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About Pintxo-Montreal

Pintxo in Montreal, Quebec, takes its name from a small slice of bread that is used in Spanish cuisine to hold another food item intended to deliver a burst of flavor to the diner. Chef Alonso Ortis brings traditional Spanish taste to the menu items at Pintxo, with appetizers like tartare de salm�n and revuelto de bakalo.

For mains, try the bacalao negro en salsa virgen or chulet�n de res. If you have a hearty appetite to bring to Pintxo, the menu d�gustation is sure to satisfy. It includes four pintxos (chef's choice) and your choice of a main dish (with the exception of the chulet�n de res).

330 Mont Royal East
Montreal, QC H2T 1P7
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Spanish, Basque

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm;
Dinner: Daily: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm;
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Cross Street:
DROLET

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(514) 844-0222

Website:
http://www.pintxo.ca/

Public Transit:
Mont-Royal Metro Station

Executive Chef:
ALONSO ORTIZ

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Pintxo-Montreal Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Great for Brunch (10)
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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 7, 2016

Service exceptionnel, suggestion de vins pertinents, mets délicieux, ambiance tranquille

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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 5, 2016

L'adresse du Pintxo n'est pas bonne sur OpenTable. Ils ont déménagé.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 31, 2016

Great place, tapas are really good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2016

The old location was great, service was impeccable and the ambiance great too. The new location is very different but food is still very good!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 29, 2016

Mon resto favoris !!! On peut gouter a plein de trucs !! c ca qui est magique au Pitxo

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Tapas, Healthy
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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 27, 2016

I had really enjoyed this restaurant the first two times I went for a nice get together with a friend. The third time, the service was not as good. It had been stellar the first two occasions. I found this last time that the server was less attentive and not as helpful, which put a bit of a damper on the evening.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 20, 2016

We had a lovely evening enjoying a variety of the pintxos (tapas). We chose our items randomly and included several of the evenings specials. All of which we found to be tasty and delicately seasoned.

One of the outstanding dishes of the evening was gazpacho made with strawberries and red peppers. It was a seasonal treat that married well the sweetness of the strawberries and with the more savory taste of the peppers, and, ending with mild but refreshing acidic finish.

Are only reservation was that the portions are small and some of dishes would have benefited by having an extra piece on them, because if you are sharing, it is always easier to divide even numbers by two than odd. Depending on your appetite, plan to order at least to ten pintxos, for two people to share. For desert, I had a poached pair, which was perfectly prepared and served with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream and nut crumble.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 11, 2016

Food was good, not all dishes great.
Octopus was not described as brined and cold.
Lobster tails were fresh, but had way too much butter.
Portion sizes were good overall, but waiter advised us into ordering much more than required.
2-3 tapas per person is more than enough. Not the 4 recommended.
Ask if dishes are cold or hot.
Expect a long drawn out dinner, with tapas dishes coming in progression, with few in parallel.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2016

We sat outside w/a little rain & a delightful series of pintxos. Memories of San Sebastian, Spain. We never went inside so can't say whether that's as nice - or maybe even better.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 2, 2016

The place is very small, but staff was very kind. Prices are quite reasonable. We shared 9 pintxos for 2 persons. Preparation and presentations were very fancy, but most of them were not impressive and some were outright disappointing. Our octopus was overcooked, even burned. For tapas aficionados, I would strongly recommend Taza Flores on du Parc instead.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 30, 2016

The food was delicious. I particularly loved the cod omelette. I loved that the place was not too noisy and that the food came out not too quickly and not too slowly - perfect for catching up with friends! I'll definitely go there again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 28, 2016

L'adresse du restaurant indiquée sur OpenTable n'était pas à jour.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Great food, great service, great wine selection! Just uodate the address on Open table auto confirmation as the restaurant has moved ... 9 months ago!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 24, 2016

Very quaint restaurant, great food,,great service
Good wines
Staff very attentive
I hate to say... No complaints!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 22, 2016

This was my first visit since the restaurant relocated to new (smaller) premises. They may be smaller, but the food is still excellent and the noise level seems to me to have decreased. The service was both attentive and charming. One cautionary note - the main course offerings are quite large, so the $40 option of four tapas plus a main may be more than you want to eat, especially on a hot night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 19, 2016

always a pleasure to go to Pinto, even if now in a smaller place. The food is tasty, not pretentious and so reliable.
we will come back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Petit mais on ne s'y sent pas trop à l'étroit. Bel endroit pour déguster plusieurs mets. Prix raisonnables.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Fantastic service!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 15, 2016

I have now had the pleasure of eating at Pintxo on two occasions, the first time a couple of years ago at their former location on Roi and now at the new one on Mont-Royal. I was thrilled with my first visit from every perspective — food, service, ambiance — and I was delighted when my second experience proved no less memorable. The Basque dishes were a real discovery for all of us. The service was attentive and informed, which is to be appreciated especially when the dishes are unfamiliar. What we also liked about the restaurant is that the atmosphere is laid back and informal while the food and service are high end. It's been only three days since my last visit and I've already had occasion to highly recommend Pintxo to two people.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Really excellent appetizers, especially the blood sausage, foie gras, the salmon tartare and the beef cheeks. Also loved the charcuterie and Spanish cheese. One guest had a cucumber gin mixed drink that she loved. Only hitch was the timing of the food delivery; 3 appetizers in a row were brought to one person, while someone else at the table had still received none. This spotty delivery meant that we weren't eating together, and is obviously kind of frustrating if your guests are the ones still waiting for their food.

One other note, the salmon tartare duo at lunch means two servings of different types of salmon tartare; in the evening the salmon tartare duo is only one serving (should be salmon uno).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2016

Very good selection of tasty pintxos (tapas). Preparation and presentation were also very good.
Service was attentive and cheerful. They were able to accommodate a last minute addition to my reservation with no fuss.
Atmosphere is lively and cheerful as well.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 4, 2016

We informed our very friendly waitress that we wanted to be brought many different pinxtos and that we trusted her taste. (we wanted to taste their best dishes).

The meal started out great with 3 killer dishes. Then we started shifting to heavier meat dishes which we were delicious, but we were still hungry and wanting more lighter fish and vegetables dishes.
We then told our waitress that we were still very hungry and weren't ready to end our meal so quickly. She then went backwards and started bringing us more fish and salads etc.

Although the dishes were all excellent, the flow of the meal was off and we left there confused on if we enjoyed our experience.

On a side note, the table next to us complained about the volume of the music being too loud. The waiter obliged and completely turned down the level of the music to where it was almost inaudible. (this totally killed the great vibe of the restaurant) I understand trying to please customers, but not the detriment of other patrons. Everyone noticed the volume change and we were all uncomfortable after the fact. No one wants to eat in a library.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 4, 2016

Pinxto a déménagé de local en sept. Le nouveau est bien sûr plus moderne mais beaucoup plus petit. Les tables sont collées et le niveau sonore très élevé.
Par contre, les tapas sont excellents et à prix raisonnable. Le service est hors pair.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 29, 2016

Our waitress was great!never wrote a review before but here we go!place is small and cozy!perfect spot waitress was as fast as can be expected delivering tapas with only 1 busboy n what looked like a casuall dressed owner!iI don't usually go to restaurants and complain it's not my style but wow the food what a let down I ate 12 tapas and each one was a bigger let down charcuterie ha!provigo chorizo and canned lupine,wow who inspired you for this dish charlie Manson!yhy have you never heard of salt or olive oil before like coming,oour waitress however was on point,all in all won't be coming back!tthanks for a great bottle of wine ready made grocery style take out and aea expensive bill!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 24, 2016

This is an extraordinarily good restaurant. It has taken me a while to return to it, after it burnt down recently, but boy is it back with a force. Every single tapas dish was extraordinary. Delicate, fresh flavors, or rich vibrant ones, everything is there, perfectly cooked, each one as exciting as the last. If you know and love food. This place is for you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 24, 2016

A very nice meal, but felt the attention to detail from the former site was missing. Did not seem to have quite the exquisitely presented small plates vibe from before. We were not offered the same attention for wine selection and the opportunity to try several small "flights" of wine, which had been a strong attraction in the past. Will try again in the future, though.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 20, 2016

Rien à voir avec l'ancien Pinxto.. L'acceuil / le service et l'ambiance vraiment ordinaire quand on a connu l'autre location de ce resto qui etait si chaleureux! Se faire acceuillir avec un" Bonsoir vous allez devoir quitter a 20:30 à cause d'une autre reservation" assez ordinaire ! Par chance que la nourriture fut excellente ! Desolée

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 19, 2016

The canard lacqué à l'érable was outstanding, along with the melt-in-your mouth boudin aux pommes.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 14, 2016

Been here for dinner here before and loved it so returned to try "lunch" (3 in the afternoon) when hosting an out of town friend. Was happy it was open. Menu was limited at that time but all the food was delicious -- the serrano ham and mahon cheese was the best ham and cheese we've ever had, the trio of Spanish cheeses with nuts and fig jam was delicious, and for me the star was the tartare duo, i.e. beets with smoked salmon and feta in one, and smoked and tartare salmon in the other, both spectacular. The mojitos were also excellent. It was great to be able to eat outside on the terrasse and enjoy the sun. Service excellent. Only downside, which can't be helped, is that the terrasse is on a busy, narrow street with truck traffic so not strictly scenic. But it was still really nice to be outdoors and if you're seat faces the sidewalk, it is fun to watch the very vibrant pedestrian scene.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Great atmosphere, great location (probably only seats about 30 people).
I cannot say enough about how great the service was. The waitress was able to offer many suggestions ex: Wine pairing, how many pintxos to order even if it meant less than you planned.
Definitely a must try!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 4, 2016

We went there on Thursday night. Had an absolutely fabulous time.

Was my first time - was very special.

So sad that we are back in Australia now. But we will see you next time !

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on April 28, 2016

Nous reviendrons encore et encore... service excellent

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on April 22, 2016

La cuisine bonne, sans plus. Les tables sont très petites et placées serré, ce n'est pas très confortable.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 18, 2016

We first were recommended to Pintxo 5 or so years ago and had a wonderful dinner in the Roy location. We were excited to come back and surprised at the move. Didn't quite like the new venue as much but given they're back on their feet so soon after the fire, we were pleased to find their food anywhere! Same care and tastiness. Same variety of interesting, unusual foods. We'll be back next time we're in Montreal!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 8, 2016

This restaurant use to be great. Now it's average and still pricy.

None of the small plates we order was great, they were average at best. And we tried 12 different ones.

My friend is vegetarian and they serve her a plate with chorizo in it even if we warn them that she is vegetarian!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on April 6, 2016

Nous sommes allées pour un diner , on ne nous a pas remis un menu , on nous a fait part du menu du jour sans annoncer le prix qui est de loin inacceptable pour un lunch soit 37 dollars par assiette sans café ni dessert ni soupe ou salade !les portions étaient minuscules a peine une petite entrée au global , tant. Que nous avons dû aller ailleurs pour manger par la suite . La température dans le Resto etait froide j ai du demander à deux reprises de mettre du chauffage ! Franchement ultra décevant rapport qualité prix . Je vais souvent dans des Resto pour diner et souper et je peux vous dire que je comprends pourquoi le Resto etait presque vie à part nous deux .

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 (Montreal)·Dined on April 1, 2016

Excellent service et menu génial, le seul problème est de choisir! Tout est bon :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Montreal)·Dined on March 26, 2016

Small and nice restaurant. Delicious tapas. The menu degustation is very good. Service a bit long but good if you want to take your time and have a nice 2 hours dinner with friends. Not cheap.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on March 26, 2016

Délicieux!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on March 26, 2016

The food was just delicious. High quality products.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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