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Everything at Lamano is cooked behind the bar, and since the whole space is the size of a studio apartment, you’ll essentially take a sauna in the fumes of frying potatoes and searing meat no matter where you sit. We like this dark space for casual dates, even though it’s a bit more expensive than some other tapas spots in the West Village. The small plates are all good, especially the egg tortilla with truffle and the thinly sliced octopus with fried potatoes. The bread is also free and fresh - two important adjectives for bread.

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