Bar Pinxto very short review of DineLA dinner there tonight
Basque Clam Chowder which was simply the very best chowder i've ever had.
Salmon Croquetas which were very good
Seafood Paella was OK
Chocolate Pot of Cream was OK.
Chocolate Pot of Cream was just OK? Wow. That's low praise for one of the best desserts I've had in LA. Personally, I find it hits the spot in all the right ways: perfect temperature, dense flavor that lingers on the palate, and topped with fresh homemade whipped cream. That and the olives are two of the many reasons my girlfriend and I hit this place up on a monthly basis. They used to offer one of the best calamari dishes I've ever had as well--sauteed with a citrusy blend of garlic and oil that's finger-licking tasty. They've since switched to fried calamari with a squid ink aioli. Still good, but nothing beats that sauce. The mushroom tapas they serve ($1 a pop during happy hour) are strangely addictive, as are the patatas bravas. Of course, not everything here is a home run, but overall this place is a real treat.
I had nothing but good things to say about this place...up until about two weeks ago, we walked in, sat at the bar as usual and proceeded to get totaly ignored..the worst part is that thatevening was the slowest we've seen that place, the couple sitting next to us seemed to be in the same situation as us. Needless to say, we walked out and and ended up at waterloo and city, great wild mushroom pizza drizzled with truffle oil..they also have a nice small selection of micro brews
I'm curious if you walked in or had a reservation? I like Bar Pinxto, but when I'm in that area I'm usually dining without any real plans and Bar pinxto seems to be so small and crowded that I have almost stopped considering it. Just curious on how crowded it was because I'm with J.L., I want to try that chowder!