July 12, 2011

Cafe Pintxos

The standout among the cold tapas is the ensalada de pulpo, a small mound of chopped tomato and octopus in a bracingly tart, citrusy marinade. There is hummus, flavored with red pepper and artichoke but still, you know, hummus. Hummus might be a few hundred miles outside authentic tapas territory, but if I had it to do all over again, I'd order a big bowlful of hummus and steer clear of Café Pintxos' charcuterie and cheese board. Click here to continue reading Ian Froeb's review of Cafe Pintxos. Photos by Jennifer Silverberg.
Cafe Pintxos
3407 Olive Street St. Louis, MO 63101
St. Louis - Downtown
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Queso Cabra Fra Diavolo - goat cheese in spicy tomato sauce with crostini.
Queso Cabra Fra Diavolo - goat cheese in spicy tomato sauce with crostini.
Street view - Cafe Pintxos is in midtown near SLU.
Street view - Cafe Pintxos is in midtown near SLU.
The spare, modern interior of Cafe Pintxos is a continuum of the aesthetic of Hotel Ignacio, where the restaurant is housed.
The spare, modern interior of Cafe Pintxos is a continuum of the aesthetic of Hotel Ignacio, where the restaurant is housed.
The spare, modern interior of Cafe Pintxos is a continuum of the aesthetic of Hotel Ignacio, where the restaurant is housed.
The spare, modern interior of Cafe Pintxos is a continuum of the aesthetic of Hotel Ignacio, where the restaurant is housed.
The buffet line at Cafe Pintxos.
The buffet line at Cafe Pintxos.
Ensalada de Pulpo - marinated tomato and octopus salad.
Ensalada de Pulpo - marinated tomato and octopus salad.
Ajo Asado - warm roasted garlic with house made balsamic jam, cabrales Spanish blue cheese, crostini and lavash.
Ajo Asado - warm roasted garlic with house made balsamic jam, cabrales Spanish blue cheese, crostini and lavash.
Ajo Asado - warm roasted garlic with house made balsamic jam, cabrales Spanish blue cheese, crostini and lavash.
Ajo Asado - warm roasted garlic with house made balsamic jam, cabrales Spanish blue cheese, crostini and lavash.
Angoradomatasalata - fresh herb, tomato, cucumber and feta salad wth lavash and crostini.
Angoradomatasalata - fresh herb, tomato, cucumber and feta salad wth lavash and crostini.
Caprese Pintxos - grape tomatoes, fresh basil, balsamic reduction and house made fresh mozzarella.
Caprese Pintxos - grape tomatoes, fresh basil, balsamic reduction and house made fresh mozzarella.