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Bar Pintxo

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
Bar, Spanish, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
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109 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2201
+1 310-458-2012
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

A quaint and quirky bar/ restaurant with a nice atmosphere. Lovely setting, very close to the beachfront. Food was enjoyable but average.

Thank Emmaonholiday_89
Santa Monica, California
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you are looking for a quick light bite, Bar Pintxo is a good option for tapas, a glass of sangria or Spanish wine and outdoor seating on the front patio (great for people watching and for catching the famous Santa Monica sunsets). Owner Joe sources many of his ingredients from the Santa Monica Farmers Markets.

Thank 88jet88
Doha, Qatar
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79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Having eaten Spanish food for 8 years, we know our tapas and here offered a good representation of these. The selection of Spanish wines on offer was what drew us in, this and the section of sherry. Fun and friendly place - great for family fun and the ability to add another course as and when you need.

Thank Gib_jac
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Nice bar / restaurant in a great location just of the beach. Fresh small (Tapas) dishes and great wines to accompany them. Friendly staff.

Thank Jer W
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

My friend wandered into their great happy hour and it was the perfect little bite. Whit sangria crisp and delicious. Came back for brunch on Sunday and it was happy hour again, but no worries.

Thank Roberta K
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

looking for something good and spanish to eat.- this is the place. Great tapas and wines. No rushing you between courses and knowledgable staff

Thank Sylvie748
Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Excellent and really extensive choice of Tapas. Love to come here on weekend afternoons for their Tapas, so many choices. Great prices during their happy hour. Try to get a table outside.

Thank MBL625
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here on a short stay to LA and we're very glad we came across this place. The service was excellent, prompt and friendly and the food was delicious! The manager had the time to stop and chat as we were leaving too which gave a personal touch.

Thank Harriet J
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely service from our waitress Amy. However the manager was extremely rude and ruined our experience in the restaurant. Disgusting behaviour from a very rude, arrogant and disrespectful individual who does not deserve the opportunity to run the establishment.

Thank MT1717
Sundsvall, Sweden
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Me and my wife really like pinxtos and tapas från spain. This is a place that really have a touch of spain. A very dedicated and personal reception from the owner. Next time I will try the paella - they looked fantastic. The children also enjoyed.

Thank Vougedebasque

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Bar, Spanish, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-458-2012
Bar Pintxo is an authentic Spanish tapas bar in Santa Monica providing a unique combination of outstanding food and drinks in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Our exclusively Spanish wine and beer list represents wines from every region in Spain, comprised of small and traditional family-owned wineries throughout the Spanish wine regions. Many are offered exclusively to Bar Pintxo, including an assortment of Temperinillo, Cava and Txakolina to enjoy with your meal, or for purchase.
We have created a sophisticated space with a relaxed and warm feel, an old world ambiance with modern touches that transports you to Spain when you walk through our door. Remember to check out our retail store, which offers Spanish Jamons, Cheese, Olives and other Spanish foods and wine, so you can create your own Spanish experience at home!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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