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Cafe Ronda

$$ - $$$
Upper West Side
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249 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-3330
+1 212-579-9929
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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162 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This Spanish restaurant has the best hot cauliflower appetizers and is unusually fun. The breakfasts are also very good and the service is excellent.

Thank bookpublisher
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Three of us enjoyed appetizers and dinner in this busy restaurant. The paella and skirt steak were very good. Our waiter was pleasant and did a nice job. I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank Landtreker
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Ronda has great burgers and fries. Good sides and salads. Reasonably priced and a fair amount of sidewalk seating for pleasant days and nights.

Thank Caroline M
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Same great tapas, same owner, same chef. No idea why the name change but everything is still great here.

Thank EthanAllenBoy
Stockholm, Sweden
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233 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015

I think it was a cozy place, however very loud. Boring to give this place a bad note, yet they really slipped up with our orders. We had drinks and we ordered the easiest food, I would say, on the menu, like a couple of salads. However, instead of being honest about it, they somehow seemed to think, we would... More 

Thank sokriw
New York City, New York
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Like others, we came across this place on our way out of Central Park. Relatively quiet, with outdoor space and some great food, it was a lucky find. We shared some devilled eggs, and I had the paella. Both were superb -- the paella was cooked to perfection, with slightly 'nutty' rice and a great mixture of ingredients. (Two of... More 

Thank JeepNYC
Federal Way, WA, USA
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015

A friend and I were heading south after leaving Central Park and stopped here for lunch at the outside patio. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. We both ordered the Spring Greens salad, mine with chicken, my friend's with skirt steak. The salads were very good, and the dressing was excellent. Plates were the perfect size for a... More 

Thank WhereToNext4
Paris, France
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

Decided to give the place a try and wasn't disappointed by the decision. Not the tapas I know, but food was very good mix of ingredients and flavours. Excellent sauté mushrooms, melt in your mouth grilled octopus, moreish garlic and parsley fries, and fresh kale salad. Finished with salted caramel crepe. Great service and ambiance added to a enjoyable evening.

Thank VoyagerJC
New York, NY
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Situated in a shabby neighborhood, but directly across a youth hostel, this restaurant serves decent food, but I must say that I did not find the food, which is billed as Sardinian, to be different from other southern Italian food. It's OK food, but a depressing environment.

Thank Daisy B
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 November 2014

We had a lovely brunch - good selection of dishes and lovely atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Rhowie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 249 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-3330
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-579-9929
Ronda, is a Spanish restaurant featuring the flavors and traditions of every region of Spain.
Our wine list has been carefully chosen offering new experiences in flavors from the Old World along with quality and price.
Three times a year, our Executive Chef Javier Ortega from San Sebastian in Donoztia (Basque Country) and his team bring you a special menu with pairing wines from Andalucia, Basque country and Catalunya. Please check schedule with our restaurant.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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