Charming and all around lovely experience. Loved the ham croquettes and pork special. Cozy ambience that is really nice for conversation with a good friend :)
Hidden away off of 9th avenue on 24th street, this tapas restaurant is top notch! The front room is Tiny and cozy, but then when you are led to the vack dining room for your reservation, you will be pleasantly surprised that the space opens up nicely and the decor and charm take over. The hot and cold tapas are incredible, so much so that you will not mind the tiny size of some dishes like the ham croquetas, which are two tiny pillows of heaven, light and delicate for a dish that is typically heavy and greasy. Just right! The special iberican sausage with crispy artichoke was delightful and the El Doble burger is like none other....perfectlt cooked, juicy and delicious...a real flavor bomb!! The sangria by the glass or pitcher was also perfect, and the crema catalana for dessert was a little earthenware dish of deliciousness with the burnt sugar crust on top freshly torched seconds earlier and the cinnamon tinged crema as luscious as I’ve ever had. Do yourself a favor and run, do not walk, to enjoy a meal that you will find nothing short of perfection!!
I wanted to love this place. Cozy, intimate, warm interior. Good service at the start and welcoming, but then it was impossible to get anyone's attention after placing our order. The tapas tasted good, but portions were very small and expensive. Only two veggie options and not a big menu, unlike Boqueria, Barraca or Sala One Nine. We ordered five things. Four came out about 5-10 minutes apart, and then they forgot about the last dish, so it took more than 30 minutes to get it. We took our chances to order one last thing, a tortilla, because we were still hungry (super small portion sizes). Every tapas place has the tortilla ready to go. Instead, it took over 30 minutes to receive one small slice of tortilla. Overall, more than a 2-hour dinner for small plates which usually come out much faster (and are bigger portions).
Date night game strong.
Amazing spot. Tapas. So you order lots and sporadically. Which seemed to bother our server. - by the look on his face.
We had heard so much about this restaurant. We're lovers of tapas and Spanish wines and have been to many places in Spain-- Madrid, Barcelona, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Sevilla, Cordoba, Sanlucar de Barremada, etc. etc.
I guess the deviled eggs were fine. But everything else had a been there done that feel, as if it had all been cooked/fried the day before and then tossed in a fryer/microwave for a touch up.
The wine was good.
Not vegetarian friendly
A true neighborhood gem, off the beaten path and almost hidden. Small bar in quaint first room and cozy back room with space for about 20-ish people. Diverse menu, smartly constructed menu, envelope-pushing cocktails and super service.
Fabulous meal, one tapas better than the next! Great service!
Very enjoyable. Cozy, intimate atmosphere. Friendly service. Yummy food.
Great little spot in Chelsea tucked into a very residential street. Excellent tapas and wine list, the specials were spectacular. Limited liquor options but that's not what you come here for!
First time good all around will be back and would recommend.
There was no bread remaining, the wine was off, and the portions are just too small for the price. The quality of food is not up to par with other tapas restaurants. I'm afraid this is a holdover from NY Magazine's critic's picks, which needs updating.
Food and Bartender were great however the waitstaff needs to work on their attentiveness and customer service
We had a reservation on the late side, and even though we were running late, the host was very accommodating when we called. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. They had run out of the uni panini, unfortunately, but the rest of the dishes were served very promptly and extremely flavorful. The pulpo and huevos rellenos were a solid hit at the table.
really enjoyed my first time at quinto and i will definitely return.
Definitely the best and most authentic Spanish food we've had outside of Spain. They also serve vermouth the real way - straight up with an orange twist. We had a blast eating tapas and drinking for the evening.
I absolutely loved the atmosphere. Super cozy and cute.
New Years Eve brunch...
First table booked...
Food was good, and well seasoned.
Spanish cuisine was much like I could prepare at home.
First off, “we are out of the Bloody Mary”
...what about Mimosa? ... but there is a store literally across the street—do they have tomato juice, orange juice, etc? Yes!!! One of our friends went across the street and bought some so he could drink!!
At least they had one Gin drink...gin & tonic. Spain is known for its great taste for Gin. But, only one version? Tapas? No, the tapas menu was shorter than regular brunch menu, and the servings were smaller than I would prepare and serve in our small apartment.
Not a terrible experience, but was odd. Will question sitting for a meal there again.
I brought my wife here for her birthday, and was not disappointed. She has pretty high standards for our culinary excursions, and even she was quite pleased with the food. I thought it was absolutely delicious. Everything was exquisitely prepared, the dishes were brought out at the perfect pace, and the flavors were excellent. It was relatively quiet and we could hear each other easily. All in all, I'm super satisfied and would happily eat here again.
Great place for delicious tapas. Very friendly staff. We were a group of four friends, and really enjoyed it.
Morcilla hash was out of this world good. Was disappointed that it was out of the uni panini but overall amazing food.
Small hidden gem. Service was welcoming and friendly. Food was excellent - we tried the beef croquettes, the octopus, patatas braves, lamb skewers and the shrimp. For dessert we shared the dark chocolate with olive oil & sea salt and the almond cake. Wine list is good but a bit pricey for a place like this. Will come back for the food!
The food was excellent. The waiter forgot to place an order for one of the items. The staff forgot to bring one item.
I enjoy this restaurant every once in a while.
Good food, service and so far - only good memories.
Terrible experience!! The waiter didn't have a clue about the menu. He said it was his first day there and had not paid too much attention to the menu. He took the order verbally but had to come back to write it down because he forgot! The worst thing of all was that the bathroom was not working!! This is illegal in New York since this restaurant definitely has more than 20 seats! Two of my friends are pregnant... are you kidding me? Totally wrong, also no chance to wash your hands.
It is quite a small room and they set up one long table for a large party that was extremely loud. Lack of education wherever one goes!
Regarding the food... we got the dinner menu but we were there for brunch so the lomo sandwich was not available! The pisto manchego was extremely watery and it only tasted of cheese. The tortilla Española was pretty dry and the churros were undercooked. I guess they noticed so they discounted the coffees from the final bill. Very tight people.
Overall, a very disappointing experience. I was not expecting this taking into account that this is the sister restaurant of Txikito and that one has much better standards (although last time, I found a piece of glass in one of their pintxos). What a bad reputation for Spanish restaurants!
I will never go back or recommend it to a single soul.
The best place ever!
We had a very nice meal of a diverse delicious tapas. The place was packed on a Saturday night so definitely make a reservation. The sangria was delicious!
Really nice ambiance and friendly staff. Would recommend to anyone looking for a nice place to take a date or dinner with friends.
You will likely need a reservation as the restaurant is very small. 1-2 tapas will be sufficient per person.
The food is too expensive and just not good (I'm a Spaniard). If you're looking for authentic Spanish food, there are other places in NYC that offer better value for money.
The best, the best tapas in America! Perhaps better than Spain itself. WOW. Every dish an explosion of flavors. Each one unique! Not to be missed by any devotee of Spanish cuisine.
It was our first time there and we really liked it. The tapas were interesting and good. Interesting ambiance. Service was very nice and helpful.
Cute cozy environment, distracted service. Squid, shishito peppers, rice w duck was good - rest was forgettable. Ok place if ur in neighborhood
Cozy and quiet, good for a night out. Tapas very good, lots of seafood on the menu. Loved the shrimp paella, lamb skewers, blistered peppers. Wine list fairly small but good range of choices and prices.
The staff couldn't have been friendlier and more helpful although the wait for the table was ages. Yes, we'd booked in advance. The food was creative and the kitchen was very accommodating to the person in our party who's vegetarian. The portions were larger than expected and the food was great value. The decor is great; very cool. Recommend highly!
The food was the highlight at El Quinto Pino although it was slightly pricey for what you get. I wish the menu features more high quality Spanish ingredients like Jamon Iberico Bellota although they did have Cantabrian anchovies and tetilla cheese.
When you serve expensive small plates, those small plates better be damn good. Unfortunately this was not the case. Most of the food was okay, not bad but not great either. The stand out was the Iberico ham pork chop cooked like a steak with a chimmichuri sauce, which was delicious. This biggest disappointment was the Sea Urchin sandwich which was little more than toasted bread coated with wasabi and barely a hint of uni. Cocktails were good.
This is one of those places where you feel like it wasn't a bad experience but you could do better for your money in NYC.
Special occasion birthday. Amazing service from manager in advance and staff during dinner. Great tapas
Second time here after 4 years! Still excellent - loved the octopus!