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Casa Mono

Map & Directions 52 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003
  • Spanish
  • Sun, Sat 12pm-2am, Mon-Fri 5pm-2am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Family Style, Private Party
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Beer, Wine
  • Highly Recommended, Accepted
  • No Parking


Village Voice's Description

Welcome to the Monkey House! The seating may be cramped, the volume deafening, and the dishes tiny, but the food totally rocks at this new age tapas bar, including octopi the size of a pencil eraser matched with white beans nearly as small, and a sunny-side up duck egg flopped over truffled potatoes and decorated with mojama;curls of air-cured tuna loin like ham from outer space. Vegetables cooked "a la plancha on a griddle, like those you might find in a Greek diner;are also worth considering, especially the brussels sprouts and the balsamic-glazed parsnips. Bring an expert to negotiate the Spanish wine list.

Member Reviews

  • fstabile wrote a review for Casa Mono
    on 05/24/10

    good beers

  • ian7791 wrote a review for Casa Mono
    on 07/01/08

    Lovely small café with excellent tapas, right off Union Square. The razor clams were delicious, possibly the highlight, but everything was so good. The patatas bravas, though of course de rigeur for any tapas place, stood out in their excellence.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Eater on 09/18/10

    Chef Andy Nusser has crafted a menu of substantial tapas and medium-sized entrées, done mostly “a la plancha” with unmistakably Catalan flavors; get the duck egg with mojama. [Eater 38 Member]

  • Bravo on 12/02/10

    I absolutely die for the Razor Clams! No worries, if you can't get a table, Bar Jamon is right around the corner with a huge wine selection and charcuterie station. -Arnold Myint, Top Chef

  • Bravo on 12/02/10

    Mario always gets it right but I am hooked on the tapas here and always make a stop when I am in NYC. -Susan Feniger, Top Chef

  • The New York Times on 08/27/10

    Have fried duck egg on asparagus, griddled razor clams, fantastic tripe. This is Spanish food from a bustling heaven, with wine to match.

  • Food Network on 01/18/11

    Casa Mono, Mario Batali's cozy tapas joint near Union Square, is serving up small plate classics like, Pork Croquetas, Spanish Mackerel, and Razor Clams A La Plancha.

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