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


Tinto de Verano  8
Red wine spritzer
Clara   7
Beer & Lemon
Rebujito   8
Sherry & sparkling lemonade


Draft or Bottle / Pitcher

Estrella Galicia   8 / 28
Estrella 1906   8 / 28
Estrella 0,0   8 / 28
Mahou   8 / 28
Mahou IPA (Can)   8
Alhambra   8 / 28


Mint Lemonade   6
With sparkling lemonade
Sober Sangria   6
Sangria without the buzz
Pineapple Ginger Beer   6
With a hint of cinnamon 


Cabreiroà Natural   5
Cabreiroà Sparkling   5
Vichy Catalàn   6


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


Famed for its creative garnish blends: thyme flowers, candied ginger, star anise… the more imaginative the better!
 -Add Nordes Premium Gin (Galicia)  + 3


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

Rosalia   11
This original recipe with Rosè and elderflower liquor has become a bar favorite!

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

Espresso Martini   11
Freshly Brewed Candelas espresso, vodka & a dash of coffee liqueur.

El Viejo Café   11
A rich Spanish coffee-infused Old Fashioned.

Canary Mule   11
Blat vodka. Filtered through volcanic rocks found under the Canary Islands. With Thomas Henry ginger beer.

Agua de Valencia   11
A fruity and refreshing cross between a mimosa and sangria. It tastes like Spain on a sunny day!

O Romero, Romero!   11
A home-made rosemary infusion with gin and lime to create an aromatic delight.

Frosty Cosmo   11
An elegant blend of elderflower, cranberry and vodka might make you hope that winter never ends.

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 balance of bitter, sweet & sour.


Hot Spiked Cranberry Sangria   9
Who said you can’t drink sangria all year?

Honey Trap   9
The honey and ginger lure you in and the whiskey makes you stay.

Barraquito   12
A beautifully layered coffee cocktail from the Canary Islands prepared with the Licor 43, sweet condensed milk and a shot of espresso.


Trabanco Sidra Asturiana   18
Natural Asturian Cider, Earthy, dry and slightly tart.


Licor 43
Anis Del Mono
Licor de Hierbas
Crema de Orujo
Vermouth Blanco
Vermouth Extra Dry
Vermouth Gran Reserva

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 / 35
Bodega Cuatro Rayas, D.O. Rueda
Friendly charm with ripe berries, soft and velvety on the palate.  Good balance of acidity and tannins, round and luxurious.
Pairing: Chicken, roasts and cheese.

Hiriart Crianza   12 / 47
Bodega Hiriart, Cigales, Castilla y León
Red berries, twinned with cinnamon, pepper, and soft toasted  wood. Balanced & meaty. Wide, lingering and rich in mouthfeel aromas.
Pairing: All types of meats.

Armas de Guerra   10 / 39
Bodega Vinos Guerra, D.O. Bierzo
Dark berries, succulent herbs, licorice and peppery spices. Juicy and focused, bitter cherry, blueberry and dark chocolate. A jolt of juicy acidity and a hint of white pepper. Fine-grained tannins.
Pairing: Seafood.

Venta a la Ossa   12 / 47
Cabernet Sauvignon
Bodega Mano a Mano, D.O. IGP Castilla
Red and black fruits, dark chocolate and a very characteristic aroma of paprika. Complex and fresh, with notes of laurel, blue flowers and balsamic.
Pairing: Red meats, wildfowl, cured cheeses and semi-cured cheeses.

Viña Ijalba   13 / 50
Bodega Viña Ijalba, D.O. La Rioja
Complex aromas of “pacharan” (blackthorn berries), wet grass, green pepper, cherry liqueur and liquorice. Fleshy with a balanced acidity and abundant in fruit. 100% Ecologic
Pairing: Red meat, lamb and sharp pungent cheeses such as Cabrales.

Torre de Golbán Crianza   14 / 55
Bodega Atalayas de Golban, D.O. Ribera del Duero
Intense, elegant and lively. Stone fruit, balsamic tones with hints of liquorice. Impressive and balanced, with a long and tasty fruit taste.
Pairing: White meats, lamb roasts, mushrooms and rice dishes, especially those with meat, such as paellas.

Montecillo Edición Limitada   68
Tempranillo & Graciano
Bodega Montecillo, D.O. La Rioja
Fruity, black licorice and blackcurrant framed by vanilla, subtle notes of cinnamon and juniper. Round, gourmand, powerful entry, fresh, black fruit & fragrant wood.
Pairing: Red meat, Iberian cured meats, elaborate and signature cuisine.

Familia Pacheco Selección   80
Monastrell, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon
Bodega Viña Elena, D.O.P. Jumilla
Aromas of plum, cherry liqueur, date, caramel, chocolate. Rich, harmonious, long, persistent, reminiscent of cocoa powder and caramel.
Pairing: Red meats, pasta, Iberian cured meats and cured cheese.


Alectum   10 / 39
Bodega Adega Pombal, D.O. Rías Baixas
Intense, joyful and fresh. Pronounced varietal aroma of rose, lemon curd, grapefruit and anise. Smooth, savory and lively.
Pairing: Shellfish, crab & lobster.

Amigo Fiel   9 / 35
Bodega Cuatro Rayas, D.O. Rueda
On the nose, mineral and fruity hints. Balanced on the palate, with a very soft and fresh mouthfeel. Vegan.
Pairing: Fish, shellfish & salads.

S-Naia   10 / 39
Sauvignon Blanc
Bodega Naia, D.O. Rueda
Aromatic nose with notes of freshly cut grass and subtle tropical fruits. Elegant profile. It is a refreshing and mineral wine.
Pairing: Fish & shellfish.

OTX   11 / 42
Bodega Virgen de Lorea, Bizkaia
Frank and powerful. Aromas of ripe white fruit characteristic of its variety with a light spicy touch of fine herbs. Tasty and balanced.
Pairing: Soups and creams, eggs, vegetables, fish and seafood.

Go de Godello   10 / 39
Bodega Soto del Vicario, D.O. Bierzo
Smoky touches of intense flowers and exotic fruits. Toasted nuts, bakery and lactic notes.
Pairing: Seafood, shrimps, salads, vegetables & chicken.

Leirana   78
Bodega Forjas del Salnés, D.O. Rías Baixas
Bright and sharp, Meyer lemon, honeysuckle, quinine and mineral scents, ginger. Dry, taut and light, spicy & floral-tinged.
Pairing: Shellfish & octopus.


Zestos Rosé   9 / 34

Bodega Zestos, D.O. Vinos de Madrid
Vibrant, aromas of strawberry and pomegranate coupled with
flavors of cherries and grapefruit. The finish is crisp with notes of
Pairing: Shrimp, shellfish and seafood.

Chivite Rosé   58
Tempranillo & Garnacha
Bodega Chivite, Navarra
White stone fruit & red berries, with a delicate floral finish. Smooth
balanced, unctuous, lively.
Pairing: Seafood & aperitifs.


Parés Baltà   10 / 40
Parellada, Macabeo y Xarel-lo
Bodega Dominio de la Vega, D.O. Cava 
Notes of ripe white fruit, exotic fruit, citrus notes and hints of pastries and fresh yeast. Dry, refreshing. Vegan & organic.
Pairing: Aperitifs, salads, cold meats & deserts.

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.

Contact Us


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


Tuesday 4 – 10
Wednesday 4 – 10
Thursday 4 – 10
Friday 4 – 11
Saturday 12 – 11
Sunday 12 – 9
Closed Mondays



(917) 388-2888