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Sep 28, 2007 09:53 AM

El Quinto Pino?

El Quinto Pino: The crew from Tía Pol have opened another teeny spot, this time a mere 26-seater. This tapas bar is reminiscent of Madrid, with no tables, only stools, and a menu just as tasty its sister restaurant. 401 West 24th Street at Ninth Avenue, 212-206-6900.

Has anyone been there yet?

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  1. Went last night, I really enjoyed it but my fiancé definitely likes TiaPol a bit more. Menu is more limited a bit more unique and I think almost entirely pork based. No tables, bar and stool seating, super small spot in what used to be a small coffee shop type place that I can’t remember the name of.

    We had a wonderful braised pork shoulder sandwich along with some stewed garbanzo beans, cod fritters and pork cracklings. The cracklings were unreal. Fritters very good but not standout, garbanzo beans were great. Like I said very heavy on the pork, a salad with pig ear, ect. So if swine is not your thing you may not be into it.

    1. Went there last night. Its very charming. It feels like it was lifted straight from a small alleyway in Barcelona. I had a lovely glass of white wine and a small plate of marinated anchovies. Thought the bill was a bit steep though.

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      1. re: ADOC

        Did anyone else try more of their dishes? how does this place compare to the original (Tia Pol)?