El Quinto Pino

El Quinto Pino

401 W 24th St (at 9th Ave), New York, NY 10011
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
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  • "... but make sure to order the uni panini, fideua, and braised tongue." (2 tips)
  • "... (the gin-based Pomada was deliciously minty), we love the flirty..." (4 tips)
  • "... frozen gin drink & patatas bravas." (4 tips)
  • Village Voice

    Get the fried lamb intestines-fried so finely that they've curled and buckled in the heat, becoming golden brown & crisp. They taste like lamb potato chips-dip them in the tart chile sauce on the side

    Village Voice · August 13, 2010
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  • DailyCandy

    Recover from long Fashion Week days at the tiny, laid-back Spanish wine bar. Ditch industry types, try its famous uni panini, and nightcap with one of your real friends. Read more

    DailyCandy · February 4, 2013
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  • NYC: The Official Guide

    The uni panini here is one of the most exhilarating sandwiches ever invented—domestic sea urchin spread in a baguette with Korean hot mustard oil. Read more

    NYC: The Official Guide · December 16, 2011
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  • Cooking Channel

    The uni panini is something completely on its own: creamy sea urchin, heat from the mustard oil … a small sandwich made me feel like I was getting so much. - Jeffrey Saad, United Tastes of America

    Cooking Channel · February 23, 2011
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  • Eater

    New dishes include dirty rice with rabbit, flash-fried shell-on shrimp, and soft scrambled eggs with sea anemone. Favorites from the old menu are still available, and they plan to serve lunch soon.

    Eater · November 7, 2013
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  • rusty t.

    some of the best tapas i've had outside of spain! great date atmosphere - cozy and intimate and really friendly staff.

    rusty t. · July 22, 2010
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  • Jessica H.

    Cute, European atmosphere, a little small though - perfect for a couple.

    Jessica H. · May 14, 2010
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  • Tiffany S.

    get the noodle paella

    Tiffany S. · April 14, 2010
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  • Serious Eats

    An excellent tapas joint; don't miss the uni sandwich or patatas bravas.

    Serious Eats · March 25, 2013
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    They keep to the Spanish tradition of serving great wine with authentic and small-enough-to-tease dishes. We love the intimacy and the flirtatious vibes of both atmosphere and staff. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · February 13, 2012
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  • Cindy C B.

    Try the Uni Panini

    Cindy C B. · September 2, 2011
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  • Josephine S.

    Get the uni panini, it's sinfully good! Small place but totally adorable!

    Josephine S. · August 31, 2011
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  • Greg

    Get the Horchata.... and an Uni Panini.

    Greg · January 3, 2011
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  • Sandy

    Watch out - portions are small!

    Sandy · April 14, 2010
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  • Cassidy

    The tongue, soft scrambled eggs with anemone, and uni panini are all amazing- the anemone especially cooks up like a nice clam belly or sweetbread. Also, bet you can't say uni panini five times fast.

    Cassidy · October 20, 2013
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  • Mat M.

    The Uni Panini

    Mat M. · April 3, 2013
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  • Erin S.

    The uni panini. Order one. Then order more. Mmmmmm

    Erin S. · January 29, 2013
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  • Jeff A.

    Tempranillo (Finca Resalso) is delicious

    Jeff A. · November 30, 2012
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  • Jannica Choi R.

    Octopus terrine & Uni panini.

    Jannica Choi R. · May 26, 2012
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  • Katie K.

    Ponchos morunos, nuestras bravas and EQP gambas al ajillo are standouts. Also try the pomada cocktail!

    Katie K. · March 17, 2012
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    Besides the refreshing cocktails (the gin-based Pomada was deliciously minty), we love the flirty service, the spicy small plates, and the atmospheric interior with its authentic Iberian flair. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · January 10, 2012
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  • Marlowe L.

    Fedua. Try it. Eat it. Love it!

    Marlowe L. · November 14, 2011
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  • rahul d.

    Uni Panini

    rahul d. · November 12, 2011
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  • @JaumePrimero

    the sea urchin "panino", OMG I've died and gone to tapas heaven!

    @JaumePrimero · November 4, 2011
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  • Farra T.

    uni panini and noodle paella. Read more

    Farra T. · June 20, 2011
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  • Nathaniel J.

    One word: pomado! Read more

    Nathaniel J. · June 1, 2011
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  • Tim A.

    The "bag of bacon" is sort of a cross between bacon and pork rinds. I order a second bag and ate it myself.

    Tim A. · February 5
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  • John B.

    TONY recommended..

    John B. · January 29
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  • Melissa R.

    Basque tapas/pinxtos. From Eater: All of the tapas are worth trying, but make sure to order the uni panini, fideua, and braised tongue.

    Melissa R. · January 26
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  • David C.

    The Uni Panini is out of this world delicious... definitely one of the top 6 things to put in your mouth in NYC

    David C. · January 18
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  • Rebecca B.

    Come early leave late

    Rebecca B. · January 12
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  • Eater

    Eder Montero and Alex Raj recently expanded their Basque tapas parlor. All of the tapas are worth trying, but make sure to order the uni panini, fideua, and braised tongue. [Eater 38 Member]

    Eater · January 7
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  • Ryan G.

    uni panini, Lang Whitaker rec

    Ryan G. · December 27, 2013
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  • Blair M.

    Date vibes in the back but don't neglect the bar. Sweet staff with excellent recommendations...bravas and squid in its own ink owww owww

    Blair M. · December 13, 2013
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  • Nate S.

    Don't sit at the bar unless you want a view of the kitchen (hint: microwave!). Can someone please buy them a curtain? Been coming here for three years and still an issue. Great cocktails though.

    Nate S. · July 31, 2013
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  • Rob C.

    The pomadas are amazing. I will never tire of them!

    Rob C. · July 24, 2013
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  • Katie S.

    Small, but great food. Try their frozen gin drink & patatas bravas.

    Katie S. · July 21, 2013
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  • Willy

    Don't come in a group of more than two or three, because a) you won't be able to sit together and b) you won't want to share.

    Willy · April 21, 2013
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  • Brad L.

    Late night food: closes at 1am

    Brad L. · January 13, 2013
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  • Kent F.

    Tapas, only open in the evenings though.

    Kent F. · August 23, 2012
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  • Adrienne S.

    A little pricey but great little spot - the ham croquetas, patatas bravas and fava beans were super yum. Will be back for their alcoholic slushies in summer. W/ @StephLyndon (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Adrienne S. · March 29, 2012
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  • Lara R.

    Don't miss the lomo! So good and flavorful. Skip the sangria and go for the Spanish wines or the frozen gin basil lemonade.

    Lara R. · December 21, 2011
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  • Noah S.

    La Granacha: Camino de Navaherros for a light fruity red with a touch of spice, intentionally served cold. fun.......

    Noah S. · November 10, 2011
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  • Cheapeats I.

    A small wine bar & cafe serving up Ensaimadas (larded sweet rolls), tapas, churros & submarino de Chocovic (hot chocolate). Luv their Bikini

    Cheapeats I. · September 24, 2011
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  • Jeff W.

    Reminds me of the best in Madrid, Barca & SanSe (the best pintxos!) Get: Veal bone marrow! Spanish sausage and white anchovies! Pringá - braised meat sandwich. Warning: must share with others!

    Jeff W. · August 16, 2011
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  • 3FLOZ

    Such a good find. Read more

    3FLOZ · June 20, 2011
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  • Kostas

    One more thing, the service is splendid here!

    Kostas · June 9, 2011
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  • Kostas

    Lomo bocadillo is great. Gazpacho is a creamy delight. Get also patatas bravas. Gambas were ok, pulpo was a bit rubbery, not like in Spain. Definitely wash ur meal down with excellent sangria!

    Kostas · June 9, 2011
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  • Kerrie L.

    Wondeful anchovies, which sounds weird but true. Order with the garlic/tomato bread. And the shrimp dish is amazing.

    Kerrie L. · April 7, 2011
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  • Chris D.

    Make no mistake... For years advertised as one of the best 'sandwiches' in the city, the uni panini is a mere breadstick. A sublime, would-kill-your-own-mother-to-get-one breadstick.

    Chris D. · March 21, 2011
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