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Bar Pintxo

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109 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
+1 310-458-2012
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Bar Pintxo is an authentic Spanish tapas bar in Santa Monica providing a...
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!
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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very tasty pintxo and tapas

A quick lunch and sample pack of the six pintxos bite sized morsels. All a good mix of flavours and textures. Red sangria and grapefruit martini also very nice. And they validate parking next door!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
H P
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A quick lunch and sample pack of the six pintxos bite sized morsels. All a good mix of flavours and textures. Red sangria and grapefruit martini also very nice. And they validate parking next door!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Friendly and helpful staff who kindly explained to me how it works when you pay for dinner over there to this confused kiwi. I had the Sangria, Patatas Bravas, and Quince, Manchego & arugala & it was all 10/10.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Super friendly staff, explained the menu, let us sample wine. Cozy, well decorated. Awesome sangria (the red), nice wine list. Starting with the cheese sampler, we worked through a great selection and variety of tapas. Octopus ended up being our favorite, but all were good. Highly recommend, would return again to sample more. Willing to accommodate non-meat eater where possible.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Dropped in on this lovely ocean front restaurant. $6 tapas and good Spanish wine, Solar de Estraunza-Temoranillo-Rioja. Had Gambitas Al Ajillo, Calamar a la Plancha, and Brocheta de Buey con Valdeon. Fine garlic, lemon, olive oil saute. Blue cheese sauce with filet mignon well balanced. Great value for fine dining.

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Cumming, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

My favorite place to dine when in Santa Monica. Their food is very authentic and delicious as are their cocktails.

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Montague
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143 reviews 143 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stopped in for Happy Hour after walking on the beach and promenade. Though close to Ocean Drive and with the ocean in view with outdoor seating, the noise level dropped which allowed us to have a view of the sea, sit outside and enjoy our conversation. The prices were excellent during happy hour. We ordered five plates and were... More 

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Stockholm
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is far from Spanish level. Bread is toasted (=grilled with a strong taste of beeing burnt), potatoes seemed microwaved totally without freshness. Unsalted food, too much garlic and missing the last touch. Though staff is serviceminded and location is good, will not return. Pintxos with jamon and figues where delicious when taking away the burnt bread...

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Santa Monica, California
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Love Bar Pinxto. Been going here since we moved to Santa Monica. Authentic Tapas with the sea air right outside. We even see the head chef of this restaurant shopping for local, seasonal produce weekly at the farmers market here. What else do you need to know. Smaller spot so don't expect to drop in at 8:00 pm on a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Bar Pintxo's location is what I like best. It's a good place to enjoy a sangria and a couple of tapas if you find a seat outside.

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Santa Monica, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Great food and location. Chef joe's second restaurant, great food and service. Best happy hour in town.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 109 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-458-2012

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?