Restaurante Tinto, in Cancun, is not located in the busy 'zona hotelera', nor downtown, it is on the other side of the lagoon, close by to the airport. The restaurant is located in the shopping area where Sam's Club and Superama are.
Built as a stand alone building much to the same design standards as any American suburban strip center, you find this amazing Argentinian Steak house.
They have a superb selection of wines, all to marry with a wide selection of meat cuts.
Above all, the costilla 16 horas stands out. this plate, is a melt in your mouth meat, that has been slow cooked for 16 hours. It will set you back around 35 or 40 dollars, but it is enough to feed two. If you order a salad, and an appetizer, you should not order more entrees.
Service is a bit so so.. we had to attract the waiter's attention a few times, and they kept forgetting to bring we ordered to the table.
This is not acceptable in a fine dining restaurant.
Apparently this is a place of choice for businessmen, and local politicos, who dine and wine on the people of Mexico's dime, so if you are there during lunch time, you may have to wait for a while for a table. For dinner, the restaurant is far more relaxed, and you will find a table easily.
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