El Quinto Pino

4.6
422 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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Join us for an evening celebrating the ones we love, serving our regular menu plus extra special additions for a romantic evening.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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 422 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great but very very small portions. Great bar area, nice distance between dining tables. Service was ok.

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AF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Disappointing. Given the multiple 4 and 5 star reviews, i had high expectations, especially since i am a fan of authentic Spanish tapas. My companion and I ordered a variety of dishes, and unfortunately, found the food to be lacking. Perhaps the kitchen was having an off day. Service and ambience so-so.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice brunch. Wish they had few more options.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely start to finish

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EV
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative and tasty dishes. Just excellent all around food for great value!

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MR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

El Quinto Pino was a delight. It was my first visit and will certainly not be my last. Having visited the Basque region in Spain, I found the food to be spot on. Great Gin & Tonic. Above all else, our server James P was terrific. He offered great guidance and helped make the right choices when we were not certain. This is a great tapas place.

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DT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think I may have found my new favorite restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, excellent service, lovely room. Go there!

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LD
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice, quaint place... Spanish style tapas.. service was awesome at the bar and excellent choice in wines. The garbanzos fritos were so dry I choked! Other than that everything else was great! The bartender was a delight and my 17 year old daughter loved him!

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K
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Casual easy tapas in Chelsea. Tiny room. Friendly service.

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GF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is terrific. The food is delicious, the service excellent, and the noise level allowed us to have excellent conversation throughout dinner. We kept extending dinner because we wanted to continue tasting the various tapas selections. Not a single disappointment. We did not realize there was a dessert menu. but when we saw it we had to force ourselves to try a couple of those choices. Everything was fantastic. Thank you for a lovely dinner experience

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M
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved this place and the food and the service! Would make the effort to go back often.

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DO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third visit. This time for a business dinner. We had a great time.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we tried was delicious and very affordable for the quality! We look forward to becoming regulars

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service and food. The team at EQP is on top of their game!

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d
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great spot for food and friends! Feels like Im still in Spain. (though the white sangria was not so great)
Loved the croquetas, califlor and Almond torte. sat in the front which is quiet-- but back room is really really noisy-- even with tapestry on the wall-- maybe something can be done to tone absorb noise.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had brunch. Food was tasty albeit on the small side for servings, even the items which were “tapas” per se. I would recommend but just expect to order more dishes than what you though, bumping up the price for brunch.

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M
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Tapas and Ambiance

We had good vibes as soon as we walked into the restaurant. Well-designed environment, friendly service and excellent food.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
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
20 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
15 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
New York Area
2 reviews
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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