You might ask yourself, what are pinchos? Pinchos are a delicious Spanish dish that is often ordered in combination with a cold beer.
What are pinchos?
Pinchos are, like the well-known tapas, a typical Spanish dish.
The base is a slice of bread. This slice is topped with some, for example, Spanish ham, tortilla or fish. There are many different toppings and they make very special creations.
Pinchos (or pinxtos) originally are from northern Spain, the Basque country. Cities like Bilbao and San Sebastian are known because of the number of pincho bars they have.
Lunch in Spain is the main meal of the day. Pinchos are often eaten as dinner. After work, people go to the bar with friends and spend the evening there having a pincho and a drink.
Sometimes in bars they serve you the pinchos, but most of the time you find them on the bar. You can get a plate and pick your own.
Usually they are spiked with a toothpick. This is (also) to keep the bread together with the topping. You should keep the toothpicks while you are eating. They will calculate the total price based on the number and size of toothpicks you have.
When you are in Spain make sure you try a delicious pincho!