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El Pote Espanol

) #2,016 of 9,354 Restaurants in New York City $$ - $$$ Spanish
718 2nd Ave, at E 38th St, New York City, NY 10016-2731
+1 212-889-6680
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good47%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“paella” (27 reviews)
“garlic soup” (5 reviews)
“shrimp” (7 reviews)
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718 2nd Ave, at E 38th St, New York City, NY 10016-2731
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Local New York friends invited us to this special locals place. The paella was the best I have ever had! The garlic soup was five star as was the garlic shrimp, we know garlic and have attended the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California. Service was...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a very good, authentic Spanish restaurant at a reasonable price would highly recommend El Pote. We had shrimp al ajillo, papas fritas, veal chops and all was excellent. We even were visited by the very gracious owner. All in all an...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

The service was superb. My scallops were excellent in taste and presentation. The gazpacho was outstanding. I had cheesecake for dessert and it was tremendous.

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is part of a dying breed, old world style, experienced waitors, excellent food and reasonable prices. We went twice for lunch since it is 2 minutes from Lagone Medical. Both times there were several luncheon specials for $12- $13 and they were great! Last...More

Thank Joe1234665
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

This Spanish Restaurant is one of my favorite places in NY for lunch or dinner. It never misses the opportunity to provide a great dining experience. Enrique and his staff take a personal interest in all of their patrons. Great paella!

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

This restaurant serves some of the best Spanish food I have eaten, in or outside Spain. The seafood choices were delicious and the jug of sangria refreshing. Service was rapid and portions, as normally in New York, very generous.

Thank Evelyn W
Reviewed 17 February 2017

*** (comfortable Spanish) $65 for two plus tip Accepts all major credit cards Weekend dinner Reviewed as local Wife is a big fan of Spanish food so we have been here a few times. Food is good with generous portions. We had the calamari in...More

Thank Jjm W
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

When I was living in the area, I was a regular at El Pote and always loved the sangria and the seafood paella. I went there again recently fir lunch and it was just as I remembered it: the same friendly welcome, quick service, well...More

Thank Antigoniesq
Reviewed 25 January 2017

It's like Europe in America. Good food. Ate the Paella, quite a portion and had to tell the chef well I couldn't finish the meal not because it was not good but it was a lot by new york standards. The lighting is just right...More

Thank devinewise
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've been to this place around 10 times. It's kind of a throwback to the '50s inside, very small and cozy. Excellent seafood paella and red sangria. Start with jamon serrano, the food of flamenco dancers the world over, and manchego (sheep's milk cheese.) There...More

Thank Alan O
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19 August 2016|
Response from Sebastián P | Reviewed this property |
Try the grilled Cod (one of my favorite), with a side salad. Veggie paella. And they can prepare other shell dishes boiled as as opposed to the traditional olive oil and garlic. They are very accommodating and can alter most... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 718 2nd Ave, at E 38th St, New York City, NY 10016-2731
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-889-6680
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