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“Surprisingly good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pinto Restaurant

Pinto Restaurant
118 Christopher St, Frnt B, New York City, NY 10014-4279 (Manhattan)
212-366-5455
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Ranked #2,871 of 11,765 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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39 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Well, it's not that we've downgraded our expectations due to any particular reason, but it is more about the fact we usually get disappointed from Thai food, but this was not the case here.
The crunchy mushrooms recommended by many were actually the weak point of our dinner.
It is only a crunchy mushroom..
For main course we took three dishes - the masamman lamb - great sweet a bit spicy flavor, but too many potatoes in it while the lamb was less noticable.
Pad-Thai - it was good, but not as good as and not a "hot comfort food" in such a freezing night.
And last but not least, Green cury dish which was the best.
The sauce was so good we were sipping it as if it was a soup..
Service was nice, but the first contact and impression were quite the opposite as we were in a small party and up till all came in we were not sited.
It's ok and quite common, but the attitude was very strict and lacked just a bit of a smile, nothing more.
Prices are fair and we were left with such a good taste, that a desert could only ruin it.
Recommended cozy place for nice oriental and authentic dinner

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Washington, DC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best Thai Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is the second year me and my cousins ate here on Christmas!
The food never ceases to amaze. I had the 'Basil' dish, with shrimp & chicken. Amazing!
The garden roll was very fresh as well.
Everything that everyone ordered was perfectly cooked and delicious.

The waitstaff was very accomodating to our growing party.
We ordered our favorite dessert, which is the Challah Toast. That is ABSOLUTELY a must try.

Tiny dining room, but it would also be great for a date :)
They have a bar, so eating solo would be excellent if you're just looking for some fantastic Thai food.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“SUCH A GREAT FOOD”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Great taste!!!! very friendly, always great please to visit. No doubt to visit any time. Don't hesitate to visit. Tai at Ny!!!!

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New Delhi, India
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109 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 81 cities Reviews in 81 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“Hidden Jewel!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We were 3 friends, we wanted to have chinese and we wanted to have some really good chinese….if you are in a similar situation, you might want to try this place.
The food is really good. Quite authentic must say and the place is also nice and cozy. The place is small and hence it might be a good idea you make a reservation as it can be packed up on weekdays also.

Safe Travels!
Make the most of it!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Scotland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great find.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

We chose this restaurant after walking past one afternoon.
We had to wait for a table but we were able to sit at the bar and enjoy a drink.
Lovely food and quick service.
Great little restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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