A visit to the Bar Pintxo in Santa Monica is reminiscent of a trip to one of the many inviting tapas and wine bars found throughout Spain. We have created an authentic establishment that features enticing regional specialties prepared by chefs trained during residence at culinary institutes in Spain.
Diners will find traditional Old World menu items that incorporate classic ingredients, savory sauces and fragrant seasonings. Many menu selections have been updated to incorporate modern preparation techniques, and feature the outstanding bounty of fresh California produce, seafood, meat and poultry. A wide selection of imported wine enhances the innovative Bar Pintxo menu.
Authentic Spanish wine and food selections include whole cured and seasoned ham, a staple found in tapas bars throughout Spain that is often featured hanging on the walls behind the bar. At Bar Pintxo, the best quality cured meat is thinly sliced and accompanied with fresh produce or flavorful cheese to create a tempting appetizer. Each tapas selection highlights a few key ingredients carefully chosen to harmonize together.
Wine production in Spain is a celebrated pastime that produces quality vintages, each complementing a variety of food. The selections at Bar Pintxo originate from regions throughout the country, and have been personally selected for consistent quality and intriguing flavor. To match the wine choices, a full-range tapas menu includes light dishes such as salads, fresh vegetables, cheese plates and soups to more filling choices that feature lamb, beef, pork and grilled chicken, shrimp or other seafood.
Located near the popular Santa Monica beaches, and close to favorite shopping areas, the Bar Pintxo is an ideal place to enjoy a satisfying lunch or dinner. During Happy Hour, several tapas selections are featured as well as beer, wine and a wide selection of imaginative cocktails. Sangria, a Spanish favorite that contains a blend of wine and fruit, is a house specialty. Catering services that feature tapas trays with a variety of selections are available for parties and large groups.