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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    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
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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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I found this location on a random search of the closest Spanish restaurant that would have a great tapas selection. I had my friends meet me there, and we tried multiple dishes off of the menu. The paella wasn't on point with what I had in Spain but that was to be expected. I really liked the pork belly dish... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was like being in our favourite bar in Spain. The paella and tapas were fantastic and the staff really friendly. Of course prices are a little different to spain but it is well worth the money

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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100 reviews 100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

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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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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