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246 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-4357
+1 212-370-1866
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (12 reviews)
“tapas” (30 reviews)
“canelones” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
246 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-4357
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I wanted to try Basque food and had a delightful lunch experience at Alcala. Since I wasn't very hungry, they suggested an absolutely delicious seafood dish with a marvelous glass of white wine. Wow, I'll be back! ( Will probably try the Iberico pig dish...More

Thank 5268Y
ResponseTeamNY, Customer Service at Alcala, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi! We're happy to hear that you had a delightful lunch experience with us, it means a lot to us! It's good to learn that you liked the meal and we'd love to serve Iberico on your next visit!

Reviewed 13 March 2018

Very pleasant restaurant. Offers a good variety of tapas. Try the cheese platter: really delicious. Second time I had the sword fish for main couse, which was excellent. Good wines.

Thank Ada v
ResponseTeamNY, Customer Service at Alcala, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Ada, Hope you are doing great! The feedback about the food is appreciated and the recommendation will definitely help others to try on their next visit! We are so delighted to hear that your order exceeded your expectations. Keep visiting.

Reviewed 3 March 2018

We stumbled upon Alcala as we walked about the area. Lucky for us! We were immediately seated and the adventure began. The staff were knowledgeable and helpful. We selected a beautiful Rioja wine and enjoyed a large variety of tapas so that we could experience...More

Thank JoMoKe
ResponseTeamNY, Customer Service at Alcala, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey! Thank you for stopping by and giving us the opportunity to serve. We're delighted to learn that you liked your meal and were reminded of your trip to Spain, it means a lot to us! Authenticity is exactly what we aim for so we're...More

Reviewed 18 February 2018

The restaurant understands allergy. They prepared the Tortilla Espanola especially for me with the right oil. They also prepared my chicken without any allergens. The service is fast, excellent and kind. They are always there to see how they can serve you better. Always return...More

Thank BusinessSep
ResponseTeamNY, Customer Service at Alcala, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you for updating a feedback for us. We're glad that your allergy was taken care of and you liked the meal. We can't wait to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Grilled sardines, chorizo tapas and salads were very tasty. Had the lamp chops and tuna for entrees. Perfectly cooked and also very tasty. Portions were just right. Cocktails were well mixed. Wine list was a nice compliment to the menu without being overwhelming. Service was...More

Thank KRKBovina
Reviewed 13 January 2018

I know Spanish food and this was a disappointment. The salmon was tasty enough, but the salad that was part of the dish was too oily and not the best quality of olive oil at that. The potatoes were blah! I was surprised that the...More

Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We had our first dinner in NYC after we decide to move here 20 Years ago. As then, it delivers good food at a good value. Utter tapas are not exotic, but quite well done - esp., the gambas ajillo. Iusually gravitate to the rape...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Tender lamb ribs. So succulent Over veggies. Partner had monk fish. Tasty. Grilled sardines as appetizer. To die for! Must go. Fresh, perfectly spiced food. Decor is fair but food and service is excellent.

Thank girlscoutmother
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

A lovely meal of Spanish tapas and wine. This is a top notch restaurant, as it should be, since it’s celebrating its 30th year. Come and enjoy Fine Foods and crisp service.

Thank Beth S
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Great, relaxed service and quite European atmosphere; very romantic and great for conversation with friends. No rushing us out the door!

Thank Kerry34515
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James G
3 January 2017|
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Not sure, since we ordered a la carte.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:30 pm - 12:00 am
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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