El Quinto Pino

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476 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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RJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We came for a 6:00 reservation and the dining area was almost empty, but the staff still seemed tense and inattentive. They seemed especially disinterested in our questions about the food on the menu, and especially distracted when we raised questions about what we had been served. The plates were small, and the food was good. Overall, I think this place has become a bit complacent, given their reviews. I took a professional colleague and was sorry I did.

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j
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my family’s favorites. Never a bad meal at EQP. Love their brunch dishes. Server was very nice and efficient.

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PM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as always - fresh delicious food and superb service!

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great ...knowledgable, helpful staff. Delicious, authentic Spanish food. Cute place with a lot of character. Easy walk to Hi-line and Hudson Yards.

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MC
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a great meal for 6. The tapas were excellent, especially the bravas and peppers. The egg dishes were very well -seasoned with great sauce for dipping. Service was very attentive.

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FD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really delicious tapas plates. The specials were excellent. The drinks were fabulous - really well balanced cocktails. Lovely atmosphere. I'll be going back and bringing friends.

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PF
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food at El Quinto Pino is outstanding. The service was lovely other than the fact that the seating options were limited and the options weren't appealing.

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s
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great tapas and wine selection to go along

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice ambiance and good service. Expensive after ordering the recommended 2-3 plates per person and a drink. I’d go back but not too of the list.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Was a bit disturbed by the 45 minute wait despite arriving for our reservation on time. That soured the experience for half our group of four, ensuring that at least some of us will not be back. The food was good, but we have had better tapas before.

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RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. The menu selection is great, food is great. Comfortable restaurant.

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MM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant has a very cool vibe and the menu offered a very nice variety and the food was very flavorful. Our waitress, Kaci, provided exceptional service and also offered insightful suggestions.

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B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious, with both traditional tapas offerings and imaginative new takes. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. An excellent spot to grab dinner and a drink before a walk on the High Line.

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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
264 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
3 reviews
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
2 reviews
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
143 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
7 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
11 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
9 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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