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La Nacional - Report

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La Nacional - Report

queue | Mar 21, 2005 11:24 AM

Wow, what a find! La Nacional is an authentic, casual Spanish restaurant in the basement of a Spanish cultural center on 14th street near 8th Ave. We had two tapas - marinated anchovies (lots of oil, brine, and garlic) and fried chorizo. Both were perfect. Also shared an order of paella ($15), so good. Flan for dessert was well-executed. Lots of Spanish ex-pats hanging about. Can't believe this place isn't more on the chowhound radar screen. It really tastes and feels like Spain in there (with a little bit of old-time NY mixed in). Will definitely go back to sample more of their excellent tapas.

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