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245 W 16th St, New York City, NY 10011 (Chelsea)
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Ranked #2,270 of 11,857 Restaurants in New York City
Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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190 reviews 190 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Washington Dc
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

My brother, Jim, has been going to this wonderful family restaurant for 20 years. When he wanted to celebrate his 50th birthday with friends, he picked Cafe Riazor -- we took 3 tables in the back by the kitchen. Good choice! Riazor is a friendly, welcoming place. The sangria is good and the chorizo and shrimp appetizers nearly perfect. I... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Riazor

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

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