This holiday season in New York City, give your festive meals a culinary twist by adding Spanish flair to your menu. Here are some dine-in and delivery options in the Big Apple.
Is there any place more festive than New York City during Christmas? This year in the Big Apple, give your festive meals a culinary twist by adding Spanish flair to your menu. Here are some dine-in and delivery options to get the most out of your holiday season in New York City.
With its more-ish paella available in no less than three Manhattan postcodes, this family-and-friends style restaurant covers both indoor and outdoor dining comfortably. Want a signature paella with that crunchy golden socarrat base at home? Choose from several feast options for delivery.
Must try: Spanish Dinner Feast
Tucked away just south of Brooklyn Heights, La Vara is a bustling tribute to southern Spanish cuisine including bold spices and inspiration from Jewish and Moorish roots. This season you’ll find a collection of winter wreaths in the space, and on New Year’s Eve they’ll be popping grapes at the twelve strikes of midnight! Their crowning finale is a Basque Cheesecake to order.
Must try: Holiday Basque Cheesecake
Exclusively focused on imports from Spain for over four decades, this deli-come-diner in three NYC locations is the chef’s choice for finding gourmet products from the Iberian peninsula. Its informal eatery, however, serves upscale tapas bites, perfect for a pit stop while you shop for dinner!
Must try: Spanish Fiesta Gift Box
Mercado Little Spain and Spanish Diner
New York City’s favorite Spanish residents, Chefs Adrià & Andrés, are getting into the festive spirit over at Mercado Little Spain & Spanish Diner. Step in for the daily tasting and sipping session at Bar Celona, or roll up your sleeves at home and create some Michelin starred cuisine, with one of their dinner kits to deliver.
Must try: Shrimp Paella Dinner Kit
Tomiño Taberna Gallega
We know that there’s nothing so elegant as a platter of shrimp or seafood to lighten up the menu, so head to Tomiño Taberna Gallega to feast on fish, Galician style. Aside from the traditional langostinos in butter or pulpo platters, there are also hearty comfort dishes to share.
Must try: Pulpo a la Gallega
Taking its cue from Northern Spanish cuisine, Huertas is an East Village hotspot for Basque pintxos and vermouth, and a spacious-yet-cozy layout makes group dining look easy. If you can’t decide what to order, you can ask for Pintxo Me and get all six. Winter specials include hot cocktails steaming with ginger and bourbon and a menu for NYE that’s fun but not pricey.
Must try: Pintxo Me and the Saffron Fried Rice
The long-standing NYC homage to Spanish tapas culture, Boquería is thankfully still going strong with four elegantly understated establishments stretching from Central Park to Soho. On New Year’s Eve you can book a table to celebrate with friends, tapas and an open bar. Happy Holidays!
Must try: Gambas al ajillo and Pintxos morunos