El Mio Cid
Brooklyn, NY 11237
- Sun-Thu 12pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-12am
- All Major Credit Cards
- Vegetarian Friendly
- Dinner, Lunch
- Not Necessary
Village Voice's Description
It’s rare to see a full-blown Spanish restaurant that’s not at least 30 years old, yet El Mio Cid (named after the epic poem) in Bushwick is a relative newcomer. As such, it places a greater emphasis on tapas rather than main courses. Thrill to bargain selections like a giant plate of warm herbed olives or a chorizo brought bubbling in a crock with gravy, or a trio of perfectly cooked sardines. For vegetarians, there are selections galore, including white asparagus with an agreeable relish, a newfangled salad of shredded fennel, and an assortment of mushrooms sautéed in garlic sauce. Entrees largely fall flat, though there’s a vegetarian paella that is justifiably celebrated. Plenty of seating in the dark atmospheric dining room, incongruously decorated with a picture of Vincent van Gogh.
Tips from foursquare
The red sangria is fantastic! Nearly as good as in Barcelona.
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This place is amazing! Order the mushrooms in garlic sauce, sangria...heck order anything on the menu and it will be delicious!
If u live in 'shwick and plan on enjoying a summer Friday-stop buy for an afternoon glass of sangria and 'beets & spinach salad.' you'll forget winter ever happened.
Anything is a win. Especially with una jarra de sangria. Madre Mia.
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