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“Not so good, overpriced spanish - but still has a good veranda.”

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Tinto's Spanish Restaurant and Wine Bar
Price range: $21 - $50
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
Cross street: Shepherd
Transit: Houston metro
Description: Pesca World Seafood restaurant offers fresh fish and seasonal fish creating dishes from all over the world including: Spain, Asia, Peru, Coastal U.S.A. and the Caribbean. We also offer a wide range of wines that can be purchased retail. Pesca is the only seafood restaurant in Houston where you can enjoy fresh fish depicted in different regional and international dishes. We have a great patio where you can sip on delicious wines .
Reviewed July 31, 2010

Before Tinto's was here - this place had a great veranda. It still does. Make that two veranda's. The old place used the two separate restaurants and verandas to break it into Japanese and Chinese restaurant areas. This one can't figure out what to do w/ it or how to serve it.

The service was slow - despite how completely empty it was at the time. (They were in a meeting, explained the very pleasant waiter who approached us twenty minutes after we were seated). The Paella is truly the worst I've ever tasted, regardless of the price. The waiter explained when we reluctantly noted to that it was really dry and lacked seafood, that it was the "authentic version". Nice line, and I like a crusty bottomed paella, but dry throughout, lacking flavor, and lacking seafood with a portion that doesn't really serve two people for $40 - just doesn't cut it. (Though there's probably enough dry rice to feed two, and I resorted to trying to pour some olive oil on it to make it better, there wasn't even two of each seafood item in it, so divvying it up becomes tricky.).

A basic cold appetizer plate, plus the free bread and oil - all suffered from the measly portion, no value, no taste issue. Not good. $125 later including a mediocre couple of glasses of wine each - and I predict, despite the veranda, this place is going to be out of business soon.

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Reviewed July 5, 2010

Our service started of a bit rocky, but despite our having a large group and a wine tasting going on at the same time, the service quickly ramped up to speed and was excellent for the rest of the evening.

The food was very good. Some inventive choices and all were cooked perfectly. Be adventurous, the only 'nothing special' dishes on the menu were the standard beef and chicken type plates. Go with the more unusual options, you'll be glad you did.

Wine list was well matched to food, and wine service was knowledgeable. A little sticker shock at the end of the evening, but we all had a great meal and a great time. Will eat there again and will recommend to friends.

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Reviewed May 10, 2010

Most excellent! Gracious welcoming staff, the food is terrific. Make sure to try the Piquillos.
A very well chosen and reasonably priced wine list is a real bonus.

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Reviewed December 21, 2007

i wasent too impressed. perhaps by the decorating, but the sushi wasent any thing to talk about.

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