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“401 West 24th St. A great welcome. We had a ball.”
Review of El Quinto Pino

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Ranked #2,079 of 13,838 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$15
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Chelsea
Zurich
Level 6 Contributor
298 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“401 West 24th St. A great welcome. We had a ball.”
Reviewed 5 August 2012

Sightseeing in New York, eventually dragged our feet to four different bars, all of which we rejected, then came across El Quinto Pino at about 5pm. They were doing a tv shot in the tiny interior. We apologised for intruding but if we could have a glass of wine....They in their turn apologised for not being able to host us better, but that wine would be no problem. I had a super dry white. In the tiny kitchenette the proprietor was cooking for the camera. Next thing she sent out croquetas for us! With our next drink we ordered olives and nuts as that wouldn't interfere with the kitchen's difficulties during the tv shoot. Next thing, they sent us out a tapa of braised tongue in tomato sauce. Wonderful! The barman treated us like old friends, the proprietor and the photographer were friendly and apologetic for all the work that was going on, whereas we were the ones who felt we should apologise for being in the way.
I normally make it a rule not to re-visit a bar or restaurant when I'm on holidays. I prefer to see as many different places as possible. However, I'm making an exception for El Quinto Pino. I'll be back before I leave New York. Hope they have the same staff on duty!
For some reason the address is not given in the TA heading. It's 401 West 24th St.

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New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Perfect miniature tapas”
Reviewed 3 June 2012 via mobile

We love this place for a late night glass of red and a bite. Tiny bar/restaurant means its not for big groups but for a few small plates and wine post movie with great atmosphere it's perfect.

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MA
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73 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“great hole in the wall tapas joint!”
Reviewed 3 May 2012

love this place. went for tapas and drinks around 1030pm on a saturday and it was perfect, not too packed but good vibe. love that its small and dimly lit. you get the feel of a madrid tapas bar. food was good - menu could be a bit more adventurous but the crispy pig ears were excellent! also like the white marble bar and candles. great place to come with a date for a couple vinos and tapas. note - they do not have full liqour license but they offer vermouth drinks which are worth trying. the world needs more places like this.

  • Visited April 2012
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“A bit too much hype. Older sister Tia Pol is better.”
Reviewed 9 February 2008

A bit too much hype. Older sister Tia Pol is better.

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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
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“very good Spanish food”
Reviewed 14 December 2007

very good Spanish food

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