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“One of the highlights of our trip to Seattle”
Review of Pintxo

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Ranked #540 of 4,132 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$26 - US$31
Cuisines: Spanish, Bar, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Duncan, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“One of the highlights of our trip to Seattle”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Awesome evening, greeted right away, friendly staff. Our waiter was so great and really genuine. Ever plate was a different flavour and made fresh for us. We kept eating even after our stomachs said to stop. Best meal on our trip to Seattle. We ate the next night at the Pink Door and it was really disappointing, same money spent but the meal lacked in every way. My party all said everything was ok. I don't like spending $200 for ok. You won't be disappointed with Pintxo.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
“Good but want more”
Reviewed 2 July 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Was looking for a place for drinks then dinner with a friend. Even though Pintxo was empty we could only grab stools in the bar. Good wine and yummy apps. Still, I was wishing for more.

Visited June 2014
Thank Dian C
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Seattle, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice Selection of Tapas”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Great for casual dining in the neighborhood. They have a nice selection of tapas-style food, particularly their fresh anchovies when they have them.

During the summers, they sometimes have a guitarist who plays flamenco-style music. This adds some ambiance and nice background music.

Sit at the bar to get an idea of what dishes to try and to chat with the cooks.

Visited September 2013
Thank Mary Jean C
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Very good patatas bravas!”
Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

I've lived in Spain and like to think I know a good tapa when I taste one. The patatas bravas were particularly good, along with the tortilla and the chicken skewers. Staff very helpful nice ambience. We went on a rainy Tuesday night without booking but as the place is small it's probably best to book.

Thank johnnyfromtheblock
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Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
280 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Great Spanish Food in Seattle”
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
Thank KBeth00
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