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“Fresh food but with a high price tag”
Review of Pinchjo's

Pinchjo's
Ranked #457 of 2,400 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $30
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

This area is always busy and we managed ti get a table at this quant restaurant. It was packed but had a nice warm atmosphere. The service was good and the waitresses were friendly but they could have done with one more staff member. Once we ordered the food came pretty quickly but after the first drink no one came to ask if we would like more drinks. The food was fresh and presented really well but some of the dishes such as the patatas bravas lacked flavour and seasoning. Drinks were pricey too, £2.10 for just a lime and soda is a little steep. Overall it was okay but we probably won't return as there are plenty more restaurants in Manchester to try.

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Reviewed September 15, 2012

We couldn't decide which restaurant to pick on Burton Road on a fairly busy (and sunny for once) Saturday lunchtime. What swung it for Pinchjo's was draught Estrella - our favourite beer in Spain. It's an interesting choice of tapas, and we picked four. The fritters (cauliflower fritters or similar on the menu) were really outstanding, especially as cauli is not my favourite. Perfect texture and taste and very moreish. Meatballs were pretty good too. The morcilla (black pudding) with green beans was superb - an excellent combination. The patatas bravas were OK as well. We had a bottle of red house wine - not the cheapest we've ever had - but is was very good. A nice (and typically Spanish) touch was the tapa brought with the drinks - a very nicely cooked and presented couple of slices of tortilla. Friendly service, nice atmosphere, excellent tapas and a reasonable price for really good food. The prawns in wine and garlic will on the selection next time we visit, which will be fairly soon.

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Reviewed August 27, 2012

I cross the pond each year to visit family in Didsbury, and this is the first place I eat at when I get there. The menu is small, but there is something for everyone. Staff is incredibly warm and welcoming! The food is to die for! LOVE this place! I just wish they'd expand...and come to Boston!

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Reviewed August 27, 2012

We have been here twice, once for drinks only. The restaurant is small and cozy - some might say cramped if they prefer large open-space dining. I like it however and there is a small amount of covered outside dining. The bar is compact but serves a small range of cocktails which are well made and fairly priced.

The tapas menu is limited, which in my opinion is a good thing. For a small restaurant it would be foolish to offer a huge range as the all-important [for tapas] turnover would be wrong. The tapas portions are not strictly accurate in the Spanish sense (4/5 dishes after some bread was more than enough for two grown men). It simply means order slightly less than one would in Seville or Zaragosa.

The quality of the tapas is very very good and the range within the small menu is impressive. I am looking forward to returning to this restaurant shortly.

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Reviewed August 21, 2012

This is only a small place on Burton Road and you could easily walk straight by, but you'd be missing out if you did. The menu is small but they seem to do all the dishes very well. We had the chickpeas, halloumi and meatballs. The chickpeas were amazing, bursting with flavour. The other two dishes were extremely good too and were well matched by the house white wine. The service was friendly and personal and despite being fairly empty there was a nice atmosphere. We paid £33 for two glasses of house white, 3 tapas dishes and bread & olives and went away full and satisfied.

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