Pintxos are similar to tapas, although generally smaller. The name “pincho” comes from the Spanish verb “pinchar” (to poke) because historically pintxos used to be served on a piece of bread and crossed (“pinchados”) with a toothpick.
However, with the evolution of Basque gastronomy, pintxos are increasingly varied and currently only some of them are served with a toothpick.
It’s an amazing food to share with friends and taste small portions of different Spanish cuisine at a really cheap price.
Would you like to try? You can join us next time or go straight to Calle Blai in Barcelona, where you can find many bars that serve the pinchos!