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US Tapas Week Returns to New York City
May 24, 2023, 8:10.17 pm ET


Photo: Huertas

Explore Spain’s most treasured culinary tradition as U.S. Tapas Week returns to New York City June 11-18, 2023. During NYC Tapas Week, including World Tapas Day (June 16), over 10 participating restaurants will offer a prix-fixe tasting menu showcasing several iterations of traditional Spanish tapas. Guests can expect to savor authentic flavors from each corner of the country while celebrating the diverse culinary regions of Spain in the city that never sleeps.

"We are thrilled to bring US Tapas Week back to the Big Apple, a city known best for its vibrant cultural scene and culinary diversity. This event offers a unique opportunity to experience the rich tapestry of Spanish cuisine and our shared passion for food, culture and community," says Javier Moreno, general coordinator at Spain Fresh, an organization that curates and produces various cultural events that highlight the rich heritage, traditions and contemporary creative endeavors of Spain.

NYC Tapas Week invites guests to savor a vibrant fusion of Spanish flavors hailing from the top Spanish restaurants in the five boroughs. Guests can expect an unforgettable culinary event that celebrates the essence of Spanish cuisine – whether you're a seasoned tapas connoisseur or new to this rich culinary tradition, NYC Tapas Week promises a toothsome adventure for all. 

Participating restaurants include:

Photo: Mercado Little Spain

Mercado Little Spain – A collection of restaurants from Jose Andres at Hudson Yards offering an assortment of foods from Spain, including a $55 menu for tapas week featuring dishes like gambas al ajillo and croquetas.

Photo: Salinas

Salinas, the vibrant Spanish restaurant in Chelsea, is featuring tapas like bravas con huevas; fried shishito peppers with escama sea salt; seared skirt steak pincho with chimichurri and crispy garbanzo; and more.

Photo: El Born

El Born, in Williamsburg, is offering tapas like Xistorres, mildy spicy chorizo sausages with sunchoke purée, and Ració de pernil Ibèric with Ibérico ham & picos, as well as tapas with meat, veggies and from sea.

Photo: La Nacional

La Nacional is offering a $35 pp tapas tasting including patatas bravas, boquerones marinados (marinated anchovies), croquertas cesaras with jamon serrano and more.

Photo: Pil Pil

Pil Pil, on the Upper East Side, is offering tapas from four regions of Spain including mussels in seasoned saffron rice with seafood, and grilled skirt steak marinated with Spanish paprika.

Other featured restaurants include Despaña, Tomiño, Oliva, La Mancha, Huertas, Lamano, MyMoon with more to be announced. NYC Tapas Week ensures a groundbreaking feast for the senses, offering an innovative take on Spanish classics served with New York City flair.

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