Price Range: $$$
Located in the heart of downtown, Pintxo (pronounced peen-cho) proves the perfect place to begin a night on the town or to spend an entire evening indulging in delicious fare in a welcoming, intimate... Read More
Located in the heart of downtown, Pintxo (pronounced peen-cho) proves the perfect place to begin a night on the town or to spend an entire evening indulging in delicious fare in a welcoming, intimate space. (The Crocodile is located directly across the street, making this hidden gem an ideal spot for a pre-show bite and glass of housemade, fruit-infused sangria.) This modern tapas bar features Spanish-inspired plates and an amazing selection of hand-crafted specialty cocktails as well as Spanish wine, liquor, beer and cider. Working in Pintxo's food truck-sized kitchen, and without a gas grill, Chef de Cuisine David Haight and Sous Emelio Sansone magically concoct flavorful dishes that place an emphasis on the region's bounty–especially taking advantage of local seafood finds. Try tasty dishes like bacon-wrapped dates, patatas bravas, lamb kefta sliders, octopus skewers, pan-roasted pork tenderloin and house-cured King Salmon. While most food is sourced locally, some ingredients like the Spanish cheeses and Jamon Iberico de Bellota help create traditional dishes coveted for centuries by diners in Spain and Pais Vasco (Basque Country).
- Best Value: "Enjoy Pinxto's brand-new lunch menu and downtown location at 2219 4th Avenue. (Bar Abajo will soon open in Pinxto's former Belltown space at 2207 2nd Avenue.)"
- Recommended as Best Value Because: Belltown's Pinxto features Spanish-style tapas perfect for sharing plus housemade sangria.