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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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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (51 reviews)
“paella” (16 reviews)
“octopus” (10 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 am - 11:59 pm Hours
Mediterranean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
1123 First Avenue at 61st Street, New York City, NY 10065
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Tapas were very good, especially scallops and Abuela salad. Excellent Paella Valenciana. Nice flan, white sangria. Service was attentive. We’ll be back.

Thank dwf43
Reviewed 15 December 2017

The restaurant has a nice welcoming atmosphere and the staff is very attentive, a rarity in NY these days where they usually are too busy to pay attention or so all over you it's annoying. Here the balance was perfect. The paella valenciana was great...More

Thank Deluxpinion
Reviewed 23 November 2017

We were in NYC for a medical check-up and decided to stay at the Bentley Hotel. Their penthouse restaurant came to a sad close so we had to grab a quick dinner elsewhere near the hotel. The receptionist recommended Porron and she actually nailed it....More

1  Thank Mishap333
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

The Tapas were excellent. I came across this restaurant by chance and I was not disappointed. They have a large selection of small and large plates to pick from. The Sangria was excellent and the staff attentive. I will return to try more of the...More

Thank RayMaxNYC
Reviewed 20 September 2017

El Porron, located at the junction of the Upper East Side and Midtown East on First Avenue, has been a winner for mea and the many friends and relatives -- including Mexicans -- that I have escorted there. The tapas range from traditional Spanish jasmin...More

Thank Lew303
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I love their paella. I ordered seafood paella for 2 - 4 big clams, 2 big sea scallops, squid, shrimp, mussels. It has very nice favour. Highly recommended.

Thank Ken_C1947
Reviewed 3 September 2017

During our recent stay in New York, my wife and I had a sudden yearning for Spanish food. We located a Spanish restaurant within walking distance of our hotel and off we went. After settling in at our table we started our meal with several...More

Thank Petah B
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We tried 5 tapas and all were average. Happy Hour ends at 6pm. Go across the street to The Nuaa for an amazing meal.

Thank tamaralea
Reviewed 5 August 2017 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

1  Thank antiques223
Reviewed 24 July 2017

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
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
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
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 - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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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