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El Quijote

226 W 23rd St, New York City, NY 10011-2301
+1 212-929-1855
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (64 reviews)
“lobster” (68 reviews)
“mariscada” (5 reviews)
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Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
226 W 23rd St, New York City, NY 10011-2301
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants for Paella Valencia and Sangria. Everyone in our party ordered their own Paella Valencia with Lobster. It turned out to be an overwhelming amount of food. We were all able to get three additional leftover meals. The Sangria...More

Thank GerryBaron06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for the best Spanish food, then look no further than El Quijote on 23rd street. The chorizo app is great. The skirt stead is server on a giant silver platter and it still hangs over he edge. Get up and head...More

Thank Presto67
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

El quijote used to be a great restaurant in the past. Recently, the quality of food has decreased greatly. One week ago, my party of 6 ppl visited the restaurant and found the food to be even worse to the extent that I would never...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is like the fifths time my family being it el quijote and what I loved from them is the paella marinera. They make the best paella ever. Also the waiting time can be long, just be aware at the time you plan your trip.

Thank melanie16
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Salad dressing choice served table, white linen tablecloths, servers in uniform and complimentary happy hour nibbles. When they have the blue fish---order the bluefish otherwise lobster, paella or clams in green sauce. Spanish restaurant serves amazing chorizo. Extra crisp for sure.

Thank Frommette21
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The food and the total dining experience is just the best hands freaking down! They serve you only the freshest seafood. Everything from their Italian bread to their desserts are the best. The waiters are the best -- great professionals. Treat yourself to this dining...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The food here is great, but the atmosphere is the reason to come. Flash back to old NYC. Big Spanish menu, hand painted murals, dim lighting, linen tablecloths, Spanish paintings, a windmill, old fashioned uniforms, and even the old country old Spanish men spending the...More

Thank creb111
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This is a New York landmark in the Chelsea area of Manhattan, it is has been there forever, and because the quality and flavors of its Spanish style food is so so good, it isn't going away any time soon... large portions that are so...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 27 April 2017

On the positive side for this restaurant, the place is large and can accommodate a lot of people. The restaurant's back room was not noisy and made for good conversation. They took a reservation less than a week before we came on a Saturday night....More

Thank wannatravelnow
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This place has been here forever. There is a reason for this: Good food, generous portions, moderate prices. attentive service, cozy atmosphere. Lost is the middle of the block, near scaffolding, this restaurant can easily be missed. But inside! before you order, take a stroll...More

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13 February 2017|
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Response from ChinadollRVC | Reviewed this property |
I agree, that's something you'd need to check with the restaurant. The paella dishes are rice based, but there might be flour or cornstarch to thicken some of their delicious sauces.
1 December 2015|
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Response from Axiomwatson | Reviewed this property |
It is called caldo gallego.
1 December 2015|
Response from mjm814 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry do not remember. This was awhile ago
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 W 23rd St, New York City, NY 10011-2301
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-929-1855
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