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“Very good food and very friendly” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Pote Espanol

El Pote Espanol
718 2nd Ave (at E 38th St), New York City, NY 10016 (Manhattan)
212-889-6680
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Ranked #2,163 of 11,776 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Manhattan
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Very good food and very friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We went to El Pote for my Birthday, and could not have picked a better place. The staff was most welcoming and the food was great. The prices were reasonable, including for wine. They had a special on an Albarino, which was perfect with my entree of cod fish in a delicious green sauce, a Spanish Basque specialty. Other items we enjoyed were a garlic soup, gazpacho soup and a veal chop.
The portions were too big to have dessert, so no opinion on that but they looked delicious.
I truly recommend this restaurant on Second Ave. and 39th St.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Harrison, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good Neighborhood Eatery”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Great little place to have lunch away from the midtown crowds.
The food is well prepared and the service is good.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Merritt Island, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“El Pote, a neighborhood spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

El Pote is a small neighborhood restaurant with only a few tables which makes for very loud dining. I managed to snag a table by the front door which was much quieter. The service was very good, the Filet of Sole was excellent and plentiful. It was tender and served with haricot vert and plantains. The bar seats about 5 and was filled with regulars.

Visited December 2012
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Savannah, Georgia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Established, Reliable and Welcoming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

El Pote Espanol is located in the Murray Hill section of NYC and specializes in Spanish food. It has a warm and inviting atmosphere with a interesting small bar in the front and dining room beyond that. The place lends itself to the desire to relax and have a good evening. The menu is excellent and every item chosen by our group was delicious. There are obviously a number of very good dining establishments in New York. This one has a good history and can easily handle groups of any size. Very friendly and prompt service.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Englewood, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Intimate restaurant.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

This restaurant is very intimate and cozy. The food is excellent. I suggest trying the Seafood Paella. It is filled with Lobster, shrimp, scallops, mussels and served hot in a small cast iron pot. The portion is humungous and can probably serve two people. Wash it down with some sangria which is made fresh with apples and oranges. Bon Appetite.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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