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Tía Pol

we had a bit of fun with the sardines (not served like this)

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Tía Pol Review

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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 205 10th Ave., between 22nd and 23rd Sts., Chelsea, New York, NY, 10011 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/675–8805
  • Website:
  • Subway: C, E to 23rd St
  • Location: Chelsea

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • No lunch Mon.
Updated: 02-25-2014

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    Neighborhood hangout serving amazing tapas

    We came here because this restaurant was listed in Fodors and very close to the Gotham Comedy Club where we were seeing a show at 7:30pm. On the phone the hostess said that if we got there before 6pm, no problem, we could get a table. Well, the place was packed, and we were just lucky to get a spot. Hard to find, as there is only a small sandwich board outside. Inside: wall to wall people at a bar and very small tables. Stools are incredibly uncomfortable... but the food is out of this world. Incredible, authentic tapas, coming out of a tiny kitchen. Great variety on the menu, and every dish a winner. Nice Spanish and local beer and wine menu. Sangria is very strong! It's got gin in it, so be careful. You could fall off that stool! Knowledgeable, attentive wait staff. Great, fun meal!

    by judyzone, 8/5/13
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    Head-scratching - this isn't a top-20 place

    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.

    by downer, 10/22/13

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