El Quinto Pino

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463 reviews
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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.

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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.
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DS
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy neighborhood gem with nice range of tasty tapas and always a few specials for variety. Friendly service. I've dined her many times and the consistent quality and graciousness has helped EQP last in a very competitive market.

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F
New York Area
261 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love this local restaurant and find the ambiance transports us to another place. And the food is delicious! Our waiter knew everything about the menu and was incredibly helpful.

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n
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure! Everything about this place is a delight and the food is the best and most delicious tapas in town!

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BB
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Recommendation would be based on experiences prior to4/7. On 4/7, No bloody mary’s (at brunch!). No limes in g&t’s. When we asked for them, we got rounds and not wedges. A request for a replacement lime wedge was ignored, as was a request for a second bottle of wine (waiter had to be chased!). Confusing menu: why have dinner specials on the board if they’re not available? Why give us hard copy dinner menus? We like you but someone was not paying attention on 4/7 (my wife’s birthday celebration!!). Suggest you pay more attention to detail. Not easy but necessary.

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

not a spanish tapa bar at all and food is overpriced. mediocre flavors.

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g
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

Tables were too close. Food was very mediocre. Trout dish good. Cauliflower we at over cooked. They asked us to give up our table for other diners when we had barely finished meal. Sever was pleasant.

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food, friendly ( and very responsive!) service! Bravo!

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MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The tapas were very, very small, much smaller than the portion a regular tapa or ración should be. Some were good, some were not. But for that kind of bill you can get a substantial and very pleasant meal somewhere else. The value proposition was not there.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy spot with very friendly staff. Everything we had was amazing! The grilled squid is a must have!

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DS
San Francisco
141 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Flavor, flavor, and more flavor! So much goodness in a great neighborhood location. Get here and enjoy

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GB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

We ordered garbanzos, croquetas, the "shepherds pie" like croquetas, lamb skewers, cauliflower special and Uni Pannini and some red and white wines. The lamb and cauliflower were just OK. The rest was tasteless. The wines mediocre. They have a venue, recipes and staff but no one who knows how to cook. Service was not good either and when we spoke to the manager - there was no real response. (This is the first time I've ever given a bad review but our experience was beyond mere disappointment.)

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l
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bottom line: I would recommend and I would go back.

What was excellent: pan con tomate, whiskey cocktails, patatas bravas, gambas, pimientos. Also really liked the atmosphere, edgy and modern, but also warm & cozy. I can see why it would be a good date spot. Feels like you've discovered something.

What was just ok: pulpo (served cold, think it should have been room temp or warm), service (took waiter a bit too long to check in on us after our meal, so by the time he came to us we weren't even in the mood to try dessert. Also found him to be a bit cold but I guess that's NYC for you)

What we didn't like: cauliflower (had an overwhelmingly fragrant flavor that was a bit off-putting)

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l
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating an art opening. Really fun, thanks!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was lovely. Unexpected quirky retro ambiance with delicious food. A bit overpriced, but we were in NYC so to be expected. Wine was delicious red Spanish wine.

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D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The perfect spot for delicious sangria and authentic Spanish tapas.

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k
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent choice for those who have experienced Barcelona, as three of our party had. Good food brought back a flood of good memories. Marry your visit here with a stop at El Quinto's sister restaurant, Txchitos (just around the corner) for an Iberian immersion.

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N
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

60 minutes for brunch dishes to arrive and there were only 3 tables seated in the restaurant.

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KD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Looking forward to my next time at El Quinto Pino. Great sangria and great portion sizes of the tapas. Ambience is great. Deliciousness all around!

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d
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Portions were too small. None of the plates I ate really stood out as being amazing. However, the service was great and the drinks were great.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good experience overall

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CF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this little nook! It was Delicious and cozy!

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D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Charming venue! Great Food!

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food with great quality! Really tasting almost as being in Barcelona. Just suggest to serve the ‘escslibada’ cold as this is the true traditional way. In any case all was great! Cheers! JM&Miriam

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot, delicious tapas

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BP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun. Fun. And more fun.

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JC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

I have been going there for years but had not been in about 6-8 months. I was thoroughly shocked by the food and the portion size. It is completely a rip off! Very very expensive for minuscule portions and banal food. The seafood paella came on a tiny dish with 1 piece of shrimp and some mushy pasta - awful! The wine is overpriced and just dull. I used to like this place but will NEVER Return! What happened?!! I want my money back! A total waste off my time.

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OT
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great vibe- intimate spot. Vegetarian options.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restuarant was a pleasant surprise...in a good way. My friends and I enjoyed a pitcher of sangria and ordered croquette ( totally delicious), bomba toledana( I swear it's not spicy), fideua and gamble al ajillo. Definitely did wonders for the taste bud. The portions are just right, so if you're worried about your figure, the menu does accommodate.

The setting is intimate enough for a date or dinner meeting. The staff is very knowledgeable about the dishes including the level of spiciness.

I have 6 more request to visit this restaurant. I never recommend a restaurant to my fellow foodie unless I've tried it first. This restaurant is definitely a must visit.

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PV
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Negligent, ignorant, unconcerned, stingy servers; exceptionally high prices for ridiculously tiny portions; mediocre ambience. Food was average at best.

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Z
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great tapas in a casual, friendly place. Although we had booked a table we chose to sit and eat at the bar as preferred the look of that room to the restaurant. Both servers were very busy but still managed to look after everyone well.

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OT
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow what an amazing spot. All seven tapas were perfect.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! The food was delicious. The staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the food. We will definitely be back.

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t
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Meet a few friends. Staff was friendly and attentive. Found the food good but not exceptional. And this is tapas so you must be ready to order many plates if you are hungry.

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F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Love the frozen drinks and tapas
The food could be a bit better- I’m a foodie- but it’s great overall.

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LG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met three friends for our monthly dinner. Perfect spot. Food to share. All of which was delicious. Simple but great. Hard to do. Wait staff friendly and attentive. Easy to hear and be heard (critical for our group). Leisurely dinner with wine with no pressure.

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KH
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful tapas—closest I’ve found in the city to those I’ve had in Spain.

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OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice and cozy but too expensive . Portion too small too

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PL
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was good but not great. Wine by the glass was good. We bought a bottle of wine that didn't measure up to the wine by the glass. I thought the waiter should have been more forthcoming about the quality of the bottle - it was obviously a lesser value. Overall, a nice date place, but more of a one time experience - just to try something different. Not going back.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
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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BS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was really good and interesting. Very nice restaurant. Just one quibble and that is that there is a mish mash of chairs. Our table had 4 different chairs. Not all were that comfortable.

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