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274 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1806
+1 412-232-3000
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Jamaican, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
274 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1806
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have two words for you: RUM FLIGHT. The food was spectacular, but they have something in the area of 200+ kinds of rum and they were expending into tequila as well. If you are into Caribbean food you will not be disappointed. We came...More

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the drinks and the food. Prices were reasonable for downtown location. Staff was very friendly.

Thank Traveler98769876
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Had high expectations based on a recommendation and most were unmet. We did go while the area was holding a reggae festival and perhaps this was the problem, but even so they need to do better. This is a Caribbean/island themed rum bar and restaurant....More

Thank EndlessCaravan
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Pirate has a Caribbean flair. The menu has a variety of small plates and entrees. If you are into rum, it has an extensive rum list. Their cocktail menu was unique, but a little pricey. As a vegetarian, I was pleased with the selection.

Thank Denise L
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The food was ok . The coffee which is very important to me was not a traditional style colada or cafecito

Thank krystalGz
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Vegetarian dinner choices in downtown Pittsburgh are fairly limited, so I found myself here in the early evening on a weeknight. The black bean soup was flavorful and the fried plantains good, although I detected no ginger flavor in the ginger crema -- perhaps it...More

1  Thank springbyker
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

I’ve only had drinks at Pirates before, which were always awesome, but this time I got to eat there and it is just as good! There is parking next door at the Hilton Garden Inn or whatever it is called. $5 for the evening. It’s...More

Thank SGcvn69
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Pirata is amazing. The BEEF PICADILLO EMPANADA is amazing! Jerk Shrimp, Chicken DELICIOUS! over 150+ options which is really cool!

Thank DRohal1
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Almost everything we ordered had very strong, spicy flavors. The music and ambiance were very loud. Rum selection was good.

Thank harleylimited
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Service was backwards: rushed at the beginning although the restaurant was more empty than full, and disappeared at the end. Did we want coffee, desert? No one asked. A friendly smile is not enough. We were there at happy hour but no one mentioned it...More

Thank susan p
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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 274 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1806
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-232-3000
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