Spanish Diner at Mercado Little Spain

4.6
197 reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
An Iberian take on the classic American all-day restaurant, Spanish Diner features larger portions of Spanish favorites in a casual, high-energy space with full bar. Dishes like tortilla Española and huevos revueltos are on the menu, along with a focus on regional specialties. This restaurant is located inside Mercado Little Spain at Hudson Yards.

As part of phase 4 reopening, we have opened our beautiful spacious outdoor dining room for lunch and dinner. The safety of our guests & team continues to be our number one priority, and we are committed to giving you an incredible experience. We have increased safety measures and further strengthened our cleaning protocols, which you can review here: littlespain.com/commitment. If we can answer any questions or do anything to make your meal even more special, please call us at 646.495.1242
What 197 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RRoss
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our waitress was nice but it look like was a busy night. Food quality is getting worse, We ordered french fries with sunnyside up eggs, pastel de batata, chickpeas salad, ham , chicken and cheese fried balls.

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vipNonickname
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Not a fan of the do-it-yourself QR code method of ordering. It is impersonal, and definitely took away from the meal experience that you generally get from a JA restaurant. We will keep this in mind if it ever comes to booking Spanish Diner in Bethesda.

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vipSYYC
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Was just checking out the place to see what the vibe was like and I personally didn’t like it. Didn’t feel “welcome” there and the food was bland so most likely won’t go back.

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vipHommePac
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Staff incredibly accommodating and friendly. Great atmosphere. Loved the gazpacho excellent croquetas for starters, main was the Bacalao which was excellent. The Tarta de queso was light and flavorful. I would return.

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IsabelS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rose sangria (made with gin and vermouth) was sooo good and refreshing. Great service (waiter made excellent suggestions) and the food was delicious.

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wineANDdine
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The anchovy appetizer Patatas chips con boquerones is spectacular as is the bacalao con pisto entree. This is a perfect spot for a business lunch or gathering with friends. The acoustics are good for conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Waiter was very helpful with the menu and we loved our sangria and our meal. Service was quick !

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Discerningpalette1
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed the energetic atmosphere of the restaurant and the service was wonderful ! The beef stew with rice was very tasty and so were some of the
tapas.

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vipDeannaN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, quick service and a bright and airy space! Can't wait to go back.

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SilviaT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and service was super fast.

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RebeccaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful restaurant, excellent wait staff and front of house, delicious meal. Just a bit loud, but not overbearingly so.

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vipCLGdiner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely to sit inside right by the open wall. Ordered the ham and cheese grilled sandwich. It was really two sandwiches. Shame on me, I ate it all. Nice little green salad as a side (extra $). Very satisfying and no rushed feeling.

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foodfuture
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and drink orders - now done via scanning a bar code etc - felt very impersonal but everything came out within a few minutes. Servers were friendly and checked in on us.
Food was good, but I think expensive. Appreciating its Hudson Yards, I think it’s priced for where it is.
I think there are some great dishes and some not so great.
I would go back, but wouldn’t rush back.

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LaurenF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious dinner. The croquettes were incredible. Great ambiance and perfect for getting groups together. They had a promotion where you got 2 free glasses of sangria for the table if you paid with a visa card.

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vipBonz
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Spanish Diner. There is nothing I would change. It is a place that I go to repeatedly.

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Isabelle
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for dinner with friends and family! Enjoyable experience!

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vippakruth
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

great outdoor seating, friendly wait staff and great ambience - overhead fans and cross ventilation provided great shade and cool breeze on an 88 degree day

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kwalsh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Spanish food in the US! Everything is so delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Too many plates were out of stock

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vipTony
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. Our Go To. We love it. Very recommended

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EarlJ
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall ambiance of this place is just superb. The choices of food and the service is outstanding. One that will remind you that you're like in Spain. It's a fascinating experience to dine in this place.

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vipJerome
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel is a fantastic server and was very helpful when we wanted to order our dinner and drinks. Not easy using the menu online as there wasn't a place to order a Tito's vodka.We started with Aceitunas Marinadas Olives,Ensaladilla Rusa tuna salad,from the Spanish Diner Experience Price Fix the Jamon Serrano Ham and Queso Manchego cheese. Main course Albondigas con Patatas Pork Meatballs and Macarrones con chorizo macaroni with Pork and tomato sauce. All the food was amazing.Some Tito's and Doble Mahou Cinco Estrellas made for a great night. Thank you Jose Andres for your creative menu! We will be back

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IvetteS
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Everything was good except the food...really marginal and bland...they could do much better with the sangria..a bit more sweeter.

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Italyhere
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant is not formal. But it’s spacious with good ventilation. Food is unique, priced fairly and well done. The waitress was extremely helpful and made good recommendations. Great choice and day.

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Candy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely service to go with excellent food! An already go-to for me!

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Sasa
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally authentic, home cooked Spanish food! Just like in Spain!

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vipwrom
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Started off not so well… our first choice of one of their classic appetizers was not available…at a 1pm lunch on a Thursday? Come on, really. Substitutes, fine tho. Cocktails and Sangria fine.
Re Spanish ‘comfort’ food entrees…chicken and steak moist and tender but the brown gravy was too heavy and smothered it, canceling out what could have been very tasty.
Service informative and very good.
Tho set back quite far from the street, a little too noisy too hear everything said between four of us with the piped in music a little too loud.
Bottom line…would I go back? Probably not. Expected better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t tell you how grateful I am to have this restaurant open throughout Covid lockdown’s. We’ve been there almost every week and will continue to do so. I also use the olive oil from there and the potato chips are the best!

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tomc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were very good; not up to same quality as more upscale competitors like Boqueria, though - and no croquetas already, at 7 pm on a Tuesday? Really? Also a bit too noisy. But will definitely go back and try other dishes; cocktails very good, too.

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Rightatfork
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Ate outside. Highly recommend.

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YesikaA
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! I’d recommend in a heartbeat. Food, service and ambience were perfect. We celebrated my sister’s birthday and got free flowers. Service was surprisingly kind, energizing and refreshing.

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vipMargieV
21 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious! Sangria and tapas were fantastic. Must go again

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Waaaaldooo
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Muy buena comida y ambiente. Excelente para combinar compras y cena.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic concept!! The food was delicious, the staff was professional and helpful! We’ll definitely be back!!

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vipAlbertoS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food but pricey!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food tasted horrible. I couldn’t finish my meal, I just had to pay and leave. We got the cauliflower gratinada and it tasted bland. The only decent thing was the fried potatoes. The gazpacho was disgusting. The waiters don’t even check up on the guests like other restaurants. The waiters forgot to bring my drink at first, did not give me any type of response when I expressed that I did not like the food, and also gave me the wrong check at first and gave no apology. I was also supposed to get a receipt after paying which I didn’t get either. I was extremely disappointed at the food and service I received. Will not be going back.

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AlanL
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is delicious; we've been back more than once for the croquetas and pollo guisado. And indoor/outdoor casual chic atmosphere and location amidst the buzz of Hudson Yards is fun. But service was rushed and overall pretty bad for our 8:45 PM reservation. Upon being seated we were informed that the kitchen was closing in 10 minutes so that we needed to get our food orders in first and immediately. And service-wise, things went downhill from there, e.g., dishes meant to be shared delivered without serving utensils -- the subsequent request for which produced no response. (If 8:45 PM is too late to provide an appropriate quality of dining, then don't take reservations for that time - or provide a warning if you do.)

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food is good. But they shouldn't accept reservations at 8:45pm and then tell you the kitchen is closing shortly after being seated. Nobody wants to be rushed when ordering or eating.

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Alvaro
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good food, not expensive at all. However they brought entries and main dishes together, so main dish went cold. I recommend it

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FrankL
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place I would recommend it so much ! See yah soon

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You can order delivery directly from Spanish Diner at Mercado Little Spain using the Order Online button. Spanish Diner at Mercado Little Spain also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Spanish Diner at Mercado Little Spain is rated 4.6 stars by 197 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.