It may be sardine-can small and dark, but that doesn't stop this popular tapas bar from being packed most nights. This is one of the best tapas spots in town, with a welcoming vibe, a dozen reasonably priced Spanish wines by the glass, and charm to spare. One of the most original tapas has become a signature here: bittersweet chocolate smeared on a baguette disc and topped with salty Spanish chorizo. Patatas bravas (rough-cut potatoes served with spicy aioli) are
so addictive, you won't want to share them. The pork loin, piquillo pepper, and mild tetilla cheese sandwich is scrumptious, and so is the Galician octopus terrine. Tia Pol also makes for a great spot to stop and snack midway through a High Line jaunt.
Oct 22, 2013
Patatas bravas is my measure of a Tapas place. Here, it's no more memorable than a 2-star hotel's breakfast buffet potatoes. Whether less than $10 or $38(!) for a special (a dried-out pig leg), I couldn't believe the tastiest thing here was the rice that came with the squid in ink. Serviceable since I was in the neighborhood and starving.