Pintxo (pronounced peen-cho) is a Spanish Tapas Bar located in the heart of Belltown. Pintxo’s micro-kitchen, smaller than most food truck kitchens, produces a vast array of small bites from traditional favorites such as Tortilla Española, Bacalao Fritters, Montaditos de Serrano and Patatas Bravas to modern takes on the traditional dishes from various culinary regions of Spain, including San Sebastian, Barcelona and Madrid.
We have some exciting things happening in the months of November and December:
October 27th – November 2nd: Celebrating Spain’s love of the apple with our friends at Collins family orchard.
November 25th: Small Business Saturday Market with wine tasting and retail purchase; Fermin ham product tasting and purchase; live paella cooking and tasting + house-made products from our talented chef team.
January and February 2018: Paella cooking classes
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This Friday, Oct 6th we are offering a rare opportunity to taste the beautiful wines of Abadia Retuerta by the glass. Our incredible chef team will be pairing a beautiful tasting menu, all items are also available a la carte.
This event is open to anyone dining with us on Friday, Oct 6th.
Tonight, May 23rd we will be donating 10% of our sales to NWIRP.
More information from the organizers:
Raise your fork and your glass! Let’s raise some cash!
The locally-owned businesses listed below have volunteered to donate a portion of sales to NW Immigrant Rights Project. Order dinner. Have a drink. Make a difference with your dollars.
NWIRP provides free high-quality representation to immigrants. They keep families together, protect people from violence and stand up to injustice. They also challenge and work to change unjust immigration policies affecting immigrants regionally & nationally.
Barrio -1420 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Liberty 517 15th Ave. E Seattle, WA 98112
Pettirosso 1101 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
Puro Lonchera 422 E. Pine St. Seattle, WA 98122
Vermillion-1508 11th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122
Oliver’s Twist-6822 Greenwood Ave. N Seattle, WA 98103
Oliver’s Twist-3217 W. McGraw Seattle, WA 98199
Heyday 1372 31st Ave. S. Seaattle, WA 98144
Zocalo 20 Occidental Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98104
Al’s Tavern-2303 N. 45th St. Seattle, WA 98103
We are thrilled to work with our friends at Fasel Shenstone to bring you a week of Vermut and Aperitivo cocktails featuring Lacuesta vermut and Rinomato aperitif, “Semana Del Vermut”. We’ll be featuring these cocktails at a discounted price for the week. Stop in and check out theses delicious low ABV cocktails! After our move in mid-May, these cocktails will be added to our Summer Sippers list- perfect for patio imbibing.
In Belltown the bar culture is big, but Pintxo’s current digs are not. With some dining space and just a handful of seats at the bar, owners Amanda and Cory Chigbrow knew their bustling tapas bistro had outgrown its small haunt on Second Ave. But for the Chigbrows, who’ve spent decades living around Belltown including above their very first restaurant, relocating within the neighborhood was a given.
Come early May, just in time for Pintxo’s seventh anniversary, it will reopen in a larger restaurant space at 2219 Fourth Ave. The Spanish-style tapas menu will remain much the same while adding a charcuterie station with cured meats—a good excuse to hand-shave slices of jamón for ogling diners. And with a bigger kitchen comes baked goods in the form of cocas, or Spanish flatbread, and churros.
More room brings seating for 40 at the bar alone, plus a private dining section for events. Yeah, there’s plenty of latitude here, which is ideal for those expanding with every bacon-wrapped date and bite of housemade wild boar chorizo, but also the reason the Chigbrows will open another bar in the same building.
Commonwealth will also call 2219 Fourth Ave home, though the entrance will be through the back alley off Bell Street, and will call upon Amanda’s Kentucky roots. “We are huge fans of bourbon whiskeys,” says the Kentuckian to no one’s surprise. What this means: a lot of said bourbon, plus craft cocktails with a southern twist, and a humble menu of southern small plates. “We love the idea of taking small plates, of what we do at Pintxo, and doing southern-style food that way,” she adds.
The menu still has a ways to go, but Amanda hints at perhaps a take on her mother’s fried chicken, “It is the best fried chicken I have ever had; she makes it the best.” As moms do. But alas, she won’t give up the recipe. As moms do.
At Commonwealth things will aim to skew more refined but every bit as comforting. It’s slated to open sometime this fall.
Meanwhile in Pintxo’s soon-to-be-former space, the Chigbrows will open Bar Abajo. It roughly translates to “bar below,” a nod at their bar The Upstairs that’s located exactly where you think it is. Inspired by their travels in Barcelona and around Spain, Bar Abajo will assume Pintxo’s Spanish atmosphere and will a focus on gin cocktails, cheese and charcuterie plates, marinated olives and almonds, and tinned seafood. Dig into a salty, smoky fish cured in olive oil with a crisp gin and tonic or bright, red sangria or something from the rotating slushy cocktail menu.
After a coat of paint, a changing of the tables, and some artwork hanging, Bar Abajo will open this spring or summer.
No websites are live quite yet, so keep tabs on relocations, updates, and openings at Pintxo’s Facebook page and Instagram.
We’re Growing! We are excited to announce that our small but mighty restaurant is growing. We are planning a new project in our beloved Belltown neighborhood, not far from our current location. As of late Spring/Summer 2017, Pintxo will have a new address in Belltown.
We’ve spent the last 7 years loving and growing this business and we are thrilled to be moving into a space featuring: more seating while maintaining the intimacy of our original location; security for the future of our restaurant with a long-term lease and a local and active landlord; a bigger kitchen; room for a full-time charcuterie station; the ability to take large party reservations; and most importantly, air-conditioning.
With the expansion of our restaurant comes an opportunity to for you to invest in the future of Pintxo.
For a limited time, we will be offering gift cards with the exclusive opportunity to get more for bang for your dollar.
The cards can be used at Pintxo, The Upstairs, and our two new bar-focused concepts coming soon in the Belltown neighborhood. In addition to using these cards for regular dining and imbibing, you can use these gift cards for:
Purchasing these gift cards allows us to run and operate our establishments the way we always have, as a family owned business without heavy handed investors. Instead, you, the top-notch customers we serve every day are our investors.
These cards do not expire and can be used at any of our current and future locations.
When youpurchase a gift card from us, not only are you rewarded with additional value, but you are helping us raise some of the funding we’ll need to expand our brand and design even more amenities and features into our restaurants.
We wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for our incredible customers and we hope you will continue to support us as we start our next adventure.
Welcome back to Eater Seattle’s Something for the Weekend column. Every Friday, you probably ask the same question: Where should I eat and drink this weekend? Covering brunch, dinner, and everything in between, here, now, three places to try.
NEW LUCK TOY
A magical combination of Skee ball, tropical cocktails, and updated twists on Americanized Chinese dishes, New Luck Toy is a welcome addition to West Seattle — and it’s definitely worth the trip if you don’t live in the neighborhood. The General Tso’s fried chicken is the runaway favorite, with perfectly crisped, thick-battered chicken and lick-the-plate-good sauce.
NO BONES BEACH CLUB
Plant-lovers rejoice, but you need not abstain from animal products to enjoy the all-vegan menu at No Bones Beach Club. Enormously portioned dishes like eggplant fries, sizzling lettuce wraps, and jackfruit flautas are deeply satisfying, particularly when paired with the tasty Tiki-themed cocktails.
Belltown hideaway Pintxo is quietly serving up excellent Spanish fare. The paella is solid, and a supporting cast of tapas round the meal out. The fact that they’re all made in a micro-kitchen makes meals here all the more impressive. Don’t overlook the cocktails, as they’re just as good as the food.