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.


Happy Valentine’s Day!

We have a few seats left for Valentine’s Day 2018! We’ll be serving our regular tapas menu along with a few specials from our incredible chef team. Reservations available via our Website or OpenTable. 

Valentine’s Day Specials

Chicken Heart Pintxo: local chicken hearts marinated in yogurt, grilled on open flame, seasoned with cumin + pimenton, served with chimichurri

Lamb Chops: Anderson Valley Farms Lamb lolly-pop, sous-vide and grilled to medium rare, served with root vegetable puree

Canelones del Mar: Handmade pasta stuffed with seafood, topped with a manchego cream sauce, baked in the oven

Chef Emelio’s Beet Salad: Braised golden and red beets + chioggia beet chips on a bed of house-made labneh, served with fried mint.


We are offering petite bouquets of flowers for your table for $15. Each petite bouquet will be artistically designed and for you to take home at the end of your experience. Please note “petite bouquet” in your reservation to have a bouquet on your table when you arrive on Valentine’s Day. A $15 charge will be added to you check during your visit. All orders will be confirmed over the phone 3 days prior.



Photo of our Iberico braised octopus by: Stephanie Forrer

Maker’s Mark + Pintxo, 4 Course Dinner and Bourbon Education


When: Tuesday January 23rd

Where: Pintxo’s private dining room

Cost: $80, includes gratuity

21+ only

Tickets via Eventbrite 

We are thrilled to partner with our friends at Maker’s Mark for an unbelievable evening of bourbon + food + education!

Join us as we welcome Whiskey Maturation Specialist, Jane Bowie, from Maker’s Mark Distillery. Jane will be leading us through a Maker’s Mark whiskey tasting and cocktail pairing with a four-course dinner in collaboration with Pintxo Seattle and our incredible chef team.

We’ll have the exclusive opportunity to taste Private Select Maker’s Mark Single Barrel made especially for Washington.


First Course: a series of small bites – Foie Gras PBJ + buttermilk brined and fried sweetbreads + seared pork belly with polenta + succotash tartlet

Pairing: Maker’s Mark served neat

Second Course: Blackeyed pea fritters with Maker’s Mark gastrique

Pairing: Maker’s Mark Cask Strength served neat + craft cocktail pairing

Third Course: Sous vide duck confit with parsnip-potato puree + fried kale

Pairing: Maker’s 46 served neat + craft cocktail pairing

Fourth Course: Chef Emelio’s German Chocolate Cake

Pairing: Private Select Maker’s Mark Single Barrel made especially for Washington served neat

Welcome, 2018!

Join us December 29th, December 30th and NYE for our Chef tasting menu. We’ll be serving this beautiful menu along with our regular dinner menu all weekend long. Reservations for December 31st still available: Make your reservation via our WEBSITE or OpenTable

Chefs Tasting Menu, $60 per person

First Course (to share)

Pintxo Platter:

Pork Terrine Montadito: Carlton Farms pork shoulder terrine on toast

Smoked Salmon Montadito: Local smoked salmon mousse on toast

Gilda Pintxo: Vinegar cured anchovy + spicy manzanilla olive + gundia pepper

Pulpo Pintxo: Oli cured octopus + spicy manzanilla olive + piquillo pepper

Mushroom Pintxo: Confit button and king oyster mushroom with maple gastrique

Winter Citrus Salad: Carra carra oranges, blood oranges, frisée, cana de oveja crumbles, nora pepper vinaigrette

Second Course (choose one)

Lamb Neck: Sherry braised lamb neck, grilled and served with ragout of eggplant & fennel

Basque Seafood Stew: Local black cod, shrimp, ling cod, clams & potato in a butter, white wine and sofrito base

Third Course  (choose one)

Dark Chocolate torte: Spanish dark chocolate with macrona almond crust

Bread Pudding: Bread Pudding with house made dulce de leche

Olive oil cake: Blood orange + rosemary olive oil cake with candied blood orange and Rinomato whipped cream


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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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Pintxo + Abadia Retuerta wines by the glass + Chefs tasting menu

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.

Reservations available via our website or OpenTable 


Pablo Paredes from Abadia Retuerta, Lucia Ramos from Europvin and Chris Austin from American Northwest Importers will be in attendance to chat wine, food and winemaking!

Abadia Retuerta line-up & food pairings (all food items are available a la carte)

Chefs tasting menu, $44/person  (a la carte prices listed below)

3 Oz wine paring, $44/person


Wine: Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine 2016, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdejo and Godello

$13 (3 oz pour)

Food Pairing: Brandada De Bacalao, $13


Wine: Abadia Retuerta Selección Especial 2013, Blend.

$10 (3oz pour)

Food Pairing: Roasted game hen with savory Spanish chocolate, $15


Wine: PAGO NEGRALADA 2014, Tempranillo

$21 (3oz pour)

Food Pairing: Montmell cheese, grilled stone fruits, $16

Wines will be available for retail purchase on Friday Oct 6th, with pick up at Pintxo after Nov 5th (when they arrive stateside).


Pintxo + Lustau + 5 course Sherry Dinner


We are excited to announce our first Sherry Dinner of 2017. Please join the Pintxo Chef team, Lucas Paya and Lucia Ramos in a night of Sherry, food and education.

Tickets Available via Eventbrite

What: Lustau Sherry Wine dinner with special guests: Lucas Paya Lustau US brand Educator and Lucia Ramos of EuropeVin Regional Manager

Location: Pintxo Restaurant. 2219 4th Ave., Seattle WA 98121

Time: 7 PM-10PM

Limited seats: Private room of 28 people

$110.00/person includes gratuity

5 course chefs tasting menu with Lustau Sherry pairings

Sherry: Lustau Jose Luis Gonzalez Oregon, Fino Del Puerto

Food Pairing: Local Heirloom vegeable salad + Padron Peppers

Sherry: Lustau Amontillado Los Arcos

Food Pairing: Chef Choice Montadito

Sherry: Lustau Palo Cortado Vides

Food pairing: TBD

Sherry: Lustau rare Oloroso Emperatriz Eugenia:

Food Pairing: Valencia Paella, live cooking with Chef Emeli

Sherry: Lustau PX San Emilio

Food Pairing: Dark Chocokate torte (v, g/f)

Pintxo + La Rioja Alta Tapas & Paella Event

We are  excited to announce our partnership wth our friends from Unique Wines and Award Winning La Rioja Alta to bring you a festive and interactive Tapas, Paella and Wine experience.

Please join us on Thursday June 8th from 7pm-9pm for the last wine event in our original location on 2207 2nd Ave. before we move to our new location on 4th Ave. in Mid-June

We will taste through 4 wines with La Rioja Alta’s Maria Saenz and Scott Aldridge of Unique Wines.

In case you haven’t heard: Wine Enthusiast selected La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 as Best Wine of the Year in 2016!

Tapas menu sneak peek:

Cured copper river salmon with pimenton and cured egg yolk

Grilled sheeps cheese with candied kumquats

Salt roasted white fish  ‘

Iberico ribs in burnt ornage glaze

Tasting Schedule

7:00pm-7:30pm: Lagar de Cervera Albarino tasting and tapa/pintxo pairing

7:30pm-8:00pm: Aster Crianza tasting and tapa/pintxo pairing

8:00pm-8:30pm: La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva tasting and tapa/pintxo pairing

8:30pm-9:00pm: La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva tasting and Paella Valenciana (live cooking with Chef Emelio)

More information on the beautiful history of La Rioja Alta: http://www.riojalta.com/history

Wine purchases will be available through the Paris Madrid Grocery: http://parismadridgrocery.com

*ticket price includes taxes and gratuity for our hard-wokring staff.

Dine Out for Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

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.

Belltown Pizza 2422 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA98121
Pintxo 2207 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA 98121

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

Semana Del Vermut with Lacuesta Vermut & Rinomato Aperitivo



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.



Lacuesta vermut blanco, dry sparkling wine, grapefruit peel


Lacuesta vermut rojo, mezcal, Rinomato aperitivo, lemon peel (rested in a clay pot)


Lacuesta vermut rojo, gin, aperitivo, bitters, olive & orange peel


Rinomato aperitivo, grapefruit tonic, lemon wedge


Lacuesta vermut Reserva, slice of Manchego

More about our move and growth from Seattle Met

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Pintxo’s papered-up windows on 4th Ave.

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.