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Bar Pintxo

Certificate of Excellence
Santa Monica
Spanish, Bar
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109 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
+1 310-458-2012
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to laugh because Bar Pintxo is a tapas bar, but tapa bars in Spain do NOT close at 10:00PM and most definitely don't cost as much as the tapas in this bar!! That said, there is a nice variety of tapas-small place, but noisy and fun and upbeat. You can sit in or outside. If you are melancholy... More 

Thank Camille Q
Los Angeles
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After passing by several times, we stopped in for some Paella and ended up really enjoying everything we tried on the menu. The ambience was energetic without being too chaotic. The prices were very reasonable for the neighborhood and after ordering appetizers, the Paella was more than enough food for two (and I think we had dinner for the next... More 

Thank AttyOut2Sea
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

The food here is really good. We were staying around the corner on the beach and this was recommended to us by our hotel and our uk guide book. Small restaurant with outside bar seating (such as traditional Spanish fares). You'll need to reserve to sit outside, but there are tables inside too for walk ups. We had a lot!... More 

Thank JerseyCI_Girl
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Amazing Spanish Restaurant in the heart of Santa Monica! Their tapas are very good. We really enjoyed their croquetas and the Gazpacho is to die for! I highly recommend this place!!

Thank clairetomp2006
são Paulo
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Good choices of wine. Red wines with good prices! Friendly staff. Don't have American wines. Por suposto hablan Español.

Thank Abrola
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Moved away from the crowd around the Promenade and found this lovely tapas bar. First visit to a tapas bar and I was excited. My husband was a bit skeptical but warmed up pretty fast. All of our selections were outstanding. Our favorite was the filet mignon skewers. Yum. We also had the steamed mussels, tocino and salted cod tapas...all... More 

Thank egpeterman
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I are fans of Tapas and always try out new places that we see on vacation. We visited during their happy hour (4 - 6:30pm) which offered a good selection for $6 per Tapas. All of the food was freshly made and we particularly enjoyed the lamb meatballs with homemade pesto and the plate of six mixed... More 

Thank BrynDHughes
San Francisco, California
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199 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

I think no other restaurant in the US reminds me of Spain like Bar Pintxo. One of the best things about doing the tapas bar crawl in Madrid is that you can get these little sandwiches called "pintxos" for a euro a piece. There are some great tapas bars in the US. Some of the small plates are very elaborate,... More 

Thank gregsf11
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Bar Pintxo is a small tapas bar on Santa Monica Boulevard near the beach. It has a great sangria, beer and (mostly) Spanish wine list. Every dish we ordered was perfect and arrived quickly. I recommend: the manchego cheese and quince, patatas bravas, seared calamari, and deviled eggs. For dessert, both the chocolate pâté and flan were delicious. Service was... More 

Thank Moira T
Los Angeles, CA
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358 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Tasty Spanish tortilla (eggs, onions, & potatoes) and grilled octopus on small pieces of potato- OK spare ribs and seafood paella. Good drinks. Great service

Thank DeborahandAndy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $35
Spanish, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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
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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