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El Porron

) #1,917 of 9,164 Restaurants in New York City $$ - $$$, Mediterranean, Spanish
1123 First Avenue at 61st Street, New York City, NY 10065
+1 212-207-8349
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (43 reviews)
“paella” (13 reviews)
“octopus” (10 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
1123 First Avenue at 61st Street, New York City, NY 10065
Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

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...More

Thank Joel G
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...More

Thank dogeyedoctor
Reviewed 28 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
Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank Debi P
Reviewed 28 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
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Brobbo H
Reviewed 9 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...More

Thank Merta1900
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
Reviewed 28 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...More

Thank ZenaRd
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank Carla G
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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
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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