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Deseo Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Spanish, Contemporary
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696 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9, Canada (Rathgar Ave)
(204) 452-2561
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to one other tapas style place in Winnipeg which had beautiful atmosphere and the food was good as well. The price tag was a bit steep for my liking. Deseo hasn't the ambiance however the food is AMAZING!! The gnocchi are nothing like gnocchi anywhere else. You must try them. All the plates recommended by our server (she's... More 

Thank Norman B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Great service and a unique and tasty menu. I loved the shrimp in grits and my friend loved the gigs a sm chorizo. The gnocchi is also fabulous but everything is on this menu really. The server was attentive and the decor is nice.

Thank Natalie B
Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The tapas menu is a great idea to try different foods. I still crave the white bean dish... yum! The salad with jicama is delicious, and the chorizo is just amazing. The only dish we weren't crazy about was the pork belly.

Thank Alexandra P
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Enjoyed dinner with my vegetarian daughter - then helped us share food by preparing the gnocchi with and without bacon for us. She loved the patas bravas.

Thank AnnT-MN
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Missing on one dish out of six isn't so bad but it was a big miss. The Brussel sprouts, gnocchi, tartare, beets, and one other not so memorable dish were very tasty and appealing visually. However the octopus was terrible and had such a old chalky texture it was gross and should have never been sent out to table and... More 

Thank Ryan M
Brandon, Canada
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

I went into this restaurant very hopeful, with a rave review from a friend. The restaurant, when we entered had a little sign directing guests to go upstairs to be seated. Walking up the stairs it was warm and inviting, nice modern, natural decor. The staff seemed friendly and we were served promptly after seating ourselves. Upstairs has a nice... More 

Thank chelseakicks7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I have eaten here several times and am never disappointed.The flavour, texture and presentation of each dish is so intentional and balanced. I lived in London, UK for several years and this is still one of the most amazing restaurants I've ever eaten in. The servers seem to take pride in suggesting dishes and ensuring you have a nice experience.... More 

Thank Karseat
Winnipeg, Manitoba
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I've been to Deseo 5 times….the last visit was in Feb 2016….and it has become my 'go-to' favourite when I want a really lovely, but unpretentious meal. The ambience is relaxed, the service prompt, attentive and informed (Hurrah!!), and the quality of the food is excellent and consistent. The menu has some dishes that are 'keepers' and others that change... More 

Thank yoyomum
Steinbach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

We just live to dine here. Staff is knowledgeable and so friendly. Love the crunch salad the flavor is amazing. The steak tartare really nicely seasoned. We always order the buttermilk chicken ( take extra home for lunch next day its so good) and the gnocchi is heavenly! Great for a date night or family event.

Thank wendy h
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

We have eaten at the is restaurant several times in the past few years and were pleased to see that the quality of the food has remained the same. The crunch salad was different than the last time we had it, but it was still great. The pork belly dish was amazing. My all-time favourite has been the gnocchi which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Spanish, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 696 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9, Canada
    (Rathgar Ave)
  • Location: Canada  >  Manitoba  >  Winnipeg
  • Phone Number: (204) 452-2561

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?