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166 First Ave. (E. Tenth St.) Send to Phone
This East Village tavern-like spot serves up Spanish-Argentine hits in a candlelit atmosphere.
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Dinner nightly
Open late Fri.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED La Zarza Resto-Lounge, New York, NY

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED La Zarza Resto-Lounge Restaurant Review

: Slightly clubby but not excluding, this East Village lounge boasts exposed brick walls, dark wood beams, and most important: the highlights of Spanish and Argentine cuisines. The menu is split up between appetizers, tapas, grilled meat and full entrées, but diners could make a satisfying meal just by sticking to the small plates. The almond-encrusted, goat cheese-stuffed croquettes and the bacon-wrapped, almond-filled dates both threaten to steal the show. On the heftier side, the Patagonian rib-eye, served with a tangy chimichurri sauce, is tender enough to keep your knife on the table, and the house paella---loaded with shrimp, clams, scallops, lobster and chicken---does what it is supposed to do: transport our taste buds to somewhere far from the East Village.

User Ratings & Reviews for THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED La Zarza Resto-Lounge
Average rating    4.2
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Quality does not match price
by tuannyc on Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:46 am
$4 for half a glass of ginger ale. $40 sangria that is water down. And they automatically add 18% tip for two people. And leave a spot for "more tip" on the receipt. I was treating my wife out to nice restaurant. If the food and service match the price, no issue. I've been to Latin America, and this is average Argentinian food. Except for the crispy calamari, nothing else was memorable. The waiter was mediocre and delivered items late. We received the sangria AFTER we just finished our meal. Half the lamb was over cooked, and the other half was done correctly (medium rare). Had to ask for the standard bread and menu. While the waiter was mediocre at best, the "helpers" we good and polite. I wish they would get most of the tip. The low rating is due to the huge discrepancy between quality of food/service to what was charged, charging 18% and calling it "tip", and over all experience. I certainly would not recommend this place to friends.
Love this place
by marita32 on Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:50 am
Recently moved to the East Village and walked by this sexy place. Nice surprise! food was great from appetizer to dessert. I tried the Tuna ceviche, amazing. I loved the combination of tuna, pineapple and ginger. For entree i choose the trout in the paper, and again really good. Very fresh and soft. The dessert was just great, panqueques with the caramel….so good! We had a great bottle of white from Spain. Its good to move to a new neighborhood and find a cool spot!
by chrisschepers on Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:15 am
The food is great and so is the service. The waiters are friendly and there is nice soft music. What else you can ask for? The sangria is definitely the best I have ever tried! The one con was that the goat cheese croquets that I ordered as an appetizer was a little bit colder than I would have expected it to be. Overall, a great place! I definitely plan on coming back soon!
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