What's the difference between pinto and pinta beans?
Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)
They are both the same thing.
What I mean to say is they can be used interchangeably - the pinto bean is from Mexico and is named because it is striped - like a pinto horse. The alubia pinta alavesa, or the "Alavese pinto bean", is a red variety of the pinto bean from Spain.