Café Riazor

245 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011



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the story

Café Riazor


Café Riazor is named for Riazor, a beach in the Galician city of A Coruña.  The restaurant serves tapas, and is presented as a traditional Spanish tapas restaurant.


The restaurant is diversely decorated with coats of arms, mini suits of armor, Spanish flags, ceramic art, wooden and metal sculptures, and more.  The walls are white stucco, along with painted brick. All of the elements correspond to different stereotypical Spanish decorating styles and demonstrates the variety of what can be considered “Spanish”.


Café Riazor was opened in 1974, as a small restaurant.  In 1989, the size of the restaurant doubled. All of the specials are served with a side of boiled potatoes, french fries, or rice. Most traditional Spanish meals are available. They have bocadillos, paella, chorizo, and of course, plenty of seafood.  Café Riazor was reviewed in the New York Times by Eric Asimov.  

Menu & Pricing

The menu has a simple design and features three categories: lunch, dinner, and tapas.  Each menu item has a Spanish name, the English translation of the name, and a description of the item in English.  The food is not cheap or expensive, but lies somewhere in the middle.