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Pintxo

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Tapas / Small Plates
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Pintxo (pronounced peen-cho) is a Spanish Tapas Bar located in the heart of Belltown. Pintxo produces a vast array of Basque small bites from traditional favorites to modern takes on the traditional dishes from various culinary regions of Spain, including San Sebastian, Barcelona and Madrid.

While a majority of the food is sourced locally, some ingredients such as the Spanish Cheeses and Jamon Iberico de Bellota (cured ham from the acorn fed Iberico pig) are frequently used to create the traditional dishes that have been made in Spain and Pais Vasco (Basque Country) for centuries.

The beverage menu features wine, liquor, beer and cider/cidra from Spain, although local wine and beer are also readily available and easily paired with Pintxo’s bold and flavorful food. Specializing in Spanish GinTonics and craft cocktails.

The dining room is large but intimate and features bar and table seating as well as Private Dining and a speakeasy style bar behind the restaurant.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Gastro Pub, Spanish
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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(206) 441-4042
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Pintxo offers a wide selection of catering options for your next event. We offer both onsite and offsite catering. Please check out our website first for details, and then email with catering inquiries.
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Cross street
Between Blanchard and Bell
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Parking details
Street parking is metered until 8pm, free on Sundays. Additionally, several pay parking lots are available on 3rd and 4th Avenues between Lenora & Battery.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

If you are interested in our private dining option OR a hosting a party larger than 16, please email the following information to: Amanda@pintxoseattle.com. Same day request may not be met. Our private dining can host as few as 2 and as many as 26 for a sit down dinner or casual dining experience in our lounge. Dining options vary based on the nature of your event, including live paella cooking with Chef Emelio. Other private dining information: Private dining is available for lunch (Monday – Friday. Weekends upon request) or Dinner (Monday -Sunday). We can seat up to 26 people for traditional sit down dinner or up to 50 for casual cocktail style event in our lounge For all large parties we present one check and can split that check evenly between as many cards needed. Cash is always accepted. For Meet-Ups or Happy Hour events in our lounge we are able to do separate checks.

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What 404 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

PINTXO is a hidden gem - superb Spanish tapas neighborhood restaurant - amazingly good, fresh food, great service and ambience. Wonderful place to meet with friends and share dishes.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Amazing waiter Jonny. I give them high marks.

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I don't usually write bad reviews, but the food was not good. I was very surprised as this restaurant came up on a number lists for restaurants to try in Seattle. The service and ambiance was great, but the food was over salted and unremarkable. We ordered about 4-5 dishes and the only one I can say that was tasty was the bread and butter. The portions were also very tiny, even for a tapas place. Surprised and disappointed about this place.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Good tapas. Good service and ambiance. Overall, enjoyed our meal. Kids liked the roasted potatoes and abondigas (meatballs) Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

The best tapas I’ve had in North America! Many of the tapas my partner and I tried were just as good, if not better than the same dishes I ate in Barcelona. Pintxo will be my first stop on my next trip to Seattle.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We had such a wonderful time. Johnny and Taylor took care of us so well we didn’t want to leave. We had so many delicious cocktails and tapas. Nothing was left! We HIGHLY recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We loved it! Best octopus in town. It was tender with a crispy crust, and it was absolutely delicious. Definitely recommend this place to anyone!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great space for after-work, friends, family from out of town, date night or just rolling solo.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

They have a wonderful Spanish twist on Gin & Tonics. My G&T selection paired nicely with the food, which was also very good.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

A+ experience. We were there early. The restaurant is gorgeous, the staff were excellent, and the food was top notch.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

What a great find!.... food is so delicious. service is great, super helpful in selecting great picks on the menu. Tapas can be real fun if the food is great... and it was!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great food and atmosphere!

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We made birthday reservations for 7:30 but wasn’t sat until 8o clock. But the MOD (maybe) took us to their sister bar for a free round of drinks. When we finally got to the table, there was no introduction about the restaurant. And no clear to who was going to be our server. We ordered a lot of different food, WHICH WAS ALL AMAZING! Throughout the night we noticed how the employees were running around crazy! (Under staffed) the drinks were delicious as well. Sadly I had to ask for a birthday dessert with the candle in front of the birthday girl because we hasn’t been talked to in 20 minutes. After another round of drinks, coffee and then dessert we waited another 45+ for the bill, we had get up and ask the bartender for it because our server was not around for a long time. Then he made us a free round of shots (we didn’t want). And then there were a couple extra chargers on our bill.
We will be coming back because of the atmosphere and amazing food. They need more support staff.!

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Everything was perfect! The food is fantastic!!!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We had a fantastic time celebrating my son's birthday on Saturday night. Loved both the food and the ambience, and the service was delightful. We'll be back.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

I love the new location on 4th Ave. The food is very interesting. Fun uses of spices. Vegetarian paella was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This was my second time at Pintxo. The food as always superb and the wait staff are very engaging and courteous. We received a dish on the house!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

so disappointing. We'd been years ago in their old location and the food was both innovative and delicious. Lots of space in the new place, but who needs it? The food was boring from beginning to end. Patatas bravas was just some deep fried potatoes with a dollop of aioli and harissa(or the like),stingy amount of sauce for the potatoes. Empanadas were on a sauce which didn't match the filling. You couldn't taste the sauce as the filling was a stronger flavor. Ordered 1/2 a carafe of sangria, and then another 1/2 carafe. Charged for 2 halves rather than a whole, fair enough, but not very neighborly. The marinated sardines were dull, and the bread alongside was stale. It took us awhile to flag down our server to ask for some lemon and fresh bread. She accommodated us, which was nice, and the lemon made the sardines passable. Prices are somewhat incomprehensible. Why are fried shishito peppers about the same price as foie gras toast (around $11)? Best dish was the olives. I can stay home and have those.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Our experience was amazing! Morgan took such good care of us and our kiddos. The foie toast and fideo were among our favorites! We will be back next time we visit Seattle.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Visiting from Alaska and remembered how much I enjoyed this restaurant four years ago. So we went and it was actually better than the last time! I loved the beet salad and the shrimp small plate was truly out of this world. And the price was not what I expected - way lower!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We love this place! The food is outstanding and the new location is so big it’s much easier to get a reservation now.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Well executed Spanish Tapas with a focus on traditional dishes made well. Paella is good for 2 and we split it with 4 among other dishes. Octopus was outstanding. Server was absolutely lovely. Calms had incredible flavor. Excellent Happy Hour until 7 pm with several choices.

Could use more veggies and salad options.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Amazing dinner made up of shared small plates. Octopus was amazing!!! The service was excellent and we had a great table for 12. I will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Quick service, delicious sharables, very good but not outstanding paella, small but great wine menu

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great tapas bar with good food in Belltown / Downtown area. Great for a family-style meal, to try several dishes.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Fantastic food, prepared and presented exquisitely
Great wine list at every price point!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Really enjoyed the dining experience! My fiancee and I were going to watch a show right after at 8pm and after we sat down at 6:20 and ordered, everything came out very fast and we had plenty of time to spare. Our favorites for our first time there were the clams with chorizo and the grilled octopus. Will definitely go back to try the paella.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

If you are looking for traditional pinxtos (i.e., Basque fare) this is not the restaurant you will find it.
We have been to Basque country on many occasions and we were happy to see a Pintxos Restaurant in this area but were disappointed. First of all, Basque Country DOES NOT serve Paella (which this restaurant had on the menu). Secondly, they are calling in "tapas" on their website. Basque country DOES NOT serve tapas. Rather they have pinxtos, which is not the same, at all. Pintxos are small pieces of bread topped with various vegetable, meat, and fish combinations. Their menu had morcilla sausage (which we love but this was terrible), empanada (again love empanada; these were sub par), patatas bravas (all not part of Basque cuisine).
We did order the paella with squid ink to see what it would be like (we've also travelled to many parts of Spain and have had the most amazing paella) - it was ok but not something I would return for.
We would not recommend this place to friends who want traditional Basque Pintxos.
Why not call your restaurant Tapas instead? Since that is what you serve??

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I have dined at Pintxo several times and never been disappointed. Always order grilled octopus; this time thoroughly enjoyed the 3-beet salad special. And the dark chocolate torte did not let me down. Wait service is excellent . Cozy even when the house is full.

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1.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Food was not very good. Paella was really salty.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We enjoyed a special Valentine's Day meal. We shared the Lamb Chops, Canelones del Mar, Oysters, and Gambas Pil Pil. The Canelones took Gold, and the Gambas Pil Pil and Lamb Chops were tied for silver. The oysters were good, but as I am the only one of us that eats them, it's biased. The wait staff was excellent.

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Delicious, with engaging and attentive waitstaff.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The building is pretty, particularly the glass center.

The portions were small for the price and weren't particularly authentic from a Spanish Tapas perspective.

Compared to other places I have been, the food itself was disappointing. The service wasn't bad but wasn't great and it wasn't particularly busy. The bacon wrapped dates were decent but the cheese/meat was small in portion size as was the bread that was provided to go with it. It certainly didn't have an authentic spanish feel with its dishes. .

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We love this place! Awesome food and service. Great value.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful dinner, great service! We had dinner before seeing the ballet and it was perfect!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was delicious! Creative and beautifully presented. Loved the cocktails, too. Especially the Gin & Tonic offerings.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Was really really good quality food. My friend from Spain approved of it saying it is exactly how it is! No gimmicks no unnecessary fake wannabe spanish decor or music. Just plain great spanish tapas. Must go!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent tapas and wine although we didn't explore the menu too much. Second time at their new location and they seem to be doing well. The new space is great.

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2018

i really like pinxto and their food and drinks are fantastic. we had a great time. Everything was fantastic service & food-wise, but we had trouble hearing each other during dinner due to the echoey front area -- when I come back again, I'm going to request seating in one of the side areas -- it seemed to be very location dependent.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

The new space is not as intimate but makes it a lot easier to get in!

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