Pintxo

4.5
437 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
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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Phone number
(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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Additional
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 437 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Very good traditional tapas and Spanish food!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Highly recommend the Pan de Tomate and octopus as starters. The meatballs, steak skewers and chicken skewers were great. Try the bacon- wrapped dates- fantastic!!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

We didn't love the food and the cocktails were watered down. It was hot and muggy in there too.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Great service and excellent menu of good quality tapas.....it was fairly quiet

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food is always fantastic. Great value for money. Service could be a bit better.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

We had reservations at 630p and when we told the host it was our 18th Anniversary, she did not acknowledge this... The restaurant was not very busy, maybe a 1/4-1/3 full and we were seated at a table by large column rather than a window. Our server and the food was okay We decided not to mention our anniversary to our server as the host did seem interested when we had mentioned on arrival. It was not the experience we were hoping for.

We had been here before with friends and at that time enjoyed the food and ambiance. This time just did not meet our expecations.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Our dinner of tapas and red sangria was wonderful! Our favorite dish was the clams with chorizo, but each of the five dishes we tried were delicious and perfectly cooked. Our server was friendly and helpful as well. I wish I lived in Seattle - I would be a regular at Pintxo!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We went with another couple and shared several plates among the four of us. It was wonderful to get to taste so many different flavors at one dinner.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Awesome! Better than much of the food in Spain. Loved the service too.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The most flavorful paella we have yet found in Seattle. Both mixto and vegetarian very good, with quality ingredients. Reasonable in price, too.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Pintxo had an excellent selection of tapas, but even though we were eating early (6:30 PM) they were out of several items. The restaurant was not busy so it seems strange to have run out of items that early in the evening. I recognize that have a small kitchen, Overall the food was good, and a couple were outstanding. The Albondigas and the tuna were exceptional. Unfortunately the same could not be said of the steak skewers, which were chewy and unevenly cooked. Our server was competent, organized and efficient. She made up for some of the problems with items being unavailable. Overall, I would go back to Pintxo if that is where someone wanted to go, but I would not seek it out.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Food: We had a selection of really delicious tapas. We ended up with nine dishes for two people, and perhaps could have gotten by with eight. Octopus, fried Padron peppers, and foie gras mousse were standouts, everything else was very good.

Drinks: I was underwhelmed by the grapefruit/rosemary gin & tonic, but the white Sangria was excellent and my wife had a delicious mezcal-based cocktail.

Service/Ambiance: Our server was excellent, though we did have a couple of longer-than-expected waits at the beginning of the meal. It was busy and noisy when we arrived at 8pm on Tuesday, but quieted down as things cleared out.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

I was a little disappointed that the Pintxos weren’t served as single pintxos like in Spain. My braised octopus was charred. I just returned from northern Spain and was hoping that the experience would be similar. It wasn’t.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Great location with hipster vibe. Wide open window seats enabled us to see the Seafair parade, which was so amazing! Clams were so fresh and we were able to enjoy some discounts due to happy hour event. It’s only the Paella Mixta we ordered was a bit too salty. Otherwise it would be perfect.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Fantastic tapas

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

I loved the sangria, the melon salad, and the chocolate torta. But, the best part was our server! Erin made our dinner and evening! ♥️♥️♥️

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3.0Dined on July 25, 2018

The venue is nice, but the staff did not follow out orders good. We indicated from the beginning that we were not sharing and they would place the orders in the middle of the table. We requested if they could separate checks and they said no. The attitude of our waitress wasn’t courtesy. It took us 30 mins to pay our bill because everyone had to add up. It created an inconvenience to my guest.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Loved this place for Spanish tapas as a Spanish teacher.
Lots of comfortable seating and fun ambience. Made a reservation online and we were greeted and seated quickly.
The staff could not have been nicer and made a really friendly effort to get our order in right as happy hour was ending.
Food was great. Had patatas bravas just like in Spain. Tortilla española was fantastic and served cold...the way I prefer it. Fun, great Spanish tapas and drinks! Great place to meet up with friends on a Saturday evening.

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2.0Dined on July 22, 2018

The best thing I had at Pintxo was my virgin Mojito that I ordered off menu from the bar. I was very underwhelmed with food we ordered (fois toast and clams with sausage) I love tapas. I have been an avid fan of the Harvestvine in past years and was hoping for similar experience. That was not to be.

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2018

While the food was very tasty, I would say the portions did not match the price. I recognize this is subjective and I recognize that the restaurant is a tapas but $6 dollars for 4 Bacon Wrapped Dates seems a bit high. Same for the 1 Empanada de Carne cut in half. When I ordered I was told it was two empanada's not two-halfs.

Your Tinned smoked mussels and Mixta Paella got great reviews from my party for taste but not so much for price. Your Red Sangria was a bit ordinary considering we were told you make it inhouse and is aged somewhat.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The only thing I was disappointed about is that they didn’t have it. I really was looking forward to eat it there.

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Fantastic food and good service. A bit pricey but good for special occasions

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Birthday for a friend

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Went to happy hour. Ordered everything on the happy hour food menu. They were good, but some of it tasted a little dull. Not sure how long the clams had been cooked. The meatballs seemed dull. I remember all of it being more vibrant. BUT, it was all pleasant and happy hour goes until 7 pm. I'd be more selective from the specials and regular menu the next time I go.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Pintxo has exceptional food and attentive service. Wine and cocktails superb. Every dish was like a party in my mouth. Wish I lived in a Seattle so I could be a regular.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

An amazing and fun staff! Would definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Solid! We enjoyed it very much!

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

I have been to Pintxo many times, although at their previous location. They have moved from 2nd to 4th and the newer spot is much larger and very nice.

Food is still the star here and we shared several dishes: foie gras toast, prawns, fried peppers, octopus, potatoes, and steak skewers. Everything was excellent but I would give a special shout out to the foie gras on toast. Exquisite.


Pinxto has a great selection of wines that pair well with an eclectic menu.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We eat at Pintxo a lot and Saturday night did not disappoint! As usual, the food was delicious, interesting and served by lovely, friendly, knowledgeable staff. Our large group was very impressed with the experience. I highly recommend planning group events at one of the large tables in the raised dining room area. It felt like we were put in a special area for private parties, while still being able to be a part of the fun restaurant atmosphere. Also, order the octopus - it's delicious!

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Out of towners, took the OT recommendation and not disappointed. We love tapas and sharing. The stuffed dares were so far we ordered seconds. The foie gras was uniquely prepared and very good. Meatballs, delicious. Steak skewers, also good. Sangria was very strong. Service was good, but our server might have been stoned. Job got done so not really a complaint, more amusing. All told, it was great experience.

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2.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Mediocre.

A hot and sunny day, warm, stale water awaits you on the tables.

The Tapas present well - but seriously lack flavor! Every dish is under seasoned and bland. The sangria is along the same line, bland and just ok. Overall, my 13 year old cooks a better meal with more flavor than whomever this chef is.

The servers, while very sweet, abandon you for an hour at a time. In three hours for a large party we saw our server three times.

This food was a disappointment. We won’t be back.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Had several different dishes. Everything was top notch. We would definitely be back when in the area. Also very attentive service. The dessert menu was a bit lacking, but we were so stuffed it didn't matter much.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We were there for the Seattle Pride Parade. They were very busy, but the service was the best. Attentive all the time and quick. Food was amazing, we had several different dishes amoung our group of 8. We stayed about 3 hours and enjoyed every minute. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

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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