Pintxo

4.5
579 reviews
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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 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, additionally 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, Branchwater, located behind the restaurant.
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Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. We got the marinated manchego, olive tapenade toast and the paella to split along with a couple GT cocktails. everything was wonderful! The manchego was the biggest surprise. Paella was a great twist on the classic -- not overly saffron-y, had some veggies in the rice, and the spices on the fish were awesome. It wasn't the traditional "get a pice of fish with every bite", rather heavy on the rice, light on the fish (5 shrimp, 5 mussels, 1 scallop, 1 piece of white fish).

EM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here is second to none. But it’s the food that keeps me coming back.

RG
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lots of great flavors up to the desserts which were disappointing. We had a group of 12 with a semi-private room with very good service throughout the night. I love the ambiance and the art in the space.

M
E. Tennessee
28 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent small plate choices and a solid wine list. Great whiskey bar in the back. Nice vibe. Great food and time.

N
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful and friendly service. Great paella!

I
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good tapas place. Just be aware flavors tend to be overly sweet and try to balance it by adding pickled peppers.

CB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wasnt overly crowded and noise wasnt bad for a Friday night- great spot for tapas and conversation! The food was excellent and came out quickly. We mad dinner of it and tried al.ost half the menu plus two cocktails for a little over $100- very, very reasonable for downtown and good food. Staff was friendly and unpretentious. Ambiance is comfortable and decor is fun but mature and interesting (love the stained glass. Seating is great- very spacious and not crammed together to fit as many as possible like most spots. Food was modern and authentic Spanish- had comparable meals in Madrid. Will start going regularly!

GF
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drink. Had the cheese and potato omelette appetizers. Olive oil cake was different and good.

g
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

2nd time visiting Pintxo. The wait staff is very good (prompt, polite, fun). The food is also quite good. The drinks are good, but, there is room for improvement. Overall, a very nice restaurant - - especially for date night. Enjoy!

IF
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This last saturday, I had planned avery special birthday dinner for my husband and myself. Seeing as how I am from Spain, I thought it to be fun for him to experience a unique and beautiful Spanish meal out. I had notified the restaurant while making my reservation that it is a special occasion and to take a little extra care.
So upon arrival we were confused as to why they said I did not in fact have a reservation. Incorrect, ok. We are seated regardless at a table that seemed more like an after thought in the room. No candles? Nothing on the table? Interesting.
We ordered from a very stiff waiter, what I would have guessed would be at least good, authentic, and culturatly correct dinner.
The calamari appitizer came, something I ate often back home. What was served instead was a rubbery pile of caked batter on a plate.
Then the waiter brought us patatas bravas but I ordered instead bread with tomato. To be honest, it was clearly made long before it was served and the bread was so soft from being soaked in the juices, it was like baby food.
I could go on with "beautiful" descriptions of their food and service, but I think you get the idea.
We were very disappointed and a sad representation of food from my home.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

No tenían varios platillos del menú y los que tenían no estaban buenos

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V
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Over priced for just ok paella and tapas.

MG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent bacon wrapped dates with goat cheese, mix of olives , Spanish ham and cheese croquettes shared was very good. Service was excellent

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The place was not busy, waiters disappeared for a long period of time. Gone for over a half hour, by that point I just wanted to pay and get out of there. Ordered a few of the small plates and it was mediocre.

A
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service. Friendly staff. Pretty much knew the menu and knew what dishes were great. Try the calamari and the scallops.

ED
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just the place to dine over great food while talking about travels in Spain. Food was great, drinks were too, and the service was pleasant and prompt. Looking forward to visiting there again.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love this place, it was a goodbye dinner for my friend. they even gave her a piece of chocolate cake! thank you

L
Seattle
63 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food wasn't bad. Sangria was so so. Nice place to hang out. Might come back again but in terms of tapas quality, its average/decent.

G
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We went there on a Monday night so the atmosphere was probably more subdued than other nights. The food was excellent! It came out super hot and the timing was perfect! We ate all small plates and enjoyed every one. The only negative about the whole experience was the music. And it's not because we're "old", it was just odd and didn't fit the restaurant at all. I hope there's different music next time we go, because we will definitely go again!

NL
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EExcellent food I felt that I wasn’t I felt I was in Spain I would recommend it to anyone to go and enjoy this beautiful atmosphere and foo

J
Atlantic City
66 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Excellent service and great location. Large menu selection for food and beverages. Would definitely recommend.

JR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Honestly surprised by the food reviews of this place. We both thought it was bland, and nothing was that amazing. This has almost 5 stars, I thought I would be blown away by the food, but was left disappointed and asking myself how something so flavorless was getting such reviews. The couple next to us also was talking about how it lacked flavor. Super disappointed.

D
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm not huge on writing reviews, but I felt compelled to share this experience with my friends that use OpenTable. First let me state that if you've been to Spain, and spent time sampling the cuisine you're going to enjoy the food at Pintxo. If you've never sampled Spanish cuisine other than a Paella you're going to love the experience and the food. We were a bit reluctant to even try the restaurant after reading some of the reviews online, but regardless we decided to take the chance and I'm so glad that we did. This place will not disappoint. The food was flavorful and delicious. The service was awesome. I recommend it. We're definitely going back soon.

WD
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have the pride celebration nailed!! Second year in a row celebrating there and can’t wait to do it again :)

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as usual. I love this place!!!

YV
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This "Pintxo" Restaurant would be out of business in the Basque region of Spain. The food lacks the fresh quality of real pintxos. Portions are very small even for pintxo. We had for example albondigas which had no discernible taste, calamari (which took a long time to shop up) fried beyond recognition and tasteless and two small-ish balls showing up as croqueta de jamon, likewise without much taste. The place is pricey for the quality of food it delivers. The only thing that worked were the pimientos de padron. There's better food in Seattle

d
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I have to start by saying I love this place. I have been here twice for happy hour/dinner on Friday nights and it’s a good place to go with a date or with a group of friends. They also have a separate area for a group to reserve though I like sitting on the front side and people watch from the windows.
It’s a Spanish tapas place so lots of options with small plates. First time I tried clams and some sea food, cauliflower and beets. Second time, I went with mostly vegetarian friends and we ordered practically every vegetarian small plate on the menu and went for second son some such as potatoes and cauliflower. Their drinks are good and I especially like their Sangria with fresh fruits.
We also ordered every dessert on the menu and if I had space , would have ordered second rounds of all ;).... yeah that good!
The ambience of the place is lovely too with nice paintings and lighting.

This has definitely made it to one of my top favorites in Seattle and I will be visiting again soon.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing! And the Seafood Paella was delicious!!

D
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere, the small plates are creative and super tasty. Loved that the bartender made us custom craft cocktails he thought we would like, and we loved them!

G
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good and ambiance was perfect

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Graduation

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GS
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had never been, but a made a reservation for a party of 8. As it was on the larger side, I worked with the restaurant to order the paellas and some tapas a head of time. They were on there A-game for sure. Within minutes of arriving, our pitchers of sangria and a few of the tapas soared to the table. All nice their service was phenomenal and the food was so tasty. I highly recommend the seafood paella and sherried mushrooms . Thank Pintxo for an awesome night!

V
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything at Pintxo was perfect, from the service to the food. Especially delicious were the gambas and chistorras.

GS
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great and original. The Basque Cidre was amazing. Staff was so nice to us. A Must in Seattle.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Didn’t like the paella. Had strong spices and didn’t taste like Spanish food.

SC
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! What a gorgeous bar and the food was delish. Daniel took great care of us. We’ll be back for sure.

UW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. We had a young child with us and the waiter was was absolutely fantastic with him! Food is fantastic and there is something for everyone

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was great. Sangria just average. Seemed like wine poured into carafe.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, love their sangria and paella!!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pintxo was a delicious restaurant. We appreciated the tapas and the drink we had. The paella was also scrumptious! It wasn’t too busy at 5:00 which was nice.

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