Bar Pintxo

109 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-458-2012

Details

  • Sun.-Wed., noon-10 p.m.; Thu., noon-11 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., noon-midnight
  • $$$
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Prix Fixe
  • Parking Lot Available, Parking Validation
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
Tiny Bar Pintxo in Santa Monica serves Ibérico ham — lightly chewy, it dissolves slowly into flavors of hazelnut, sweat, caramel, smoke, amber, and Parmesan — as well as other tapas-style dishes. While the ham is amazing, some of the actual cooking is less so. The tapas, served on a doughy slice of baguette, include a perfectly good endive with walnut-studded blue cheese and Serrano ham buried under tasteless sofrito. But still, there is that ham. And the wine list, though it lacks the vermouth and fino sherry that ought to accompany tapas, has excellent bottles in a wide price range. Validated parking is available for 45 minutes or opt for one of the Second Street city lots. See our review of Bar Pinxto. .

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