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65A Mackelvie Street,

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Review byJono Park30/06/2013

Pintxos, Ponsonby - Bar Review


There isn't much self service food around Auckland that isn't buffet, but this is a little slice of San Sebastian on Mackelvie St. There's a constant revolving mix of tapas on offer inside the small bar area. All around the $2.50 mark, they range from hot chorizo and caramelised onion to tuna and peppers. Generally they're great and good value for money. You pay at the end after tallying up the coloured toothpicks that come with the dish (like Sushi Train and plates). Make sure you grab the spiced almonds and nuts - they're complimentary.


There's Sangria by the jug, but we went for wines and beers (Hallertau's on tap). There's also a good selection of Spanish wines on offer, and we're fans of the Pask Syrah.


We went on a sunny winter's afternoon, and loved the north facing courtyard out the front which soaks up the sun. There's also a few little nooks and crannies to sit out the back, including a great little lounge area that would be perfect for a small function.


Unobtrusive but attentive. Whilst most of the food is self-service, you'll often see a tray of hot tapas being brought around the tables.


The constant stream of new tapas on offer every time you top up the plate inside.

The Bottom Line

Yes I know… I'm a few months behind in getting here, but I'm glad I've caught up. Pintxos is a delight, tying together a great dining concept and an excellent location. Highly recommended.

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