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?
Innovative and traditional dishes, with many vegetarian options
A carefully curated Spanish wine list supporting smaller family-run producers
Top chefs sponsored from different regions of Spain
Now open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday!
A non-profit spirit of community
Glass / Pitcher
Red 8 / 28
White 8 / 28
Cava 9 / 29
Tinto de Verano 8
Red wine spritzer
Beer & Lemon
Sherry & sparkling lemonade
CERVESA / BEER
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
AGUA / WATER
Cabreiroà Natural 5
Cabreiroà Sparkling 5
Vichy Catalàn 6
SPANISH GINTONIC 10
Famed for its creative garnish blends: thyme flowers, candied ginger, star anise… the more imaginative the better!
-Add Nordes Premium Gin (Galicia) + 3
LA NACIONAL COCKTAILS
Flamenco Sour 11
Tequila, fresh berries, a touch of grenadine and fresh lime. Like Flamenco itself, fiery and intense.
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
Licor 43 adds a hint of vanilla to this classic Margarita.
Spicy 10 / 42
Cool, crisp cucumber meets jalapeño for a spicy finish.
Smoky 10 / 42
Sweet Amaretto perfectly balanced by an earthy Mezcal.
Tart 10 / 42
Infused hibiscus & grapefruit. A balance of bitter, sweet & sour.
TO WARM YOU UP
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.
A beautifully layered coffee cocktail from the Canary Islands prepared with the Licor 43, sweet condensed milk and a shot of espresso.
SIDRA / CIDER
Trabanco Sidra Asturiana 18
Natural Asturian Cider, Earthy, dry and slightly tart.
APERITIFS / DIGESTIFS 9
Anis Del Mono
Licor de Hierbas
Crema de Orujo
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.
Venta a la Ossa 12 / 47
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
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.
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.
FRANCISCO JAVIER PARREÑO
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.
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.
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