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246 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-4357
+1 212-370-1866
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (12 reviews)
“tapas” (24 reviews)
“shrimp” (7 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
246 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-4357
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were reading the menu outside when a local urged us to try this restaurant and we were so glad we did! The food was truly excellent. Delicious gazpacho and the best garlic prawns/shrimps I have had in decades! Beautiful old fashioned decor and service...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at Alcala last week, enjoying the monk fish and the cannelloni of spinach and shrimp. Alcala offers a fine selection of beer and wine from Spain as well. The service was outstanding, the bread delicious, and we enjoyed our meal...More

Thank plwester
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Definitely order the grilled calamari and the lamb chops. I always eat here whenever I have the chance.

Thank Alucard827
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Canelones were delicious, croquetas equally so. A little cazuela of seafood delightful, and a cheese plate to finish. Commendable sherry and nice house wine. What more could you want?

Thank Ken A
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful food and warm atmosphere, great service. We order the garlic shrimp appetizer every time, because it is sooo good. Last night,s special avocado and shrimp appetizer was wonderful, as were the fish with salsa verde ( green sauce) and the " Rustic Plate" of...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Solid service in cozy and cheerful Spanish restaurant with Galician flavor. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Well prepared swordfish and Paella Marisco. Attractive but not fussy presentation of avocado salad and shrimp with green sauce first courses. Although the restaurant was full the sound...More

Thank DocOrville
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Had the Galician fish soup and I was impressed. Also fabulous is the red pepper filled with bacalhau (cod fish). This was a dish I had eaten there before, and I adored it! This remains a good dish but the portion got noticeably...smaller. Albondigas (meatballs)...More

Thank KaloPerasis
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We pre-ordered the seafood paella to save waiting time during a fairly busy lunch period. I am not really used to saying thank you politely and getting an unmoved reaction from the serving staff, but having said that the quality was there and the glasses...More

Thank OrganicForever
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is not the flashiest tapas restaurant nor the most innovative but for good, solid traditional tapas that is authentic and fairly priced, this is a perfectly good choice. Service was very friendly and the size of drinks (particularly the digestifs) generous. Recommended.

Thank Westow_Yanks
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We took our friends out to dinner; letting them pick the restaurant - Alcala and were not disappointed. We ordered cocktails, then wine with dinner and had lots many tapas plus two entrees. Our favorites were the Pimientos, Bravas, Almejas, Gambas (shrimp), Sardines, and the...More

Thank roomtogo
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James G
do you offer a pre pix menu/
3 January 2017|
Response from roomtogo | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, since we ordered a la carte.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
15:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 246 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-4357
    (2nd Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Subways: 4, 5, 6 or 7 train to Grand Central
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-370-1866
  • E-mail
Alcala is a smaller, more intimate restaurant near the U.N. which serves food from the Basque region of Spain. Alcala creates an elegant and romantic setting while still maintaining an overall casual atmosphere.
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