Pintxo (pronounced peen-cho) is a Spanish Tapas Bar located in the heart of Belltown. Pintxo’s micro-kitchen, smaller than most food truck kitchens, produces a vast array of Basque small bites from traditional favorites to modern takes on the traditional dishes from various culinary regions of Spain, including San Sebastian, Barcelona and Madrid. Originally from the PNW, Chef de Cuisine David Haight joined the Pintxo team last month after training in Oregon and working in Vancouver (BC), Napa (CA), and Woodinville at Willows Lodge. 

Basque bites and barrel-aged Tempranillo are a match made in coastal heaven.

A pintxo should not be confused with a tapa. The pintxo, a small plate or snack of Basque Country, Spain origin, is a hobnob – a conduit to socialize at a bar, tavern or restaurant and is thought to be the bedrock of Basque culture. The main difference between the two is simple – a pintxo is more often than not skewered by a toothpick.

As you may have noticed by now (if you’re at all observant), it’s March Foodie Madness. In our excited efforts to focus on all things eat + drink, we also thought it’d be crucial to enlighten you to our personal favorites around town. This week — our favorite date night spots. Because if you were lucky enough to meet someone at one of last week’s favorite watering holes, well, you’ll need some tips on where to go woo them further.