Like voluntary tasings and constructive criticism, some meals are best when delivered in small doses. Snack in stride with today’s Groupon to Pintxo. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of tapas and drinks, valid Friday or Saturday.
- For $15, you get $35 worth of tapas and drinks, valid Sunday–Thursday.<p>
Pintxo dishes out Spanish-inspired tapas plates concocted from locally sourced ingredients. Dates stuffed with goat cheese and bundled tightly in bacon strips ($4) quiet mumbling stomachs, and quail eggs find a minimalist but comfy home on a piece of toast ($7). Sautéed cauliflower and cherry tomatoes lounge in garlic-infused oil ($5), potatoes and onions team up inside an omelet in the tortilla espanola plate ($6), and a trio of citrus-cinnamon-braised pork sliders ($8) can catalyze impromptu juggling sessions.
Thirsty tongues find relief with an extensive Spanish wine list ($5–$8/glass) or a selection of specialty cocktails, such as a house-infused vodka lemon-thyme drop ($10) or house-made sangria ($6). Pintxo’s outdoor brick-laden patio is strewn with festive lights, and the interior features modern seating and a rotating collection of wall-to-wall work from local artists.
Pintxo’s chefs commit to using food harvested locally, transforming ingredients into Spanish-inspired dishes flavored with herbs and spices. Until midnight each night, diners nibble on small plates such as baby octopus or bacon-wrapped dates with goat cheese. Beyond tapas, the menu also boasts specially marinated beef and chicken skewers as well as raciones such as seared NY steak and pan roasted Arctic char filets. Dinner is served Sunday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Perhaps more extensive than the menu is the drink list, which tops off a selection of domestic and international wines and beers with classic and specialty cocktails. The mixed drinks cull international flavors; raw sugar sweetens Brazilian caipirinhas, red wine mixes up with Mexican Coca-Cola, and crème de cassis infuses the eatery’s eponymous margaritas.