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Pintxo-Montreal Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pintxo.ca
  • Phone: (514) 844-0222
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm;
    Dinner: Daily: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Basque
  • Executive Chef: ALONSO ORTIZ
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: LAVAL
  • Public Transit: Sherbrooke Metro Station
  • Parking: No
A word from Pintxo-Montreal
Step inside one of Montreal's Spanish Basque restaurants and experience a night of exquisite taste of modern Basque Cuisine all tapas style also known as Pintxos. Located in Le Plateau on Roy Street between St-Denis and Blvd. St-Laurence, it`s an easy find. Pintxo is a convenient restaurant to eat at since it is in the heart of one of the busier districts in Montreal.
Besides being known as La nueva modiva Basqua (New trend of Basque cuisine), Pintxo is also known for its extensive Spanish wine list which is offered by the glass or by the bottle, and along with a beautiful full bar for those who just want to chat and have a few drinks while enjoying the beautiful atmosphere. At Pintxo the tapas are presented in a typical Basque style called Pintxos (Basque bites in English). The chef, who is part owner and studied Basque cuisine in Spain, is determined to please everyone who is willing to experience modern delicious, artistically presented Pintxos.
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Diner Reviews
  • "La bouffe est incroyable a chaque fois!! a essayer absolument:-foie gras -bajoue de boeuf -pievre et chorizo Tres bon service"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "À proximité du quartier des spectacles, ce restaurant fait découvrir différents agencements de saveurs à travers les différents tapas (ou pinxto). Cependant, j'ai été déçue de constater que le repas à la carte - excellente bajoue de boeuf - ne contenait aucun légume. La prochaine fois, je prendrai seulement des tapas. Bon appétit !"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My fourth visit to Pintxo did not disappoint. We did not want a big meal so we ordered six small plates. All were nicely presented, interesting in taste and texture and filled us with delight and good Basque cuisine. The service was discreet and friendly. The waitress helped with the wine choices by the glass. We did not order the main courses but from post experience these too are delicious. A good restaurant for a twosome or a small group, music and good conversation can be heard."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Pintxo was very good. We were 4 people and we all enjoyed all of our dishes. Dishes in general were on the small side even for "tapas"...either charge a bit less or give a bit more...though again all were very good and well presented!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "If you love the "tapas" meal approach, I strongly recommend a smaller offering called Pintxo in Montréal which is truly my favorite. Greeting, service, servers' recommendations, food and wine are outstanding! Feel free to let your server make you discover a tour of the Basque Country via its Pintxos recommendations and surprises! You should make your réservations at least 2 to 3 weeks in advance since this restaurant is a popular one in the neighborhood! Enjoy :-)"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food is good but not as I expected from reviews. Portions are very very small (hence the name pintxo) but very pricey. Worth giving a try to see for yourself but I personally would not return."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Wonderful Basque style tapas right in Montreal. The food is fantastic, the ambience is perfect for a date, and the wine list is well chosen and offers great value. Top it off with excellent service, and you have the recipe for a great night out."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Every time we go there, we have a great experience in food and service!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We have been wanting to dine at this restaurant for some time. It did not disappoint! Each of the small plate items was unique and delicious. The service was great-particularly Ignatius who discussed wine and Basque food with us. Wonderful atmosphere-very lively for a Monday night!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Have been here before. The food is great but this time the serviced was rushed. Last time each course was brought separately and a reminder of what we received was given. Remember to ask for one item at a time. I like the place and would go back but last time was just a higher mark."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We were very impressed with this place and can't believe we had never heard of it till last week! Very interesting food. All excellent. Wonderful combinations of different ingredients and takes on some staples. We were a couple, which was great but we were kind of wishing we had gone as a foursome so we could try more of the dishes. Service was very good. Prompt, friendly, and efficient; good wine recommendations. We will be back for sure."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food at Pinxto is awesome! But for the price, I would suggest improving the quality of the service just a bit and perhaps the decor. Prices seemed 10-20% higher than other tapas restaurants out there and the portions are also 10-20% smaller. Food was so good that we didn't mind this detail. :-)"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Very good service, ambiance and food suggestion. You have change to discover a very good tapas restaurant in montreal."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "In my point of view, pintxo has a friendly environment and great for see foods. The wine collection is also good but not great."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Went out with girlfriends and their 19 year old sons. We are complex customers-me with gluten and shellfish allergies, friend with lactose intolerance and son who is vegetarian. I had notified them and they had prepared in advance. Everything was delicious and I had no worries about my allergies. I think this was my best ever dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Greatest Basque-inspired food in Montreal. You can hardly go wrong with any of the pintxo on the menu. And please pronounce it "pin-tsho")"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Pintxo offers delicious tapas that can be paired with a vast choice of Spanish wines in a friendly but professional atmosphere. A real pleasure."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Wonderful experience of traditional spanish food ! Like being back home in Santander, Cantabria. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We have been to Pintxo four times - twice in 2012 and now twice in 2014 when visiting Montreal, and recommended it to very happy friends who went too. The selection of Pintxos - small bites - is amazing and each one tastes uniquely different! Almost every choice we made I would rate as "excellent" and I am a tough but fair judge on food. Plus, a fantastic Spanish wine list with most imported by the restaurant, so they are often one of a kind. Great service under manager Ignacio - who also serves and talks to customers, unlike some places. I heartily recommend dining at Pintxo if you are in Montreal - and lucky you if you live there!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Des plats impeccables et succulents, belle ambiance et un personnel très chaleureux ! Wow !"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Everything was amazing from the scallops to the beef cheeks....I enjoyed every bit of the small plates tapas. It's cozy and romantic on one side of the restaurant, while the other side is great for groups. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "On adore les langoustes, toujours grillés a la perfection, la morue est gouteux, le tortilas au morue est meilleur que les croquettes de poisson, le risotto est sublime. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Delicious. Will be back for sure. All seafood and meats cooked just right! The pinxtos (smaller tapas) arrived in succession and so we didn't feel rushed and could enjoy the meal and a slower dining experience!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I had a great time. The food was excellent, with a great menu. The service was slow at first, but when it got started, the fun was there all along. Thanks!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Dining as a single woman was an experience. Many different waitresses served me, however only one engaged in conversation and responded to my questions/gave suggestions when I requested suggestions, and I hope she got the tip I left. The other servers were not friendly and were actually quite cold (which was a common theme amongst people in Montreal after dark, not just this restaurant). Aside from my personal service experience (which is most likely due to me being a woman dining alone) the food is absolutely exquisite, as is the wine list. Regardless of the rude service, I would absolutely return because the food is a gastronomical must. The meal alone may be the highlight of my trip. Kudos to the magnificent chef (s)."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I really enjoy this restaurant, my third visit simply reminded me how much I enjoy the food. The plates are the perfect size for two people to share. Each pintxo is a perfect, self contained dish with complex flavours and textures. Well worth visiting again and again."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Belle découverte. La présentation des plats est recherchée. J'ai beaucoup apprécié ce que j'ai mangé, vraiment délicieux. Bonne suggestion nous a été faite pour les vins. J'y retourne c'est certain."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The food is tasty and fresh, we like a lot the black cod and the langouste The service is always good"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "The service was very good - quick, polite and efficient. We received an excellent wine recommendation. The food was very well presented and generally very good. A few items were not as flavourful as we might have expected, but that was the exception and not the rule. We would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We like Tapas , on the menu there is more tapas than main course and that was great. They are served on a sharing plate, enough for 2, we ordered 6 and then 2 more . A +, I was surprise that the waitress offered me to taste 2 wines by the glass and when I made my choice the quantity poured in the glass was 3/4 full, not cheap. Back to food too good , we have to go back to try the others. Every selection was favour full and the presentation was nice. Very good dinner and experience."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Beware, price adds up as you munch along. But you're used to that. Sushi works the same way. These bite sized morsels of culinary art are quite tasty indeed! We spent two hours grazing our way through through anything that caught our eye on the menu and didn't even notice the time pass. Since we were unfamiliar with most of the items on the Spanish-themed wine list, we described the types of wines we like best and the pintos we wanted to order and the knowledgeable waiter made couple of recommendations. The first wine we sampled was the one we chose for our meal. Sorry, but can't remember the name. Suffice it to say the staff knows their menu and their wine list. And, their table-side manner is impeccable."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "After a heart-stopping meal at Au Pied Du Cochon, wonderful tapas and wine were practically health food!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Mon mari et moi viennent souvent chez pintxo, toujours de bons sévices, des tapas sont délicieux, surtout des queues langouste et de la morue, notre récent découverte est la pieuvre grillée, excellent et succulent. Le choix de vins au verre est diversifie, on appreie leur services courtois"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Excellent tapas. My son proclaimed the black pudding best he has ever tasted. Attentive, friendly and knowledgeable servers. Wish we had more people in our party so that we can try more dishes. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "J'ose à peine faire cette critique, parce que je vais dévoiler un des secrets les mieux gardés de Montréal. Certains midis (mercredi, jeudi et vendredi), il est possible de diner au Pintxo. C'est toujours aussi bon et plus facile d'obtenir une table qu'en soirée."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "À retenir, la qualité des plats offert et la gentillesse du personnel"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The service and wine list here are both excellent. The food itself is very good and ranges from small and delicate to very hearty. Great little find in Montreal."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "At 1st glance the fireplace felt cozy on the chilly Sat night. Should have spent less on the elaborate wine storage room & more on comfortable chairs.We had 18 tapas dish's the stuffed fig,beef cheeks & tempura oysters were gr8!Shrimps tasted unfresh, scallops we're gritty tartars to salty. maybe it was an OFF night in the kitchen because they were not busy. Servers were all gr8..."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Lovely warm ambiance. Knowledgeable staff. Great Spanish wines and yummy food"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I was informed of this restaurant's existence thru friends who couldn't stop raving about it. This Spanish influenced tapas themed eatery was very good indeed. The food was well cooked, flavorful and well presented. A nice dining experience all around and well worth the trip. I would recommend it to those who like trying new dishes and enjoy the experience of sharing their food with good friends or family!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014