This is a fail. Bar Pintxo is nearly empty. The waiter mentions ordering off the new lunch menu which features larger plates and not traditional tapas because the items come out quicker.
So The Monster does. And then The Monster waits.
Water is not refilled.
By the way, still waiting.
Remember, the place is nearly empty.
Where is the food? And water?
The salads are pedestrian. In fact, the garlic chicken salad with baby gem lettuce and 25 year old sherry vinaigrette uses pretty skeevy chicken. The calamari salad with lemon vinaigrette is just plain boring.
Then the main dish comes. It’s description includes the word subtle. Smokey seafood stew, SUBTLY spicy in a saffron tomato broth, shrimp (AHEM, ONE OF THEM), calamari, shellfish.
It tastes like a pile of salt.
Is that subtle?
No, that just plain sucks.
Why go? You are as subtle as reality TV.
Monster rating: 1/5 Monsters
109 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90407