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
Watermelon 9 / 29
Tinto de Verano 7
Red wine spritzer
Beer & Lemon
Sherry & sparkling lemonade
CERVESA / BEER
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
Pineapple Ginger Beer 6
With a hint of cinnamon
SPANISH GINTONIC 10
Famed for its creative garnish blends: thyme flowers, candied ginger, star anise… the more imaginative the better!
Premium Gins + 3
Gin Mare (Catalunya)
LA NACIONAL COCKTAILS
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 Catalonian 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
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 perfect balance of bitter, sweet & sour.
Mondariz Natural 5
Mondariz Sparkling 5
Vichy Catalan 6
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 / 36
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
Bodegas Mano a Mano, Tierra de Castilla
Red and black fruits, dark chocolate & a very characteristic aroma of paprika.
Amigo Fiel 9 / 36
Verdejo – Vegan
Bodegas Cuatro Rayas, Rueda
Refreshing & fruity white with good minerality & acid.
Mytilus 10 / 40
Bodegas Adega Pombal, Rias Baixas
Light, crisp, and with good salinity. Hints of grapefruit, nectarine, & rose petal.
S-Naia 10 / 40
Bodegas Naia, Rueda
Aromatic on the nose with hints of flowers, recently-cut grass, & subtle tropical notes.
Gorka Eizaguirre 12 / 48
Bodegas Gorka Eizaguirre, Bizkaia
Fizzy, 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.
Brut Cava 10 / 40
Macabeo, Parellada & Xarel-lo
Vegan, Organic & Biodynamic
Parés Baltà, Catalonia
Light, lively with toasted brioche, pine nuts & pear.
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 5 – 9
Wednesday 5 – 10
Thursday 5 – 10
Friday 5 – 11
Saturday 12:30 – 11
Sunday 12:30 – 8