Saluting The Sandwich…

Good things come in small packages.

El Quinto Pino is a perfect example of big flavors featured in an intimate Chelsea restaurant.

El Comedor, El Quinto Pino

El Comedor, the new dining room behind the original tapas bar, is a converted apartment decorated in mid-century modern.

The restaurant has been around since 2007 and is still deliciously relevant.

Uni Panini

I had to try EL Quinto Pino because I am a big uni fan and they make a delicious Uni Panini on a crispy baguette with Korean mustard oil ($16).

The sea urchin did not disappoint and although the sandwich is on the small size it is filling.


Our brunch was complimented by a fabulous red wine Sangria ($8).

Bocadillo de Calamar

David opted for a tantalizing Bocadillo de Calamar, flash fried squid po’ boy with spicy aioli, lettuce, and tomato ($12).

Nuestras Bravas

We also indulged in  the Nuestras Bravas, El Quinto Pino’s crispy signature rough cut potatoes with spicy aioli ($7).

We were running out of time before the matinee of Secret Life of Bees which was phenomenal…a warm, touching play featuring amazing singers.


For our edible swan song we ordered the Torrijas dessert, Basque French Toast with citrus and syrup ($15).

It was another high note on a thoroughly delicious and reasonably priced Saturday brunch.

El Quinto Pino is one of four outstanding restaurants (Txikito, La Vara, Saint Julivert) owned by chefs and owners, Alex Raij and Eder Montero.

El Quinto Pino is reasonably priced, radiates a chill atmosphere and checks all the foodie boxes.

El Quinto Pino

El Quinto Pino 401 West 24th Street New York City. Open Monday-Thursday 5:30am-11:30pm, Friday 5:30-Midnight, Saturday 11:30-Midnight, Sunday 11:30-10:30pm. Reservations available on

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