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El Quinto Pino - Permanently Closed

4.6
4.6
589 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:30 pm Sun 5:30 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 206-6900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Alex Raij and Eder Montero

  • Catering

    Interested in booking of for a gathering, holiday party or event. Call us directly for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Cross street

    Btw 9th-10th Avenues

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    C/E - 23rd St<br />N/R- 23rd St<br />F- 23rd St<br />1- 23rd St

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 589 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. GP

    GP318

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Really glad I discovered and the server let me and my guest know of the other venues in the "family". Roasted vegetables good but seemed more like a ratatouille than what I expected. Cocktail could have been a little more generous. Server very nice. I will definitely return and recommend to others. Great find in Chelsea (thank you, NYT!).

  2. KE

    KarimE

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best restaurant in NYC

  3. EL

    EileenL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Lovely place to meet for dinner and talk. Great service and food.

  4. KH

    KarenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is such a special little place. People were super attentive and generous. Food was tapas mostly and unusual blends of flavor. Had a lovely experience and would highly recommend. Food was really good too!

  5. r

    raulc

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    The food and the place was terrible. We are from Spain and this place has nothing to do with Spain. We won’t come back.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the drinks especially!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent restaurant!

  8. M

    Mainer

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous service, fantastic food and drink- can't wait to return!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect place. I’ve been here so many times!!

  10. A

    Aspyri

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great pleasure to dine at Quinto!! Food, service and ambiance come together and create an unforgettable experience. We’re always happy to meet our friends for dinner here. It has a youthful and sophisticated vibe and a super friendly staff that makes it feel like home. 👍

  11. CC

    ClaireC

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! I would go back again and again and recommend EQP to anyone who cares about food.

  12. B

    Brad

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    It was uneven. The lamb skewers were excellent but the seafood dishes were below par... both the octopus and calamari were too chewy.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I forgot to review this place and it was so long ago. Pre-pandemic. I walked by El Cantaro Pina

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food and cocktails! Nate was amazing

  15. BG

    BarbaraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a great dining experience at El Quinto Pino. Excellent food, service, and ambience. We will definitely go back.

  16. C

    Chama

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Cozy spot, perfect to hang out with friends, graze on tapas and drink good Spanish wines. Can't think of a better way or a better place to spend an evening.

  17. A

    Aspyri

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a pleasure visiting El Quinto Pino. Feels like going to a friend’s house. Food, ambiance and friendly service are consistently great. Our favorite spot for a guaranteed great evening with friends.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    i have had a good experience in the past in this restaurant, but this will be the last time i eat there. because it is a tapas place, we felt encouraged to order more small plates if we were still hungry after the first round. we were interested in ordering more, including dessert, when we were told we had to leave our table in 15 minutes because of a reservation (we too had reserved our table). i have NEVER experienced this before, unless i was a walk-in, or had sat for a really long time. we had NOT been sitting for an extended time, and were continuously ordering. we were reminded that we "only had 5 minutes left", which made it worse. i still left a 20% tip, because i have been a server myself, but it was unsatisfactory and i was embarrassed that i was the one who chose this restaurant

  19. F

    Feaster

    New York Area

    268 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    268 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Love this restaurant. Has a wonderful energy and such a friendly and knowledgable staff. Excellent.

  20. OB

    OwenB

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Love it here!

  21. N

    Nancye453

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A treasure tucked away in Chelsea: I LOVE this restaurant! The food is adventurous without being contrived. It is Spanish and everything I have ever had on the menu is beautifully conceived and prepared. The room is small, warm and inviting - comfy furniture, good lighting, homey. The service is impeccable. And you can talk here. I would recommend it to anyone who really appreciates a well sourced and expertly prepared food.

  22. LA

    LAURAL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    The beer was too expensive and the portions were small.

  23. T

    Tapastreisgr8

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A quaint tapas place in the Chelsea section of Manhattan - with super tasty drinks as well as food. The service was top-notch and outstanding, from the hostess seating is to our server - super helpful and so accommodating!The atmosphere cozy, it's definitely intimate and is a reason to travel to a less touristy and crowded part of the city to enjoy quality food. My spouse and I are trying to watch our potions and this was a great choice for it! Quality meat and seafood too. I especially loved the frozen Mallorcan lemonade cocktail. Not something I'd normally order in December in NY but it was a warm evening (restaurant too, on the warm side, of your ok with that) so it went perfect with my mostly seafood based meal. I can't wait to return.

  24. DF

    DanielF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food, service, and atmosphere were great. the only downside was the very small servings for $14 glasses of wine.

  25. F

    Fabulous

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The space is charming. The food was outstanding. We had 15 different dishes and were blown away each time. The waiter we had, Alex, was quite simply the best! His attention to detail and efficiency made the night wonderful He was helpful and could answer any question about the menu, both food and wine. It was a wonderful experience.

  26. E

    Ellicottcityfoodie

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food! Everything we tried was great. Service was friendly and efficient. Nice casual decor, a bit noisy...

  27. FV

    FernandoV

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and wine was great. Perfect for any date night!!!

  28. JW

    JessW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Loved the ambience/vibe, but the food was just okay. I wasn’t blown away by anything and we ordered half the menu. If I’m spending over $100 on going out to eat, I expect the food to be unforgettable. That being said, the service was excellent.

  29. EB

    EnoughB

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    El Quinto Pino is the kind of small place with carefully prepared food and lovely service that is so rare. It was fun, delicious and a a bit of a mini vacation -- what more can you ask?

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Wine was good, food was good, very noisy

  31. g

    glutenanddairyfreefoodie

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love this place -- great food -- great service -- I always feel good when I'm there

  32. LP

    LisaP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, nice atmosphere, exceptional service. We had a party of 5, and the server offered to plate our selections so they could be evenly divided, which was perfect, as we all wanted to try everything! Her recommendations were spot on.

  33. BG

    BethG

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ordered all the specials and they were all spectacular. I love this place! We’ll definitely be back.

  34. PK

    PKBNYC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Dishes were a bit small for the price. Quality croquetas, for example, but the smallest ones I’ve seen. Good service.

  35. AS

    AmyS

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food, great service, cozy ambience. Only suggestion is to not crank the heating so high. Would come back for sure!

  36. a

    anonymous

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice people working at El Quinto Pino. We were warmly welcomed and well taken care of. Highly recommended.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great tapas wonderful service

  38. C

    Cillyenoughtoeat

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love every meal I've ever had here- the shepards pie balls are to die for!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a nice place. Warm, cozy and welcoming. Delicious! You will feel like a part of the neighborhood!

  40. EF

    EmmaF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favourite places for a quiet and delicious supper in New York. Will definitely be back next time we’re in the city

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El Quinto Pino - Permanently Closed is rated 4.6 stars by 589 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Btw 9th-10th Avenues

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:30 pm Sun 5:30 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    C/E - 23rd StN/R- 23rd StF- 23rd St1- 23rd St

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alex Raij and Eder Montero

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 206-6900

  • Catering

    Interested in booking of for a gathering, holiday party or event. Call us directly for more information.

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