El Quinto Pino


401 W. 24th St.,
New York,
United States,

Tia Pol, the only truly authentic tapas bar in New York City, spawned an equally lovable sibling in the western reaches of Chelsea. The pint-size creamy space with tall ceilings and an impressive curved marble counter is packed with savvy tapeadores sipping pomades—Menorcan gin lemonade with fresh basil—and nibbling on feather-light deep-fried, house-cured cod fingers; fat, silky Basque anchovies served atop refreshing tomato pulp; and dangerously addictive torresnos (Ribera del Duero-style pork crackling). As for the decadent pressed sandwich of sea urchin zapped with Korean mustard oil, it's New York's current "it" sandwich.