El Quinto Pino

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Photograph: Deniz Ozuygur

Fried Ravioli at El Quinto Pino

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Deniz Ozuygur

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Chelsea
New York’s first true Madrileño tapas bar offers its Spanish nibbles in cramped quarters, with only a few barstools and ledges for plates; the idea is to graze, drink and chat before heading elsewhere for dinner. An adventurous party of two, up for such challenging dishes as a miniature wasabi-kissed sea urchin “panino,” could quite easily eat every single thing off of the short menu without feeling too gluttonous. Don’t miss the silky salt-cod nuggets in thick beignet batter, the beautifully plump garlic shrimp and the fine selection of Spanish wines by the glass.
Venue name: El Quinto Pino
Contact:
Address: 401 W 24th St
New York

Cross street: at Ninth Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 5pm–midnight; Fri, Sat 5pm–1am
Transport: Subway: C, E to 23rd St
Price: Average tapa: $9. AmEx, MC, V
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