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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” (53 reviews)
“paella” (16 reviews)
“scallops” (11 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Mediterranean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
1123 First Avenue at 61st Street, New York City, NY 10065
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Spanish Tapas place. Every dish we had was wonderful. We had 5 items for two people and we left very full. The Sangria is a MUST. We had the Rosé Cava Sangia...it was probably the best sangria I've ever had. Staff was friendly. Scallops...amazing!...More

Thank Looking4Fun509
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travel to Spain every year and know and love Spanish food. Wish El Porron's was more consistent, you never know if you're getting a good meal or a mediocre one, that's why I'm hesistant to walk in. Also noise level can be too high....More

Thank tropicalia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun place to try new foods/tapas (Spanish) and see friends. Casual. It wasn't impossibly noisy which is usually the case. Prices fair for NYC.

Thank triphydie
Reviewed 29 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 14 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 22 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 3 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$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 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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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