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Pintxos review

ultbil | Feb 18, 2004 09:50 AM

The place was empty, but it was around 6PM on the Tuesday after Prez' Day, so I assume that it was just a slow night all around...too slow for the place to have any daily specials (oh well)...but it was nice to have the place all to ourselves.

Onto the food. We were only 2 but got a nice mix of things. It should be noted that I have never really had Spanish/Basque tapas before so can't compare to any other place.

- Mussels in spicy broth. Big mussels in a not so spicy broth. It was ok.
- Egg and potato omelete in a spicy sauce. Spicier than the mussels. Very simple and damn good.
- Spicy chorizo (see a theme hear?). I liked this but she thought it had a slight smokey taste (she doesn't like anything smoked). Just meant more for me.
- Ham croquette. Bechamel sauce inside a breaded shell. Not much ham but still ok, especially when dipped in the spicy sauce from the omelete.
- Grilled shrimp/prawns. Big shrimp, a little hard to peal, but worth it. Being cooked in their shells really brings out a great flavor. Damn good.
- Serrano ham. This is pretty much Spanish prosciutto. It was ok, nothing special, but you got a good portion of it and it went well with the...
- Spanish Cheese plate. 6 or 7 different cheeses, all with their own subtle flavors. Nice way to end the meal.

Neither of us really drink so can't comment on the wine. Overall, a pretty good experience and we will definitely go back...there were still many things that we didn't try.

Around $55 before the tip.

We had no clue how to pronounce the name of this place and asked the waiter. "TX" is pronounced like a "CH", so it's pronounced Pinchos.

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