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Bar Pintxo

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Santa Monica
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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    Very good
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lots on offer. Good wine list.

Plenty of choices. Sit at the bar for good views. Wine list is very good. Service can be random at times from very helpful to hard to find. I would certainly head back. Good food and nice spot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
smclagan
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Italian first
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English first
Santa Monica, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

great staff and food. some tapas are traditional and others creative, but none is bad. amazing wines. i would rather have less bread

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The food choice and price was good, but the quality was just ok really, they had a good wine list too reasonably priced. They have outside seating, great for people watching. The server was really friendly but was a bit run off her feet.

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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Friendly service from both the servers and the cooks, A warm atmosphere and some of the highest quality tapas I've had in some time! The cured meats were absolutely faultless and I recommend the selection of meats, bread and olives. Fantastic

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The place was nice and the staff was friendly but perhaps not super professional. (We had several different waiters serving us instead of just one.) The food tasted great but unfortunately the portions were a bit small.

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New York City, New York
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332 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We were excited to try this tapas place out and on arrival it seemed authentic and quaint, with good food options available. The food we received seemed more like order by numbers, as in the parts were sitting on the counter waiting and just warmed up when ordered. Even the cheese used in the cheese platter was plopped on a... More 

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Woodmere, New York
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Good selection of wine, but since we had brunch, it's too strong for us. We had Paella, we waited long, but worth it. Small place, not good for a small group. The staff is very friendly.

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Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Plenty of choices. Sit at the bar for good views. Wine list is very good. Service can be random at times from very helpful to hard to find. I would certainly head back. Good food and nice spot.

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Chesterfield, Michigan, United States
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105 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Everything came together for this really nice lunch. The staff was wonderful. Although we ate a lot of favorites, these were excellent examples of them. The blood sausage was a standout dish. Definitely give it a try!

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Miami, Florida
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93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This small restaurant will satisfy you craving for some basic spanish dishes. We liked the croquetas, the chorizo and the gambas. Sangria ok, patatas not great. Nice location near the corner of santa monica and ocean.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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58 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had a two-hour wait at SUGARFISH, so we spent that time drinking wine and eating tapas at Bar Pintxo. They were out of the two white wines I wanted, but the white sangria was good. We had a number of tapas, and I'm glad that's what they were, because I didn't want any more than a bite of any... More 

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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, Pub

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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