Hot potato, the earliest dish designed to be passed, is nearly extinct due to the constant ravages of grade school appetites. Revive the tradition of shifting sustenance with today's Groupon to Pintxo. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $35 worth of tapas and drinks Sunday–Thursday.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of tapas and drinks Friday and Saturday.
Belltown tapateria offers up a mélange of Spanish-inspired small plates and handcrafted cocktails in a chic, centrally located eatery. Pintxo's menu showcases myriad dishes, all served in sharable, petite portions that allow for many accidental hand-touches and few interruptions in conversation. Warm your belly with a heated dose of the steamed mussels sauteed in white wine and salsa alicante ($9), or opt for a sweetened serving of swine with an order of bacon-wrapped, goat-cheese-enhanced dates ($4). Sandwich offerings include the herbivore friendly set of three grilled veggie sliders, which include asparagus, portobello mushroom, tomato, onion, and aioli ($8), and salmon bocadillo ($7) swimming upstream toward the uvula. If you and your just-met soulmate find yourself finishing each other's dirty limericks, cold fare such as a plate of Spanish cheese ($12) or marinated olives ($4) will chill fiery passions before they lead to blatant canoodling over bashful tables.
Pintxo's alcohol alchemists are quite adept at conjuring lofty spirits into cauldrons of handcrafted cocktails for every occasion. Bring the book club to Belltown and share conflicting interpretations of His Dark Materials over the lime, gin, cucumber, and elderflower-enhanced Flor de Pintxo ($10), or beckon a dashing date to the dimly lit locale for a romantic glass of freshly fruited sangria ($6). If it's just you and your muchachos, do it like they do it on the streets of Barcelona with a glass of kalimotxo, a medley of red wine and Mexican cola ($5), or kick back with a refreshing draft of local craft brew Crooked Belgian Wit ($4). Intoxicant or nonalcoholic beverage in-hand, Pintxo’s warm and inviting atmosphere is sure to put patrons at ease with exposed brick walls, warm wood accents, and relatively few bull stampedes.
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.
2207 2nd Ave.
Seattle, Washington 98121Get Directions