10 Best Spanish Restaurants In Queens, New York

spanish restaurants in queens
Trina Joy Cassey
Trina Joy Cassey 
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Named after Queen Catherine of Braganza, Queens is one of the best destinations in New York, the US. It has two important airports in the city — namely, John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport and La Guardia. JFK is the best airport to fly into for people who travel in and out of New York. Queens is also home to great musicians. It has a picturesque recreation ground called Sunnyside Gardens Park located at the corner of the city where you can see a rich, green open field with tennis and basketball courts and swings. If you’re looking for restaurants that can offer you a great food with New York’s authentic flavor, Queens is the ideal place to satisfy your gastronomic needs. Read on to find out the best Spanish restaurants in Queens, New York.

1. Sangria Latin Restaurant

A famous Latin American restaurant in Flushing, Sangria Latin Restaurant offers a wide range of Spanish and Latin fares coupled with the best sangria and margarita cocktails. It has a stylish and relaxing ambiance that will surely make you enjoy your food whether you are dining with friends, family or someone special. The family-owned restaurant specializes in tapas, paellas, and of course, sangrias. They hold a monthly flamenco show where they invite talented DJs to play good music. To visit the restaurant, you have to make a reservation because seats are limited. It is recommended that you book a table online for your convenience.

Sangria Latin Restaurant

Address: 29-02 Francis Lewis Blvd, Flushing, NY 11358, United States

Website: Sangria Latin Restaurant

Opening hours: Sun: 12pm - 9pm; Mon 3:30pm - 9pm; Tue - Wed: 3:30pm - 10pm; Thu - 12pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 11pm

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2. Sangarita's Tapas Wine

Posted by Sangarita's on Friday, 4 October 2019

A casual restaurant located at the bayside, Sangaritas Tapas and Wine offers a diverse menu of food including American, Italian, and Latin dishes. They also have seafood and specialized vegetarian dishes. They hold Wine-down Wednesdays, Sunday Brunch, and Sip and Paint events. It is an ideal place to dine for any type of occasion, but they also cater to special celebrations. If you like to get discounts and updates about their latest promotions, you can join their VIP Club. You can reserve a table ahead of time and they provide valet parking for customers.

Sangarita's Tapas Wine

Address: 40-02 Bell Blvd, Bayside, NY 11361, United States

Website: Sangarita’s Tapas Wine

Opening hours: Sun: 12pm - 10pm; Tue - Thu: 12pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 11pm (closed on Mon)

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3. Tavares

A restaurant business providing delicious food and outstanding service for more than 10 years, Tavares gives its customers a taste of authentic Salvadoran cuisine. Located at the heart of East Flushing, this restaurant is famous for its pupusas. This dish makes the clients keep coming back for more. Plus, their house steaks are a must-try. They give free food like chips, salsa, and toast bread to their guests while waiting for the main course. Tavares is a pleasant place for tasty yet affordable food.


Address: 96-10 Jamaica Ave Woodhaven NY 11421

Website: Tavares

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 7am - 9pm; Sun 7:30pm - 8:30pm

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4. Viva Mis Empanadas

Your search for authentic Latin and Mexican food is over with a restaurant located at Cross Bay Boulevard. Viva Mis Empanadas is a small store that offers its customers great-tasting Spanish food in the city. This restaurant is famous for its hot, fresh, and perfectly fried empanadas. Tacos are also part of the menu. One of their best-sellers is the pork roast, and their guacamole is a must-try too. The store accommodates both dine-in and take-out orders. It is a restaurant that you should visit.

Viva Mis Empanadas

Address: 133-11 Cross Bay Blvd, Ozone Park, NY 11417, United States

Website: Viva Mis Empanadas

Opening hours: Sun: 12pm - 8pm; Mon - Sat: 11am - 9pm

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5. Brisas Del Mar

A restaurant on Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Brisas Del Mar, provides its customers with big servings of Spanish food at a very affordable price. You can buy their delicious empanada, which is definitely a must-try, at a low price. If you want to take home some food for your family, their menu is budget-friendly. It is a busy store that caters to a large number of guests every day so the food is always fresh and not preheated. Their staff are friendly as well. They have a nice and clean place and the food surely won’t disappoint.

Brisas Del Mar

Address: 9902 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway Park, NY 11694-2838

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8am - 8pm (closed on Sun)

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6. Super Pollo

A restaurant in Ridgewood that is popular for its tasty whole-chicken and flavorful sides, Super Pollo serves delicious Latin American cuisine. The restaurant has been serving delectable food to its customers since 2004. Bring friends and enjoy their happy hour with great food and some red wine or white sangria. Their store is also open for special events. They also have a delivery service in case you prefer to stay at home. The place has a colorful and festive ambiance that will make your visit worthwhile.

Super Pollo

Address: 865 Woodward Ave Ridgewood, NY, 11385

Website: Super Pollo

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sun: 11am - 11pm

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7. La Rioja

An elegant restaurant in the heart of Astoria, La Rioja serves both hot and cold tapas that has evolved through time and tastes like perfection. Named after a region in Spain, this restaurant offers the finest wine and delicious food to its customers. They have daily specials, but what is interesting is the special Segovian-style roast baby pig that they only serve on the weekend. It is highly recommended that you match their dishes with a red wine. La Rioja is one of the best places for sangria.

La Rioja

Address: 33-05 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11106, United States

Website: La Rioja

Opening hours: Sun: 12pm - 11pm; Mon, Wed - Thu: 4pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 12am (closed on Tue)

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8. Cafe Ole

A hidden treasure in Astoria, Cafe Ole is a restaurant that serves fantastic food to its customers. They have a sophisticated interior that is inspired by Spanish architecture. It is a lovely place to unwind with friends or eat out with the family. Their menu focuses on Spanish fare, seafood, and a wide range selection of wine and cocktails. It is famous for its paella and its empanada tastes good too. Their staffs are friendly and attentive as well. They accept reservations for private events. This little cozy Spanish restaurant will make you come back and crave for more.

Cafe Ole

Address: 38-09 36th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101, United States

Website: Cafe Ole

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 10:30pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 12am

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9. Café Salamanca

Posted by Cafe Salamanca on Wednesday, 8 November 2017

A conventional Spanish restaurant located in Flushing, Cafe Salamanca gives its customers a complete dining experience. This old-fashioned diner is well-known for its authentic Spanish tapa, delicious paella, a wide selection of seafood, cocktails, and sangria. They have live entertainment every night, which makes you enjoy your food even more. Their guests can enjoy big servings at an affordable price. In case you’re bringing children, they have a menu for kids. They also hold private parties for all sorts of events.

Café Salamanca

Address: 7905 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11370, United States

Website: Café Salamanca

Opening hours: Sun: 1pm - 11pm; Mon - Thu: 12pm - 11pm; Fri: 12pm - 12am; Sat: 1pm - 12am

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10. Circulo Español

A Spanish salon bar that was once a cultural center, Circulo Español is popular because of its tapas and paella. Some of their best-sellers are Galician-style octopus, chorizo, croquettes, calamari, and empanadillas. They also have a full selection of Spanish beer and wine to complete your meal. Their guests can watch a soccer game with their family and friends while enjoying the authentic Spanish dishes. They have a special set of menus for big groups. They also cater to any kind of occasion.

Circulo Español

Address: 41-01 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11103, United States

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 1pm - 9pm; Wed 1pm - 10pm; Thu 1pm - 9pm; Fri, Sat - Sun: 1pm - 10pm

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End your longing for Spanish cuisine in Queens

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Queens, the most diverse place in the Empire State, has a lot of lovely places to visit — including museums, parks, and beaches. There are various amazing activities to do in the city and a long list of restaurants where you can eat mouthwatering food that will make you want to come back. In case you have a great desire for Spanish food, here are the best Spanish restaurants that you should not miss out on while in Queens, New York.

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