You can always rely on the food quality and value at Pinchos, one of the best of the Spanish style tapas bars around town – and our recent quick lunch was testament to that.
Olives, fried broad beans, patatas bravas, croquettes, beef cheeks and a splash of Cava made for a very enjoyable repast. I also like the ordering system with the tick and tear off sheet – adds to the casual, laid back nature of the place.
The olives marinated with a little chilli along with the crunchy fried beans were the perfect snack with wine, while waiting on the rest of the food.
The croquettes – filled with a mix of chopped mushrooms, Manchego and leek – were served with a creamy, garlicky aioli – crisply fried, full of flavour.
Pinchos make some of the best fried spud around and with a dusting of paprika they have a mild zesty flavour and the aioli for dipping, they are a winner.
And the beef cheeks were spot on too – slow cooked in a Port wine marinade, they were falling apart with tenderness, rich and unctuous, and the cauliflower purée on which they sat added a lovely nutty, earthy note.
A good lunch!
Pinchos continues on its winning way, serving up excellent Spanish influenced food in the heart of Leederville.