Tintoque

4.8
337 reviews
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MXN500 and over
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Mexican, Fusion / Eclectic, Mexican
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Hours of operation
Dinner VS
Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Dinner DLMMJ
Daily 5:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
01 322 221 1460
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joel Ornelas
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Popa y Paseo de la Marina
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Parking details
Valet Parking de Jueves a Sabado
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Public transit
Marina Vallarta
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 337 People Are Saying
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4.7
service
4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New Orleans
49 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As per my other reviews, there are several fine restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, but Tintoque is unique when it comes to creative, original cuisine, using regional products. The 36-hour slow cooked tomato was no longer presented in its naked unadorned glory, but the new accompaniments make sense and enhance its appeal. If you are adventuresome, you must try it--I have never had anything like it. New and extraordinary was the black mole risotto--that was already a wickedly good idea, but adding seared foie gras made it an over-the-top experience. I did not attempt the tasting menu, but it looked great, and it is helpfully flexible (including a vegetarian option). The wine and the service were excellent as usual. If you only dine outside your resort once on your visit, make it Tintoque!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday in PV and made a reservation at Tintoque. The food was special, delicious and made with such flare. It was so good that my guests asked me to cancel the restaurant I had booked on our last night in order to eat again at Tintoque.

Keep up the good work!

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Has to be one of the best restaurants in Mexico. Food perfect. Few service missteps, but still very good. Looking forward to returning!

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J
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience. The food and service was great?

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TH
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tintoque is a unique dinning experience. From the fabulous service and decor to the superb dishes. We visited PV the last 8 days and dined there 3 times as well as referring several other groups and couples. We also dined there 6 months ago on our last visit. Tintoque is as much of a destination for us as is Puerto Vallarta.

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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant. The food is outstanding. Our server Daniel Garcia was excellent!

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LL
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The music was a bit louder than usual. We prefer you guys than prime because of the music level.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere is industrial chic. The service was very good. There is a manager evident. Gourmet style, seasonal menu. Nice presentation. This was not the most delicious meal I ever ate. Some dishes were over salted. A diner at a neighboring table said the same. I do recommend it if you are interested in different kinds of food. My husband loved it.

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D
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way!

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Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Todo lo que comimos estuvo realmente delicioso. Pedimos el menú de degustación y cada platillo fue de sorpresa en sorpresa. Excelente lugar.

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me encantó la experiencia, Tintoque tiene una cocina auténtica que involucra sabores locales de México en platillos llenos de personalidad.

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j
Mexico City
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente!!!!

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MK
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 9 course tasting with pairings was outstanding.

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TO
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef has done an amazing job of bringing Michelin Star service and food to Puerto Vallarta. Service was incredible. We hat the 9 course tasting menu with pairings. I have eaten in many prestigious establishments and this is one of the best. It’s not pretentious, the food is honest and the service is fit for royalty. Thank you for the experience.

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RL
Puerto Vallarta
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, novel food. Service beyond excellence. Downsides are the wine prices and the noise. Glasses of wine cost more than some of the meals. They start at $250 (pesos). Cocktails were great though and reasonably priced. The noise came sporadically from the open kitchen, where noisy machines occasionally ran for 2-3 minutes. That made conversation impossible for those short periods.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente, muy recomendable. Cada vez que vamos salimos gratamente sorprendidos e invitados a regresar.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and very good food. Explosion of flavors! Great for groups.

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date with mi wife without kids!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me encanto la pasión para la elaboración de los alimentos,felicidades

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PH
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another lovely Restaurant in PV. Delicious and unique food. Quality and good value. It deserves its high ratings.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This literally was the best meal of my life!!!! The food, the service and the experience were literally magical❤️

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly one of the top dining experiences we've had ever. Comparable to any top restaurant in Mexico City, NYC, Chicago etc. Very impressed with the service, presentation, restaurant ambiance, and most of all flavor of each dish (6 course tasting with pairing). 2 of the 4 in our party didn't do the tasting and their dishes were equally as delicious and the pacing of our tasting with their courses was seamless.

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DD
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On our last night in Puerto Vallarta, we dined at Tintoque. The food was unique, beautifully presented, and absolutely fabulous! We had the 6-course tasting menu and all of us were full at the end, even though the portions individually seem quite small. A large eater would need the 9-course. One friend is a pescatarian and the restaurant was very accommodating. Two of us split the wine pairing and they had no problem with that as well. For three 6-course meals, 1 wine pairing, and a 25% tip, we spent $61 US per person. A fabulous value! All of us thought the shrimp carnitas tamale was one of the most unique and delicious things we had ever eaten. I just wish we'd eaten there earlier in our trip so we could go back again!

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KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another fantastic meal at Tintoque in Marina Vallarta. Very creative and delicious dishes and excellent cocktails.

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Edmonton
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and the food we ordered was great. I do not like going to a restaurant where they are out of items and do not preempt you. The wine we ordered was unavailable. We had two in our party who did not eat red meat and both ordered chicken. There was no chicken available apparently. The waitress was apologetic but should have mentioned this upon seating us . When our bill came we were charged full rate for everything, one guest mentioned our issues and we received 200 pesos off our bill . Beautiful restaurant, good food . Moderate service did not make up for lack of items we ordered.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our tasting menu of six courses was fantastic. The chef did a fabulous job of adapting the menu for a vegetarian ( also allergic to shellfish) and a person with celiac disease. Plates were beautiful and out of this world flavors and textures. When the excellent waiters noticed we were practically licking our plates they brought us spoons so we could get every last delectable morsel. Can’t give Tintoque any higher praise!

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy to find in the marina, across the street from Starbucks. We were seated immediately to a table
in a corner that gave us a great view of the entire retaurant. The team of 4 chefs were in the open kitchen preparing the meals and helping each other on the final touches. Our waiter was friendly and he expalined the menu that was a tasting items, shared items and al a carte items. The food was creative and delicious, no leftovers. The wine I selected was from the baja and the waiter gave us some backround info the winery. Will definitely go back every time we are in pv.

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LR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing experience! The entire staff was great, the food was superb and I loved that their 9 course tasting menu option came with drink pairings of wine and beer. It was definitely the highlight of our trip and exactly what we were looking for. Gracias equipo Tintoque!

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CD
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This might be one of the Top 10 restaurant experiences I have had in North America in the last several years and on par with the best restaurants in all of Mexico and Western U.S.A. The preparations are as flavorful and enjoyable to view as they are to eat. I had heard it was pricy, and compared to bargain locations it is, but it is very much a high value restaurant.
The 9 course tasting menu is the way to go. Ask them to pair up cocktails and wines and relax and enjoy as they not only have an excellent kitchen the bar and bar staff are very qualified.
I enjoy Puerto Vallarta, but I love this place.

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LS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is truly one of my favorite restaurants and especially so if you are a foodie.

Last night I was honored with a special appetizer of fresh sardines with a sauce that was amazing. Each time I've been there, I experience has been wonderful, the food is delicious, the prices are reasonable and the staff is extremely welcoming and attentive. A definitely must!

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite for sure..we love Chef Joel and his creativuty. It's amazing to watch the teamwork in the kitchen, and all the service is excellent too

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SM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was probably my 10th visit and always, they did not disappoint. the cuisine is totally out of this world. The combinations that the chef creates leave you wanting more. The 9 course tasting menu is perfect and if you love wine, their pairings are amazing.

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EM
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular! Best restaurant in Puerto Vallarta! Love the food, the service and the ambiance!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Definitely recommend

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OS
Mexico City
41 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Nada sorprendente y

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JC
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Simplemente excelente.
menú degustación recomendafo

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lugar muy bien puesto, excelente comida y servicio, para repetirse.

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BE
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come here regularly, food always delicious and intriguing, no other restaurant in town that displays the culinary skill on display here. Portions on regular menu are not large so if that's important to you take that into account when ordering.

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MM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new restaurant!! Wonderfully creative chef, exquisite offerings and great wines. Definitely a best of Vallarta dining experience

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k
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tintoque is absolutely one of the best restaurants I have ever experienced. As a GF and lactose intolerant foodie, I loved the place. The food was fresh, vibrant and so delicious, I wish I could eat there once a week! Tintoque is a must visit if you are ever in Puerto Vallarta. Honestly, it is on the top of my list for favorite restaurants!

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