Tintoque

4.8
388 reviews
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Contemporary Mexican
A re-invented Cousine from Vallarta.
Inspired, produced and made from local talent with traditional recipes under innovative and artisian techniques.
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Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente Cocina!!

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Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excelente comida, aunque por parte del mesero no nos sentimos tan Agusto

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

We spent our 2019 Valentine’s Day at Tintoque and absolutely loved the menu that Chef Joel Ornelas put together. Each course brought traditional Mexican flavours that were executed with masterful technique. A must visit for anyone visiting Puerto Vallarta!

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SS
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Special menu for valentine’s day. EXTREMELY esoteric menu and list of ingredients. The waiter had to return to the kitchen twice to find out what several of the very few offerings was. Start to finish we were there almost 3 hours. 55 minutes between 1st course and second. It was. 6:00 pm reservation with very few tables occupied. No excuse for such poor training and preparation, especially considering the $$ category of this restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

El Briole duro y crudo

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PD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Menu is complicated! We are foodies who love gourmet food. We went for Valentine’s Day not exceptional- waiter kept trying to push us into a six coarse meal. Our bill was over $200.00 with wine pairing.

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

We did the sharing Menu and the waitress suggested only three would be plenty to share. We had shrimp,pork belly and chicken as our three choices. I didn’t care for the pork and ordered a tomato and strawberry salad topped with a pesto ice cream . It was Devine!!!! The presentation of each dish was excellent, a work of art! It will be first on our list to visit when we come back .

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Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicioso maridaje, excelente servicio, muy bonito lugar

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LH
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food experience. Extremely creative chef. We had pesto ice cream - who would have thought of that? Service was attentive but not intrusive. Beautiful minimalist decor. Our favorite dining experience in PV this trip.

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TS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an experience unless any We have experienced. The food was beyond amazing. We will definitely return.

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AT
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our dinner at Tintoque was absolutely exceptional. Superb, non-rushed service accompanying ecxquisite, novel twists on local fare - we highly recommend the soft-shelled crab!

We can't wait to return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect!

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R
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had to book an early reservation online which was strange since the restaurant was almost empty for an hour after we arrived. That said, service was great. Unusual and hard to understand menu. Waiter was helpful. Once we figured out how to order and what to order we had a great dinner.

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LO
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best restaurant in Puerto Vallarta. It is fine dining so not great for kids, but if you want the most flavorful local Mexican food from the Puerto Vallarta region, try their tasting menu. And I think the food in PV is pretty good, but this is the best.

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes it's expensive, however, sometimes something comes along that is worth it. This is that place. Don't miss it.

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S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food I have ever had.

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MM
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an incredible experience. Came in for the 9-course tasting menu as a solo diner, and couldn’t have been happier. Truly an adventure for my mouth, incorporating in all the unique flavors of Mexico I’ve found in the street stalls and small towns along the way. Truly an artistic exploration of this local cuisine. Outstanding! And the wine pairing was phenomenal, and my servers we’re perfect. Thank you!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicioso!, El cóctel Apple sour me conquistó al instante, el tomate horneado era sublime, el mole espectacular y la tabla de quesos se combinaba perfecto con las mermeladas, definitivamente regresaré!

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j
Des Moines
40 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Am sorry but it was not a fun experience. Very complicated menu. Waiter was aloof. Talked very rapidly. While the place was fairly unbusy they seated us at a table where we were on top of each other

Food came cool . It was not fun and I don’t know how to make it fun. We are not at all snootmy but should have left. It was probably the most disappointing experience
in pvr. We don’t get the place .

We would be very jittery about recommending this place. Sorry!

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WY
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did not know what to expect. It was a fabulous experience and the food was surprisingly creative.
Plan for a relaxing evening, about 2 hours . We had the 6 course meal.
We will be back.!

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

We had a wonderful dinner. Our waiter DANIEL Garcia provided excellent service and advice. We thoroughly enjoyed the six course tasting menu.

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Puerto Vallarta
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, with wonderful presentation and wonderful service. If you are looking for delicious food with a twist, this is the place.

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BR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Very loud. They seem to struggle when the restaurant is full. We waited an hour between first and second course. Won’t be going back.

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a
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious, creative and a gourmet experience. Each course was thoughtfully prepared and presented in a fashion reminiscent of Japanese kaiseki cuisine.
Our cocktails were unique and delightful.
Our waiter explained each dish in detail.
The Sommelier/Manager went beyond the call of duty by bringing me both Mexican white wines to try instead of just serving me the one I ordered afterwards he heard from the waiter that I hadn’t tried any local wine before.
The evening was a my husbands’s Birthday and in addition to the desserts with our tasting menu the made him a special dessert which was amazing.
Outstanding restaurant and service, truly a wonderful experience.

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch food, wine and service.
I’ve opened six restaurants in San Francisco and Tintoque will be at the top of my list when I return.
The sharing menu has the most options and worked well for a bunch of well traveled foodies.

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MR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. We tried the tasting menu one night and shared plates another. Everything was fresh, full of flavor and unique. Our waiter Daniel was exceptional.

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S
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Very limited menu, offbeat items, many items missing from menu, minimal desserts-expensive

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Personal attention.

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Tampa
66 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the atmosphere but the plates are a bit pricey. If you are looking for a high end restaurant, the food is very good. But we found it confusing as we did not want to do the 6 or 9 course meal as it was much, plus with a group of 8.
We did the tapas plates but the bill was the highest of all the restaurants we visited while in PV.
It was an interesting visit but I will not probably not return with my family.
Maybe a date or special event yes.

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PV
Puerto Vallarta
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS A WONDERFUL EVENING, EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT!

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San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best dinners I've ever had the pleasure of eating. The 6-course chef"s menu was fabulous. Will make sure to dine at Tintoque every time I'm in PV.

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N
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We order 3 items on the menu and all 3 things were not available. This shouldn’t happen at an upscale restaurant.

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Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was a bit disappointed on coming to this restaurant. Read all the great reviews and left hungry and disappointed. We had a new waiter who was quite attentive and good, but had to go ask questions about EVERYthing we inquired about on the menu. And then there's the portion sizes. WAY too small. Although everything was very good, it was just not enough food for the price. Have had a lot of restaurant multicourse meals before (eg Nobu), but this was far and away the least amount of food I've ever had. The two main courses were literally one ounce of fish, one ounce of beef and a single french fry and a tablespoon of mashed potatoes. That's it. Again, high quality, but not worth the price at all. It is overall a nice place, good service, great food, but be prepared that you might have to stop somewhere to eat on the way home...

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GP
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, presentation and menu that is off the charts - 10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!

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Toronto
40 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

It helps to be fluent in Spanish. The menu is very difficult to understand and the waiter’s explanation of the offerings didn’t help. We were totally confused with not only the ingredients but also which dishes were big enough to share and which were not.
Most of what we ordered was ok. The roast chicken was a stand out. And the Mahi Mahi was good but quite a small portion. And the dessert was nothing like what was described.
Overall it was pretty disappointing.

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OT
Monterrey
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

El servicio al igual que la comida excelente, el único detalle fue que las porciones eran muy pequeñas

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

Amazing restaurant

Better than many one or two star Michelin restaurants that I have been to in San Francisco or Paris!

I hope it continues to do well in the future!

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EM
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Puerto Vallarta!

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G
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Flavor to each plate, portions are smaller than usual, I would recommend which we did not do, go for the 6 o 9 course meal, that was you get to try a little bit of everything. The only downfall of that night was that 3 of their most popular dishes were sold out and it was barely 8:30 on a Friday night.

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t
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh my God. Go eat here.

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