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“Great Spanish Food in Seattle” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pintxo

Pintxo
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Ranked #488 of 4,059 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$26 - US$31
Cuisines: Spanish, Bar, Mediterranean, Gastropub
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Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Belltown
Cross street: Blanchard St
Description: Pintxo (pronounced pin-cho peen-cho) is a Spanish Tapas Bar located in the heart of Belltown. Pintxo's micro-kitchen, smaller than most food truck kitchens, produces a vast array of basque small bites from traditional favorites such as paella and bacon wrapped dates to house cured meats, seafood and other dishes from San Sebastián, Bilbao and Valladolid. Tortilla Española, Bacalao Fritters, Montaditos de Serrano and Patatas Bravas to modern takes on the traditional dishes from various culinary regions of Spain, including San Sebastian, Barcelona and Madrid. Working in Pintxo's small but mighty kitchen, and without a gas grill, Chef de Cuisine David Haight and Sous Emelio Sansone use fresh ideas to create flavorful dishes. The seafood-forward menu, often consists of house-curing, poached dishes and unique ingredients like sea foam [not sure what to use here] . 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) Spanish octopus, Mediterranean Mussels and SPECIFIC NAME HERE clams are frequently used to create the traditional dishes that have been made in Spain and Pais Vasco (Basque Country) 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 Pintxo's bold and flavorful food. Like Pintxo's kitchen, the dining room is intimate and features bar and table seating as well as a front and back patio on sunny days and a well lit indoor atrium.
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
268 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Great Spanish Food in Seattle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

I love Spanish food and was thrilled to find this gem in Belltown the food is excellent and there's a fun cocktail menu as well. The menu is centered around sharing, so bring a friend and be open to trying a bunch of yummy tapas! The only thing I wasn't fond of was the quasi-paella, noodle dish... not my thing, but everything else we tried was fantastic. Absolute must: Flat Iron Skewers. My favorite thing on the menu by far. Check out if you're native, or just visiting, what a fun spot in Belltown!

Visited January 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Tualatin, Oregon
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun tapas restaurant in Belltown”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

As tourists from Portland, we enjoyed walking around Belltown one Saturday night in January but then we were cold and hungry. Good thing friendly locals directed us to Pintxo. We sat in the brick walled courtyard warmed by outdoor heaters, drank lovely Spanish wine, and enjoyed a variety of tapas. Sat and talked for hours. Would visit again.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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217 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Nothing spectacular.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

We made reservations, but when we arrived, the place was completely empty - not a soul on a beautiful Sunday morning. The gentlemen at the bar seemed none too interested in diners, and despite being the only patrons for about half the time we were there, service was still slow. The food was okay, and they were out of one item on an already smallish menu. There was nothing at all memorable. I think these guys might just want to admit that they don't have any interest in serving brunch and just sleep in. That might be more productive.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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prince george
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“stumbled across this amazing tapas bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

Our group of 11 people walked into this tapas bar 30 min before closing and asked if we could come in for dinner. The server was warm, helpful with the menu, and helped us decide on bars to go to after we were finished. Well after closing hours we finally finished, when the chef , hearing how much we loved the food, decided to show us some of his specialties, again, this was well after closing when most staff would be dying to go home.
food = awesome
deco = cozy
customer service = genuine

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Salt Lake City
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Intimate setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

Tapas were very nice, but not necessarily consistently great. We shared a bottle of wine that was quite good and enjoyed the relatively quiet atmosphere and the small plates.

Visited September 2013
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