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?

Tradicitional Spanish food in La Nacional in NYC.

Innovative and traditional dishes, with many vegetarian options

Spanish wine in La Nacional Spanish Restaurant.

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

Top class chefs in La Nacional Spanish Restaurant.

Top chefs sponsored from different regions of Spain

Happy hour with traditional spanish food in La Nacional in NYC.

Our very popular happy hour until 7pm – including Saturdays!

La Nacional Restaurant, traditional spanish food in NYC, non-profit.

A non-profit spirit of community



Caves, Sonim, Sonim Brut Nature (2013)   $8 $29 

Catalonia, Parellada, Xarel-lo, Chardonnay

Pares Baita, Brut cava (NV)   $10 $38

Catalonia, Parellada, Macabeo, Xarel-lo

Bohigas, Brut Reserva Cava (NV)   $12 $42

Catalonia, Xarel-lo, Macabeo, Parellada


Obalo Rosado (2017)   $11 $41

Rioja, Tempranillo

Pares Baita, Indígena (2017)   $13 $49

Catalonia, Garnacha


Bohigas, Blanc (2017)   $8 $29

Catalonia, Xarel-lo

Antxiola, Blanco Getariako-Txakolina (2017)   $12 $46

Basque Country, Hondarrabi Zuri, Hondarrabi Beltza

Bodega Viha Nora (2017)   $13 $49

Rias Baixas, Albarjno

Zarate (2015)   $13 $49

Rias Baixas, Albarino

Pura Vida, Costers del Segre Blanco (2016)   $14 $54

Catalonia, Chardonnay, Macabeu


Primitivo Guiles, Cono 4 (2016)   $8 $29

Valencia, Monastrell

Bodegas Artuke, Rioja (2016)   $9 $34

Rioja, Tempranillo, Viura

Can Majoral, Na Fiola (2014)   $14 $54

Balearic Islands, Callet Syrah, Tempranillo

Descendientes de José Palacios, Pétalos (2016)   $15 $58

Bierzo, Mencia


Red or White Sangría   $8 $22

Tinto de verano   $7 $20

Clara   $7 $20

Rebujito   $8 $22


Estrella Galicia   $8

Alhambra   $8

1906 Reserva Especial   $8

Mahou   $8

Greenport Harbor Summer Ale   $8

Trabanco Cider   $8 $24

Only estate grown, native Asturian apples


Rosita del Norte   $14

Asturian Cider, Pacharän, Cava, Rose Water

Alhambra   $14

Saffron Gin, Golden Raisins, Blanco Vermut, Smoked Paprika, Honey, Lemon, Moroccan Bitters

Spanish-style “Gintonic”   $13

Premium gin and the best quality tonic water, combined with a choice or bitters and variousherbs


Cola / Diet Cola   $3

Sprite   $3

Ginger ale   $3

Orange Fanta   $3

Cranberry Juice   $3


Vichy Catalán Sparkling mineral water   $5

Mondariz Sparkling or still mineral water   $4


Espresso   $2,5

Americano   $2,5

Cortado   $2,5

Cappuccino   $3

Café con leche   $3

Hot or Iced Tea   $3

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.

Entrance to La Nacional Spanish Restaurant with its striking 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.


Happy hour is walk-in only from 5 to 7pm Tuesday to Saturday.


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


Tue & Wed: 5 pm – 10 pm
Thur, Fri & Sat: 5 pm – 11 pm
Sunday: 2 pm – 8 pm
Mon: Closed



(917) 388-2888