The Best Seafood Paella at El-Pote Restaurant, NYC

To those who love authentic Spanish food, come closer :)

Have you ever heard, tried, or even cooked Paella?
Yummy Spanish rice dish cooked with saffron and seafod, chicken, or whatever you like to put in there :).
It's surely one of the famous, if not most enjoyed, food from Spain. 
I love it!

I tried it for the first time in Brussels, while I have my internship there. Then during our 9-day-became-12-day trip to Spain, seafood paella was our favorite platter in Barcelona :). And here, living in NYC, where Spanish communities are surely easy to find, my love to this yummy plate is easily fulfilled. One of the nicest spots I've tried for that is El Pote restaurant

Conveniently located on the 2nd Avenue, in the proximity of my dear office and the UN as well, El-Pote has been lovingly known as the place for seafood paella. And I fully concur with it!

So, in one ocassion, we have a farewell lunch here with some friends.

And I for sure couldn't wait to try their famous paella. 
In addition to that, we also ordered some yummy appetizers while waiting for our paella. We ordered crispy fried clamary and stuffed mushroom or champinon rellenos. 

fried calamaries :)

My friends also tried the squid in their own ink or calamaro en su tinta :). 
It's all yummy ..
The appetizers taste really good indeed...
Then, while the appetizers were all gone amidst lively conversation and big laugh, there came our main course. And mine was of course the seafood paella...
I have to say even the smell of it, before you taste it, is sooooo good :).

the seafood paella
And it was great...
The dish was cooked in perfection that you could taste the rich seafood broth on the rice and saffron, the most expensive spice in the world, gave its signature hint and perfect color. And what a generous plate it was...I had lobster legs, giant shrimps, clamps, scallops and many more. So now that explains why it has good review and seafood paella is one of their most-wanted dishes here. Highly recommended!

happy me :)

seafood paella at El-Pote Restaurant NYC

For sure you can order many others as well, including the catch of the day with fresh fish and more, chicken, lamb chop, veals and many, many more.

Since it was a huge plate, I missed the dessert :)..but surely they have many options as well, like flan, cheese cake, tres leches. 

For the price range from USD 8 - 10 for appetizers, USD 17 - 58 for main course,  and USD 5 - 7 for desserts, this restaurant is surely a great place to dine.

So, what do you think....
Even the pictures looks soooo appealing, right :)
Wait until you taste it...

What's your favorite Spanish dish? :)

El-Pote Restaurant
718 2nd Avenue, between 38th and 39th street.
Open everyday from 12 - 3 PM and 5 - 11 PM


  1. I will have to check it out the next time I am in NYC :)

  2. Hmmm enak2 semua kayaknya mak,

  3. How to pronounce it? Paeya? Hahaaa sok teu eikeh

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  5. We love trying different types of foods! I thought the rice was something fried. Then a second look, and it's rice.

    I simply love seafood.

  6. seafood paella nya mirip nasi goreng

    1. keliatannya aja mak..rasanya jauuuh hehehe

  7. seafoood..aku suka banget..apalgi lihat cumi2ya duh nggak nahan,,,,

  8. orang indonesia ketemu yang digoreng-goreng bawaannya ngecess *droll

    1. hehehehe...ngg juga sih..tapi yang digoreng memang enak :)

  9. Seafood Paella itu mirip makanan India kayaknya ya mbak. Kuning-kuning gitu nasinya, xixxiiii

    1. kelihatannya mirip mak...tapi ngg mirip-mirip bangeet :)

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    1. hehehehe..punten mak..bukan maksud hati :)

  11. Believe it or not, I am not a big fan of seafood! But I must say the food looks very good! I read that you are battling breast cancer. I wish you a speedy recovery. Be well. :)

    1. Thank you so much Kristi for your kind words :)

  12. di kulkas saya lagi ada cumi dan udang, kepikiran mau bikin nasi paela. Lah trus lihat postingan ini, jadi makin pengen :D

  13. I don't eat seafood, except for shrimp, but Jason LOVES it! I bet he would insist on dining here if we ever get to NYC!

  14. ajak aku mbak uat nyicipin makanannya

  15. jangan lupa bungkus satu mbak buat aku ia :)


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