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El Porron

1123 First Avenue at 61st Street, New York City, NY 10065
+1 212-207-8349
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (45 reviews)
“paella” (14 reviews)
“octopus” (10 reviews)
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00:00 - 23:59All hours
Mediterranean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
1123 First Avenue at 61st Street, New York City, NY 10065
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having traveled this summer in Spain, we were interested in trying this neighborhood restaurant on our return. We went with family and ordered a variety of Tapas, Paella, and some entrees. While everything was alright, nothing really stood out or made us want to go...More

Thank antiques223
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Porron focuses on small plates, aka tapas. There is a broad selection of traditional tapas, some with a novel twist. The jamon Iberico was outstanding and beautifully cut, paper thin. The pulpo a la Gallega was excellent, as were the calamares al ajillo. The...More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 26 March 2017

El Porron is a local neighborhood place that satisfies in every way. The food is very good (paella, scallops, seafood, etc.), the service is friendly and responsive, and the place is lively and busy. The menu is varied and interesting and there is no rush...More

Thank Joel G
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We went here as a pre-dinner stop for some snacks and drinks. The owner is very friendly and broke out the symbolic "porrón"-the vessels through which you drink wine in Spain. Lots of fun to see your friends try not to stain their shirts and...More

Thank dogeyedoctor
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We (6 people) were there just for coffee after Dangerfield's show. We ordered various coffees and all deserts on the menu family style. All amaizing. Excellent service.

Thank IzabellaBB
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Absolutely LOVED this restaurant & my dinner!! Very reasonably priced. Started out w/ bread & seasoned oil. My stepson got the salmon & I had gambas al ajillo. This sauce on the shrimp just blew me away!! I will definitely be coming back for this...More

Thank Debi P
Reviewed 28 December 2016

ditched fancy reservations and went here on christmas eve instead. what a good choice. servers took great care of us, food was delicious and the wine was even better. chill atmosphere was just what we needed.

Thank amanda b
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Went to El Porron alone, arriving early. I just wanted an Entree, but the waiter somehow without my explicit request included a Starter. This starter consisted of 4 scappos to the tune of $16. I think the scallops came from the frozen section of the...More

1  Thank Brobbo H
Reviewed 10 November 2016

El Perron means a type of bottle and this place is decorated with them. It is a cute place to have a drink and have small plates called tapas. They are Spanish delicacies like gambas aljillo, paella, empanadas, tortas etc. It is a good place...More

Thank Merta1900
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Small plates, entrees, great cocktails (Cava Sangria is my fav). Great atmosphere, can hold a conversation with friends. Great for date night too! Management will even accommodate strollers (for families).

Thank TravelChica212
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1123 First Avenue at 61st Street, New York City, NY 10065
    (Btw 61st & 62nd St)
  • Public Transportation: Take N,Q,R or 4,5,6 to Lexington Ave./59th St.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-207-8349
  • E-mail
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