...The name of the bar itself is Spanish slang for “nightlife,” so you shouldn't be too surprised it lives up to it. Known for its tapas (and don’t you dare not order the croquetas), it also has a $6 “Drink of the Day” and its famous sangria for $4.50 every day from 3-8pm.


Neighborhood Haunts in Upper Manhattan

...Virgilio de la Cruz and his brother, Fredy, the chefs, opened this 60-seat tapas bar 15 months ago and have won a Michelin recommendation for its new-Latino cooking...


Downtown Food Goes North

As turning points go, it might seem underwhelming. But there it was, the moment when Frank’s Meat Market, a decades-old, decidedly old-school butcher shop on West 187th Street in Washington Heights, began selling fresh spinach fettuccine in the late 1980s...


Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Bob Lape's Washington Heights

...Tapas: Two guys from ABC Kitchen opened Marcha Cocina Bar and they're great. They have very good drinks and a lively bar. They buy their stuff from Despana. Their shrimp and garlic has this textural force and taste. And calamari...I've had calamari a million times but this was exceptional...


Marcha goes Michelin

Move to La Marcha. A Michelin recommendation is coveted by many restaurants, but bequeathed to a select few...

— Robin Elisabeth Kilmer

Washington Heights Spanish Spot Brings Michelin-Worthy Tapas to the East Village

The East Village may have lost a Spanish restaurant, but it’s gaining one as well: Marcha Cocina, a Michelin-approved spot in Washington Heights, is bringing its low-key, neighborhood-friendly vibe to Avenue C this summer...


Llega la semana más deliciosa al Alto Manhattan

Este puré de plátanos maduros con salsa de mariscos es el aperitivo que viene seguido por una suculenta carne a la parilla, platos muy elaborados y regularmente costos, pero ahora son parte del menú pre fijo con un precio especial que puedes probar en Marcha cocina Bar, durante la semana de los restaurantes de Inwood y Washington Heights...

— Rosarina Bretón

Visiones: Marcha Cocina Restaurant

Chef Jariro De la Cruz joins Lynda Baquero to talk about Marcha Cocina Resturant, which is opening its second location in lower Manhattan.

— NBC New York

Dining Deal: Marcha Cocina

CBS2's Tony Tantillo reports.

— CBS New York

Gazpacho and tapas at Marcha Cocina Bar

Restaurateur Chef Jairo de la Paz joined us in our studio to talk about his restaurant, Marcha Cocina Bar...



Colors evoke the Caribbean at Marcha, a narrow restaurant known for authentic Spanish tapas. A long bar dominates the sea-blue and sunny-yellow room filled with high tables and a convivial crowd. The music is a touch loud, the service is refreshingly down-to-earth, and the food impresses beyond what its neighborhood bar-vibe might suggest...

— MICHELIN guide inspectors