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Pinchos in LA? Anwhere?

Surfergal Nov 13, 2007 01:18 PM

Ok, I'm in love with Spanish pinchos/pinxtos. I had them in Barcelona and I need a fix!

Anyone know where there are authentic pinchos in LA/OC/SD counties? Not americanized, bastardized, pinchos....ok, well, maybe as authentic as it can get. Is that asking too much?

Thanks in advance!

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  1. modernist RE: Surfergal Nov 13, 2007 02:41 PM

    joe miller of newly michelin one starred joe's on abbot kinney in venice is opening a bar called "pinxtos" in santa monica. i tasted their food at the project by project food and wine festival... it was all very tasty and spanish including an Anguila (not the real stuff however, but thats probably too much to ask for without blowing tons of money).

    most of the other stuff in LA that passes as "tapas" i dont even bother with.

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    1. re: modernist
      CarlieInLA RE: modernist Nov 14, 2007 08:54 AM

      Oh I can't wait, do you know when its opening? We just got back from a trip to spain and I would love to find some pinxtos or tapas that are authentic.

      1. re: CarlieInLA
        modernist RE: CarlieInLA Nov 14, 2007 10:25 AM

        im really not sure.. probably your best bet would be to call joe's and ask over there.

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      Ernie RE: Surfergal Nov 14, 2007 09:26 AM

      Viva Madrid in Claremont

      1. ElJeffe RE: Surfergal Nov 14, 2007 02:46 PM

        Going to Tinto tonight and will give my review. But your best bet will definitely be Pinxtos when it opens, assuming Joe compliments his culinary pedigree with authentic Spanish influence.

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        1. re: ElJeffe
          AAQjr RE: ElJeffe Nov 14, 2007 07:50 PM

          As far as I know, there aren't any real Basque places in the L.A. area. A shame really...

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