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El Porron

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
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1123 First Avenue at 61st Street, New York City, NY 10065 (Btw 61st & 62nd St)
+1 212-207-8349
12:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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New York City, New York
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 at any time. Prices are reasonable and it's easy to find. A solid bet for... More 

Thank Joel G
Plainview, New York
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403 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
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 face with the flow of vino. The appetizers were great and I would like to... More 

Thank dogeyedoctor
Scarsdale, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 dish!! Small restaurant. They asked if we had reservations when we arrived (we didn't) but... More 

Thank Debi P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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
2 reviews
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 7Eleven next door. Beware, the place looks classy. The wine is OK. But you will... More 

Thank Brobbo H
New York City, New York
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 for casual dining and it has a special charm. The food is not bad either.

Thank Merta1900
New York City, New York
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
New York City, New York
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196 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

El Porron is a good local Spanish tapas bar and restaurant. Feels like being back in Spain. We sat at the bar and sampled some tasty shrimp, octopus, squid, and other select tapas. The meatballs were delicious. Very good wine list - we opted for an Albariño that was crisp and good value. The atmosphere is also very good -... More 

Thank ZenaRd
New York
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This place is a welcome find in a neighborhood with too many so-so "me too" choices. One side of the menu is comprised entirely of hot and cold small plates including absolutely delicious grilled calamari (so rare to find calamari grilled vs fried) and the other side, entree sized portions of many of the same items (though there are some... More 

Thank Carla G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Mediterranean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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

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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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