Some foods are meant to be shared, such as tapas or pizzas sliced into business cards. Chow amongst chums with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$35 for a small tapas and sangria meal (up to an $86 total value)
- Four tapas plates (up to a $15 value each)
- Half-pitcher of sangria (a $26 value)
$69 for a large tapas and sangria meal (up to a $156 total value)
- Eight tapas plates (up to a $15 value each)
- Full pitcher of sangria (a $36 value)
The tapas menu showcases vegetarian as well as meat and seafood small plates, such as shrimp wrapped in bacon, stuffed squash with veggies and almond sauce, and imported cured ham.
Though its dining room looks out on the street, La Paella feels like it might be below ground level. Iron chandeliers and candles bathe the space in low lighting, and dried flowers hang from the ceiling beams, evoking a cellar in old-world Europe. The food matches the vibe: Spanish plates paired with imported wines or sweet glasses of sangria.
Of course, many guests gravitate toward the restaurant's namesake come dinnertime. The menu lists five types of paella prepared in batches large enough for two people. Chefs stir the most fixings into the basque paella—a combination of chorizo, chicken, sausage, shrimp, mussels, clams, and squid. They also build meals out of smaller, shareable tapas; The New York Times recommends a trust fall into the chef's plate for two, a medley of mixed tapas available in seafood and vegetarian assortments. Otherwise, diners pick individual plates such as baked artichokes, sliced rib eye, and breaded asparagus wrapped in smoked salmon.
Authentic paella and warm staff. Ambience is very Spain! This place was excellent. Paella was de-lish!Jayleen G., Yelp, 10/29/12
Best sangria in NYC, hands down. Absolutely delicious.Janet M., Yelp, 7/19/12
214 E 9th St
New York City, New York 10003