Mon, 5pm-midnight; Tue-Thu, noon-3pm and 5pm-midnight; Fri, noon-3pm and 5pm-1am; Sat, 11:30am-3:30pm and 5pm-1am; Sun, 11:30am-3:30pm and 5pm-11pm
C, E at 23rd St.
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After an ownership reshuffling, the Chelsea tapas bar reopened in 2010 with a paint job, some reengineered standing room, and a huge new chalkboard menu. What you’ll see on it: multi-regional tapas, with new additions like nuestras bravas, crisp potatoes with spicy aioli, and tortilla de gambas, or shrimp wafers. Chef-partners Alex Raij and Eder Montero have also instituted a rotating “menú turistico,” showcasing the food and wine of a specific region. Up first is Galicia, with caldo gallego and sardine pie. To drink, there are two new cocktails, sangria by the glass or pitcher, and a choice of sherries. And Raij’s signature uni panini, of which she has regained custody? “That’s not going anywhere,” she reassures.Note
In addition to beer and wine, El Quinto Pino also serves specialty frozen cocktails.