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PintxoPote

4.8
4.8
235 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish

Bienvenidos a PintxoPote! (pronounced 'pincho potay') Located in Los Gatos, California, PintxoPote is a pintxos (tapas) bar offering an authentic Spanish-Basque dining experience showcasing the range of traditional flavors typical of Northern Spain. Here, you will be transported to the world's most acclaimed culinary region: the seaside resort of San Sebastián, Spain.

Please note, that the recommended dining age is 12 years and older. We do not provide or welcome high chairs, baby seats or strollers in the restaurant.

Your entire table must be present at your reservation time in order to be sat together. We do not hold tables and may free up late reservations (5 minutes late) for walk-ins.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Basque

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (408) 797-8688

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Hector Figueroa

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What 235 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Service

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    Notable Wine List

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    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. ML

    MLECC

    Baja California Sur

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    They were very accommodating to diners with allergies and intolerances. So impressed with this. Portions were very small however and pricey. Bill for two people with the lowest price bottle of wine was $158. Just be aware that tapas adds up quickly. Loved the potato and onion omelet and the tuna belly , meatballs and shrimp skewer. Only real veggie dish was the asparagus and it was good. Very impressed with the service.

  2. O

    Overpriced

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    The food was over priced and unfortunately nothing special. The pulpo tasted fishy

  3. T

    Tato

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dining experience & excellent wine & excellent hospitality by Hector & Angie and all staff. Total cleanliness. Music was great and at the right volume.

  4. CE

    CarlosE

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food. Great staff. Friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great time.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chef Hector is the best. Let's support our local restaurateur.

  6. EK

    EwaK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best Spanish food in the world ! We just returned from Spain and can testify that that that jamón, tortilla española, and all other dishes are better than those in Madrid!

  7. MM

    MassimoM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food without the typical pretentiosness. And the staff are super friendly. Plus Hector, chef and owner, makes sure (when he can; he’s always busy in the kitchen) that you’re happy with everything. Best place to eat in the South Bay.

  8. SC

    ScottC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always great food and comfortable, warm and friendly service.

  9. M

    Manuel

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and experience!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Tasty Basque pintxo. Fast and attentive services. Highly recommended

  11. CT

    ChrisT

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    hand made tapas. very high quality food. Run by Hector and his wife and they ensure you have a great time.

  12. ID

    Irv2Dine

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding tapas and wonderful meat dishes - excellent Spanish wine list. Don't forget a glass of Fino with the tapas.

  13. DS

    DanielS

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The experience is almost like dining in a chef’s kitchen. From the bar (the best seats), your order is taken, prepared in the kitchen and bright immediately to your spot. The small dishes (traditional tapas) are creative, simple, and delicious. This is literally our favorite place to eat. Where else can you have 4+ main dishes (to share). Where the reaction to each is “oh my god, that is better then I expected!” The wine list is dominated by Spanish wines, at great prices and well matched to the meals.

  14. m

    michaelg

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Clearly Hector, Angie and the team (Juan Carlos and Rodolfo) have made this place their own and taken it to a whole new level. This place is a "Hidden Jewel." Foodies need to check this place out. Just visited last night with my wife and a friend from out of town. The menu is wonderful! The small plates are creative, authentic and well-prepared. It's quicker to list the small plates we DIDN"T have...we didn't have the olives, the almonds, any meat or cheese plates or the octopus - mainly because we've had those before. We pretty much ate everything else! Favorites of mine: Gilda, Tortilla and Huevos con Jamon. We also tried the Rack of Lamb, which was also outstanding - perfectly cooked and seasoned. Delicious! The wine list is expertly curated by Hector. His depth and breadth of knowledge shines through. The list is concise, thoughtful and well-priced. From sparkling wines, through to Sherry, the selections are great and representative of the main regions and grapes of Spain. We had a bottle of the Cava and the Ultreia Mencía. Both were awesome. Again, to mention the team. Rodolfo anchored the kitchen, Hector, Angie and Juan Carlos were doing everything from greeting and seating folks to clearing and cleaning tables, helping prepare food, delivering food, washing dishes...they never stopped moving. This is truly a "hands on" place. The only "complaint" is have is that we didn't get a chance to chat with Hector or Angie - they were rightfully doing all the things listed above. I mention this only because, if you happen to come on a night when they have a minute to breathe, talking with them is a real treat. They are friendly, gracious and wonderful people. This is a special place and we'll be coming back more often. Highest recommendation!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Delicious tapas with different variety, portions rather small so ended up having to order the same dish twice. The restaurant was busy and it was difficult to get the waiters’ attention as they were quite busy. Great place for a casual get together.

  16. M

    Manolito

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you have never had food from the Basque region of spain, this place is a must try and you will not be disappointed. The chef does not compromise and the originality and creativity of flavors creates a memorable experience!! Don't forget to pair your meal with some of the great wines they have on their list.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    The food was delicious! The service was a bit lacking, but I’d go back again for all the tasty dishes

  18. ID

    Irv2Dine

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    True Spanish hospitality, friendly, informative but unobtrusive - amazing combination of carefully chosen flavors, excellent wine list. Choose a glass of fino with the tapas, nothing pairs better.

  19. LD

    LoriD

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time visiting PintxoPote and it won't be our last! We sat at the bar- the waitress explained all of the menu items to us-which was a great help! The wine and food was delicious! Can't wait to go back!

  20. VS

    VidyaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The food was very good - the portions for the cost was on the smaller side. I think if the portions are increased for the cost per plate - this would be a true keeper The service and staff were fantastic - Hector the chef was cordial and educated us on the food. Angie the waitress was great in explaining options and taking care of us A great experience

  21. B

    Bill

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We've been here multiple times. First since the start of the Pandemic. The food was still excellent, service was top notch, and the wine was great. It's great to have PintxoPote open for inside dining again.

  22. JB

    JohnB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    One of my favorite places in Los Gatos. The pinxtos are traditional northern spain with varying flavors. Hector is a great host in his restaurant.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service from staff. Ambiance was warm and friendly, recommendations were tailored to our tastes. Food was delicious!

  24. ED

    EricD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything from the Tortillas to asparagus, shrimp, and the special that night - felt mignon, was excellent in flavor and good in presentation.

  25. K

    Konagal

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and a great place to take a date!

  26. l

    luv2eatndrink

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nicest owners - husband and wife team. Food is very authentic and fresh and delicious. Wish there are more restaurants like this with passionate and service minded people running it. My new favorite Tapas place in Bay Area.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Glad it has opened post Pandemic. Great selection of pintxos. Small but good selection of wines. Fantastic service.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The folks at PintxoPote couldn’t be friendlier: Always happy to chat, suggest a wine or recommend a recent addition to the menu. The wines are excellent and often not something you could easily find elsewhere. The tapas—or pintxos—are excellent, and the portions are such that you can order many different dishes. Highly recommended!

  29. AB

    AitorB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous Basque pintxos. The menu is authentic and well-prepared! The small plates are creative and the flavors are off the chart. Best rack of lamb I've had. Chef Hector and his team work at a frenetic pace to provide the most authentic Spanish/Basque food and experience in the Bay Area. Do not miss

  30. r

    rons

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    The food is exceptional, especially the anchovy with potato salad on a baguette, the octopus and the flourless chocolate cake. The service was wonderful, and the price very reasonable. A little noisy inside and too brightly lit. Perhaps they can add sound tiles when they remodel in the near future. They are expanding into the place next door.

  31. J

    Jack

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    A little on the loud side but overall OK. We did not mind the counter but preferred a table. Tables are hard to get unless reserved well in advance. Wine recommended by the waitress was perfect. Food fabulous! Service was fine. If you love octopus as much as I do, only two places for you, PintxoPote and Roy's at Spanish Bay. I highly recommend this place.

  32. TP

    ThemeParkRefugee

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Terrific food from wonderful people

  33. m

    michaelg

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food is amazing! Wine list is focused and thoughtful. Hector, Angie, Jean Charles, Christina and Juan Carlos are great. Blanca and Hector in the kitchen are quite a team. Highly recommend!

  34. GD

    GabeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great little place with unique dishes. A familiar tapas style with basque influences. Enjoyed the octopus dish, which is their staple. Definitely want to return to try additional menu options. Staff also engaging and friendly, even on a busy night.

  35. AL

    AlexisL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    My partner and I went to this restaurant last night, and it was amazing. The food (especially the ham and cheese platters) were out of this world. I especially loved the grilled goat cheese, and my partner loved the abalone mushrooms. The noise level is high, as the place is pretty small. But the service is good, with everyone working there ensuring that each table is getting seen to. Make sure to sit at the bar, it looks like the "place" to be. You will need a reservation, as the place is small, but SO worth it. Will be going back!

  36. l

    lindad

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    interesting food options; nice service, nice ambience. music was a bit too loud for me.

  37. MZ

    MaxZ

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing hosts, amazing food - the best discovery of 2019!

  38. AH

    AlexandraH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, wonderful wine list, and incredible service! This was an absolute joy for a New Year's Eve!

  39. DC

    DCBCFML

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious. Chef Hector has his heart in this. Every dish is an art, and the combination of favors is superb! Attentive service too!

  40. MW

    MarkW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just great! Very friendly owners and amazing food. Always a highlight!

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PintxoPote is rated 4.8 stars by 235 OpenTable diners

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Google Map for PintxoPote

424 N Santa Cruz Avenue Los Gatos, CA 95030

  • Cross street

    Los Gatos Saratoga Road

  • Neighborhood

    Los Gatos

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Basque

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Hector Figueroa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Wine

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