The Pintxos Bar at Sotano has opened on trendy, bustling Bree Street in Cape Town. It is the first dedicated Pintxos Bar in the Mother City.

Pintxos Bar Sotano Cape Town
Tasty fare at The Pintxos Bar at Sotano

What is a Pintxos bar?

Pintxos is pronounced peen-chos. They are small bites of northern Spanish deliciousness. This Basque cuisine originated in San Sebastian, and is the region’s answer to the more common tapas from Spain.

Typically consumed early evenings after work, these snacks are small tasty bites of food served on bread, using traditional ingredients such as fish, cheese, olives and meat.

Expect combinations such as tuna remoulade with sliced black olives; cream cheese and aioli with anchovy and basil pesto and prawn with boiled egg and salmon roe.

Variations include small bowls with octopus and marinated peppers; skewers with meat, fish, vegetables and crispy squid. There’s also an offering of croquettes. Two options, one ham and cheese and the other fish and potato. Prosciutto on the bone from renowned charcutier Richard Bosman will also be on display for carving and serving.

The offerings range in price from R15 to R50 per item, and a selection of South African wines and local craft beers have been chosen to best accompany the food

Peen-chos are designed to be enjoyed in a casual and convivial space with friends. The surroundings at The Pintxos Bar at Sotano couldn’t be more appropriate – a stylish relaxed street level bar with glass fronted displays, patterned floors with exposed brick walls and wooden bar counters, all of which enhance this unique culinary experience

What: Pintxos Bar at Sotano Cape Town
Where is Sotano: 
199 Bree Street Cape Town South Africa
Call: 021 422 0567
Sotano Hours: 
Open from 4pm daily