Pintxo

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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 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, additionally 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, Branchwater, located behind the restaurant.
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Enjoy Drink Specials and discounts on select Tapas 4-6pm Daily.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 10, 2019

Ends: October 11, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, chill atmosphere.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Having been to several traditional Spanish restaurants, I give the following reviews:
The wine was MEH at best. Perhaps the bottles are better but the by the glass red and white were off label, bottom shelf wines that hardly harken to usual Spanish stalwart varietals. The house Tempranillo is more of a garnacha/Pinot noir. If you’re looking for a solid Tempranillo, go elsewhere. The albarino was yellow tail.
Tapas: not bad to pretty good. Decent for a date night or a snack at the bar if you’re solo.

BQ
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Allergy friendly menu. Drinks are delicious.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food. Pinxos never disappoints.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

RW
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We had three appetizers, two of which were absolutely terrible. The anchovi crustini was good but the liver pate thing and the croquettes were disgusting. Also the sangria was super watery and super crappy.

JP
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall a decently good tapas place with an extensive menu that should appeal to varying tastes. My one complaint is that for the price, the seafood paella didn’t have much seafood, especially considering it was for at least two people.

S
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our date night at Pintxo. I had both the red and white sangrias, which were delicious. My husband’s gin and tonic was very refreshing. We had several tapas, all were delicious and perfectly seasoned. We had the tortilla española , the marinated manchego, patatas bravas, bacon wrapped dates, goat cheese toasts, and the mushrooms. I wish we had room for more, but were completely stuffed. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Lovely atmosphere. We’ll be back.

BZ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, Pintxo was a delightful experience! We had a large group for a bachelor dinner and it was such a great evening.

D
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience2

I will not return. Mostly because of the value. The food was passable, but for the prices it should be exquisit.
We were charged for 2 dishes not served. The beer was great.

BB
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and fairly true to what you would get at a cafe in Madrid or Barcelona. Service was friendly but not overpowering. Will go back for sure.

MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service, with so many restaurant choices in Seattle, Pintxo is a MUST!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My wife & I were celebrating our 5 year anniversary, & having just been to Barcelona, we decided to try Pinxto to kinda try & recreate some of our wonderful dining experiences In Spain. Pinxto was pretty good on its own - But it was not fair to compare. There’s nothing like the real deal.

CB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Mixto Paella was a bit salty but the rest of the experience was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice experience the staff were. A + they were there helping us exactly the right time all night.
Loved it

SH
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish we had was outstanding; highlights were the goat cheese toasts, patatas bravas, manchego cheese and garlic shrimp! Service was on point as well!

j
Hamburg Area
66 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic dinner with very tasty pintxos. A hot Spot...

SR
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Wonderful space, slightly disappointing food. Had the special for the day (fried calamari) and it was very overcooked. Shared the paella for entrees and it was lacking in flavour.

D
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were both very ill the next day after eating here

K
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was excellent food, perfect portions. Service was wonderful. We were checked consistently but they never hovered.
Couldn’t have been happier.

JA
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food. Very impressed with the staff who went out of their way to accommodate many good allergies with ease

KJ
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was delicious! It was casually but artfully presented. We loved the bacon wrapped dates with goat cheese. The marinated manchego cheese was also delicious. Our friendly waiter, David, suggested 4-5 dishes for two people, with the meat counting as two. We followed his advice and discovered that with the meat, three additional dishes were more than enough. Gluten-free items were also presented on the menu; additionally, the chef agreed to another creative vegetable accompaniment in place of the couscous.

In terms of atmosphere, it was hip. The bar had a colorful modern take on stained glass, which complimented the casual wood tables. It was a comfortable place to eat on a rainy night.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Long wait for the paella, and the rice was undercooked. Our server was fantastic, and we liked the atmosphere. The paella was just a bit underwhelming.

NB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We found ourselves arriving just before the massive thunder and lightening storm. We were seated at a table right next to the window, perfect to watch the incredible rain pour down and lightening flash by. It felt cozy, romantic and a little thrilled sitting there watching the light show. We hung at the bar for a few while out table was getting ready. The bartender was easy to connect with and made a El Madre drink for me. When we were seated, we enjoyed the seafood paella (to die for) and the chicken dish (double die for). Those two dishes were PLENTY to fill our appetites as we sips on some cocktails. While the hostess had this incredible energy about her, our waitress wasn't attentive at all and just blah all the way around. I give people the benefit of the doubt - bad day maybe? Kinda of disappointing, however it didn't bother us as much as it normally would because everything else was pristinely perfect. After dinner we headed next store (didn't even have to walk outside) to lounge attached and found the comfiest couch and took a seat for the next hours enjoy some bourbon and our favorite early 2000's hip hop & r&b music. Hadn't heard Coolie High for a minute. Overall, we have a super enjoyable evening!

PC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed this restaurant. The Paella was amazing. Great value for two people too.

MA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

plates and wine were overpriced, waiter did not have good recommendations. liked the ambiance but would not take anyone back here, as the food was not good and service only a bit above average. Try another place for tapas and save your money.

RF
Seattle
51 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My wife and I had friends visiting from Oregon. We wanted to share with them one of the best tapas places we have here in Seattle. Amanda and her husband had done wonders with Pintxo's over the years. This is a regular place my wife and I go. The menu is seasonal and changes. But if you like small dishes and want to try multiple things, this is a great place to eat and spend time with family and friends. Exceptional hand-crafted cocktails as well.

LS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Outstanding Crepe dessert, Foie Gras brûlée, aioli, clams w/ chorizo sauce, mocktail, olives and crab toast. Calamari a bit disappointing-not crispy enough for me. Food arrived fast and service was friendly. Our extra bread arrived after we finished meal and we were charged $2 for it and didn’t touch it, but things happen:) Overall a great experience before Jazz Alley.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my sister there for a special occasion and it was perfect - we wanted food and ambiance that was delicious and felt special but not at an exorbitant price and we got that! The drinks were delicious and we loved everything we ordered, especially the seafood paella. We loved being in a high back booth as it felt private. Highly recommend!

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food were impeccable! I will be back!

MS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! On of the best places to dine in Seattle!!

D
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time to Pinxos. We had friends in from New Mexico, and they never had tapas, or Pinxos. The food was outstanding the service was awesome. They never disappoint.

RR
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. We got the marinated manchego, olive tapenade toast and the paella to split along with a couple GT cocktails. everything was wonderful! The manchego was the biggest surprise. Paella was a great twist on the classic -- not overly saffron-y, had some veggies in the rice, and the spices on the fish were awesome. It wasn't the traditional "get a pice of fish with every bite", rather heavy on the rice, light on the fish (5 shrimp, 5 mussels, 1 scallop, 1 piece of white fish).

EM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is second to none. But it’s the food that keeps me coming back.

RG
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lots of great flavors up to the desserts which were disappointing. We had a group of 12 with a semi-private room with very good service throughout the night. I love the ambiance and the art in the space.

M
E. Tennessee
29 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent small plate choices and a solid wine list. Great whiskey bar in the back. Nice vibe. Great food and time.

N
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful and friendly service. Great paella!

I
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good tapas place. Just be aware flavors tend to be overly sweet and try to balance it by adding pickled peppers.

CB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wasnt overly crowded and noise wasnt bad for a Friday night- great spot for tapas and conversation! The food was excellent and came out quickly. We mad dinner of it and tried al.ost half the menu plus two cocktails for a little over $100- very, very reasonable for downtown and good food. Staff was friendly and unpretentious. Ambiance is comfortable and decor is fun but mature and interesting (love the stained glass. Seating is great- very spacious and not crammed together to fit as many as possible like most spots. Food was modern and authentic Spanish- had comparable meals in Madrid. Will start going regularly!

GF
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink. Had the cheese and potato omelette appetizers. Olive oil cake was different and good.

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