Fans of Santa Monica’s Bar Pintxo are starting to line up and pay their last respects, as the restaurant announced on their website that they’d be closing at the end of the month following a ten year run.
The Spanish tapas spot has spent a decade at the end of Santa Monica Boulevard, doing happy hour through dinner most nights and lunch through late night on weekends. The menu offered everything from classics like patatas bravas and serrano ham to anticuchos, salads, and paella.
The shutter of Bar Pintxo is yet another loss for greater Los Angeles’ Spanish food scene, which has seen the likes of places such as Smoke.Oil.Salt. close in recent years. That list also includes Tinto, Moruno at the Farmers Market, and and others, meaning with the loss this month of Bar Pintxo those craving some Spanish flavor will have to rely on The Bazaar, BCN, the Tumaca Truck, San Pedro’s La Espanola, and a few other gems around town.