Pipa

www.pipa-nyc.com – 38 East 19th NYC NY 10013 ( CLOSED )

If you’re in the mood for Spanish Tapas, Pipa is great place to go (so is Alta)! Start your dinner with a great pitcher of sangria. The menu is wide and everything is very good. The portions of some dishes are small like the croquette, but most of the dishes are generous in size and price. My favorites included the sautéed octopus, mushroom flat bread, and many more. Great place to go with groups of people while sharing many different dishes. The atmosphere is sexy shabby chic… the entire ceiling is covered by beautiful vintage chandeliers from ABC Carpet & Home! P.S. The other night when I was there they had a live band & flamenco dancer, which made it an even more exotic dining experience, but quite loud so it depends on your occasion.
 

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Stuffed Piquillos

 piquillo peppers, crabmeat, shrimp, piquillo aioli $12 – You can really taste the crab meat “excellent ” ♥♥♥1/2

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Hongos Y Higos wild mushrooms, serrano ham, figs, manchego cheese, caramelized onion, almonds, truffle oil $14 – ” Delicious-osso” this dish is all my favorites in one!  ♥♥♥

 

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Alta

www.altarestaurant.com  – 64 W 10th St, ( btw 5th Ave & 6th Ave )

Alta is very cute two floors Spanish tapas restaurant located in West Village. This place has been popular for long time in downtown NYC. Recently they opened another spanish tapas restaurant on Bowery St, one block from my shop Cutie Room (^_^). The place is called Cata 
Overall Food Atmosphere Price
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Avocado Relleno with crabmeat & shrimp, frisee, and orange segments $13.5 ♥♥

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Braised Short Rib Of Beef beet-barbaresco taglierini, fresh grated horseradish $18.5 ♥♥

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P.E.I. Mussels harissa lobster broth, preserved lemon, cilantro $13.5 ♥♥

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Lamb Meatballs spiced butternut squash foam, toasted sesame seeds and lebne $9 ♥♥

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