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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED La Nacional

239 W. 14th St. (Eighth Ave.) Send to Phone
212-243-9308
Spanish expats linger and chat over the old-country favorites.

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Open
Lunch & Dinner daily
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  • Dress code: Casual

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED La Nacional Restaurant Review

: When is a restaurant not a restaurant? When it’s a social club. But what’s in a name, anyway? After all, this Spanish “restaurant,” supposedly one of the oldest Iberian eateries in New York City, serves old-school tapas dishes in a salt-of-the-earth environment. The Donosti tapas of goat cheese, boquerones and piquillo or the grilled calamari might inspire a second order. Likewise, white asparagus with crispy Serrano and black olive tapenade; fresh grilled head-on sardines; luscious fried artichokes; and cheesy croquettes will make you forget about the Formica-meets-linoleum design of the place. An affordable Spanish wine list and potent sangría nicely round out the memorable meal.
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