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Cafe Riazor

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Chelsea
Spanish, Tapas
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245 W 16th St, New York City, NY 10011
212-727-2132
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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • 7
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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Paella!

We were a large group celebrating a birthday, 6 couples. The waitstaff was prompt and never kept us waiting for food and drink very long. We were all pleased with our meals but the paella was the star of the table. This place has three differnt kinds and they know what they are doing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

the worst place I have ever eaten in my life. theft Website forces me to write 100 characters .. dont know what else I can say about this awful experience....

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We were a large group celebrating a birthday, 6 couples. The waitstaff was prompt and never kept us waiting for food and drink very long. We were all pleased with our meals but the paella was the star of the table. This place has three differnt kinds and they know what they are doing!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I really enjoy eating authentic spanish flavor food, nice and hot. I could tell why they are celebrating their 40 YEAR ANNIVERSARY. CONGRATULATIONS ! It has a neighborhood following by the response of the staff greeting their customers, and even recalling what they usually get, nice! My family and I have been coming for years. Faithful to the paella de... More 

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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112 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Didn't have such a positive experience at this place as others have- both on TripAdvisor and Yelp. We walked by, saw that it was a Tapas place and after seeing generally positive reviews went in. It was early so there was only another couple having dinner when we arrived. Things got off to a weird start when the waiter served... More 

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Brooklyn
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18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had not been to Cafe Riazor on 16th Street on the edge of Chelsea for over 30 years. When we first moved to NYC back in the early 80's, this was our go-to place. The neighborhood and NYC has changed so dramatically since then, but, we pleasantly discovered just recently, Cafe Riazor has not. The ambiance is still a... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Food, service and atmosphere each deserve 5 stars! Pleasant, quiet place to relax and enjoy a meal. Try the tapas plates, especially the calamari, green beans, mushrooms, shrimp and olives. Service is friendly and helpful.

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Crittenden, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Six of us went there on Friday January 3rd. It was quiet because of the snow storm that hit the previous day. The server gentleman was very attentive and friendly. The food was excellent. I had the Tilapia and it was excellent! Everyone else had various Tapa dishes and they were all very good. I would definitely recommend this place... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Been dining (with family and business) in Riazor since its sister cafe Rio Mar closed down (early 2000's) as Meat Market rents escalated beyond reason pushing out neighborhood quality for corporate over-priced. (Had been dining and entertaining at Rio Mar since 1986!) And now at Riazor since then. Food is superb. Honest. Authentic. So trumps Sevilla. And if you like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

My workplace is near Chelsea Market in NYC. We discovered this restaurant while walking to the well-know Loehmann's discount clothing store. Took a chance and had lunch there. What a wonderful surprise. The lunch menu is really inexpensive @ approx. $12-15 with a menu offering a variety of dishes--veal, steak, fish, shrimp served with white/yellow rice, french fries, mashed potatoes.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

My husband and I have been going to Cafe Riazor for years and have brought numerous frieinds. The food is fresh and delicious, especially the tapas! And the service is very special: the people running this restaurant really pay attention and even remember our favorite menu choices.:) Plus, prices are definitely modest by NYC standards. I highly recommend Riazor. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 245 W 16th St, New York City, NY 10011
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: 212-727-2132

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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