Socarrat Paella Bar
(1) 212 – 462 1000
259 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011-4019
(bet 8th & 7th Ave)
New York, NY, 10003
Lunch 11:3o am – 2:30am Monday – Friday
Dinner 5:0o pm – 11:00pm Monday – Sunday
Owned by Jesus “LoLo” this unassuming Spanish communal restaurant is a jewel in Chelsea. The space is dominated by a tall communal table and framed by Diego Velazquez images and dim light. Chef Felipe Camarillo has created a true paella experience to delight the palate.
After so many years of there not being a true Spanish restaurant in New York City, I have finally been able to experience that which had been only gastronomic description! The gazpacho is just exploding with fresh flavors and I fell for the Pisto Manchego – a plate that consists of sauteed vegetables topped with melted Manchego Cheese.
They even have a top vegetarian Paella called the de la Huerta which has asparagus, sugar snow peas, artichokes, green
beans, mushroom, green zucchini, tomatoes. Wish we were near there right now!