Txikito

Txikito

Tapas Restaurant and Spanish Restaurant$$$$
Chelsea, New York
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    Ms H.
    "Squid ribbons, octopus carpaccio and roasted beets..."(9 Tips)
    Dina
    "Worth it for the amazing octopus carpaccio."(10 Tips)
    Manali C.
    "... and oh yes the blistered peppers!"(4 Tips)
    Mark T.
    "Lamb meatballs in mint broth FTW!"(5 Tips)
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  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedOctober 2, 2015
    "I love the pulpo carpaccio with octopus carpaccio, lemon oil, marjoram, and piment d'espelette. It’s light and surprisingly tender." Chef Gabriel Kreuther Read more
    Upvoted 4 days ago
  • Jonas L.heart icon on user image
    Jonas LafortezzaAugust 24, 2017
    Crispy silverfish salad. Any anchovy pintxo. Peppers. and the specials are usually good Good drinks too
  • Claire J S.
    Claire J SongJune 1, 2015
    El Doble, $12 If gussied-up, ethnicized burgers are rarely good, this is the Basque-inspired exception. It comes with Idiazábal cheese, pickled onions, cornichons, and “salsa especial.” Monday nights
  • Michael T.heart icon on user image
    Michael TroianoOctober 30, 2019
    Start with a citrusy G&T. Crab toast is a must, as are Codfish croquettes. Just order everything with jamon or anchovies, and you’ll be fine. And try the vermouth cocktails.
  • Ernesto G.heart icon on user image
    Ernesto GutierrezNovember 16, 2016
    You can walk in with a blindfold, order at random and have an amazing meal. The octopus is something else. Be open to try their specials, we did and were licking our fingers.
  • Brad G.
    Brad GaroonJuly 7, 2015
    El Doble is comprised of two 3 oz. patties, Idiazabal cheese, sweet pickled onions, cornichons, and a “salsa especial.” I was very impressed by the supple texture of the beef patties. Read more
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 15, 2014
    In the canapé family, we loved txitxiki, a fat-cigar-sized sandwich of crusty bread stuffed with homemade chorizo hash. And you can't do better than the arraultza Read more
  • DoubleDeuceheart icon on user image
    DoubleDeuceAugust 27, 2017
    Great small plates and small but thoughtful wine menu. Great charm for a date but maybe no more than a party of 2. Only a few bar seats if you're solo.
  • Eaters H.heart icon on user image
    Eaters HeavenMay 26, 2017
    Suckling pig, baby shiitake mushrooms with poached egg, and roasted endives were excellent. Desnudos and any of the sparking wines were ok, not great. Service was very good. 2pp order min 5 PINTXOS.
  • Dave F.heart icon on user image
    Dave FisherDecember 30, 2015
    Albondigas, tongue, pulpo all excellent, but portions were a bit on the smaller side. House red makes a great pairing for most of the tapas.
  • Alexandra D.heart icon on user image
    Alexandra D.September 11, 2019
    The food... the drinks...! I mean...we’ve be been transported... everything is perfection! Do not look any further. :)
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 25, 2013
    It's not hard to find a tapas restaurant in Chelsea, but Txikito sets itself apart a bit with a more comfortable, warmer space than the rest and a menu focused on Basque food.
  • maite a.heart icon on user image
    maite aJuly 23, 2017
    Great original spanish food. You will not go wrong with any choice. La Rusa, el pulpo, la trucha, el foie micuit are a must
  • Lucius K.
    Lucius KwokFebruary 23, 2013
    You can't go wrong with the specials, and the regular menu items are good too. The chocolate flan is very good, don't miss their desserts.
  • Edlin C.
    Edlin ChoiMarch 3, 2012
    Went for brunch. Portions are small. The croissant and French toast were great. Soldaditos were yum but very small. Get the cracked peppers and chorizo and eat them together (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • J.R. R.heart icon on user image
    J.R. ReedMarch 11, 2018
    Great tapas selection - bit on the expensive side but cool vibe for friends
  • Jessie
    JessieMay 11, 2013
    If you love tapas. This place is amazing! Great food, great environment and very sweet staff =]. Definitely will come back again!
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 5, 2014
    Pil Pil (Salt Cod), Txipiron "encebollado” (Squid Ribbons), & the Pulpo (Octopus Carpaccio) are our favorites!
  • J.R. R.heart icon on user image
    J.R. ReedMarch 11, 2018
    Chorizo, papas, mushroom grilled cheese, asparagus all great picks!
  • Colleen M.
    Colleen McGinnSeptember 7, 2013
    If there's an eggplant dish on special- do not pass it up! Seriously amazing and unlike any eggplant I've ever had.
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica SantascoySeptember 1, 2013
    The squid and the pulpo. Ask about the asparagus before ordering it. I'm afraid they might resort to jarred asparagus if they run out of fresh.
  • Jannica R.
    Jannica RobertsonApril 27, 2012
    Great food. Try the rabbit leg or the artichoke gratin. But, limited cocktails - just wine and select beer, gin and rum. No vodka. :(
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneApril 18, 2015
    Squid ribbons, octopus carpaccio and roasted beets special with anchovies, egg white and pesto
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin ShiibaApril 3, 2011
    You literally can't go wrong with anything here. The special trout with Serrano Ham, octopus carpaccio, and bread pudding were phenomenal. This place is amazing.
  • Bryan A.heart icon on user image
    Bryan AndrewJanuary 10, 2015
    Had great tapas - a few things we got were the octopus, tripe, anchovies, crab toast, crispy cauliflower and peppers. All amazing!
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin ChouAugust 23, 2013
    Get the suckling pigs with fries... Sangria is sweet but nice nonetheless.
  • Dina
    DinaApril 24, 2014
    Worth it for the amazing octopus carpaccio. The rest is a bit underwhelming and the space is not cozy and looks like a diner.
  • Christinaheart icon on user image
    ChristinaApril 16, 2016
    Best tapas in town. Really good sofrito (quail egg and sausage dish)
  • The Abby N.
    The Abby NormalAugust 18, 2013
    Delicious! The fries are AMAZING. Also the albondigas. I recommend 2-3 orders per person.
  • Connie X.heart icon on user image
    Connie XiaoMarch 23, 2017
    The octopus carpaccio is amazing! A must if you like octopus.
  • Alexandre F.
    Good food, but not the best ambiance and somewhat overpriced. The cider (although very good and a delicious basque specialty) is a disappointing ripoff, super small glass. Get the sangria instead
  • christine w.
    christine wellsJanuary 25, 2012
    the squid ribbons and veal jowl terrine are the two best items on the menu. alex is an amazing chef.
  • Katie K.
    Katie KFebruary 25, 2012
    Lamb meatballs a must! Leg of lamb with lemon sauce & white white passion fruit cocktails also great.
  • Lauren A.
    Lauren AltucherFebruary 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Best fries in nyc (patatak mentaiko). If they have the setas special, get it - delicious: oyster mushroom "carpaccio" with almonds and a cheese that is similar to manchego.
  • Valentin G.heart icon on user image
    Valentin GuerinJanuary 27, 2018
    Croquetas and chorizo pintxos are great!
  • Nicole S.
    Nicole SerratoreJune 5, 2016
    Pricey but tasty small bites. Great passion fruit sangria.
  • David C.heart icon on user image
    David CortesJuly 19, 2014
    Porcini & Anchovy tapas and una Garnachita, can't go wrong
  • Mylene R.
    Mylene RApril 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    When waiting for friends, order a rose (txakoli if available) and nibble on the blistered peppers. Absolutely delicious and totally beats staring at your watch!
  • D. G.
    D. G.May 27, 2014
    Beef meatball with mashrooms was good if you like a little salty sandwich go for it.
  • RX W.heart icon on user image
    RX WMarch 3, 2018
    Excellent tapas, get the bone marrow!!
  • Jeanine R.heart icon on user image
    Jeanine R.October 20, 2013
    The Pulpo and the Oyster Mushroom Capriccios are soooooo delicious !
  • Jon P.heart icon on user image
    Jon PressmanOctober 22, 2017
    Amazing squid and octopus. Friendly service.
  • Frank C.
    Frank CDecember 23, 2011
    If table for two and you plan on sharing tapas only order at least one more than you would at other tapas places (they are tiny)....but delic.
  • Cameron
    CameronOctober 16, 2010
    The green salty peppers are like Spanish edamame. Yummy! The lamb meatballs are in a light vinegery mint sauce. A must try!
  • Manali C.
    Manali ChavanSeptember 23, 2012
    Try the octopus carpaccio, mussels, and oh yes the blistered peppers!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsApril 2, 2013
    Awesome Basque-style pintxos at this tiny Chelsea wine bar.
  • Jill M.heart icon on user image
    Jill MulliganJanuary 3, 2015
    Everything is incredible.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceJanuary 25, 2013
    Txikito (& 50+ other eateries) will be sampling their fare at our 2013 Choice Eats tasting event on 3/19 - can't wait! http://ow.ly/h6OAc
  • Isadora
    IsadoraMarch 15, 2011
    Grace is the best server , make sure you get her! Try the baby squid, fries and blood sausage.
  • Inna G.heart icon on user image
    Inna GJanuary 27, 2018
    Chorizo tapas was the best, the fries were over salted, meatballs were tasteless, cauliflower was over salted but mushrooms were tasty
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