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Tapas y Tintos is now open in Midtown to be your new ace for Spanish comfort food and sultry patio-side conferences involving fruit-flecked wine.
This outpost of the tapas tavern differs from the South Beach location in a few ways: there’s a full bar here, which means your small-plates odyssey won’t only be governed by pitchers of sangria. There will be rounds of Salamancas (gin, mint and bitters) and waves of the La Maja (vodka, peach schnapps and cranberry juice), which comes in a traditional porrón, a Catalonian pitcher with a long spout (like a watering can filled with spiked fruit juice).
Also, things here are more loungey with a Sunday paella brunch and plenty of flat-screens for catching LeBron and Wade take on the Bulls. And whereas the SoBe locale is more of a raucous late-night spot, this one is ideal for lunch with clients who have a thing for Basque cuisine. Stake out the rustic wooden communal table on the nicely shaded patio and go for rounds of Gambas al Ajillo (shrimp sautéed in garlic) and a Tabla wooden board layered with cured meats.
But that’s not to say things won’t get caliente at night—there’s flamenco on Fridays and Latin jazz during the week.