!

Pros: service, wine, food

Cons: no cons

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A Spanish restaurant where the waiters don't speak Spanish? That's not what I call authentic... The ambiance in this tiny restaurant is cozyand the wine list great. We were not impressed by the food and, being from Spain, highly question its authenticity. It's a nice place, but there's better...

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★★★★☆

A Spanish restaurant where the waiters don't speak Spanish? That's not what I call authentic... The ambiance in this tiny restaurant is cozyand the wine list great. We were not impressed by the food and, being from Spain, highly question its authenticity. It's a nice place, but there's better...

Pros: Ambiance, Wine List

Cons: Food, Staff

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I don't think I have been anywhere else other than Bask country itself that serves food this authentic (and good). Everyone should check it out, and definitely try the regional delicacy, chipirones. In addition the waiter suggested a great wine (since we didn't know much about Spanish wines) and all of the service was great. Oh, and try and sit out back if you can.

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★★★★★

I don't think I have been anywhere else other than Bask country itself that serves food this authentic (and good). Everyone should check it out, and definitely try the regional delicacy, chipirones. In addition the waiter suggested a great wine (since we didn't know much about Spanish wines) and all of the service was great. Oh, and try and sit out back if you can.

Pros: Authentic Cuisine, Good Service

Cons: Midtown Location

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Located on the far eastside of Midtown, this restaurant emphasizes the tastes of northern Spain. Appetites large and small are accommodated, and the tapas menu is extensive: think gooey croquetas and spicy chorizo or seared tuna and…

 

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