Pintxos Bar at Sotano Brings Spanish Delicacies to Cape Town
The latest addition to the popular Bree Street restaurant strip, Pintxos Bar at Sotano offers bite-sized morsels packed with flavour.
Pintxos (pronounced ‘peen-chos’) are bite-sized snacks native to Northern Spain. The word originates from the Spanish verb ‘to pierce,’ which alludes to the fact that these morsels are usually held together by toothpicks. If you enjoy meals that are made up of an assortment of bite-sized delicacies with a variety of textures and tastes, we recommend a visit to Sotano’s brand-new Pintxos Bar on Bree Street in Cape Town.
As the first of its kind in the Mother City, Pintxos Bar at Sotano offers a refreshing take on after-work dining. It's also one that caters to a range of palates, from lovers of fresh fish to cheese and olive connoisseurs. The space is designed for casual conversation in a laidback atmosphere and features glass-fronted displays, exposed brick walls and wooden bar counters. This may well be the closest you’ll get to an authentic Northern Spanish dining experience in the heart of Cape Town.
Pintxos frequently consist of pieces of bread topped with traditional Spanish-inspired ingredients, and the menu at Pintxos at Sotano more than delivers. Think tuna remoulade with sliced black olives, cream cheese and aioli with anchovy and basil pesto, and prawns with a boiled egg and salmon roe. Variations include small bowls of octopus or marinated peppers, and skewers of meat, fish, vegetables and crispy squid. There’s also an offering of croquettes – one ham and cheese, and the other fish and potato – while renowned charcuterie master Richard Bosman’s prosciutto on the bone is also on display for carving and serving.
The pintxos prices at Pintxos at Sotano range from R15 to R50, and a selection of South African wines and local craft beers are available to complement the dishes. For more information, visit Pinxtos Bar at Sotano's website or connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
This post is sponsored by Sotano.