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259 W. 19th St., New York City, NY 10011

Named for the flavor-packed crust that forms on the bottom of the paella pan, this small spot embraces Spanish culinary traditions—from the menu to the long communal tables. One tip: As good as the crispy potatoes, spicy chorizo, and other tapas look, don’t fill up on them. Here, the paella is the star; go for the Socarrat version, a mélange of chicken, beef, sepia, shrimp, cuttle fish, mussels, cockle clams, and green beans. Or, go for the version made with vermicelli noodles called fideua.

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Socarrat

Named for the flavor-packed crust that forms on the bottom of the paella pan, this small spot embraces Spanish culinary traditions—from the menu to the long communal tables. One tip: As good as the crispy potatoes, spicy chorizo, and other tapas look, don’t fill up on them. Here, the paella is the star; go for the Socarrat version, a mélange of chicken, beef, sepia, shrimp, cuttle fish, mussels, cockle clams, and green beans. Or, go for the version made with vermicelli noodles called fideua.