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Cin-Cin

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American, Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar
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368 Village Ln., Los Gatos, CA 95030 (Highway 9)
408-354-8006
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Cin-Cin [chin-chin] is an Italian toast meaning "to your health." Cin-Cin...
Cin-Cin [chin-chin] is an Italian toast meaning "to your health." Cin-Cin Wine Bar resulted from a friendship of a successful Bay Area local restaurateur and a former Google marketing professional-turned-sommelier. Don Durante and Lisa Rhorer developed the concept of Cin-Cin based on their passion for food, wine and the environment. Cin-Cin is a neighborhood wine bar for friends and family to enjoy food and wine produced by sustainable, organic and biodynamic methods. Cin-Cin is a place where you can nourish your palate with pure, sophisticated and intense flavors.
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, great wine.

Went there this past Saturday night with my wife for our weekly date night. We have been there few times in the last year, but Saturday night's dinner left me wondering why we don't go there every Saturday night! Amazing food - the special ceviche was spectacular, the sliders were just fantastic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Derek Y
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Los Gatos, California
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Los Gatos, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Went there this past Saturday night with my wife for our weekly date night. We have been there few times in the last year, but Saturday night's dinner left me wondering why we don't go there every Saturday night! Amazing food - the special ceviche was spectacular, the sliders were just fantastic, and risotto very good, and the mac/cheese (the... More 

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San Jose, CA
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Our second visit to Cin-Cin was a letdown. Two of the entrees were very much substandard. The Braised Beef Short Rib was dry and essentially flavorless. We didn't understand why there was no sauce on it. The halibut was equally underwhelming. These items stood out because the rest of the meal was very good. Don't overlook the cheese plate. Our... More 

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Silicon Valley, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

always interesting bites and wines to explore. Flights and tastes are interesting. Good for a quick pre-supper stop or not-really-sure-I-want-to-expend-a-full-supper-date or to catch up with a friend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Visited with friends, none of us had been there before. The food is great value. Good selection to choose from especially if you like sharing plates. Service was attentive without being overbearing

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I've been to Cin Cin numerous times. Best Tapas place in Los Gatos. Always, something new and interesting to try. The Mushroom empenadas are insanely good. The bar has a full bar and serves up great drinks. Wine list is always good and has unique offerings. They have 50% off wine bottles on Mon nights.......I always look forward to spending... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great place for small bite to share and great cocktails. Known for their wine and their cocktails, Cin Cin also has amazing food. I tend to go during there fantastic Happy Hour as it fits my budget better. But you can't go wrong anytime of the day.

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Los Gatos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Cin-Cin offers a unique approach in an intimate setting with amazing drinks, appetizers, wine, small and large plates. Try their wine flights and I love the short ribs, halibut, and hamachi crudo.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

From the outside, the restaurant does not impress. Inside, the atmosphere is classy and modern at the same time. The food is, for the most part, of very high quality and prepared really well, with attention to the details. I would recommend the tuna and the scallops, delicious. The octopus could be improved. Very good wine section, excellent service.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great meal - not from the area and so I made an 8pm reservation for a Tuesday night - good thing as the restaurant was packed. Our waitperson was great and paired our food with a nice zinfandel. Did small plates: had the sashimi tuna, kolbi tacos, and beet salad with a sorbet/gelatto triple shot for dessert. Great mix of... More 

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

It's one large diningroom, tends to be loud. We arrived right on time and were seated immediately. Unfortunately, lots of people arrived right after us so the bar was slow in filling the order for wine. If you find yourself in this position, don't be shy about asking your waiter how your order is coming. A negative about the menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 368 Village Ln., Los Gatos, CA 95030
    (Highway 9)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: 408-354-8006

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 60
  • Cuisine: American, Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Cin-Cin [chin-chin] is an Italian toast meaning "to your health." Cin-Cin Wine Bar resulted from a friendship of a successful Bay Area local restaurateur and a former Google marketing professional-turned-sommelier. Don Durante and Lisa Rhorer developed the concept of Cin-Cin based on their passion for food, wine and the environment. Cin-Cin is a neighborhood wine bar for friends and family to enjoy food and wine produced by sustainable, organic and biodynamic methods. Cin-Cin is a place where you can nourish your palate with pure, sophisticated and intense flavors.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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