Café Nunez

Garment District

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In a Nutshell

El Bulli–trained chef sears Chilean sea bass & plates shrimp ceviche at contemporary Latin American eatery with hookah & live DJ nights

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Promotional value expires Mar 27, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Though Patrick Henry demanded "give me liberty or give me death," most historians believe he would have been satisfied with freedom from sub-par guacamole. Liberate yourself from languid eats with today’s Groupon to Café Nunez. Choose between the following options:

  • For $26, you get a contemporary Latin American dinner for two (up to a $70 total value), including:

    • Two appetizers (up to a $9 value each)
    • Two entrees (up to a $22 value each)
    • Two desserts (up to a $4 value each)

  • For $46, you get a contemporary Latin American dinner for four (up to a$140 total value), including:

    • Four appetizers (up to a $9 value each)
    • Four entrees (up to a $22 value each)
    • Four desserts (up to a $4 value each)

El Bulli–trained foodsmith Rene Hernandez invites Latin American fare to tango with classic American dishes and Spanish tapas on Café Nunez's cosmopolitan menu. For starters, patrons can pair platters of shrimp ceviche with mozzarella sticks slathered in house-made marinara, their dueling flavors pas de chat-ing across tongues with the grace of ballerinas raised by wolves that fence. Then, pairs or quartets of diners can sample savory entrees such as seared Chilean sea bass fillet, which lounges on a bed of mashed-and-roasted green plantain. Diners can wrap up meals with one of five dairy-rich desserts; three- or four-milk cakes coat tongues in creamy richness, and the strawberry cheesecake provokes heartfelt sighs as incisors slice through its icing laced with Paula Cole lyrics.

Like soccer games and pub-themed doctor’s offices, Café Nunez is known for its lively and festive atmosphere. Patrons can savor their choice of 11 flavored hookahs or four laced with fresh fruit (neither of which are covered by today’s Groupon) in the restaurant’s smoky lounge, which slakes thirsts with a rotating selection of bar specials and occasionally plays host to dancing courtesy of live DJs.

Cafe Nunez

Nestled inside a Midtown storefront accented with a sleek maroon awning and floor-to-ceiling windows perches Café Nunez, a Latin American cuisine hotspot that serves up Spanish tapas. Head chef Rene Hernandez parlayed his education from Spanish culinary institute El Bulli into a gastronomical career, churning out flavorful morsels from the prolific menu. Both cold and hot shared appetizers—or _tapas_—rev up taste buds for main courses such as Chilean-sea-bass fillet or chicken medallions, which diners can devour or don as trophies, and desserts, including traditional flan or three-milk cake, add decadence to savory Latin American flavors. The lounge displays a variety of hookahs smoldering with fruit essences, and Latin Friday events transform the eatery, beckoning guests to boogie on an expansive dance floor to hip-shaking beats alongside succulent steaks dancing the merengue.

Customer Reviews

They place is nice and the service was great. Considering the area the prices are pretty reasonable.
Anita R. · September 19, 2012
Great food, awesome happy hour on Thursdays.
SHP · September 16, 2012
The mixed drinks impressed my nephew and he knows his mixed drinks.
Margaret A. · March 25, 2012
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    Garment District

    240 W 35th St.

    Manhattan, New York 10001


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