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3 places to try if you can snag a table - The Spaniard, Spanish Diner and Bodega 88
September 6, 2021, 7:38.42 am ET

3 places to try if you can snag a table - The Spaniard
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The Spaniard on West 4th Street always seems to have a perpetual line. After all, their motto is “fine food, strong drinks and plentiful whiskey (there are more than 100 types to choose from). On the menu, you will find dishes like char-boiled oysters, steak tartare, a patty melt with bacon, cheddar and tomato chutney, and a shrimp sandwich with jalapeno mayo. For dessert, there’s butterscotch cookies. Cocktails include a passion fruit mojito and palomas. 190 West 4th Street, New York, NY (212) 918-1986

3 places to try if you can snag a table - Spanish Diner

If you haven’t been to Spanish Diner at Mercado Little Spain you don’t know what you are missing. The sprawling space with dining indoors and out has emerged as a favorite for tourist sand New Yorkers alike. Sit back with a glass of Spanish wine or sangria and enjoy aged Serrano ham twirled around mini breadsticks, Bikini Mixto (grilled ham and cheese sandwich), a Spanish omelet with potato chips and traditional Spanish stew, and more. For dessert, there’s goat milk flan and freshly made churros with hot chocolate on weekends. 435 W 30th St, New York, NY (646) 495-1242

 3 places to try if you can snag a table - Bodega 88

On a sun-filled stretch of Columbus Avenue you will find Bodgea 88, a popular neighborhood spot and sports bar.  Things turn spicy on the menu with “caliente” wings and tacos with choice of chipotle chicken, pernil, salsa verde shrimp and more. There's a traditional Cuban sandwich with ham, pork, Swiss, pickles and mustard, as well as a different take on mofungo.  Drinks include a pomegranate mojito and cucumber cooler. There’s also a nice selection of beer, hard ciders and seltzers. For dessert, try some guava cream cheese empanadas. 573 Columbus Ave, New York, NY (212) 799-1602

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