Visited here for my birthday with my wife and loved it, great food, great wine and lovely staff, an all round great experience. There has been a relative explosion of Spanish dining in Islington of late, to my mind this is the best by quite a way having tried all four. The biggest drawback for Tinto are the nearly random opening hours and its slightly off the beaten track location, just off Upper Street.
We managed to change our 8:30pm booking as we got there about 7:30pm and we then took advantage of their great five tapas for £15 offer. We were given the offer menu and both proceeded to order five plates, eyes bigger than our stomachs, :) The food was marvellous, beautiful croquettes, great patatas bravos, fritters, squid, chorizo lollipops, tortilla and a great pork belly with red cabbage. The Albarino was excellent and there is an extensive wine list, they had a wheat beer made by Estrella Dam which I'd never come across before and we were given a free glass of pacharan by the owner to top off the evening. We were too full for desserts but the food was of excellent quality, the wine great and the service perfect, I will be going again for more tapas.
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