Best West Village Spot to Hear Singing Tuna (2008)
A former James Baldwin hangout, El Faro is Gotham's oldest español. The Singing Tuna arrive on a weekend evening, and you might be lucky enough to catch them in their velvet capes, carrying guitars and hustling the tables for greenbacks. If not, don't worry; sit back and enjoy the huge portions of a wondrous caldo gallego, a hearty soup dense with white beans, shreds of greens, chunks of mild sausage, and flaky pieces of potato. It's the best rendition of this classic Iberian comfort food in the city.