Eder Montero and Alexandra Raij are the chefs and owners of Txikito, the acclaimed Basque restaurant in Chelsea.
Txikito is a love letter to a region whose cuisine is distinguished by excellence and simplicity in both ingredients and techniques. It is an unencumbered cuisine where humble ingredients like beans and peppers hold the same value as aged farmhouse cheeses, pristine seafood, and unique breeds of lamb and cattle.
High cuisine and grandmother’s cooking are equally revered, and male cooks have a longstanding place in the traditional kitchen. Txikito aims to capture the many ways that food is enjoyed throughout the Basque country, from its simple bar food to sophisticated signature dishes.
We transport you to this celebrated region for a genuine Basque experience: a thoughtful wine list served in traditional glassware, seasonal specials of Basque inspiration with local greenmarket produce, and a convivial atmosphere with warm, attentive service
Txikito is the only place in New York City that offers a current expression of this austere but sensual approach to cooking.