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“Go for dinner or just drinks”
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Ranked #59 of 4,370 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center West
Cross street: Sansom
Transit: SEPTA: The 17, 21, and 42 buses stop near the restaurant. The Market-Frankford El stop is at 15th & Market.
Description: Tinto, an expression used to describe red wine served in pintxos bars throughout Northern Spain, is the ultimate expression of what a Basque wine bar should be. Located in Rittenhouse Square, the cozy restaurant, drawing inspiration from the rich cultural and culinary traditions of Basque country, inspires, tantalizes and satisfies with extraordinary cuisine by Chef Jose Garces. Specialties of the House Duck Montadito, Shrimp & Chorizo Brochettes, Short Rib Bocadillo, 60 bottle wine list from the Basque regions of N. Spain and S. France, and artisanal ciders. Private Parties: Tinto welcomes groups of all sizes. Events can be booked throughout the restaurant and in our private dining rooms seven days a week. For parties of 12 or more, please call our private events team to schedule your reservation at 267-284-7979 or email events@garcesgroup.com
Malvern, Pennsylvania
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“Go for dinner or just drinks”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

You will love it either way! Friendly and knowledgeable bartenders can talk about the wine with their eyes closed and the portion are just right--packed with a flavor depth unrivaled by other restaurants.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Tim V
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere good food”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Excellent food; definitely go with a group. Just hoped that the servers will alow you to enjoy your meal and not rush you through it.

Visited April 2012
Thank aakasharmand
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fabulous flavor combinations, portions that allow to sample many”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Great tapas!! My first meal here was the best in terms of menu choices. In my second trip I decided to branch out a bit and I wish I could have swapped some of the choices with the first. DO NOT MISS CHOICES: Chestnut soup, braised short rib sandwich, duck, and lamb brochette
GOOD CHOICES: Meyer lemon artichokes, wild mushrooms and pork belly
PASS ON THESE: Tuna tartare sandwich, gazpacho
Will definitely be back

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Kriskaz
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Oswego, NY
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93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Outstanding meal!”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

We have never eaten tapas before and decided to give Tinto's a try. Are we ever glad we did! We both had the chef's tasting menu paired with wine. The food was extremely creative and impeccably executed. The wine pairings were "spot on". Our server even wrote down each wine for us that was served. It was fun to be surprised with each course. I am a picky eater and my request that certain foods not be served was respected. The service was outstanding. Others have complained that the prices are high here. It is not cheap but I am a believer that you get what you pay for. I would highly recommend Tinto's!

Thank Judy52
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Madison, WI
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59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“You may not be able to pronounce it, but it's good...”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Try the Shortrib Bocadillo, try the Duck Confit Montaditos, try the Kobe Beef, the Lamb Brochettes, the Patatas Asturianas... it's all tapas, you can do it !! It's upscale, it's trendy, the staff all aspire to the same, it's all of that, but don't let that stop you... the bill for 3 people, including drinks and coffee came in right at $150. It's on the list to re-visit, even when Iron Chef rusts.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Bill S
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