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Tinto

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City Center West
Spanish, Basque
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114 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Sansom)
SEPTA: The 17, 21, and 42 buses stop near the restaurant. The Market-Frankford El stop is at 15th & Market.
215-665-9150
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Tinto, an expression used to describe red wine served in pintxos bars...
Tinto, an expression used to describe red wine served in pintxos bars throughout Northern Spain, is the ultimate expression of what a Basque wine bar should be. Located in Rittenhouse Square, the cozy restaurant, drawing inspiration from the rich cultural and culinary traditions of Basque country, inspires, tantalizes and satisfies with extraordinary cuisine by Chef Jose Garces. Specialties of the House Duck Montadito, Shrimp & Chorizo Brochettes, Short Rib Bocadillo, 60 bottle wine list from the Basque regions of N. Spain and S. France, and artisanal ciders. Private Parties: Tinto welcomes groups of all sizes. Events can be booked throughout the restaurant and in our private dining rooms seven days a week. For parties of 12 or more, please call our private events team to schedule your reservation at 267-284-7979 or email events@garcesgroup.com
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Private Dining

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A cozy place to dine with friends

I dined here with 4 friends last Saturday night during a snowstorm. The hostess was very welcoming and happy to take our coats and do what she could to make us comfortable. The varied Tapas menu has a great variety of foods that are interesting and fresh. We all shared a variety of food and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
njBeachYOGA
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Marmora, New Jersey, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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Marmora, New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I dined here with 4 friends last Saturday night during a snowstorm. The hostess was very welcoming and happy to take our coats and do what she could to make us comfortable. The varied Tapas menu has a great variety of foods that are interesting and fresh. We all shared a variety of food and all were great, especially the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Let's just say this food has you not wanting to swallow it tastes that good in your mouth! Iron Chef Jose Garces's food will have you drooling from this Spanish tapas restaurant. Our favorite go to items to order: a mixto of cheese (make sure idiazabal is one) served with honey, chili powder and quince paste, the best dressed salad... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We have tried a bunch of Jose Garces' restaurants. I would say that Tinto is very good, but is not at the Amada level, in my opinion. We had the crab canapes, short rib bocadillos, chicken brochettes, and the wild mushrooms. The mushrooms were very good. The other dishes were very good, but not outstanding. Service was good. Restaurant was... More 

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50 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

You can tell by former reviews that the tapas is very good here. Be prepared to spend more than you expected, as ordering by small plates can add up quickly. We ordered the Deluxe Chefs Tasting, which was $75.00 per person, without beverages. So, what did we get for our $150.00 for two? Here is the list, with a la... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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57 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Hadn't been to Tinto's for a long time but we were in the area late Saturday afternoon so decided to try it. They weren't open yet but graciously let us wait inside out of the cold wind. They seated us as soon as they were ready for evening service and we had lovely wine and delicious plates to share: salad,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We arrived at Tinto about 20 minutes prior to our reservation. We went to the bar and I let the hostess know. Less than 5 minutes later, she came to get us and let us know she had moved some things around so we could be seated right away. Awesome. Server was good. Food was also pretty good- minus the... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We made a reservation for 8-10 people, and arrived with 13 on a very busy night. The staff were extremely accommodating, setting up a private upstairs room for us, carrying extra furniture and place setting up there for us. Food was good, service was good too. If you like Spanish Tapas, this is a great place to go, especially if... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Date night at Tinto was wonderful. The atmosphere was cozy and casual while still being special. The food was delicious. There was not a dish we did not enjoy. Our waitress was very attentive without being annoying, which can be easy with a tapas style menu. The manager approached our table to ask how everything was, which we always appreciate.... More 

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

By the descriptions on the menu, I probably would not have chosen to order a single item that was on our tasting menu if it was an ala carte evening, simply because everything on this Spanish inspired menu seemed at least a little outside my comfort zone. However I tried and enjoyed every single dish an usually went for seconds...... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Wanted to try something new in Philly and based on the recommendation of a friend decided on Tinto since we love Spanish food. Ordered the red sangria along with many different Tapas which included Albondigas, Mixto Charcuterie and Aged Manchego, Figs, Duck, Pork Belly, Prawns. All were very good. Had very attentive wait staff, was good for family but would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 114 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (Sansom)
  • Public Transportation: SEPTA: The 17, 21, and 42 buses stop near the restaurant. The Market-Frankford El stop is at 15th & Market.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: 215-665-9150

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions

Description

Tinto, an expression used to describe red wine served in pintxos bars throughout Northern Spain, is the ultimate expression of what a Basque wine bar should be. Located in Rittenhouse Square, the cozy restaurant, drawing inspiration from the rich cultural and culinary traditions of Basque country, inspires, tantalizes and satisfies with extraordinary cuisine by Chef Jose Garces. Specialties of the House Duck Montadito, Shrimp & Chorizo Brochettes, Short Rib Bocadillo, 60 bottle wine list from the Basque regions of N. Spain and S. France, and artisanal ciders. Private Parties: Tinto welcomes groups of all sizes. Events can be booked throughout the restaurant and in our private dining rooms seven days a week. For parties of 12 or more, please call our private events team to schedule your reservation at 267-284-7979 or email events@garcesgroup.com
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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 - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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