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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

service

4.5

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4.5

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4.1

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Fun (12)
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Hot Spot (10)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Phenomenal food. Best Spanish food I have had in years. Service was excellent as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

An excellent culinary experience, with excellent food, service, wine and atmosphere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

Tinto is really really good - not much else to say.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Tapas, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

First off, the food was excellent. We had a party of 5, including my parents who are 70+ years old. The seating was so uncomfortable. We sunk down on our seats. We asked to move. The new table was better, but close to the front door so my mom had to wear her coat. I used my coat as a cushion for my back.. The dishes where mainly for 2 people. So we had to cut everything into 3 sections. I wish our waiter would have told us to order more than one of each item, since we asked him to make sure there where five dates wrapped in something. You think he would have thought to make sure there where 5 on each plate. The sangria was watered down. We asked for a second pitcher without ice, and it was better. It’s nice a nice restaurant to take a date, but not for parties of 2+ people.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

I felt the $340 bill for 4 was not worth what we received.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

can hardly go wrong here. Food is almost universally great, if the service ever matches the food (and it's close outside of a couple small issues) tables will be very hard to come by. A little pricey for what you get (especially with wine tasting), but it tastes so good I almost don't mind.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Food is superb, music isn't too loud, service is by far the best and this year it was a great surprise to know that they are able to change meals for pre-fix menus (my wife don't eat fish or sea food so they change it into a veggie/pasta option). I will strongly recommend to go for special occasions since their prices are expensive.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I brought my partner here for an early Valentine's Day date. We took the Valentine's special menu (which is pretty much the same as the Chef's Tasting menu), and enjoyed every single bite of it! The service was impeccable, the food outstanding, and the drinks were strong and delicious. The ambiance was also very nice with the dimmed lights and the wall of wine bottles. Never a bad experience at Tinto!

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fourth time visiting- really have enjoyed past experiences. Was quite crowded upon arrival for our 8:45 reservation. Had to wait in bar until our table was ready. Too many guests to even get attention of bartenders for a beverage while waiting. Food was wonderful. Had exceptional scallops and pork belly. The touch of Meyer lemon in the Brussels sprouts was just lovely. The tourchon de foie gras was a thing of beauty. Unexpected flavors that just sang together. The only real issues was with the service. David our lead waiter seemed to pay much more attention to the couples on each side of us and treated us like an afterthought. We ordered a second glass of wine and he brought the incorrect one. He did give this to us on the house and brought the correct selection. Then after we ordered 2 more items and received the first one the table was cleared of service ware. David then presents us with dessert menus. Asking if our lamb was still being prepared he stumbled and blamed the mistake on the new back server/bus boy. Not very tactful. Once we finished he was quite rude to this associate when he was directed to clear the table again.
His unprofessionalism was not typical of our experiences at the Garces restaurants we have visited in the past. We will continue to patronize and hopefully this was just a one off of mediocre service.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was delicious and fun. Great presentation.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food and drinks are exceptional. It's a warm and intimate space for a party of two or even a larger group. Our waiter Anthony was charming, funny, and very knowledgeable about the menu and the choices we had made for the evening. It was an outstanding meal full of flavor and unique combinations.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great place to enjoy fantastic Tapas, I didn’t feel the chefs tasting held an equal value to cost ratio, we would have done much better by ordering individual menu items. I’d certainly dine there again.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent and varied selection for the tasting menu. The courses have an organic progression: charcuterie, cheese, olives, then appropriately sized portions of various proteins and accompaniments culminating in a light dessert. At no point was a regretting ordering the tasting menu. Great sauces. Great wine selections.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Tapas
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Started with awesome drinks at the bar and moved to a great table near the open kitchen. Everything was delicious and we were allowed to take our time. Best octopus

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Best restaurant in Philadelphia!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Delicious meal, amazing tastes one right after the other! So many choices, we will definitely be back!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Fun for a special occasion. Food was very good but didn’t have great options for a picky eater in our party. Very small tapas portions. Service was excellent with on point recs.

Tags: Tapas, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Been to Tintos many times....enjoy it each time and never disappointed with food or service. Tight on space but convenient location.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Anniversary

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It was amazing

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The Restaurant Week menu was good but the service was rushed. The menu was decent, although not quite as varied as in previous years. Chorizo appeared in at least four dishes, along with Serrano ham. The Arugala salad was tasty, but lacked much evidence of cheese or figs. The food was tasty, but my major objection was the fact that we were rushed. Although I informed them that it was my sister's birthday, they were anxious to move on to the next customer. Since we did not share our plates, it was not necessary to deliver both selections of appetizers and entrees at the same time (there were two dishes for each course). We requested them to slow down, but the waiter said that each course had to be served at the same time, despite the fact that some were hot and had to be eaten immediately.

I don't know whether this decision was made by the waiter or by management, but it was not a relaxing celebration. In their desire to make way for the next customers, they even employed the Maitre'd to collect our checks. Won't return for a special occasion on a busy night.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We arrived for our reservation at 7:15 and were seated immediately. We received our check at 8:05. Somewhere in that 50 minutes I heard a sonic boom as the speed of service exceeded the sound barrier. While it was impressive to see the food runners carefully play Tetris with the many plates of food that kept coming to our two- top table before we had a chance to eat even the first course, I must say that I felt a bit rushed. I think we enjoyed the food, but it all happened so fast that it’s hard to remember. I think I spent more time finding a parking spot than I did enjoying the meal with my wife. I probably won’t be back.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

My girlfriend had been here with her children, and wanted to go for Center City Restaurant Week. Food and service were excellent, though quantity (it was Tapas) was lacking, thus even with pre-fixe meals was a bit pricey.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was delicious! We went for restaurant week so I felt the amount of food we got for the price was excellent! Drinks were delicious! I would definitely recommend and go back again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We found this place for a late night drink after the movies. I decided to return for Restaurant Week. The Tapas menu is excellent...and so is the food. The portions are perfect, and the sangria is very good. I will return for sure!

Tags: Romantic, Quick Bite, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We ate at Tinto's during restaurant week . It was crazy busy, they were super nice , the food was DELICIOUS , our waiter , was great also. No complaints , Loved It a lot!! We'll be back !!

Tags: Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Casual, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We went during restaurant week. I was very surprised that the service was very good (thanks to our server, Mike) because restaurant week is always busy.
Some dishes were very good, some were just ok. Wine pairing was very good. And, again, the service was excellent!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Our group of four had been to The Mutter Museum earlier in the day. We wanted a restaurant close by and participating in "Restaurant Week." Tinto fit the bill. We did not know what to expect but had a great time sampling all the small plates in the 2 courses plus dessert. Everything was so delicious! Our waiter was helpful in helping us choose our dishes and explained what we were eating. It was such a fun social experience!

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

La comida es excelente.
The service is pretty good .

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My fiance and I went for Restaurant Week. We had been to a different restaurant the previous night. Tintos menu for the occasion was more extensive and contained more upscale items. we love tapas and this has the best I've had in Philly so far. The pulpo was fantastic. Well be going there for the pulpo again!! There was also a wine pairing there was also a wine pairing there was also a wine pairing for $15 which was great value for a glass of red and a glass of white, but unfortunately they weren't the best tasting wines. Still a better value than 2 wines at any other restaurant. Even without the 35 tasting menu, we'll be back soon!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I went to Tinto with my fiancee on restaurant week. We were able to enjoy ten distinct dishes (4 first course dishes, 4 second course dishes, and 2 desserts). For our first course, we tried 3 different cheeses and prosciutto wrapped figs as our starters. The La Peral was very pungent and delicious, the Bucheron was incredibly creamy and smooth, and the Manchego was nice and sharp. The figs were to die for. For our second, we tried the Albondigas, the Diver Scallops, the Pulpo, and the Patatas Riojanas. The Albondigas were spectacular, the Scallops were very good (and their accompaniments were wonderful), and the Pulpo was cooked perfectly in a delicious sauce. Next time I go, I won't get the Patatas as they were nothing special. For dessert we got the Pan Con Chocolate and the Pastel Vasco. Both were very good - the chocolate was very rich and the tart/ice cream combination was refreshing. We also opted to do the wine pairing and both were very good (I was partial to the red-blend but that's because I prefer reds over whites). $100 for a meal of this caliber was quite the bargain and I look forward to revisiting Tinto on a non-restaurant week night to try out the full menu.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food. Really good spot for a date. My girlfriend and I were seated downstairs and we really enjoyed a nice, quieter meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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 on January 16, 2018

Went here during the restaurant week. Food was great and ambiance is romantic. Had a good collection of wine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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 14, 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 14, 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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