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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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Today
12:00 pm - 1:00 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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoy the food and drink

It's better than what I expected. Food is good, owner is nice.i had fish and seafood. I really enjoy it. I will definitely come back because I ordered steam strip bass, but they gave me grid fish. It teaser good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Joy S
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16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It's better than what I expected. Food is good, owner is nice.i had fish and seafood. I really enjoy it. I will definitely come back because I ordered steam strip bass, but they gave me grid fish. It teaser good.

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

great local place, good food, nice bar, great owner/chef - nice ambiance - a taste of Galicia in New York City

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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
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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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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202 reviews 202 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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