Fodor's Expert Review Txikito

$$ Chelsea Spanish

The theme at this diminutive Spanish spot is cocina vasca, or the cuisine of the Basque country, one of the most exciting regions in Iberia for eating. Chef Alexandra Raij captures the moment by serving standouts like juicy lamb meatballs in a minty broth, crispy beef tongue, and an addictive crabmeat gratin. The wine list at Txikito (pronounced “chi-kee-toe”) is loaded with great bottles of Rioja and other Tempranillos, many of which are from Basque winemakers.

Spanish Casual Dinner $$

Quick Facts

240 9th Ave.
New York, New York  10001, USA


Known For:
  • Bite-size pintxos
  • Olive oil–poached cod
  • Octopus carpaccio
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch

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