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Bar Pintxo

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Santa Monica
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109 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2201
+1 310-458-2012
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I ate here on a short stay to LA and we're very glad we came across this place. The service was excellent, prompt and friendly and the food was delicious! The manager had the time to stop and chat as we were leaving too which gave a personal touch.

Thank Harriet J
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely service from our waitress Amy. However the manager was extremely rude and ruined our experience in the restaurant. Disgusting behaviour from a very rude, arrogant and disrespectful individual who does not deserve the opportunity to run the establishment.

Thank MT1717
Sundsvall, Sweden
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my wife really like pinxtos and tapas från spain. This is a place that really have a touch of spain. A very dedicated and personal reception from the owner. Next time I will try the paella - they looked fantastic. The children also enjoyed.

Thank Vougedebasque
Seattle, WA
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many great options, but especially loved the deviled eggs, beet salad and cauliflower dishes. Also good, reasonably priced wine. Sat at the and enjoyed seeing the beach across the street.

Thank divine_ms_m
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

We popped her for a quick bite. The tapas starters were really nice and the service was really friendly. I wasn't that impressed with the paella as the meat was quite dry and the rice wasn't as flavoursome as you would expect, a little bland.

Thank 306333
Adelaide, Australia
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132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday for a couple of plates of tapas and a crisp white wine and we're glad we did. The tapas was very good. I loved the calamari and was very pleased with the white wine recommendation. We finished with the flan which was excellent. If you are looking for somewhere in the heart of the Santa... More 

Thank browney237
Stockholm, Sweden
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Well-cooked autenthic Spanish pintxos and tapas in a sophisticated setting. Competent staff and excellent wine list where you can have many wines by the glass. Excellent location close to Ocean Ave.

Thank jorrep
Carbis Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Just arrived in Santa Monica and happened upon this delightful tapas restaurant - good vibe, great service, and always pleasing to see a restaurant owner front of house - most impressed when I overhead him observe to the chef "that looks great" - hope to go back for dinner before we leave

Thank Chris G
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $35
Bar, Spanish, Mediterranean
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 90401-2201
  • 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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