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


Glass / Pitcher

Red   8 / 28

White   8 / 28

Cava   9 / 29

Watermelon   9 / 29


Tinto de Verano  7
Red wine spritzer

Clara   6
Beer & Lemon

Rebujito   7
Sherry & sparkling lemonade

Draft or Bottle / Pitcher

Estrella Galicia   7 / 26
Estrella 1906   7 / 26
Moritz (Bottle)   7
Alhambra   7 / 26
Mahou   7 / 26
Mahou IPA (Can)   7


Mint Lemonade   6
With sparkling lemonade
Watermelon ‘Nojito’   6
Virgin Mojito
Pineapple Ginger Beer   6
With a hint of cinnamon 


Famed for its creative garnish blends: thyme flowers, candied ginger, star anise… the more imaginative the better!

Premium Gins   + 3
Gin Mare (Catalunya)
Nordes (Galicia)



Flamenco Sour   11
Tequila, fresh berries, a touch of grenadine and fresh lime. Like Flamenco itself, smokey and intense.

Canary Mule   11
Blat vodka. 100% free of impurities, filtered through volcanic rock found under the Canary Islands. With Thomas Henry ginger beer.

Aperol & Cava   11
Aperol Spritz with organic Parés Baltà Catalan Cava.

La Vida en Rosa   12
Rosewater gimlet with Saint Germain & gin.

Agua de Valencia   10
A refined version of the mimosa made from a base of cava, orange juice, vodka & gin. A favorite in Valencia since its creation in 1959.

El Vlejo Café   12
A rich Spanish coffee-infused Old Fashioned.

Rogelio’s Spirit   9
Bandarra white vermouth, sparkling lemonade & mint. In honor of our beloved Rogelio, a member of La Nacional for 64 years.

Espresso Martini   11
Freshy brewed Candelas espresso, vodka & a dash of coffee liqueur. 

Glass / Pitcher

Sweet   10 / 42
Vanilla Lime
Licor 43 adds a hint of vanilla to this classic Margarita.

Spicy   10 / 42
Cucumber Jalapeño
Cool, crisp cucumber meets jalapeño for a spicy finish.

Smoky   10 / 42
Amaretto Pineapple
Sweet Amaretto perfectly balanced by an earthy Mezcal.

Tart   10 / 42
Hibiscus Grapefruit
Infused hibiscus & grapefruit. A harmony of bitter, sweet & sour.


Mondariz Natural   5
Mondariz Sparkling   5
Vichy Catalan   6


Espresso   4
Cortado   4
Americano   4
Latte   4
Carajillo   7
with liquor 

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!


Cuatro Rayas  9 / 38
Tempranillo Vegan
Bodegas Cuatro Rayas, Rueda
Bright & clean with hints of ripe berries.

Blau  10 / 40
Carlñena, Syrah & Granacha
Cellers Can Blau, Montsant
Full, smoky, ripe black cherry & plum with hints of lavender.

Viña Ijalba   13 / 52
Graciano – 100% Ecologic
Bodega Viña Ijalba, Rioja
Full-bodied & fleshy with intense red fruits, toasted coconut, hints of rosemary & peppermint.

Torre de Golbán Crianza  12 / 48
Bodega Atalayas de Goban, Ribera del Duero
Elegant & lively with black & red fruit flavors & notes of licorice & sweet spices.

Venta a la Ossa   12 / 48
Cabernet Sauvignon
Bodegas Mano a Mano, Tierra de Castilla
Red and black fruits, dark chocolate & a very characteristic aroma of paprika.


Amigo Fiel  9 / 38
Bodegas Cuatro Rayas, Rueda
Refreshing & fruity white with good minerality & acid.

Alectum  10 / 41
Bodegas Rectoral do Umia, Rias Baixas
Light, crisp, with good salinity. Hints of grapefruit, nectarine & pear.

S-Naia   10 / 41
Sauvignon Blanc
Bodegas Naia, Rueda
Aromatic on the nose with hints of flowers, recently-cut grass, & subtle tropical notes.

Xarmant  12 / 48
Bodegas Artomaña, Pais Vasco
Refreshing & firm with green apple & citrus notes.


Curious Rose   9 / 36
Tempranillo & Garnacha
Bodegas Reserva de la Tierra, Roja.
Reminiscent of red berries, with a crisp dry finish.


Cava Parés Balta  10 / 41
Macabeo, Parellada & Xarel-lo
Vegan, Organic & Biodynamic 
Catalonia.  Light, lively with toasted brioche, pine nuts & pear.

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


Tuesday 5 – 10
Wednesday 5 – 10
Thursday 5 – 10
Friday 5 – 11
Saturday 12:30 – 11
Sunday 12:30 – 9
Closed Mondays



(917) 388-2888