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Review of El Quijote

El Quijote
Ranked #1,248 of 14,591 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $21 - $80
Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Reviewed August 1, 2013

I stopped here because of the history of the restaurant . I ate early as my time was limited so I wasn't able to really appreciate the expansive menu but what I had was very good. The paella was well prepared and plentiful I hope to return in order to sample more items on the menu .

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Thank arayCentralN_j_
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

This is probably one of the best Spanish restaurants in New York. The atmosphere is old world but the food is delicious and the portions huge and reasonably priced. The Spanish rice served with the dishes is yummy. The seatood is excellent in the paella, as is the lobster. Steak also tasty. We eat here often as it is a great neighborhood and family restaurant, which has a separate bar area, good sized booths with wall decor depicting Don Quijote and several separate Spanish style decorated dining rooms. The restaurant is a bit dark inside but lots of atmosphere and good service. Not ultra fancy and a comfortable setting with an enjoyable and filing meal. Sometimes food can be a bit salty but we still love coming here. You can also practice your Spanish!

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Thank jrknyc
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

This restaurant is right next to the original Chelsea Hotel. The Chelsea is undergoing an extensive renovation with scaffolding in front of the building and in front of the restaurant. This made it a tough decision to dine there as it was unappealing from the front, once inside we saw it was and older motiff. From that point on everything went well, the wait staff was excellent, old school efficient. the appetizers of oysters, mussels, olive and cheese were terrific. entrees were paella with lobster and crab cakes. The paella was served on a plate with a steaming dish on the side. This was packed with clams, scallops, and shrimp, enough to feed at least 2 people. Quality was excellent also. What a gem of a find.

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Thank ondlinks
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Great old world favorites and interesting combinations. The lobster is the best.The waiter was very friendly although no one seemed interested in fixing out table rocked from side to side. However, that would not keep us form going back again as we have before.

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Thank Primo250
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Don't visit NY without a stop at El Quijote. I have been coming here for years and hope to do so for many more to come. This is an old fashioned NY restaurant. Forget the halogen lights and spare interior. The Quijote is gloriously and unashamedly retro. For me it is the best Spanish restaurant in the city. They have a great selection of authentic and traditional tapas and entrees. It is also the best place in NY for lobster, which is usually what I order. You can't beat their price for this crustacean and it comes with a side and a soup or salad. I love their caldo gallego and their sopa de ajo ( garlic soup) which you don't see often on a menu. Although you can't go wrong with the lobster they have a delightful variety of authentic Iberian entrees, with some interesting combos of veal and seafood. They have a very good wine list and great sangria, both white & red.
It is located right on 23rd St in the heart of Chelsea and right next to the famous Chelsea Hotel.

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Thank Hugh B
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