La Nacional Spanish Restaurant in New York City

150 years of Spanish culinary tradition and excellence

La Nacional Restaurant:

For the Community, By the Community

In the celebration of our 150th anniversary, our non-profit endeavors to create a community restaurant and gathering place open to all which reflects Spanish traditions and contemporary culinary practices.

What makes La Nacional unique in NYC?

Traditional Spanish food at La Nacional in NYC.

Innovative and traditional dishes, with many vegetarian options

Spanish wine at La Nacional Spanish Restaurant.

A carefully curated Spanish wine list supporting smaller family-run producers

Top Chefs at La Nacional Spanish Restaurant.

Top chefs sponsored from different regions of Spain

Traditional Spanish food Happy Hour at La Nacional in NYC.

Now open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday!

La Nacional Restaurant, a non profit community with traditional Spanish food in NYC.

A non-profit spirit of community


SANGRIA   (glass/pitcher)

Red Sangría   8/26

White Sangría   8/26

Sparkling Cava Sangría   9/29

Watermelon Sangría   9/29

BEER (draft or bottle)

Estrella Galicia   7
Estrella 1906 Premium   8
Mahou   7
Alhambra Premium   8
Mahou IPA
(can)   7
(can)   7


Vichy Catalan Mineral   6
Mondariz Natural   5
Mondariz Sparkling   5


Tinto de Verano    7
Red wine spritzer

Clara   6
Beer & Lemon

Rebujito   7
Sherry & sparkling lemonade

Café con leche

Carajillo   6
(with liquor)

Sparkling fresh mint lemonade

Organic sodas made with cane sugar:
cola, diet cola, lemon, ginger ale, orange.

Lemonade, Iced tea & Cranberry


Spanish Gin Tonic is famed for its creative garnish blends: thyme flowers, candied ginger, star anise… the more imaginative the better!

 Gin Mare (Spain) or premium gins (ask server) +3



Canary Mule   9
Filtered through volcanic rock found under the Canary Islands, Blat is the only vodka in the world 100% free of impurities. With Thomas Henry ginger beer.

Rogelio ́s Spirit   9
Bandarra white vermouth, sparkling lemonade and mint. In honor of our beloved Rogelio, a member of La Nacional for 63 years… and counting!

Mallorca Margarita   10
Licor 43 lends a hint of Spanish passion to this Mexican classic.

Agua de Valencia   9
A refined version of the mimosa made from a base of cava, orange juice, vodka and gin. A favorite in Valencia since its creation in 1959.

Aperol & Cava   10
Aperol Spritz with organic Pares Balta Catalonian Cava.

Candelas Expresso Martini   10
Freshy brewed Candelas espresso, vodka and a dash of coffee liqueur.

Flamenco Sour   10
Mezcal, fresh berries, a touch of grenadine and fresh lime. Like Flamenco itself, smokey and intense.

La Nacional has been a becon of hope and hospitality to Spanish immigrants for the last 150 years.  To honor the thousands of visitors who have passed through the red doors of the Spanish Benevolent Society, our wind program reflects Spain’s magnificent diversity.  We offer a carefully curated selection of small, artisanal, family-run producers representing the full gamut of Spanish wine from cava to sherry and everything in between.

We are proud to showcase these wines and the stories they tell. Enjoy!


Bodegas Cuatro Rayas, Amigo Fiel  10 / 37
Rueda, Verdejo – Vegan
Refreshing and fruity white with good minerality and acid. Pairs well with seafood, cheese, grilled vegetables, and white meats.

Bodegas Adega Pombal, Mytilus  11 / 40
Rias Baixas, Albariño
Light, crisp, and with good salinity. Hints of grapefruit, nectarine, and rose petal.

S-Naia Sauvignon Blanc  11 / 40
Rueda, Castillia y León
Aromatic on the nose with hints of flowers, recently-cut grass, and subtle tropical notes.

Gorka Eizaguirre  11 / 40
Navarra, Txakoli
Fizzy, refreshing, and firm with green apple and citrus notes.


Pares Balta, Brut Cava  11 / 40
Catalonia, Parellada / Macabeo Xarel-lo – Organic & Biodynamic
Light, lively with toasted brioche, pine nuts, and pear.


Bodegas Cuatro Rayas  10 / 37
Rueda, Tempranillo – Organic & Vegan
Bright and clean with hints of ripe berries.

Cellers Can Blau  10 / 37
Montsant, Carlnena & Granacha
Full, smoky, ripe black cherry and plum with hints of lavender.

Viña Ijalba (2015)  12 / 43
Rioja, 100% Graciano – Organic
Full-bodied and fleshy with intense red fruits, toasted coconut, hints of rosemary, and peppermint.

Torre de Golbán Crianza  12 / 43
Ribera del Duero, Castillia y León – Organic
Elegant and lively with black and red fruit flavors and notes of licorice and sweet spices.


Curious Rose  10 / 37
Rioja, Tempranillo & Garnacha
Reminiscent of red berries, with a crisp dry finish.

Las Fincas Chivite  13 / 48
Garnacha, Tempranillo
Silky and fresh with pomegrenate. cherry, and strawberry notes. A collaboration between Spain’s oldest winemakers and 3-Michelin Star Chef, Jaun Mari Arzak.

Our Chefs


Valencia, Spain


After graduating as a Hospitality and Tourism Technician, Paco worked in France, Germany, and all over Spain. He has worked in some of the best 5-star hotel restaurants in Spain and has collaborated with Michelin Star restaurants. Currently he owns one of Valencia’s most innovative restaurants – Delicat.

Chef of La Nacional Spanish Restaurant in NYC.

About Us

Founded in 1868, La Nacional – Spanish Benevolent Society is the oldest Spanish cultural institution in the United States. The Society has helped tens of thousands of Spanish immigrants find a home away from home. To this day, it remains committed to its mission, “to promote, encourage and spread the spirit of fraternity and solidarity among Spanish and Hispanic-American residents of this country”.

Together with the society, La Nacional Restaurant, officially the cantina of the Spanish Benevolent Society, was created to be inclusive and to appeal to the wide array of people who call La Nacional their second home. This classic haunt has been feeding Spaniards and Latin Americans in New York since the 19th century from a historical brownstone in the heart of what was Little Spain.

In celebration of our 150th anniversary, La Nacional for the first time in decades, took control of the space, to create a community restaurant and gathering place open to everyone. Our non-profit has teamed up with some of the top culinary institutes in Spain – sponsoring the visas of the country’s best chefs to manage and create in our kitchen. In their dishes, they draw inspiration from La Nacional’s past and combine it with their own contemporary style and techniques, making La Nacional Restaurant a culinary epicentre for Spanish food.

Our restaurant offers diners quality food, reasonable prices, and a neighbourhood atmosphere for all to enjoy.

La Nacional Spanish Restaurant entrance with its bright red door in NYC.


Reservations are now available on OpenTable or by calling us at 917-388-2888.


La Nacional Restaurant takes reservations for parties of up to eight people in our dining room.


La Nacional welcomes walk-ins from first-timers, regulars, and our members.


La Nacional has a fully equipped gala room above the restaurant for events, conferences and parties. Contact for more information.

Reservation / Information for parties

Contact Us


La Nacional
239 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011


Wednesday through Friday:
5 – 11 pm
Saturday and Sunday:
1 – 11 pm

Closed Monday & Tuesday 



(917) 388-2888