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La Zarza - CLOSED

166 First Avenue, New York City, NY 10009
+1 212-477-1111
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible14%
22 Jan 2013
“Great music and prices in the L.E.S.”
24 Oct 2012
“I feel like I lost a night in New York”
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Argentinian, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
166 First Avenue, New York City, NY 10009
Neighbourhood: East Village
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

I was so schwasted before I even go to this place, so it took me a good 5 minutes scrolling through my FB timeline to find that someone had checked me into this place. I remember walking down stairs to this dungeon like place with...More

Thank royale11
Reviewed 24 October 2012

Went to La Zarza with some friends about a year and a half ago. If nothing has changed, don't even bother going. We started the evening with a "dinner" upstairs. I say "dinner" because it was marely a taste of food. I was still very...More

Thank LuxuryWorldwide
Reviewed 28 July 2012

This was one of the worst places I've ever been in New York City. The bouncer is a argumentative, hot-headed jerk. The owner is less than accommodating any issues may have. We bought a table and never received the bar service. The crowd was not...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2012

this is a limited review because my friend and I stopped here for a drink after being told we get a free tapa with two drink purchase. we figured perfect because we each wanted a drink and small snack to tide us over til dinner....More

Thank dchrysan
Reviewed 21 January 2012

This sexy and intimate tapas bar left us satisfied and looking forward to returning for more. From savory empanadas that would make my dear friend’s Argentinian mother proud to a citrusy & flavorful white fish ceviche that brings me back summers spent in Europe, I...More

Thank Bonapp123
Reviewed 31 December 2011

Truly delicious food, fresh, perfectly prepared, nice presentation. Crab cakes were outstanding as were the calamari. Service was attentive, friendly and prompt. Tables are a bit small and the place is dark, but overall a great place to eat.

Thank clarineta
Reviewed 11 October 2011

My beloved and I took advantage of an instant groupon deal in our vicinity and tried the new lunch menu at La Zarza. They have been on 1st Ave for a few years for dinner but have just started a lunch service. We could not...More

Thank redcat777
Reviewed 26 September 2011

We are not lovers of spanish food but when we went to eat there i fell in love with the flavors and the way it was served. We were even telling people that were looking at the billboard outside to come in and eat. The...More

Thank Wewilldoit
Reviewed 8 August 2011

La Zarza was a strange experience - I was fairly excited to go having read a bunch of great reviews of the restaurant, but ultimately, it ended up being a pretty average experience. When we got there, it was totally empty on a Sunday night,...More

Thank Jessie S
Reviewed 10 August 2010

La Zarza is a quaint little restaurant on the East Side of the city. It has the look of a small taberna that you would fine in Spain where you would go for tapas and wine. It has a relatively interesting menu but, unfortunately this...More

Thank Josnand
East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village,
which offers plenty of unique small businesses
catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the
old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
23:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
23:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 166 First Avenue, New York City, NY 10009
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-477-1111
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