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Socarrat Paella Bar

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259 W 19th St, New York City, NY 10011-4019 (Between 7th & 8th Ave)
+1 212-462-1000
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2015

We arrived at 7pm on a Saturday night and the place was jammed, literally, with lots of people and limited space. Fortunately, we had a reservation and were seated relatively quickly, but at a common table. Our server was nice and friendly and made some great recommendations with regard to tapas to start with. Things were great until the paella... More 

1 Thank Scott107
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58 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2015

Socarrat is a paella palace. We ate from the limited Restaurant Week menu, but it served its purpose to introduce us to a charming little place with one big almost unforgivable drawback...ONLY high stool and bar seating. When I called to reserve I specifically asked if there were any regular seats (companion being disabled) and was told yes (the reviews... More 

1 Thank PerryPatetik
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2014

The title says it all - the lobster paella was heavenly. I did not expect them to bring out actual lobster tails in the paella. It was a delicious and hearty. The tapas were seasoned and cooked perfectly, and the almond ice cream was superb. My only complaint is that the space is on the cramped side. They tried to... More 

Thank Kevin N
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2014

Being not too crazy about seafood, I was quite apprehensive when entering this restaurant. I am happy to report that all my concerns were blown away. Tried three different paellas and eight tapas and loved them all (especially the bacon wrapped dates). Paellas was cooked perfectly. Good selection in beers and wine with focus on Spanish of course. Service was... More 

Thank ArchMarV
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2014

We liked the atmosphere and the service was very good. We had Arroz Negro, which was pretty good and abundant. As starter, we had fried artichokes, which were also very good, and for dessert we had crema catalana, very good too. If we had only ordered this, my rating would have been 4 stars. However, we also ordered navajas, which... More 

Thank Ignacio B
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 26, 2014

Ambience is very cosy, staff is friendly, service above average, and the food was delicious. We had the lobster paella, lobster melted in our mouth. Definately worth a return visit!

Thank AlexandraHaitas
Cary, North Carolina
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263 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2014

Seriously the best Spanish food I have had since Barcelona - and the best paella regardless. Please get the Arroz Negro Paella - it is fabulous! Great sangria and the bacon wrapped dates tapas are wonderful! It's crowded and seating is tightly European style -- so worth it!

Thank Bocain
Bronx, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2014

I was very excited to visit this restaurant especially after the great reviews and pictures of their paellas, I should start by saying that their white sangria is simply amazing, the ambiance is nice and the service was very good however the food is far from great. My cousin and I started with two appetizers, the shrimp in garlic and... More 

Thank AMC1967
New York
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173 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2014

Went here before a show at the Joyce Theater which could not be more convenient! The décor is sexy in a railroad style. Amazing what they did with the space from storage to the lighting and the communal table. The stuffed dates wrapped with bacon were to die for, the grilled cuttlefish masquerading as calamari also spectacular as was the... More 

Thank BuckeyeChef
Tijuana, Mexico
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

Unexpected good Tapas, the filled Dates wrapped with bacon excellent, chicken & veggie paella also very good. For dessert go elsewhere. Waiter service: good.

Thank Donato P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $50
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 259 W 19th St, New York City, NY 10011-4019
    (Between 7th & 8th Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Close to A, C, E, L and the 1 train.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-462-1000
With three locations in Manhattan, our menu features paellas, tapas, and vino from all regions of Spain. The Midtown East location, has full bar and plenty of room for private events- come celebrate your party here!! Join us for a Spanish brunch, a delicious dinner, or a glass of wine at the bar. All our locations are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and we welcome reservations and walk-ins. We also offer catering and are available to customize a menu for your own special event.

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