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Bar Pintxo

109 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
+1 310-458-2012
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Ranked #109 of 565 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $15 - $35
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Cuisines: Spanish
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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
Cumming, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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uk
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

The word 'average' pretty much sums the place up. Sangria was pretty poor, service average and a bit slow, food ok but nothing to write home about. Tad on the expensive side for what it was. Wouldn't return.

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Santa Monica, CA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Very authentic Spanish tapas and the place is run by an excellent local chef. They change the menu pretty often and have great sangria and fun music. Close to the promenade and beach.

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tennessee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is a great spot to go with a small group of adventurous eaters. The three of us ordered 7 menu items and shared it all. Our favorites were the sautéed calamari, the mussels, the dates and the chicken stew. The potatoes were okay, very different from my Spain travels, and the salted cod croquettes were kind of nasty. Like... More

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Tucson
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60 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This charming shoebox of a restaurant is like a bit of Barcelona by the Pacific. On a damp, foggy evening this was a cozy place to drop into. Right away we could tell this was a good decision. The aromas from the small kitchen were out of this world. We enjoyed a variety of tapas including grilled calamari which was... More

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