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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
  • "After scouring around yelp for hours my travel companion and I decided on Pintxo. The dining room is cozy but not crowded. The service is impecable. The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. The food was outstanding. Artfully prepared and the progression was flawless. If on the menu, I highly recommend the 'grilled octopus and chorizo' and the 'venison medallions'. I cannot wait to visit Montreal once more to eat at Pintxo; it was a highlight of my trip."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We had been trying to get a reservation here on a weekend for over 3 years and finally got a chance to enjoy their amazing food. Our expectations were high and they were surprisingly exceeded ! We shared 10 pintxos and each one was a delight for the eyes and especially our taste buds. Will suggest this to anyone looking for a great restaurant in Montreal."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The dessert list is limited, it should include a natilla"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I dined at Pintxo with my boyfriend for our third anniversary and we loved it. It was our first time there and we loved the food and the concept. With the pintxo option we got to taste many different things in one meal. We definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone who likes to try new things."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had a great time, our server was professional, polite and very knowledgeable of his menu. We took the Pintxo menu and every plate was extraordinary. Awesome food, awesome service and great Wine list, definitely a well hidden treasure in mtl."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The selection of Pintxaos (Basque tapas) is very extensive (including 2 additional ones which where specially offered the evening I was there) and all of the 9 I shared with the out-of-town business associate I dined with ranged from very good to excellent (the bajoue de boeuf has been rated as the "most tender and flavorful piece of beef I've ever tasted" by my colleague). The only one that was slightly disappointing was the stuffed calamari: it was a very small calamari (especially considering that we were sharing everything...) and although the stuffing was very good, the animal was somewhat tough and hard to cut & under the teeth... Good wine list (private). We had 9 pintxaos and an average priced wine bot. and ended up with $180..."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "J'ai trouvé les portions exagérément petites pour le prix."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The place is really nice, the atmosphere and the staff are great. The food was simply amazing, even if the pintxos are smaller than a tapa (with a very similar price). The only thing we didn't appreciate was the slow service. It took a lot of time to be served between pintxos, it was so long that we ended up eating one of our friend's food! Also, the team service approach might work in some occasions, but for us and for the staff was confusing, that is another reason why we ended up eating our friend's pintxo! Besides that, nothing to complain about, the food is tasteful, even the bread was delicious!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This restaurant, with the great variety of tastes, textures and visual of the different pintxos is a wonderful and unique culinary experience. The service is friendly and competent without being clingy. The wine list includes private imports to give a good choice very finding something to go with a meal made up of multiple and varied dishes. Overall a great place to eat while having a relaxed conversation or celebrating an occasion."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Délicieux de A à Z ! Ambiance vraiment chaleureuse, très beaux produits sur la carte de vins, présentation des assiettes super, vraiment bien si vous avez envi de gouter à plusieurs choses et partager entres vous ! Excellent service."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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
  • "Small plate tapas restaurant hidden on a side street. Food and service are very good. Decent list of Spanish wines for pairing. Overall an excellent experience."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Every time we go there, we have a great experience in food and service!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Very good service, ambiance and food suggestion. You have change to discover a very good tapas restaurant in montreal."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Wonderful experience of traditional spanish food ! Like being back home in Santander, Cantabria. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Des plats impeccables et succulents, belle ambiance et un personnel très chaleureux ! Wow !"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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