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109 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
+1 310-458-2012
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Ranked #91 of 578 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $15 - $35
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Spanish
Santa Monica
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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!
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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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Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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Senior Contributor
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
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Additional Information about Bar Pintxo

Address: 109 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: +1 310-458-2012
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
Cuisine: Spanish

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