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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 - 10:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
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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  • 7
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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
Authentic and Delicious!

Had the absolute privilege of dining here with my family earlier this month and it was one of the highlights of our first time in Philly! Tapas is one of our favorite things to get when traveling with our kids (ages 13 and 15) because we can always try lots of different foods and flavors and Tinto... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
sakdmalloy
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Had the absolute privilege of dining here with my family earlier this month and it was one of the highlights of our first time in Philly! Tapas is one of our favorite things to get when traveling with our kids (ages 13 and 15) because we can always try lots of different foods and flavors and Tinto made everyone very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Celebrated our anniversary here. Lovely candlelit ambiance. Great gluten free menu and knowledgable staff. The dishes are well put together and appropriate portions. Highly recommend the brussels sprout goat cheese salad and the lamb skewers. Delicious!

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New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Lively atmosphere and nice service, even we were little rushed at the end of the evening. But for me and my boyfriend it was all about food. The food was fantastic. So many different varieties and flavors and everything was so tasty. My favorites were lamb loin and ham-wrapped figs. There are so many other tapas on the menu to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Wife and I had a good experience on date night. We had the Mixto cheese and Mixto cold platter as an opener. Pork bellies and octopus second course that was good. Lamb chops and veal short ribs as the closing meal also good. We are food snobs so 5 rating may apply to some but not us. 😉

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The food here is excellent and very consistent. We have been several times and never been disappointed. Our favorites are the wild mushrooms, the lamb, the octopus, the Brussels sprouts and the (not GF) meatballs. I could go on, but it really is well done with lots of interesting flavors. Portions are appropriate for tapas sharing. There are some more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Wonderful restaurant in the Jose Garcis chain. Great wines by the glass. Varied selection. You can't go wrong from small plates to full dinners.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

What a wonderful meal! Everything about this restaurant is fabulous! The food is sensational, the service impeccable! Well worth travelling all the way from Australia !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We enjoyed the Chef's pairing deluxe with wine paring. This ended up being nothing short of an incredible meal experience. The highlights were the duck confit, diver scallops and our daughter had ordered the sopa da castana which stole the show. Our server: Anthony was also incredible as he shared his wealth of knowledge throughout the evening so that we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Had a great dinner with friends. Food and service were excellent. I only wish it could be a bit less expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Low key restaurant at first blush Hostess not too accommodating. Other staff superb and food was excellent Tapas to share or two tasting menues. We took the $75 version. Was just excellent. Flavours and design superb A most memorable meal

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Additional Information about Tinto

Address: 114 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone Number: 215-665-9150
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Spanish, Basque

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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