Nothing makes me happier than bottomless brunch on a weekend in New York when I have nothing planned. When I’m looking for good eats & unlimited sangria (yes, I said it), I go straight to Barraca – a cute, rustic brunch spot in West Village that serves Spanish tapas, paella, and the absolute necessity…churros and chocolate. Barraca quickly stole my heart, and now it’s my go-to brunch spot. I’ve also found that it’s one of the few places in the city where you can show up on a Sunday without a reservation and still be seated (after a little wait, of course. Patience, people!)
Barraca has an incredible Sangria Bar that features eight different flavors of sangria – ranging from tangy to fruity. For a reasonable price, you can drink unlimited sangria for two hours in cute mason jars, trying as many of the flavors as you please. My favorite is the Rioja, a combination of blackberries, cranberries, and tempranillo. Next, I usually go for Valencia, which is a mixture of rose wine, grapefruit, vodka, and ginger (it’s amazing!) Trust me, the two-hour special is a smarter move than the price per glass. For brunch, everything that I’ve tried is amazing, but I consistently have the Patatas Bravas (extra aioli, please!) as a starter, and then order the Coca de Recapate, which is a flatbread loaded with pork sausage, roasted red peppers, and egg, as my main dish. Even if you’re full, always order the churros con chocolate because you won’t regret it in a week. They sell out very quickly because they are such a favorite.
Trust me, head over to Barraca this weekend or the next, and you’ll never want to go to another brunch spot again. Check out their space at http:// www.barracanyc.com/home/gallery