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Bar Pintxo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$35
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
Description: Bar Pintxo is an authentic Spanish tapas bar in Santa Monica providing a unique combination of outstanding food and drinks in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Our exclusively Spanish wine and beer list represents wines from every region in Spain, comprised of small and traditional family-owned wineries throughout the Spanish wine regions. Many are offered exclusively to Bar Pintxo, including an assortment of Temperinillo, Cava and Txakolina to enjoy with your meal, or for purchase. We have created a sophisticated space with a relaxed and warm feel, an old world ambiance with modern touches that transports you to Spain when you walk through our door. Remember to check out our retail store, which offers Spanish Jamons, Cheese, Olives and other Spanish foods and wine, so you can create your own Spanish experience at home!
Reviewed 24 February 2014 via mobile

This is a great spot to go with a small group of adventurous eaters. The three of us ordered 7 menu items and shared it all. Our favorites were the sautéed calamari, the mussels, the dates and the chicken stew. The potatoes were okay, very different from my Spain travels, and the salted cod croquettes were kind of nasty. Like fish pudding inside. There is a great selection of Spanish wines by the glass, and we thought it was a great meal for $100. Sit at the bar and watch them cook, great fun.

Thank susie t
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

This charming shoebox of a restaurant is like a bit of Barcelona by the Pacific. On a damp, foggy evening this was a cozy place to drop into. Right away we could tell this was a good decision. The aromas from the small kitchen were out of this world. We enjoyed a variety of tapas including grilled calamari which was tender, buttery,and full of garlic, lamb meatballs, serrano ham, cheeses, chorizo, and bacalao croquettes. All good. All worth the price. Worth a return visit.

Thank AZRPM
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

This is my second visit to Bar Pintxo, a small tapas bar on Santa Monica Blvd, steps away from Palisades Park. It is conveniently located in Santa Monica, near shopping and good parking. The restaurant offers classical pinchos and tapas: from tortilla espanola, to excellent jamon Serrano and iberico, gambas al ajillo, croquetas, etc. I especially enjoyed the bacon-wrapped and valdeon (cheese) stuffed dates. Good selection of wines. The staff were attentive and made you feel welcome. Highly recommended.

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Thank Maiglesias
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Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

Best garlic shrimp and calamari. Lemon garlic butter was to die for.

Churros disappointing but aside from that our meal was wonderful. Would return!!

Thank AeroDDD
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

This place was a real find. Located close to the beach with both indoor and out door seating. Very welcoming service, delicious Spanish tapas (also try the Paella) and a great wine list.

Thank cbe28
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