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.

Pintxo Closed Wednesday July 16th

Pintxo will be closed for a private party Wednesday July 16th. We’ll resume normal business hours Thursday night from 5pm – 10pm. Join us for Happy Hour from 5pm to 7pm, then jump up to our sister bar The Upstairs for Game Night, where you can enjoy board games and booze!



Paella Tasting and Contest this Sunday!

65645fca-d254-412b-8ade-40decafb4411The 7th Annual Concurso de Paella is this Sunday, and we’re so happy to be participating!

Details are also in on what we’re doing and how we’re doing it. I’ll share a couple hot secrets here, but you’ll have to come and check us out at the contest on Sunday for more details and a taste of what we’ve got going on.

Pintxo will be represented by our wonderful paella chef Malcom. Malcom lived and worked in Spain, and gained a great deal of experience in Spanish cuisine and ingredients. He brings to Pintxo an incredible sense of personal taste, and a flare for both traditional and modern Spanish cooking and cooking techniques. Chef Malcom has designed an incredible paella for the contest, and we’re excited to have it showcased at the Concurso de Paella this weekend.

For a tasty sneak peak…Malcom will be drawing from La Nueva Cocina, crafting Pintxo’s paella as a modernist play on the beautifully traditional Spanish paella. While I won’t divulge all our secrets and plans, it’ll be a seafood paella with a few delicious surprises, including the use of malted emmer.

To find out more and try our paella entry, you’ll need to stop by and see us this Sunday!

The event starts at noon, with the contest officially beginning at 1:00pm. Check out the Spain Association of the Pacific Northwest for more details.

Belltown Artwalk at Pintxo, Featuring Fran Holt


Swimming with Hippocampi by Fran Holt

Pintxo is a proud participator in the Belltown Artwalk every 2nd Friday of the month.  This month, we’re continuing feature the work of Fran Holt. This month, her work revolves around the more subtle, but still alluring tones of the sea, with emphasis on blues, greens, and various shades of white, yellow, and orange.

Holt, a Maryland Institute and University of Texas graduate, has been gracing Seattle with her art since moving to Seattle in 1989. Since that time, she has shown at many different solo and group shows, including a group show at the illustrious Frye Art Museum on First Hill.

The pieces on exhibition in Pintxo this month include large scale oil paintings, including a three panel piece spanning 84”x144,” titled “Swimming with Hippocampi,” and shown in the image above.

For more information on Fran Holt, her art, her education, and other pieces of work she has completed, be sure to visit her website. Holt is also showing the Lily Belle and Stargazer piece previously in Pintxo at another location this month, so be sure to check out her website for details on where you can find it.

At Pintxo, we’re always looking to exhibit the best of Seattle’s arts scene! Be sure to follow our blog, and follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook to keep up with new art, artists, and how Pintxo is working to contribute to the arts community.  If you’re interested in showing here at Pintxo, be sure to drop us a line.

This month’s Belltown Artwalk is this Friday 13th! Be sure to stop in for a look at our new art, to sample new sherry and cocktails, and to grab some super tasty tapas.

This Friday is also Pintxo Por La Noche, so we’ll be open until 1am, serving up selected tapas in Spanish style, alongside late night Happy Hour deals on drinks.

Wine Wednesday Tonight!

photoIt’s that time of week again, Wine Wednesday, when all bottles of wine and cava are $10.00 off!  

As we come into the summer, we’ll be narrowing some of our wine selection, which means these next couple weeks may be the last time you can get some of our fantastic Spanish reds and wines until winter. Stop in and grab a bottle of Columna Albarino, Ipsum Verdejo, El Petit Carlania Trepat, or the super delicious Clua Domenech Garnacha. Your server can help you perfectly pair these tasty wines with tapas or dessert, so be sure to ask for some suggestions.

For something uniquely summery (and sticking around for a while), try Ulacia Txakoli. It’s a fun wine both known and loved in the Basque region of Spain, and features slight effervescence, giving your white wine a light cava-like feel. It pairs wonderfully with fresh seafood, as well as some of the spicier tapas offerings we have.

We’ll have both the front and back patios open for dining tonight.  Happy hour runs from 5pm to 7pm, so come in early to pair a Wine Wednesday bottle with some tapas and pintxo.


Upcoming Pintxo Events:

65645fca-d254-412b-8ade-40decafb4411Don’t forget to come out this Sunday for the 7th Annual Concurso de Paellas,a paella competition brought

to you by the Spain Association of the Pacific Northwest. Pintxo will be

participating, as will some other amazing local restaurants. Show your support and try paellas from around the area.

Check out our blog post on the contest for more details, times, and location.


Pintxo is Participating in the 7th Annual Concurso de Paellas

65645fca-d254-412b-8ade-40decafb4411The 7th Annual Concurso de Paellas is here! Join us for this paella contest featuring paella tasting, sangria, raffles, and awesome prizes.

Where: Luther Burbank Park, Mercer Island, WA

Pintxo will be there serving up Paella made by our chef Malcom. Ingredients TBA, but we promise to offer something amazing! Stop by to sample our Paella, vote for us for best Paella, and show your support!  We love seeing each and every one of you guys!

The contest is brought to you by the Spain Association of the Pacific Northwest, so stop by their website for more information. Also, feel free to email us at Jaimie@PintxoSeattle.com for information and questions.

See you threre!



Pintxo and Negroni Week for a Good Cause!

NegroniWeek_Horiz_DARKIn addition to International Sherry Week, Pintxo has opted to participate in Negroni Week!

We’re super excited to participate in this celebration of the classic cocktail because not only does it give us a chance to showcase our sherry negroni variation, the SanLucar Negroni, it also gives us (and you) and chance to give back to the community.

How it Works
Negroni Week is brought to you by Campari and Imbibe magazine, and includes bars and restaurants around the globe serving up classic negronis and negroni variations in celebration of the negroni, and as a means of offering up donations to local charities of choice.

A portion of the proceeds from every negroni or negroni variation sold goes to a charity of choice. Pintxo has opted to support Pike Market Child Care and Preschool (PMCCP), a local child care and preschool institution offering high quality, affordable child care and high quality nutrition to Seattle families of all income levels.

Over 70% of all families serviced by PMCCP fall at, or below, the poverty line. To best serve these families, and ensure that all children are given access to high quality care and nutrition, PMCCP offers tuition on a sliding scale. These tuition assistance programs are heavily funded through local donations to the program, and Pintxo is proud to direct its Negroni Week funds to the program. It is our hope that you’ll join us in supporting this great cause, while also enjoying a night on the town and a great cocktail!

Check out the PMCCP website for more information on the program. Also follow the PMCCP Facebook page for insight into the assistance that PMCCP offers to the community, nutrition education offered to the children through the healthy meals provided and regular Market walks, field trips to local sites of interest, and emergency relief funds to families.

Also be sure to check out the official Negroni Week website for other participating restaurants and bars, like our sister bar The Upstairs, or our awesome neighbors Roccos and Clever Bottle.

Negroni Week runs from now until the 8th, so stop in and take part! We’ve got some great summer items on the menu, and some incredible bartenders to mix up a super tasty negroni to accompany your favorite dish!

International Sherry Week!!

ISherryWeek-Logo-onBlackJune 2nd marks the start of International Sherry Week, a week of sherry celebration, discovery, and appreciation. As a Spanish restaurant and bar, we’re proud to participate in this event.  We’re even more exited to unveil an assortment of sherry-related offerings from cocktails and tasting flights, and events, all in celebration of sherry!

Check out Pintxo’s event, as well as other Seattle sherry events happening for International Sherry Week on their website. This week promises to be full of a wonderful selection of sherries, and Pintxo is proud to be featuring some of Spain’s finest sherries from Lustau.

We’ll be hosting our sherry tasting and tapas event Wednesday, June 4th. Join us for our very special take on the classic Negroni Copperworks Gin, Suze Liqueur, Perrucchi Dry Vermouth, and Lustau Manzanilla Sherry. We call it the SanLucar Negroni. This is a must-try for both sherry week, and this summer! It perfectly pairs Lustau’s incredible Manzanilla Papirusa sherry with citrusy notes that make for easy sipping.

We’ll also have a selection of sherries available, and a pairing menu to guide you through perfect tapas selections for several of the sherries we’ll be featuring. Of course, we’ll still be offering our full menu, packed with favorites like Tortilla Espanola, Choricitos a la Miel, Carrilleras, Padron Peppers, and some delicious locally sourced Steamed Mussels.

Be sure to check out our Facebook and the International Sherry Week Seattle Facebook page for the latest and greatest in Sherry Week, and Sherry Week offerings.


A Mid-Week Pick Me Up Brought to You By Columna Albarino!

Wednesday evening is a wonderful time! It’s that hopeful time where we begin to see an end to the work week in sight, and start making plans for an epic weekend. This mid work-week change in mindset is celebrated here at Pintxo with Wine Wednesdays, where we open up our wine cabinets and offer all wine and cava bottles for $10.00 off. It’s our way of helping you through your week, patting you on the back for several hard days of work, and pushing you forward into the two remaining days before the glorious weekend.

While we have a decent sized menu packed with Spanish reds, whites, and cavas, we’ve chosen this week to feature an albarino called Columna. It’s a great 100% albarino from the Rias Baixas region of Spain. This is located in Galicia, where seafood reigns supreme as daily fare. To pair with the vast amounts of both fresh and canned seafoods consumed in this area, nothing is better than an albarino. In fact, albarino grapes, are hailed as the queen of all Galicia’s 200+ varieties.

Columna is a prime example of a great albarino, even with its design to be slightly out of the mold. Columna makes for a perfect summer wine. It offers aromas of fresh melon and tangerine, is light-bodied, and features flavors of honeydew and citrus, with a gentle saltiness. The finish on Columna is tangy from hints of orange, and long. Critics have noted a slight, but very refreshing bitterness at the end.

If you’re in for something new and exciting, and something that pairs wonderfully with summertime seafoods, Columna is a perfect choice. It’s also a really unique little albarino, thanks to its 100% unoaked style! And, what better day to enjoy it than a Wednesday when wines are $10 off? Better still, the sun in shining in Seattle and our front and back patios are open to compliment this beautiful weather.

Don’t forget we also have Happy Hour today (and everyday) from 5pm to 7pm, featuring great drink specials like $2 Estrella bottles and $8 1/2L. Sangria pitchers, as well as $3.75 bacon wrapped dates. Yum!!

New Large Party Reservations System

You guys! Hurry in our of the hail! We're open for dinner service. How good does a plate Albondigas & a glass of Tempranillo sound?! #tapas #seattleHello Pintxo friends and family!  We’ve just added a new system for reserving large parties (parties of 6 or more) here at Pintxo.  As you all know, we’re a small restaurant with limited space. This new system will help us better manage our space, and provide you guys with the best service possible!

If you’re looking to reserve a large party with us, please be sure to review our new guidelines before submitting your request.  As always, we’re here to help if you have any questions or concerns. Feel free to email Jaimie@PintxoSeattle.com, or call Pintxo directly at 206-441-4042.

Viridian Farms Asparagus Is In!

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“Asparagus” by SOMMAI

Viridian Farms just delivered a huge batch of freshly harvested asparagus from their Oregon-based farm.  Stop in this weekend to enjoy some of this super fresh and super tasty asparagus.

How We’re Serving It Up This Week

Asparagus “Snowed In” – Our amazing Viridian Farms asparagus grilled up and then covered in grated manchego cheese.

This is a great vegetarian tapas option, and we can easily omit the cheese if you’re looking for  a fresh veggie only approach!

Other Viridian Farms Offerings at Pintxo:

Calcots y Romesco – Fresh Viridian Farms calcots (large Spanish spring onions) seared on the plancha and served up with a side of house-made carrot romesco sauce.

Calcots have an incredibly fun history in Spain. If you haven’t seen our Calcots blog, be sure to check it out. Then, come in and share this fun summer experience here at Pintxo.

Ensalada Verde – Arugula, fresh Viridian Farms pea vines, lemon juice, Spanish olive oil, and manchego cheese curls.

These lovely pea vines add a little crunch, as well as a sweet element to our fresh green salad. It’s a perfect summer tapa, and it pairs wonderfully with our calcots and Andulusian chicken pintxo for a light summer meal.

Pintxo is open Sunday through Thursday from 5pm to 10pm, and Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 1am.