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“Recieved by an Unfrendly welcoming waiter...” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of TINTO - CLOSED

TINTO
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $81
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Recieved by an Unfrendly welcoming waiter...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2012

We went very much looking forward on drinking a good red wine. But after having steped in for a second an unfrendly waiter came to us asking us almost what we wanted and saying that there were no possiblity to drink something as the Tapas bar was full. No smile, no welcome, no we are sorry about that... They schould make an effort on this first impression, even if it's very understandable that the place is full, just by being nice would have made us come back and even bring more people from friends to affaires lunches... it's really a pitty.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank France D
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level Contributor
34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Lively tapas bar and restaurant with excellent food and wine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

We'd heard there was a new tapas bar in the city and decided to check out Tinto. The restaurant didn't disappoint. The tapas menu was reasonably large, and the items we selected were very good: the "Pan con Tomate" was light, flavorful and not soggy; the Albondigas were firm and tender; the mountain of Patatas Bravas were cpisp and served with mayo and a very nice sauce (ask them to bring you extra sauce!), and the Bellota hams we selected were amazing. We sat on the restaurant side so ordered mains of roasted chicken, and pulpo that was steamed and served with crisped potato and ham. All of it was delicious. Good selection of wines by the glass backed up by a very strong wine card with many reasonably-priced bottles. Service was very good.

The tapas and restaurant areas are separete. They were fine with our ordering tapas as a starter but insisted that if we were going to sit in the restaurant section we'd need to order food from the dinner card. And consider making a reservation; the restaurant is small and we wouldn't have gotten a table without one.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank nate58
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