100 Montaditos, the first New York rendition of a popular Spanish outpost, opened last fall with a menu offering a stupendous - and, for that matter, stupefying - amount of bite-sized sandwiches, as the name aptly suggests (100 means 100 and "montaditos" is Spanish for, you guessed it, sandwiches). Inviting and encouraging diners to mix and match from the impressive collection of savory nibbles, 100M provides a uniquely varied dining experience from its cozy Greenwich Village storefront.
These two-inch-long sandwiches, made with fresh bread baked in-house and deliciously flavorful combinations of ingredients ranging from Serrano ham and Manchego cheese to brie cheese with bacon and green pepper, as well as less traditional options like Philly cheese-steak with cheddar, have proved to be a huge success with area locals.
The idyllic "neighborhood joint," the small storefront of 100M features both a to-order counter up front and full-service dining room with wooden tables and a full menu of sangria, wine, beer and more in the back. Pair totally delectable food with this casual atmosphere, amazingly affordable prices and a few televisions hanging on the walls, and 100 Montaditos' positive word of mouth is no shock at all.
Now, running with its earned acclaim, this beloved Bleecker Street eatery has added larger, family-style plates to its extensive options, including paella, hearty croquetas and tortilla Esplanola and fried calamares, giving diners even more tough decisions to make - but at least ordering conundrums are the fun ones to be in.