Pintxo is a modern Spanish Tapas Bar featuring Spanish inspired tapas and an amazing selection of hand-crafted specialty cocktails. We focus on the flavors of Spain utilizing fresh, locally sourced ingredients to achieve the highest quality food possible.

Located in the heart of Seattle’s Belltown, Pintxo is the perfect place to begin a night out on the town or to spend an entire evening.

Wine Wednesday Highlighting our Dec. 15th Wine Dinner!

It’s Wednesday, and that means Pintxo is offering $10 off every bottle of wine and cava in the house!  That’s right, just a little something to help push you over this mid-week hump.

This week we’d like to highlight one wine and one cava, both brought to us by August Wine Group.  August specializes in bringing the Seattle area some fantastic wines from small vineyards, and we just love that.  It is for this reason that we’ve asked August to team up with us, and the lovely Spanish Table to host a wine tasting dinner December 15th.  More about this to follow…for now, back to the wine!

Wine and Cava…

This Wine Wednesday, we’d like to recommend that you stop in and grab a bottle of either our Giro Ribot Brut Cava or a bottle of our Parmi L’Infant 2007.  Both are incredible finds, and both are $10 off for the bottle!

Giro Ribot Brut

A fascinating, storied family, the Giró clan has deep roots in the Penedes region of España, and also in the Champagne region of France. They are cultured, distinguished people making cultured, distinguished wine, and have for at least five generations. In that span, they have acquired a mastery of Cava.

Our Brut Cava is 50% Macabeo, 20% Parellada, 20% Xarel.lo, and 5% Chardonnay, and makes for a beautiful cava to pair with dinner, or for sipping on after dinner.
*Wine info from August Wine Group



According to a comprehensive study by UNESCO, the best place on planet Earth to grow grape vines is… Priorat, Spain. Over a century ago Priorat, was abandoned by the last of the monks who had tended the land for four hundred years. Left behind were ancient Cariñena and Monastrell vines, producing some of the highest quality grapes on earth in some of the harshest conditions. Here, the soil is thick, flaky schist, literally packed with iron and minerals. With the heavy marine influence, blistering hot days and cool nights, this moonscape is suitable only for grapes, not even grass. Parmí, a new estate in Priorat, owns vines that are over a century-old, owned by three Italian amici, Parmí approaches the craft of winemaking with the knowledge, convictions, and best practices of Northern Italy, where clarity of fruit reins supreme. How appropriate this mentality is for Priorat! With expert French-oak fermentation, individual grape picking, and a single-bulb cellar sensibility, this estate is truly making some of the most inspired wines in Europe, not just Spain. Parmí is situated at ground-zero for Priorat’s best Cariñena. As fascinating, mysterious, and head-spinning as these wines are, perhaps the wines of Parmí can in fact be summed in one word: searing. The intensity is almost other-worldly–enveloping the nasal passage, penetrating the palate and epithelium, and over-loading those message-carrying scillia that tell our brain what we’re smelling.

Parmi L’Infant 2007 is a mix of 80% Garnacha and 20% Carinena.
*Wine info from August Wine Group

Interested in being a part of paring these great wine selections with Pintxo’s Spanish cuisine? Perfect! We’ve got just the event for you!

Our August Wine Group – Pintxo dinner is coming up fast. This features 4 courses and four wines, a night in our delightful space, and the chance to smooze with August Wine Group’s Seattle representative Tristan. This event makes a wonderful event for family you may have in town, or just a group of friends together for the holidays. Maybe even a date?

Check out our blog on the event HERE.

Holiday Wine and Cava Dinner December 15th!

This December, we’re teaming up with August Wine Group  and The Spanish Table to spotlight some beautiful, small Spanish wineries we’re in love with.  The best part about this spotlight is that we’re doing it in the form of a wine and cava tasting dinner, so you can enjoy all the flavors of these fabulous wines, while also trying some of the incredible Spanish cuisine that Pintxo has to offer.


4 courses, $50.00 (tax and tip included)

Chef de Cuisine, Clay Kinsey

December 15th, 7pm at Pintxo (2207 2nd Ave.)


Pintxo Tapas Bar

2207 2nd Ave

Seattle, Wa 98121

Where to Buy Tickets:

You can purchase tickets for this event by either coming into Pintxo, or buy calling the restaurant at (206) 441 – 4042

This makes for a wonderful holiday gift, date night, or social adventure, so grab your tickets before they’re gone!


Course One…

Wine Pairing: Giro Ribot, Rose Cava

Food Pairing: Steelhead mousse, large pasta shell, fish veloute and pomegranate dust

Course Two…

Wine Pairing: Beira Aral, Aravo Albariño

Food Pairing: Basque pimenton and ducle pimenton rubbed duck breast; persimmon four ways (fresh, pickled, candied, and powder)

Course Three…

Wine Pairing: Alta Vins, Tinto 

Food Pairing: Chorizo stuffed trotter; Farrow, mustard green and preserved lemon salad

Course Four…

Wine Pairing: Parmí, L’Infant

Food Pairing: Smoked chocolates with candied coffee dust, molasses carmel chards,  and vanilla bean filling.

Please contact Pintxo for more information.  You can email Jaimie@pintxoseattle.com, or call the restaurant directly.

We look forward to seeing you on the 15th!

We Have a New Reservation System!

Hey Pintxo Friends and Family!

We’ve switched our reservation system!  We’re no longer with OpenTable, but you can still reserve online.  We’ve kept this as easy and possible, and we’ve even upped the party size we’ll accept online!

You can now make reservations via our website (www.pintxoseattle.com).  While you’re there, take a look at our updated menu, check out our new catering menu options, and find out how to reserve parties of 9 or more.

If you don’t follow us on Facebook or Twitter, be sure to add us!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pintxoseattle
Twitter: @Pintxoseattle

We’re always posting Pintxo news, new menu items, new wines, event information, and more.

Pintxo, American Northwest Distributors, and Bin 41 Wine Shop Present a Sherry Tasting Dinner Event!

Lustau Los Arcos AmontilladoAs we enter into the holiday season, a sherry tasting and dinner just seems right. Luckily, our friends at American Northwest and Bin 41 of West Seattle were happy to pair up with up and put on this fantastic event.

We’ll be serving up six courses prepared specially by our head chef Clay Kinsey, and specially matched with six of the best sherries that the American Northwest portfolio has to offer. You’ll also have the chance to sip on a sherry cocktail and mingle, purchase bottles of sherry from Bin 41; and learn more about sherry, sherry pairings, sherry making, and much more from Lucia a longtime representatives of Lustau sherries.

This is certainly an event you don’t want to miss!

Here’s how it’ll work…
You’ll arrive at Pintxo to a greeting of a sherry cocktail for our 6:30pm meet and greet. This will give you time to sip on something tasty, chat with friends, or meet a few new ones!

Following the cocktail meet and greet, we’ll seat parties for dinner service, which will start at 7pm. Dinner service includes a selection of 6 different sherries and food pairings.

Location: Pintxo
2207 2nd Ave
Seattle, Wa 98199

Time: 6:30pm Cocktail meet and greet
7:00pm Dinner service

Tickets: Tickets will be available through and Bin 41 in-person or by phone. Tickets are $70.00 per person. This includes tax and gratuity.
Please see full ticketing information below.

The Menu…
Our event features an opener as well as a six course sherry tasting and specially paired meal. Due to the nature of this event, we cannot offer any food substitutions.

Lustau Fino Jarana Sherry Cocktail
Step into Pintxo to meet and greet other guests, chat with your friends and/or family, and get settled in with a cool sherry cocktail.

Course One
Sherry: Lustau Manzanilla Papriusa
Food Pairing: Prawn Pancake
Served with an oyster emulsion, spiced creme fraiche, and fried chive

Course Two
Sherry: Lustau Amontillado Los Arcos
Food Pairing: Garlic Soup
Served with poached quail egg, and black truffle butter

Course Three
Sherry: Palo Cortado Peninsula
Food Pairing: Braised Pork in Escabeche
Served with kale, grapefruit, white bean puree, and Basque pimenton

Course Four
Sherry: Don Nuno Oloroso
Food Pairing: Sliced Chuleton
Served with potato, wild mushroom demi, mushroom powder, and blue cheese

Course Five
Sherry: Deluxe Capataz Andres
Food Pairing: Mahon Tart
Served with confit tomato, piquillo whip, Mahon and Garoxta cheeses

Course Six
Sherry: Pedro Ximenez Emilin
Food Pairing: Avocado Pudding
Served with marcona almond dust, shaved chocolate, and olive oil

Ticketing Information
Bin 41, a wonderful wine shop in West Seattle is handling ticket sales for this event.
Phone: (206) 937-0411
Email: Bin41@me.com
Street Location: 4707 California Ave SW (West Seattle)

Wine Wednesday Featuring Las Rocas Rose!

The summer has ended and we’re bidding a fond farewell to our lovely summer wine selection.

Stop in tonight to enjoy Wine Wednesday and get $10 off every bottle of wine or cava. We’re switching everything up, so drop in to enjoy the last bottles of some of our summer favorites including Martin Codax albarino, Las Rocas rose, and El Petit Carlania trepat.

While you’re here, take advantage of happy hour from 5pm to 7pm.

If you’re going to be here for dinner, try some of our newer fall offerings! Ask your server for details and wine pairings.

Belltown Crush Party!!

As part of the lovely Belltown community we’re happy to announce the Belltown Crush Party this Sept. 28th from 1pm to 5pm.

Location: Bell Street Park
Time: 1pm – 5pm

Featuring: 15 Wineries from Lake Chelan, Leaveworth, and the Wenatchee Valley; as well as food from local Belltown bars, live local bands, grape stomping competitions, and an on-site wine store!

This is going to be a super fun event, and we’re set for one of the last nice weekends of the year. So don’t miss it! Even better, is that the event is a wonderful fundraising event to benefit the University District Food Bank.

Tickets for the event can be purchased for $25.00 each at Udistrictfoodbank.org

See you there!

Pintxo Will Be Closed for Labor Day

Devils on horseback. @barwastaken. #whereweeatPSP
Happy Labor Day Everyone! In honor of Labor Day, and the importance of spending it with our friends and family, we’ll be closed all day.

We’ll resume normal business hours Tuesday (5pm – 10pm, Happy Hour from 5pm – 7pm). Hope to see you then! Remember, you can make a reservation online using OpenTable. Check out the Reservations tab at the top of the page, and be sure to specify if you prefer an outdoor table! We can’t guarantee it, but we sure do try!

New Tapa, New Desserts, and Tasty Coffee Cocktails!

Our wonderful head chef has added a new dessert to the menu, and we’re so happy to have it! Our new dessert, “Magdelenas” joins several other fantastic additions to our menu, added in the last month. If you’ve haven’t stopped in lately, now is the time to do it!

Plus, you’ll want to get in on our delicious summer rose additions before our short Seattle summer is over.

Here are the new menu additions of interest:
(Of course, we still have the ever-popular bacon wrapped dates!)

Smelt Escabeche
Red wine vinegar marinated smelt, grilled whole and served up alongside fresh baguette from Pike Market’s Le Panier.

Pickle Plate
This fun new appetizer addition includes house pickled asparagus, carrot, radish, and horseradish, served up alongside a warm Manchego cheese puff and blueberry compote.

Summer Vegetables
An assortment of the freshest summer vegetables with a carrot romesco sauce to compliment them.

Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin
A juicy, tender pan roasted pork tenderloin served over a carrot and piquillo pepper puree, spiced creme fraiche, and fresh arugula.

Grilled Shrimp
Whole shrimp grilled to perfection, and served over beautifully spiced saffron rice, and a fried lemon and herb salad.

And of course, our brand new dessert…

A delicious Spanish take on the madeleine. A light and fluffy, but rich little cake that is traditionally served in Spain alongside a fresh cup of coffee. Our magdalenas feature delicious Marcona almonds and dried apricots, and pair wonderfully with either a hot cup of coffee, or a delicious coffee cocktail.

Coffee Cocktails
We’re adding a couple coffee cocktails for the weekend, specifically to pair with our amazing new Magalenas, but also because coffee cocktails are just fun! Especially when you’re heading out for a night of dancing, pinballing, or whatever else you get up to.

Here’s what we’ll be serving up:

Espresso Martini
Vodka, Useless Bay coffee, Godiva chocolate liqueur, and a fresh orange twist. Served cold and up!

Coffee 43
Fresh brewed hot Useless Bay coffee with Licor 43, and a house dried lemon wheel.

Wine Wednesday : Featuring Abadia de la Oliva

We’re right in the middle of changing our wine menu up, so I’d like to feature a wine that we’re pretty sad to see go. We may bring it back for the fall, or we may seek out a new wine from the same makers, but for now, we are bidding it a very fond farewell. What am I talking about? I’m talking about Abadia de la Oliva.AbadiadelaOliva label

Our variety is a 2012 Garnacha, and it comes with not only a great flavor, but a great story as well.

Straight from the bottle comes the story of Abadia de la Oliva:
“From the label: In 1134, King Garcia Ramirez requested the Cistercian monks’ return to the south of Navarre from Burgundy. In his offer, he granted lands at the banks of the river Aragon and at the gates of the Bardenas Reales desert, a region today known as Tres Riberas. The King provided the monks with what they needed for their development and expansion but the work to build the abbey took considerably more time than it did to bottle the first vintage that very same year. From the outset of 1134, the monks made wine.

With 869 years of history, this is the oldest continuously operating winery in Spain. They grow their grapes on granitic and sandy soils, with a profound quantity of round river stone in the topsoil. They work naturally in both the vineyard and winery. Cement tanks are used for fermentation and aging primarily, with some stainless steel employed in the process.”

The Taste
Abadia de la Oliva is very suggestive wine, featuring a variety of different aromas and flavors. On the nose, there are hints of woods, spices like clove and nutmeg, and overripe fruits like prunes. The flavors are smooth, balanced, and pleasantly fruity.

Wine Wednesday
This Wine Wednesday is the best day to take advantage of tasting this amazing and fun wine. Today, and every Wednesday, all of our bottles of wine and cava are $10.00 off! So, stop in and try Abadia de la Oliva while we still have some to offer. It’s an incredible wine, so don’t miss it!

Belltown Artwalk Tonight! Featuring the Art of Joe Nix!

"Pause" By Joe Nix  (Half of a large two panel piece)

“Pause” By Joe Nix
(Half of a large two panel piece)

"Approach" By Joe Nix

“Approach” By Joe Nix
(Oil on Canvas)

Pintxo has been a proud supporter of the Belltown Artwalk experience for years, and we’re proud to continue that. We’re even more proud to announce that this month we have some absolutely incredible new art on our walls. Pintxo welcomes the art of Joe Nix!

Our walls are adorned this month with several medium and small oil paintings depicting Seattle’s beloved Gas Works Park.  Not familiar with it? Stop in and check out the paintings, then head out to the park to see where Nix drew his inspiration from.  Of course, we like to shake things up a bit, and Nix is one of the best spray paint artists in Seattle, so what sort of place would we be if we didn’t feature at least one piece of Nix’s most famous mediums?

To showcase Joe Nix’s spray paint talent, we have a huge two panel piece that is to die for! You’ll just have to stop in and see it, while I did post an image here, it simply doesn’t do it justice.  Trust me.

If you’d like to know more about Joe Nix and his amazing artwork, look him up on his website, or Instagram him @JosephNix.  He also has another show coming up at Under the Needle down the street from us.  It’s called Wasted Youth, and is the 6th Annual show of it’s type. Check out the Under the Needle website for more information on that show, as well as other participating artists, and the fun details of the show!