El Quinto Pino

4.6
432 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.

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.
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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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New York Area
10 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
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 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 31, 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 27, 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 25, 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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AF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
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 on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice brunch. Wish they had few more options.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely start to finish

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EV
Caribbean
4 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
24 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
38 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
2 reviews
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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CG
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
9 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
2 reviews
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
114 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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