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#294 of 2,102 Restaurants in Dublin
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Located in Temple Bar, Port House Pintxo offers a romantic underground vibe with booth style seating and one of Dublin's coolest outdoor terraces overlooking meeting house square so customers can also enjoy the outdoor concerts in the summer. Serving up authentic Spanish cuisine, with a variety of tapas and wines to suit all tastes.
PRICE RANGE
US$12 - US$65
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 22 December 2020

We had lovely tapas and wine. However, the churros “chocolate” sauce was awful!!! We had had this dish before at the restaurant and this was the first time it was that bad. We were really disappointed because that was what were looking forward to have.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 10 December 2020

We went to have dinner in Pintxo Temple Bar yesterday and we got very disappointed with the food and with the table they gave us. The tapas were not tasty at all. For someone who knows the flavors of Mediterranean food, this experience is bad...and the portions are ridiculously small. The place is lovely, very well decorated, however yesterday they gave us a table on the top floor, where it was pretty cold and barely with no light. I don't recommend it.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 22 October 2020 via mobile

Went for food here last night with my girlfriend as the city is about to lock down again. The food is always good here but the service is awful. We waited for our table for 25 minutes. When we sat down we were given the...menus with no fuss. However during none of this time was it explained to us that approx 75% of the menu was now gone as the restaurant was getting prepared for lockdown. I get that they don’t want to have food wastage but a heads up would be nice. Not only had they little food option but no beers or sangrias either. Anyway the first thing we ordered was chicken wings which we were told were all gone. Then she proceeded to point out all missing items. Only two meat options left. We ordered four tapas each from what we could and 20 minutes later we were told that 5 of the 8 orders are now gone also. Then the new waitress informs us that she’s sorry for this and that if we like they might still have chicken wings or meatballs. Low and behold out comes the food (we had originally planned to order). My guess is the staff were saving some for themselves after work because it all seemed too convenient. I’m not one to kick up a fuss and We didn’t but in this situation I think it would have been honourable to offer something off the bill or a free glass of wine because the whole experience was a mess.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 11 March 2020

This was our third visit to Port House as we love it so any chance we are in Dublin we decide to book here. I was a little disappointed with our latest visit. Our table was in the basement which we hadn't sat before, I...found it quite claustrophobic and so very dark (i'm all for mood lighting but if our candle blew out it would have been pitch black!). Our table was also right beside a store / staff room which every 10 mins or so a staff member would go into , having to squeeze past and when they opened the door the bright lights of the store shone through which was an uncomfortable contract to the darkness. The food was really tasty but we only received 1 dish which we ordered 2 of and also 1 of the items we ordered they did not have so we had to pick something different. I love sangria and as I'm pregnant I was delighted to see they had a non-alcoholic sangria on the menu. It tasted exactly like red wine, I asked the waitress if it was definitely N/A and she nodded but I'm not 100% convinced I received the right drink. I would return to the Port House but I would not sit in the basement again.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 24 February 2020 via mobile

Really tasty food and reasonably priced. There was something for everyone on the menu. They have a great variety of wines too. The ambience is beautiful. It’s very busy so they expect a quick turnover. I’d recommend booking as you could be waiting a few...hours for a table although you can have a drink at the bar while you waitMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 22 February 2020

Food was fantastic however the service was very slow, 20 minute wait on the bill is abit much for me.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 18 February 2020 via mobile

Last minute pop in to pinxto in temple bar as we fancied a drink and a nibble. It was so cosy and the food and GnTs so good, that we stayed most of the day. A really nice spot for a chilled few drinks and...unending nibbles! Definitely would go back.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 14 February 2020 via mobile

Wow. We ordered 6 tapas and they were all mediocre. And beware the seats in the back... it’s like sitting in a terrible wind tunnel.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 11 February 2020

Went there for dinner. Staff is friendly, portions are very small (more like starters on small plates), tables are too small as well, and DO NOT try Paella (you can't call that greeny rice with 2 thin squid rings and 2 little prawns a Paella)...! Ended up going to another restaurant to have a proper dinner.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 28 January 2020 via mobile

Amazing food! Amazing atmosphere! Just amazing! Came here with my girlfriend for a lovely tapas evening. Shared a beautiful bottle of red wine, chatted for hours and tried lots of amazing Spanish tapas. Couldn’t beat it if I tried 10/10 would go again!

Date of visit: December 2019
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086red
27 November 2019|
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Response from ThePorthouseIreland | Property representative |
Hi Guys, Last orders in the kitchen in Pintxo are Sunday to Wednesday around 22:30 Thursday to Saturday 23:30 We take bookings for groups of 6 or more We are doing our best to stay on top of phone call and emails. Sorry... More
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mac8487
14 February 2018|
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Response from Susan B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do. We actually called ahead for a part of 8. They were very accommodating!
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Response from Margaret O | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the restaurant would have to provide this information
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Port House Pintxo

Yes, The Port House Pintxo offers takeaway services.

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The Port House Pintxo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5