Tinto

4.6
4076 reviews
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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, Lamb Brochettes, Pulpo Spanish Octopus, 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
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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

late Valentine’s Day dinner

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B
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Been here a few times and seems to be going down hill. The quality of the food is not what it was in the past. We were a party of four and were seated in a really tight booth. Ordered a bunch of dishes but nothing stood out (maybe the chorizo burger - but it was more like a slider).

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Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the server was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine pairings. Was a great date night spot.

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was ok place, a little too loud and noisy for a quite family dinner place. The service wasn’t excellent but ok too, the empty plates from finished dishes were not cleaned promptly. The dishes were delicious but not cooked to perfection, octopus was very salty. Ok dinner experience place overall but not excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazeballs!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I were visiting Philadelphia for a couple of days and had a wonderful dinner at Tinto. Given the Valentine’s Day night there was a prefix menu but that wasn’t a bad thing. Everything we had was excellent. Our server was amazing. With a packed house she was friendly, tentative and informative. The food and wine pairings were matched perfectly. The atmosphere was nice and quiet. Very happy we chose Tinto and would recommend it to others.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Food was not very good. Particularly for the cost.

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FC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend said this might have been his best meal ever. We chose the chef's tasting menu.

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G
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Somewhat cramped and too dark in places. I needed my phone to read the menu. Everything else was fantastic.

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Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After walking in torrential rain to find Tinto, we were wary that the experience wouldn’t live up to the effort. But it did. In fact,it surpassed it. Lovely interior. Thoughtful service. Beautiful presentation. And the food, exquisite.
Will return often!
Thank you Tinto!

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KD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 8 and were seated upstairs in a private room for 2 large groups. It was perfect!

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DG
Columbus
46 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time here and everytime it gets better and better. The food is top notch, waitress was awesome and bartenders were great. One of my Favorite places in the city

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BC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love Tinto, I started going there when I was 16 and am now 28. It is my favorite restaurant by far. The chefs menu is always delicious and to die for. I would recommend to anyone!

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KU
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best dinners in Philly that we have had over past 3 years. Will go back for special occasions.

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r
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was top notch! Paired with delicious tapas and a nice bottle of red, you cant go wrong!

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B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Arrived on time for a 9:15 reservation. Was told to wait in the (crowded) bar, away from the hostesses’ station (we were in the way). Twenty-five minutes later, checked again with hostess. Was told they had “forgotten” us and then we were finally given a table. Wasn’t worth the wait; we’ll “forget” about going back.

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h
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Not at all disappointed in anything that we had. Waiter was very helpful in suggesting items and his knowledge of what was being served. Loved the duck confit with the cherry, trout wrapped in Serrano ham, the duck cannelloni, Brussels sprout salad, apple salad with shaved fois gras was a bit hit! I can’t complain about anything and felt the price was very good for all we had including a martini, bottle of wine and everyone had dessert. You get to try different items and you don’t feel overly full and uncomfortable when you leave.

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G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun night out! Tasty food and yummy drinks- service very nice😄

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AH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food!!! Great service and lovely ambiance!

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BR
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place eat, the food and service was excellent. It is a very nice place to take your significant other, but plan on spending some money

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CM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Almost every dish was amazing - hard to pick our favorites- the short rib sandwich, octopus, duck cannelloni and roasted pork chop are must haves. Don’t waste your time with the tuna brochettes - lacking flavor compared to the rest of the menu. And all the desserts are fabulous. We will return!

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TS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Went to Tinto for a first date. The ambiance was perfect for the occasion. The food was incredible. The service was great, the waiter was well versed in all the menu items and added to the experience. In absolute must if you haven’t been yet.

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S
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful decor and amazing staff. We were there for the restaurant week on a Sat night, the food was above our expectations although the drinks we ordered were a little too strong. Would totally recommend this place if you like dim lighting, romantic ambience and creative spanish food :)

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our 1 year anniversary here and the server was very nice and celebratory. Great food too. The beef brochettes were out of this world.

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I always come here for restaurant week so I can try as many dishes as possible, great wine pairings

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Finally tried this place for restaurant week! I am typically not into Spanish food(as in Spain) but because I had a wonderful tome at Amada and I can trust Garces to have amazing food, I checked this place out! So here goes my ratings from best to average...

The octopus or Pulpo was AMAZING. Literally the best thing that I’ve tasted. Full of flavor and was juicy and they paired it with a nice smoked green olive aioli! Freaking fantastic! I will need to go back there for this!

They had an AMAZING potato and leek soup. It was soooo good and you could taste all the flavors. Unfortunately our waiter said the soup was only available during restaurant week 😫 super bummer!

The tuna skewers were good, the sauce they paired with it was so amazing but the skewer came with a sweet potato chunk which didn’t make sense to me. Nonetheless it was good.

We got two types of cheeses, i can’t remember the names right now but one was a combination of cow and goat and one was just goat alone. One of theme was too strong for my likings but I’m sure a cheese Connoisseur would very much like the selection.

Lastly the papatas were too average, they could have been better.

The ambiance was warm and trendy.

Overall wonderful experience!

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p
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant Week diner was amazing and a great value. A lot to choose from.

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AE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!! :) I can not wait to go back. Certainly one of my favorite restaurants.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Modern inventive Tapas. Will go back soon, hoping they mix up their menu regularly.

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S
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for restaurant week and the food was delicious! Highly recommend it!

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z
Philadelphia
97 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Brielle is a knowledgeable and considerate bartender/server. She was very pleasant & helpful.
Trucha a la Navarra was outstanding, very similar to the dish in Spain. Octopus was overcooked & too crispy. Very sorry to see gambas al ajillo, a common Spanish dish, is dropped from the menu. And no sign of the plump , delicious boquerones.
I do look forward to the 20 new additions to the menu and hope they are traditional Spanish dishes & not "Americanized." Fabada asturiana, sopa de ajo & caldo gallego are some of my suggestions.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Philadelphia restaurant, no doubt. Never miss restaurant week, it’s such a good deal. Fabulous food and wonderful ambiance.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

We had to wait 20 minutes, even though we made a reservation

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PP
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was fine. Serving sizes were extremely small. Would probably not go again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Went for restaurant week. Was good!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Tinto is a great choice for a romantic dinner. I love the decor. Found the food a little salty for my taste. The wine selection is extensive...

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MO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Restaurant Week and got to taste a lot of their menu. Boyfriend and I both loved everything we had and definitely plan to come back to order from the main menu! Awesome ambiance and service and food and wine was fantastic! Gracias!

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M
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent service, great portions, reservation was right on time, no waiting.

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F
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Went for restaurant week. The service was good but I have to say this was the worst food experience I had for restaurant week in my life. The food was mediocre, extremely basic in flavor, and very small skewer portions of everything. There was only one dish that we tried that we thought was pretty good. It was duck served on a toast Chip with a cherry and mayo. It was good but still underwhelming for the price. Not the restaurant experience we were hoping for looking at the exquisite menu ahead of time. This was my first Garces Restaurant experience and I understand why they’ve filed for bankruptcy.

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CL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Each plate is absolutely delicious and very unique. Service was excellent except for our waitress which seemed annoyed if we asked questions. Luckily, her attitude improved throughout the night.

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