Boqueria

Spanish in Upper East Side

This lively, much-loved tapas place brings a bit of downtown cool to the Upper East Side, with nicely spiced patatas bravas (fried potatoes in tomato sauce), tender slices of jamon ibérico (cured ham) and rich pulpo a la plancha (grilled octopus). Head chef Marc Vidal also creates an exquisite seafood paella. Wash it down with a pitcher of excellent sangria.

It’s a great place to pop in for a glass of wine, with unusual selections from the Balearic and Canary Islands.


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