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About Tinto

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

114 South 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Basque

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:45pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:45pm

Sunday Brunch: 10:30am-2pm

Cross Street:
Sansom Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 665-9150

Website:
http://www.tintorestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
If you book a private event at Tinto, our event coordinators can provide you with unique entertainment options for your party.

Catering:
Bring your favorite Tinto dishes to your next event. Garces Catering brings the joy of sharing special occasions with our restaurant guests to any celebration, anywhere. Please call, 215-670-2381 for more information.

Parking Details:
There are numerous lots nearby; prices vary.

Public Transit:
SEPTA: The 17, 21, and 42 buses stop near the restaurant. The Market-Frankford El stop is at 15th & Market.

Executive Chef:
Jose Garces

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Complement Tinto’s sophisticated and intimate private dining room with a personalized wine-pairing menu from Tinto’s award-winning, Basque cuisine—perfect for celebrating a special occasion with a small group.

Private Dining Room – private second floor
Capacity: 20 seated

La Cocina – created for private reception-style events
Capacity: 25 standing

El Comedor – main dining room
Capacity: 45 seated

Full Restaurant
Capacity: 70 seated / 100 standing

Please note, a fixed price menu is required for groups of 12 or more.

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Private Dining

Dine on Basque tapas while sipping crisp ciders and sumptuous wines in one of our intimate dining rooms, designed to make your guests feel right at home. Tinto's sophisticated space and award-winning cuisine ensures every event is memorable.

Tinto Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.5

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4.1

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Felt well taken care of and attended to. Ambiance feels like you are in Spain. That paella is better than any I ever had in Spain. Octopus arUgula salad and artichokes were stand outs. Shout out to sous chef Frank Nicoletti! Such a talent!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

My second visit for restaurant week. A little rushed but great food.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Well done on Restaurant Week--Many places do not impress for this event and are not worth the price of admission. Tinto had a great menu as well as an optional wine flight.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Lovely restaurant and vibe, dishes seem small but you leave surprisingly full and most definitely satisified! It really helps you take your time and savor each dish. Highly recommended for a date or special occasion, and excellent value for Restaurant Week!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Garces does a wonderful job of creating and presenting food. Everything you taste is amazing. Tinto's is great since it is small plates so you are able to taste so many wonderful things at one sitting. It was Restaurant Week but we weren't hurried and the wait staff was very attentive. It was also my daughters birthday so they put a candle on her dessert, nice touch! I enjoy all of the Garces Restaurants!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food was excellent. Service was on point. Tasting menu was a great value! Great for sharing.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fun, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Amazing Tapas!! Went during Restaurant week and the menu was fantastic. Octopus was a table favorite

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Went to one of our favorite restaurants, Tinto, for restaurant week, which makes this great restaurant a true bargain. We’ve been going to Tinto for 6+years. Even for RW The choices are great, the food is awesome. Love be this place...great any time!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

As a party of 5, we were seated in a booth which was meant for 4 in the basement. Booth cushion seats were uncomfortable and we were seated next to the wine room where waiters had to ask multiple times for the person on the end to move a little so they could get into the wine room. Food was excellent, however the downstairs seating area was uncomfortable.

I would only recommend sitting upstairs.

Tags: Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The "Gem" of Chef Garces empire.....elegant creative delicious food.....great professional service....lovely atmosphere.......continues to be one of Philadelphia's Finest places to dine.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Unique dishes and great service. Would go again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Had a great time for our fist visit to Tinto! It feels like authentic Spanish tapas with a lovely vibe. We liked the ambiance and our service was great. At the bar, before we sat down at our table, the bartender was social, fun and very attentive. He let us try a variety of Spanish wines (since we did not know them) before choosing. We ordered a variety of small plates share. We loved the cheese and the olives. We also had the mushrooms and the brussels, which were great. I would definitely come back again and would recommend it to groups for sharing and trying a lot of dishes.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This place continues to exceed my expectations. Celebrating our anniversary again here was perfect. From the hostesses (didn’t grab names) to our server Mike, and the manager Hani, everything was spectacular. And the food.. everything was cooked perfectly and delicious from the duck wrapped in ham, lamb chops, mushroom truffle soup, arugula salad, and the seared scallops. Not to mention the bottle of wine they picked complimented the entire meal. Thanks again for making the evening amazing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Had the chefs tasting. It was one of the best meals of my life and a great value for the amount of food you get (which is a ton so pace yourself).

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great time and great experience. Very small plates but we were full. Wine was choice was outstanding.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was quite good (especially the small plates) and the staff was attentive and kind. The brisket tapas were the best. The wine selection was great too. The place was rather quite when we were there (which was great) but apparently this was because a lot of people had cancelled their reservations due to the snow storm the day before. Would totally recommend this place for someone wanting to try food from Spain.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

They were quite accommodating for my Gluten Free needs although I’m pretty sure the dessert contained gluten so I didn’t eat it and I didn’t see my waiter after it was dropped off to inquire. Otherwise everything was delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Get the Brussels and albondigas.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Chestnut truffle soup fabulous. Great food overall. Fun for the four of us. Waiter very helpful.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Tapas, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Tinto never disappoints! We decided to come to ring in 2018 as a simple and sweet date. The tasting menus offered were fantastic as usual, and the wine pairing was impeccable. The cost is high, but not unreasonable for the quality of food and atmosphere. I highly recommend enjoying this Garces gem.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The quality of the food and the service is without parallel -- everything is excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was delicious. But we were seated in the basement level that had no heat. So the ambiance wasn't good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Sunday brunch is really good

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent, everything was great the food, and service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I really wanted to like Tinto as my experiences at Amada and Jaleo were fantastic. We ordered 6 plates and 3 were great, 3 were not. The cheese mixto was perfect and the prosciutto wrapped figs were delicious. However the beet salad was so sweet we couldn't finish it. And the brussel sprouts were so salty we also left most on the plate. They were missing a zing of acid something anything to balance out that salt. The wine selection is impressive and delicious. So overall it was good but with so many other great restaurants in Philadelphia...you could do better at Amada

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Tinto never ever disappoints. The inventive food is so satisfying. The staff is fantastic and friendly. Whenever someone from out of town asks for a restaurant rec we say “Tinto” hands down. Yes, it’s been around for a while, but it’s t is a well oiled machine with delicious plates that you just cannot make at home. We have had the tasting menu several times (awesome and great for a group) but for this dinner we ordered off the menu. Arugula and beet salad first. Arugula salad is definitely for 2, especially if you have a lot more food coming. We ordered the Kobe beef, the wagyu beef, lamb, scallops, potatoes and mushrooms. Everything was wonderful. Scallops are just out of this world. The mushrooms are sublime. Potatoes are fantastic too, I just wish that the veg course had come out with the scallops instead of lagging way behind. That is my only complaint about Tinto, the plates come when they are ready in a loose order. You may be watching your dining partner eat one of their choices for a while before yours arrives. Nothing on the dessert menu tempted us and I tend to opt for gelato across the street from Capagiro when we eat at Tinto (sorry, Tinto, but you cannot beat capagiro gelato). That said, Tinto is an absolute favorite of ours!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Not so vegetarian friendly, but I find things I really like. I love the chestnut soup, but I give the duck hash to my husband as that is the part I am not a fan of. The cheese is yummy. Patatas Rellenos are very nice.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Amazing food and wine pairing! Loved the whole experience! Service could not have been better.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We have been to Tinto three of four times now. We always order the chef's tasting menu because it is outstanding - imaginative small plates - tapas. Last time we ordered with the wine pairing with our meal but it is almost too too much. This time we just shared a couple of bottles among the group. We will definitely return to Tinto.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food was really poor. Waiter disappeared on us multiple times, with no apology when he reappeared.

Done.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The experience was excellent minus the children seated at the party next to us. Would not recommend bringing children to this establishment.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food. Def worth checking out:). Was surprised how filling it was. Service was solid also:)

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was VERY good and inventive, and all of the items were creative, with excellent sauces. My companion and I both thought that the format of the menu was confusing and difficult to focus on (should be easy to change), and the meal was somewhat pricey - but I'd recommend the restaurant for a really-good, unique meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Tapas
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

The service was exceptional. We were pressed for time and the staff provided great service within a short window. The food was very good but most impressive was the service. We were seated in the lower level- cushions in the booth were a bit too low to the floor level, slightly uncomfortable.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Fun evening out.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food, as always, was delicious. We were there for a late meal and the service was fantastic.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was delicious, love being able to try many different dishes. Loved the baby beets and wild boar ragu

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Ridiculously small portions (ie: two shrimp on a plate for $14.00). You can drop $100 fast without eating so much as a handful of peanuts. Ponzi scheme of a menu

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Very good food and busy. Waiter was a little impatient. Should be used to indecisiveness at a Tapas place. Tables were a little close, so not too private.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We had the chef's choice tasting menu and it was amazing.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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