Sangria Recipe



Sangria is a perfect cocktail year round.

Bring ours (and your) favorite sangria to your holiday event.  To make our Pintxo Sangria you’ll need 2 days, red wine, dry vermouth, oranges, rosemary and cinnamon.





Shopping List:

Inexpensive Spanish Red Wine. We love Flaco Tempranillo (under $8) available at The Paris-Madrid Grocery in Pike Place market

Spanish Dry Vermouth. We love the Yzaguirre Spanish Vermouth available at local high-end groceries and the Paris-Madrid Grocery.

1 medium orange, cut into slices.

1 cinnamon stick +  more for garnish

Simple syrup (equal parts hot water and granulated sugar)

Fresh rosemary Sprigs for garnish


Pour 1 bottle of wine, 4 oz of Vermouth, 1 and 1/4 oz of simple syrup, orange slices and 1 cinnamon stick into air tight container. Set in refridgator for 2 days before imbibing.

Pour over ice. Garnish with fresh cut oranges and a sprig of rosemary (pro tip: slap the sprig of rosemary between your hands before using as garnish. The pressure opens up the herb and releases the oils).

What to do with the rest of the dry vermouth? Drink it! Pour 3 oz over ice with a orange peel and a spring of rosemary + a splash of soda water. Or garnish with a thyme and a few crushed cranberries and fresh orange slices + a splash of cava or sparkling wine. What to eat with your Vermouth? Anything Spanish – olives, almonds, jamon, chorizo, canned fish, aioli and bread…

Cloudburst Brewing – Happy Little Clouds Lager



Hey Seattle Beer Fans! We’er excited to bring you a local, exclusive Lager from our friends at Cloudburst Brewing, located just on the cusp of Pike Place Market. Here at Pintxo, we’re all about what’s best   – that means using, local, small/family owned purveyors for food products, wine and beer!


A little note from the folks at Cloudburst:
“A Bob Ross inspired Dry-Hopped Pilsner
We believe everyday is a good day when you brew. Start out, by believing here. A little touch of pilsner malt here, a little push of German and American hops there, caressed very gently layer after layer after layer. There are no limits here.
5.2% abv, 32 IBUs”

It’s not easy to gain a place on our small tap system and we couldn’t be more honored to host Cloudburst Brewing’s, Happy Little Clouds Lager. It’s not avaiable in their tap room or, really, anywhere else in Belltown. Stop in for a schooner ($4 during Happy Hour). It’s light, floral and paris perfectly with our Crab stuffed piquillo peppers, Croquettes de jamon serrano and Black cod with beluga lentils.

International Sherry Week! November 7th-12th


Join us November 7th -12th for food pairings, sherry flights and sherry cocktails!

We are thrilled to participate in International Sherry Week! Our love for sherry runs deep – we first fell in love with the historic wine when we opened our doors in 2010 – a bit before sherry made its comeback in craft cocktails and on wine lists. We’ve been brining you some of our favorites over the years and can’t wait  to have these small-batch, independently crafted sherries on our list starting Nov 7th –  “The Almacenistas”.




A bit more about the beautiful Almacenistas line from Lustau:

“Almacenistas are independent professionals or entrepreneurs who have been historically producing and ageing Sherry. The love and care of Almacenista for their activity is shown in their limited Soleras of the finest and rarest Sherries. This Soleras are still operated by the original artisanal methods. Lustau was founded in 1896 as an Almacenista itself and has wanted to pay a tribute to this anonymous role in the Sherry trade by creating this very special range of Sherries.”


Introducing Seapine Brewing to our line-up!



Our tap system is small & we take our beer very seriously. It’s not easy to take over a handle. The incredible folks at Seapine Brewing are making the best IPA in the city. It pairs perfectly with our food – nicely balanced, grapefruit notes & a gorgeous color. Stop in for a caña & a plate of croquettes any nigh of the week! #spaininseattle

Bacon Wrapped Date Eating Competition



It’s BACK! 

Our Bacon Wrapped Date Eating Competition is back! After a 2 year hiatus, we are ready to host the eating competition of the year. Sit down with fellow competitors at Pintxo’s banquet and take down 50 dates in 30 minutes. If you win, you’re entitled to a $100.00 gift certificate to Pintxo.




8 Contestants

$20.00/contestant (see admission information below)

Tuesday, October 18th

Begins at 5:15pm (sharp)

Ends at 5:45pm


 Admission information for contestants: 

  • We are charging an admission fee because we want to know you are serious about attending & eating. Our chefs spend hours pitting, stuffing, rolling, and baking those delicious little bundles. It takes time and energy.
  • Your admission fee to participate will be donated to Mary’s Place, a belltown non-profit, a leading voice for homeless women, children, and families in emergency situations. If you don’t show – your money is doing good work. If you do show – you have a chance to win & your money is doing good work. Either way, Mary’s Place gets your admission fee.

What it takes to win:

  • Be the first contestant to consume all 50 bacon wrapped dates in under 30 minutes.
  • We will also have a few local celebrity judges handing out consolation prizes the day of the event.

Coming to watch the contest and want to donate directly to Mary’s Place? Go Here.

Make a reservation to dine and drink during the competition, Go here

Stay updated about the event:



Take down all 50, you’ll  have consumed:

1 1/4 pounds of bacon

25 whole Medjool dates

1.5 pounds of Spanish goat cheese

World Tapas Day! Thursday June 16th!

World Tapas Day!

Small TApas table

Join us in celebrating our favorite food culture, Tapas!

We’ll be honoring the day by offering 20% off our dinner menu from open to close (only on Thursday June 16th). Stop in for a plate or two and celebrate the best eating culture in the world – tapas!

We recommend a reservation  – You can find us on open table or make a reservation through our website (

National Negroni Week!

7 Days, 3 Ingredients, 1 simple way to give back! Brought to you by Campari and Imbibe Magazine:

Welcome to Negroni Week, presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari.Negroni Week launched in 2013 as a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails and an effort to raise money for charitable causes around the world. From 2013 to 2014, Negroni Week grew from more than 100 participating venues to more than 1,200 participating venues around the world and more than $120,000 raised for charities.


NegroniHere at Pintxo, we are super excited to bring your our Barrel Aged Negroni featuring –  Bulldog Gin, Yzaguirre sweet vermouth, Cynar 70, Campari, & our house-made peopercorn tincture. We’ll have our negroni on tap (yes, on tap!) with $1 of every purchase going to the Susan G Komen breast cancer research until June 12th.

Stop in during Happy Hour for $2 off any signature cocktail.



Summer Menu Release! Friends and Family Event, June 1st.

Chef DavidWe’re gearing up to launch our new late spring/summer menu. Join chef David & his team for our friends and family event on Wednesday June 1. We’ll be offering 20% off our entire food menu! You can make a reservation on our website or through Open Table. We’ll be offering smoke trout rillette & iberico ham shoulder with mojo rojo & salsa verde, braised beef cheeks & more!