“What makes this place is the ambience, in a quaint little part of town, the small dining area probably serves 30 at most & is a perfect place for a romantic dinner.”
“try to go to Pintxos as often as I can to enjoy the savory food and drink the amazing sangria.”
“My fiancee loves the perfectly cooked filet w/ cabrales blue cheese sauce.”
“Sangria was great, but I hoped it has more variety of fruits in there.”
“The first time we went here, it automatically became our new favorite restaurant.”
“the owner, who is also the waiter, was extremely friendly and accommodating.”
“Our drinks were overpriced and we left there unsatisfied.”
so glad is closed!!!!!.
why do you think they're closed? yes, the owner's bitchy wife. she waited my table one time and oh god!!!! was she rude!!! she used to have fights with hubby right in front of customers. poor guy!!!! the food was just ok, the soups bland, the salads big and bland, the "pulpo" hard and salty and so on. people just stop going and they went down the drain. where is Chef Ramsey when you need him?.
if you're thinking of opening a tapas bar remember leave your bitchy wife at home. lol
perfectly authentic. having just returned from a two week trip in spain (madrid, barcelona, and bilbao), my boyfriend and i were craving pintxos. doing quite a bit of research on nyc tapas/spanish restaurants, we decided on this place (after deciding against others we had visited prior to our trip to spain). it's a tiny, tiny space, but once we were in and saw the large party dining next to us (they were spanish) we knew we made the right choice. food is authentic and fresh! the owner, who is also the waiter, was extremely friendly and accommodating. spanish wine, cava, and sherry selection is good, and the owner is more than happy to offer his suggestions. we've gone back several times since our first, and we'll be sure to visit again before our next trip to spain.
Don't say tapas, say pintxos in the Basque country.. The Best Gazpacho in NYC! This great mom and pop shop, few of those left in NYC, is a rare find. I first arrived to Pintxos to meet friends after work and the place was empty, after a pitcher of the best sangria, I met one of the chefs/cooks,Eder, who I met again just recently at Tia Pols, now I get it. Well let me say that they share something. I love Pintxos beacuse its a small boutiqe spot because if you come early a weekday with a group the waitstaff makes you feel very VIP. You feel as if you are on vacation. The giant Pawns are sooo fresh with the shells on, the patata Bravas I loved, the cod croquettes were rich and creamy. and the stuffed mussels just like the ones I had in Madrid, and the baby lamb chops were fingure lickin'. Oh! Oh! If you are brave enough you MUST have the BABY EEL. The all Spanish wine list will have me back soon. This place is small its great for groups no larger than 8-10. So,be there or be square!
User review by bratzjade.
First of all, one of the reviewer said about sketchy neigborhood. I don't know what this reviewer is talking about.. It was good relief from, trendy, crowded , muscle land of Tribecca! Tiny but very homey feeling. Food was great. Didn't mind taking shells off from giant Pawns. It was fun!! Sangria was great, but I hoped it has more variety of fruits in there.
Will go back in no time!!
Favorite in the City. As a frequent restaurant goer I am always delighted to return to Pinxtos. It reminds me of lazy days I have spent in the Basque country. I espcially love the croquettes, which are a little bit of heaven. The salad with mushrooms, serrano ham, and shrimp are another favorite; it's a pleasant salad delight. When I am feeling more adventurous, I love the squid in it's own ink plate. My fiancee loves the perfectly cooked filet w/ cabrales blue cheese sauce. I try to go to Pintxos as often as I can to enjoy the savory food and drink the amazing sangria.
This is the place. This family-run spot is one of my favorite places. I love the simplicity and high quality of the small plates here. The pulpo (octopus) is simply the best in the city and the croquettes are a savory, creamy delight. Everything is fresh (except, unfortunately, the canned white asparagus on one of the salads) and simply, beautifully prepared. The portions are just right and made to order (if you spend a lot of time at places where the words "all you can eat" figure prominently on the menu, or the food is served on a heated table under a sneeze bar, this is not the place for you). Fab wine list, excellent REAL sangria -- red and white -- perfect crusty bread and good olive oil to start. Tiny and quiet -- not the place if you're looking for "the scene."
Unimpressed. I took an out-of-town friend there on a Thursday night around 9ish and it was DEAD. The neighborhood was sketchy too, the cab driver looked scared for us as we got out. The octopus was very fatty and we had to shuck the prawns ourselves. I had that fishy smell on my fingers all night. Our drinks were overpriced and we left there unsatisfied. If you do go I recommend the Atun salad- it was very good.
Best White Sangria in the city. I love this place, it is like eating in your Spanish Grandmother's kitchen. The staff is so great, the food is wonderful, and they have the most amazing white sangria! be sure to get a cheese plate... We always go in groups of 8-12 for birthday dinners
Quaint Classic Spanish Charm. The restaurant was absolutely great in it's ambience, traditional cooking, great prices, etc. etc. Really had zero complaints. We liked that the menu didn't try to appease the American taste buds & stuck with the traditional Basque receipes. I had a great steak & my wife had the prawns we both loved it. The chorizo appetizer was awesome altho incredibly unhealthy but who cares. What makes this place is the ambience, in a quaint little part of town, the small dining area probably serves 30 at most & is a perfect place for a romantic dinner.
Queria casar Pintxos!! I went there on my 2nd day in New York ever for a quick lunch and ended up staying and chatting with the owners wife and a waiter, Javi for two hours. It was amazing. The food was great: rustic breads, deep rioja wines, spicy gambas, tasty basque pintxos...mmm!
Overall a great place to have a cafe con leche with a friend!
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