|Delicious Spanish chorizo plate|
There's French Resto Leon, Thai Terminal, Motorino pizza and S'MAC mac-n-cheese. The unassuming Spanish tapas bar deserves serious recognition.
First, the name: pata negra refers to the finest Spanish ham, and world's most expensive.
|Membrillo topped goat cheese - a must|
As a chorizo fanatic, my eye is drawn instantly to this smokey tapa. The plump, juicy sausage comes from Despana, which means it is fantastic. It's accompanied by a delicious selection of seasonal veggies ($10).
The patitas sampler ($7) is classic taste of Spain. Five toast points come with a variety of fine Spanish hams, boquerones (white anchovies), pequillo peppers, Manchego, and membrillo.
|Spanish charm and style|
And they remember you when you come back. You will come back.
345 E 12th St.
between 1st + 2nd Aves.
Open Tues - Sun from 5pm
212 228 1696