Everything at Lamano is cooked behind the bar, and since the whole space is the size of a studio apartment, you’ll essentially take a sauna in the fumes of frying potatoes and searing meat no matter where you sit. We like this dark space for casual dates, even though it’s a bit more expensive than some other tapas spots in the West Village. The small plates are all good, especially the egg tortilla with truffle and the thinly sliced octopus with fried potatoes. The bread is also free and fresh - two important adjectives for bread.
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Mercado Little Spain
Mercado Little Spain is a big Spanish food hall in Hudson Yards. It has a bunch of tapas kiosks, bars, and restaurants.
The Flatiron location of this Spanish tapas chain has a casual space that’s good for groups.
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El Quinto Pino
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The Black Ant
The Black Ant is a Mexican restaurant in the East Village with good cocktails and less-good food.
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