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114 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Sansom)
+1 215-665-9150
17:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Phenomenal wine, service and food. Our waiter gave tremendous recommendations. The food was spectacular. Each course build on the previous one. The food was incredibly complex and sophisticated. It was an absolute treat. The service was perfect. Overall an absolutely magical evening. Every dish was a home run. I will definitely return! Don't miss it if you are in Philadelphia.

Thank Thehammer1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an evening in the Rittenhouse Square area of Philadelphia hopping from restaurant-bar to restaurant-bar for drinks and appetizers. Sadly, the bartender at Tinto did not seem to want to wait on us. He didn't want to answer questions about the menu and avoided eye contact. We weren't trying to have a conversation with him, we were just trying... More 

Thank Fozzley
San juan
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is all small portions meant to be shared. The octopus was amazing! The restaurant is dark and loud, but the service and food were great.

Thank Anitere
New England
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174 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful small Spanish tapas restaurant. Great food and great service. They have a very nice selection of Spanish wines by the glass.

Thank 124C41NewEngland
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went into Philly to visit the Franklin Science Museum. Afterwards we went a few blocks down the street for dinner. Tinto is part of OpenTable, so that made the Rez easy. We had the Chef's Tasting Menu, and a bottle of Spanish wine recommended by our waiter (what else with Tapas?). All the plates were great - but the... More 

Thank sonicationrob
Richmond, Virginia
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134 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here with a friend on a Tuesday night and it was surprisingly very crowded. We ordered a variety of tapas, but they were very hit or miss. We selected the wild mushrooms, the guisantes, octopus, white asparagus, and crab. The wild mushrooms and the octopus were excellent, but the others were not so good. Given how pricey the... More 

Thank Rebecca K
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I was in Philadelphia by myself, so ate as a solo diner, this didn't mean they sped me up as often happens. I started with Jamon and Cheese, followed by one of the best Paella's I've ever had, it was delicious. My meal was accompanied by a beer, and two ;glasses of red, all recommended by the waiter. The service... More 

Thank eduonthego
Livingston, New Jersey
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We visit Philadelphia maybe three times each year from northern NJ, and had dinner here several years back. Glad to learn Tinto is as good as ever. We started with cocktails and some smoked almonds. Then moved to a duck confit and a crispy pork belly, two separate tapas dishes. We followed that by a rich chestnut soup poured around... More 

Thank mkorsonsky
Baltimore, Maryland
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32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The first thing that impressed me about Tinto is that the manager phoned to alert me that, because of an emergency staffing problem, only a bar menu would be served that night, and asked if we wanted to re-book or make a reservation at one of their other restaurants. The fact that Tinto was pro-active in making sure patrons weren't... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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234 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This small place with bar and restaurant was a cozy nice place to be when we visited Philadelphia. The Spanish wine the bartender recommend us was great as well as all the menu we ate. The Mushroons plate and the Lamb were amazing. A place to feel good in Philadelphia.

Thank Flavio K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Public Transportation: SEPTA: The 17, 21, and 42 buses stop near the restaurant. The Market-Frankford El stop is at 15th & Market.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-665-9150
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?