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Tue, 4/24
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Pintxo

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390 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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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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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 390 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Everything was perfect! The food is fantastic!!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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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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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food, great service & cool vibe

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3.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was good, i really loved some and was unimpressed by other orders. Drinks were good but not amazing.

Server was unfriendly.

Charged per person to plate a cake that the server did not actually serve or cut.

Would not split the bill even though i understand (because I’ve served tables for many years) that it’s really very easy to separate things off of a large Check. Gratuity will even transfer nowadays which was the old reason to avoid the separate Check dilemma.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We were looking forward to visiting at the new location and it did not disappoint! Looking forward to future visits. We love trying all the small plates.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Nye dinner with a group was very enjoyable. Sangria was great and some dishes were very good. Some dishes were pretty average. Service was good!

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Celebrated New Year’s Eve dinner at Pintxo with out of town relatives. We enjoyed the creative meals and ambiance. We thought the background music was a little loud.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

My dear friend and me had a lovely New Years Eve dinner. Fabulous food and experience.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Friendly and flavorful!

Enjoyed the empanadas, fresh oysters and the smokey goodness of the paella. Wait staff warm and helpful. Definitely going back.

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2.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Pintxo had great atmosphere, but the food was not good. Our menu suggested a mignonette would accompany our oysters, but there was no hint of acid on the plate. Steak skewers are risky: the meat has to melt in your mouth since it has nowhere to hide; Pintxo's did not. Our Iberico-broth braised octopus had a deep ham flavor but far too much salt, even considering the pickled shallot accompaniment. The tortilla espanola was cold, which is acceptable, but given the preparation should have been warm, and what the crostini added to the dish is still a mystery. Most glaring was the squid ink paella. The shrimp tossed on top was completely untreated, while the remainder of the dish was so salty we had to send it back. And when patrons send back the most expensive dish on the menu, don't charge them for it. I'd recommend that the chef recalibrate his or her seasoning palate so that salt doesn't overwhelm the other flavors of the food and the meal has more balance.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Perfect for before a show. We had a variety of tapas, a solid drink menu, and everything was quickly served.

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3.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Liked the old location more - felt a bit more intimate. This one was just large and open.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Another great meal, especially the Clams with Chorizo.

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2017

This was our first visit to their new location on 4th Ave (we had been several times when they were on 2nd). Really enjoyed our time here. The staff were all exceptionally friendly and professional. We’ve always enjoyed the food and this time was no different. The cheese plate was substantial. The steak skewers (a featured special) were delicious with their accompanying tasting sauces. Crab stuffed peppers and a tin full of octopus were equally satisfying.
The music was at a perfect, low level that allowed us to talk to each other without feeling the need to raise our voices. It also helped that we were only one of three tables dining at the moment on a quiet Monday evening.
Great date night spot. Will return again soon.

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4.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Very good food and drinks. Our server, Adam, was excellent.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Great find! The wait person advised us on how much to order. We were on a time sensitive schedule and she helped us figure out when to order. The steak skewers were divine, as were the smoky mushrooms and bacon wrapped dates. Well everything was great!

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