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El Quinto Pino

Editors' Pick
Our Tip An excellent tapas joint; don't miss the uni sandwich or patatas bravas.
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A Sandwich a Day: Bikini at El Quinto Pino

A Sandwich a Day: Bikini at El Quinto Pino

Extra-thin slices of bread, crustless, are heavily buttered. In go layers of ham and cheese (jamon y queso, in this joint). A drizzle of truffle oil and then a trip through the panini press. Eat while hot—while the cheese is still all gooey and the butter, the sheer abundance of butter melted into every pore of the panino, seems absolutely necessary.

Sugar Rush: Churros at El Quinto Pino

Sugar Rush: Churros at El Quinto Pino

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] I stopped by El Quinto Pino this morning in hopes of snagging an ensaimada, a Mallorcan sweet bun, off their newly debuted breakfast menu. But alas! They were out. Apparently someone who came in just...

Top 10 Desserts of 2010

Top 10 Desserts of 2010

We've got a tartufo with silky hot fudge, my favorite blueberry tart in the city, a tiramisu to die for, and an equally divine chocolate eclair—as well as a soft-serve stuffed eclair in the East Village. There's hot breakfast ensaimadas and a classic on Aquavit's dessert menu. And don't forget the Whoopie Pie! Today, our Top 10 Desserts of 2010.

Where To Eat Great Sea Urchin In NYC

Where To Eat Great Sea Urchin In NYC

Salty and briny with a metallic twang and more than a hint of iodine, sea urchin is (along with oysters) the most ocean-evocative food in the world, and as a seafood lover and lifelong coastal resident, I'm often in the mood to have the ocean evoked to me. Here are seven of my favorite ways to get sea urchin in New York. Some are simple, some are more complex, all are delicious.

Great News For Tia Pol Fans

Great News For Tia Pol Fans

Time Out New York's Feed Blog is reporting that Chef Alex Raij, formerly of Tia Pol and El Quinto Pino, "will open Txkito (that’s chee-kee-to), a Basque pintxos bar with her husband Eder Montero (also a Tia Pol vet)." According...

Friday Night Bites:  Salmorejo

Friday Night Bites: Salmorejo

At El Quinto Pino chef-owner Alex Raij is making a room-temperature tomato soup that goes way beyond gazpacho. It's called salmorejo, hails from the city of Cordoba, and is as simple as simple can be: farm-stand tomatoes, salt, olive oil,...

El Quinto Pino Gets a New Menu and Finally a Place to Sit Down

El Quinto Pino Gets a New Menu and Finally a Place to Sit Down

A few months ago, Chelsea tapas bar El Quinto Pino annexed a dining room next door to its 400 square foot bar. For the first time in its history, cooks didn't need to step outside to reach the walk-in fridge. And the extra space, a whole lot bigger than the original bar, allowed for real tables and chairs and, glory be!, a chance to sit down for a proper meal. Oh, and did I mention they take reservations?