Cute Tapas Spot “Estela” in Nolita

Burrata with salsa verde and charred bread $15


Estela      47 E. Houston St ( between Mott St & Mulberry St ) NYC

I’m usually not a fan of tapas bars, but Estela is my exception. This place opened a few month ago in my neighborhood in Nolita. The place is small, cute and Chef Ignacio Mattos serves great food with a unique twist. Scallop sashimi with avocado puree and yuzu was clean & refreshing. Beef tartar with sunchoke and wasabi was the most memorable beef tartar I have ever had. Grilled squid was good too. Unfortunately, I didn’t like Lamb chop at all “(>_<)” I came here twice and it seems the menu changes often. I think this is the perfect place to meet with friends after work for good quality tapas and nice selection of vino.

Overall Food Atmosphere Price
♥♥♥1/2 ♥♥♥1/2 ♥♥1/2 $$$1/2

Beef tartare and sunchoke $15 ♥♥♥♥

Avocado, pancetta, and egg on Danish pastry 14


Raw scallop with radish, avocado, and Yuzu $16 ♥♥♥♥


Calamari à la plancha with charred onion and romesco $14 ♥♥♥♥


Lamb chop ♥♥ 😦

Smoked salmon, capers, and horseradish 16

Lamb ribs with charmoula and honey 21










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