FOOD - "The Delicious" - Spanish/Latin American - Tapas

Pipa near Union Square

August 6, 2010

Pipa is one of those places where I think the ambiance supersedes the food, which is good but sometimes underwhelming. The whole place is outfitted with decor from its neighbor, ABC Carpet & Home, and that’s mostly gorgeous chandeliers (which makes the place look almost dream-like at night, though we went for lunch this time). The food is mostly standard Spanish fare, but that’s sometimes the thing with tapas — while it’s great for family-style sharing, sometimes it can be a tad overpriced and you leave kinda…hungry.

That said, I think the crispy calamari here is excellent. The mushroom croquettes were great too, but wish we had more than three of them. You could probably skip the tortilla Espanola and stuffed piquillos — they were just OK. Price range was from $10-$15/plate. But hey, not bad for presentation:

Crispy Calamari

Mushroom Croquettes

Tortilla Espanola (traditional spanish potato, onion & piquillo pepper omelet)

Stuffed piquillos

Bomba de chocolate, hazelnut sauces dark chocolate brownie, milk & white chocolate mousses, milk chocolate shell, hazelnut tuille and chocolate, vanilla & hazelnut sauces

Tres leches

Crema Catalana, traditional vanilla custard, caramelized brown sugar

Restaurant Info:

38 East 19th St
btw Broadway & Park Ave S
New York, NY 10003
Union Square


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