El Quinto Pino

4.6
404 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
El Quinto Pino is a Multiregional Spanish tapas bar in Manhattan from chefs Alex Raij and Eder Montero. A gathering place and the perfect place to go for drinks and traditional and signature tapas. Famous for our Uni Panini, our unique menu and off the beaten path wine list celebrating all regions of Spain. Above all, we are inspired by the tapas lifestyle and the ability of the tapas tradition to bring people together. Our authentic and creative food is rooted in tradition but has true flair and our staff is knowledgeable but most of all friendly.

This winning and fresh approach has meant that El Quinto Pino has enjoyed being called “the best” and “most authentic tapas bar” over and over again since we opened in 2007.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Syrian
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:30am

Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am

Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 206-6900
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alex Raij and Eder Montero
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Catering
Interested in booking of for a gathering, holiday party or event. Call us directly for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Btw 9th-10th Avenues
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Public transit
C/E - 23rd St
N/R- 23rd St
F- 23rd St
1- 23rd St
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Happy New Year! El Quinto Pino will be ringing in the new year with a few extra special specials in addition to our regular menu. Join us to send off 2018 and start off 2019 right.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.1

This restaurant/wine bar in Chelsea from the folks who brought you Tia Pol and Txikito delivers solid authentic Spanish eats, wine, and sangria.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 404 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great time, food was delicious and service was very attentive. Were there for a birthday dinner with one GF guest, plenty to eat and share and everyone had a great time. Definitely would recommend!

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun place. Great service. Good food and good prices and a great ambiance. Perfect for a dinner with friends!!!

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DB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent with an interesting wine selection from Spain. I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a nice restaurant to relax and have some quiet conversation.

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EA
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After several memorable dinners over the years, I can say El quinto pino is always a pleasure.

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C
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Decent meal, but nothing special. Prices were very fair (almost surprisingly so), but I don't feel an urge to come back anytime soon. Service was a little slow and at least the mixed drinks were average. The croquetas were the only thing we ordered that I particularly liked.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Spaniard’s favorite NYC Spanish restaurant!

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SM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good quality, creative food. Well paced delivery of tapas. Garlic shrimp in broth , shrimp/chick pea fritters, calamari very good dishes. Attentive but not intrusive wait staff. Cozy atmosphere. Would return next time we get to NYC.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything we had was good, but felt pricey for portion sizes and quality. But otherwise a very pleasant place to have a meal!

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V
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Walked from hotel, pleasantly surprised to find a wonderful atmosphere and excellent food - made for a nice evening.

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good but not exceptional. Portion size was very small for the price.

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L
London
113 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best tapas we have ever eaten - better by far than anything we ate in Andalucia earlier this year.
Sadly we return to London today, but we made a point of coming back to El Quinto Pino one more
time before we left!

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TF
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Only things worth getting are the fideúa, nuestras bravas, and the pork shoulder special.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Thought the ambiance and service were good . Did not love the food , nothing special about it . Wine list was good

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E
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We love El Quinto Pino. One of our favorite restaurants in Chelsea.

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SB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious tapas in a cozy space. Service was excellent. Try the salchichon with crispy artichokes if they still have it (it was a special), or the shrimp in broth.

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a
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has amazing tapas. AMAZING. Try the specials (all of them!) Have a glass of sangria, sit back and enjoy the exceptional service of the staff and the wonderful cuisine of the chef. This is one to remember!

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N
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing experience. The waiter was very knowledgeable. All plates were very creative and the flavors and texture were positively surprising.

A bit loud in terms of sound level. Could have used a couple of sound absorbing surfaces.

Loved the suspended lighting fixture looking like a women’s sun hats.

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YT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was great but the service was really slow, we had a reservation and we got to the place 10 mins before our reservation time but were not seated until 45 mins post the time our reservation. We thankfully still had an hour and 15 to spare before the show we were supposed to go to but even after being seated everything was very slow and we were pretty flustered about it. The tapas was pretty decent and would recommend the food but would try to order in if possible

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MP
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My Spanish friend and I met in New York and wanted to try this Spanish restaurant that was recommended by other Spanish friend. We loved the location, the atmosphere and the food, which was authentic Spanish

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C
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was amazing and the server was adorable. I was Basquing in the glory of the good food and ambiance all night. Can't E'Spain how much I enjoyed it.

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RB
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Really delicious uni panini, croquetas, etc. Had a great time for my 6 month with my girlfriend.

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EY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

their listing says they are open very late but we were a bit rushed because they closed up at 11:45pm

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JA
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Traditional real spanish tapas recipes with a modern touch. Superb wine list with numerous and good references of Jerez and manzanilla de Sanlucar.
The bocadillo de calamares and spanish o melette are really good.
The name of the restaurant is set with a great sense of humor, “el quinto pino” means in coloquial spanish a place very distant and with complicated access. The trip is worth it.
Good tapas restaurant.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Everything we tasted was delicious but the portions sizes were so small it was ridiculous.

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Good food, cold atmosphere at lunch time, missing the spanish bustle

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n
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Espanol de mentira. Ningun plato es espanol. Ninguno. Lei un articulo en El Pais que colocana este restaurante en el mejor de tapas. Una mentira enorme, una desilusion increible. Servicio da miedo!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic! Food was delicious, but really everyone in the restaurant was so nice!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great flavors via their Tapas. Bring back the bacon in a bag though!!

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M
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My hubby and I were meeting friends in Chelsea for dinner and I had to quickly make reservations the day before. I choose El Quinto Pino partly because of the good Zagat review, but mostly because they were one of few affordable restaurants in the area that had an opening at 7:45 p.m. for 4 people. We all enjoyed the wine and food, even those of us who are sorta kinda vegetarians. Each of us like anchovies and were thrilled so many options on the menu included it as an ingredient. Specifically, we ordered the: Anchoa Campo dei Fiori, Tortilla Española, Escalivada, Fideúa, and a daily special made of octopus. For dessert, we shared an almond cake with cherries which was divine, especially if you (like me) adore marzipan. My only constructive note is that they offer more wines by the glass. If you are looking for a fine meal in Chelsea without the usual Chelsea prices, El Quinto Pino fits the bill.

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RN
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food in a quaint little spot. Great tapas.

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h
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Felt like a new place, just kind of finding its feet. The staff was great, very friendly, and understood the menu. Didn't have a chance to order my favorite tapas, since there were others making choices. Looking forward to going back - definitely worth a second visit!

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GF
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food, lovely ambiance. A trip to Spain right off 9th Avenue.

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ML
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great to meet up with a friend/date grab a drink at the bar or sit in the dining room in the back and have a wonderful meal with with friends. Service was great, food was even better. Wines were solid and affordable. Will be going back

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SG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was very attentive. Had both a warm welcome and a fond farewell. Daily specials were outstanding. Highly recommend.

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PT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bartender was very charming and attentive and even got me a cord to charge my phone while I waited. Special watermelon salad with salmorejo was absolutely delicious. We also enjoyed the jamon iberico and artichoke special - amazing. Roasted veggies in romesco also very tasty - we asked for bread with that, and the bread was probably the least impressive - soft not crusty, like I would expect in a Spanish restaurant. Loved sitting at the bar drinking a bubbly rose. Didn't see outdoor dining- would it have been in the back? Next time I am in the city I will head back with my daughter and hunt for the outdoor section... that would be perfect. Thanks for a nice visit.

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M
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I was disappointed that my favorite sandwich was not available: the flash-fried calamari. Re: the sherries, the Amontillado and the Oloroso, I found them to be a bit thin.

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EM
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was good but not great. A trout special was really under-seasoned and didn’t taste like much... portions are on the small side so either come when you’re not overly hungry or be ready to open your wallet. The staff is very nice & the service is good.

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E
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely tapas, bustling spot, worth a visit but book your table

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OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous sangria and a wide variety of delish small plates - our favorites we're the trout, the chickpeas, the melon and tomato gazpacho and the chocolate desert

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

As others have said, portions are small and overpriced for what they are. Food was good, but not great. Hubby was not enjoying the meal very much as a group had arrived and it became very noisy even though they weren’t especially loud. I enjoyed the tastes but it wasn’t memorable enough to return, especially considering the cost for what we got.

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