Tapeo 29

Tapeo 29
Lower East Side

Keeping tabs on tapas is never easy. One minute you’re splitting a bowl of olives and the next you’re throwing down $80 for a few bites of duck and your share of the wine. Not so at this Clinton Street wine bar. In authentic tapas style, the menu is built for late-night snacking, not overpriced share-plate feasting: small bites include toasted bread topped with freshly chopped tomatoes or a little heap of fresh-from-the fryer calamari. Each item is portioned to keep you moving to the next, but you should double your order of sautéed shrimp: The tender things arrive sizzling in a pool of garlicky olive oil that continues boiling long after it hits the table—and stays hot until you sop up the last drop with crusty bread.

Venue name: Tapeo 29
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Address: 29 Clinton St
New York

Cross street: at Stanton St
Opening hours: Tue–Sun 6pm–midnight
Transport: Subway: F to Delancey St; J, M, Z to Delancey–Essex Sts
Price: Average small plate: $6. AmEx, MC, V

Average User Rating

4 / 5

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rcadd

This place is AWESOME! Great atmosphere, Intelligent and vivid and the food is delicious! The music was appropriate and people didn't stop coming in, until late hours (we stayed there until 2am on Friday!). After being slightly disappointment with the LES scene lately, my friends and I can definitely say that we found our new hot spot. Our favorite dish was the Chorizo Al Vino, but everything else we had is highly recommended (Brochetas De Pollo, The Shrimps, the filled red pepper). I gave it 4 stars and not 5 just because we were sitting with another couple in the same table (the place was packed!), but it actually ended up being a nice evening and we met a couple of new friends :). Either way, I'm so happy we found this place, check it out!