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114 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4451
+1 215-665-9150
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (114 reviews)
“duck confit” (27 reviews)
“chestnut soup” (18 reviews)
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Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
114 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4451
Neighbourhood: City Center West
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I am not even sure how to describe this place. It is an excellent Spanish tapas restaurant. Lots of different options and none of them are too large. Just enough to get a taste and then you can try something else. I think 4 items...More

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 18 May 2014

We went to Tinto and hadn't really experienced a tapas meal before, so it was a new experience for us, the menu and ambience looked great on the website. It did not disappoint, the food was great and the wait staff were as well -...More

Thank dahlingirl65
Reviewed 13 May 2014

The title says it all... this restaurant has the best tasting food I've had at a restaurant in Philly. I've lived here for six years and my wife and I frequently try new restaurants. It's hard to pick an absolute favorite, but Tinto would definitely...More

Thank phillytj
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Sunday night in Philly. Found Tinto on a series of search engines. Not at the top but towards the top of the lists so expectations were for a nice meal but nothing could prepare yes for the meal we had. We have eaten in a...More

Thank Malivar
Reviewed 12 May 2014

We have eaten in some good restaurants and paid big money for celebrity chef meals in London - however the tapas we had at Tinto was probably the best all round meal ever for taste , presentation, service, value and atmosphere We ordered 7 tapas...More

Thank angela w
Reviewed 19 April 2014

I make a point of eating here whenever I'm in town, as the food is consistently the best I've eaten in Philadelphia. If you're looking for high-quality small plates with friendly and knowledgable service, there's no better place. Menu highlights include the smoked Marcona almonds,...More

Thank Caitlin S
Reviewed 12 April 2014

Great tapas - tried almost half the menu which got very pricey but it was worth it! Sangria was very tasty. Food flavor was divine and unique. It was nice how everything came out and was nice to be able to continuously order as your...More

Thank swood73
Reviewed 7 April 2014

On a visit during one of the last snow storms of the season, we had a terrific meal on Valentine's Day. Wish we'd known it was a fixed price deal (hated that!), but everything was incredible. We couldn't get reservations until very late and made...More

Thank takeyourdog
Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

A group of 8 of us (4 couples) went to Tinto for dinner. We had a reservation for 7:30. On arrival, we discovered our reserved table was directly in front of the door, and it was pouring rain and cold outside. We asked to switch...More

Thank W4536BNemilyb
Reviewed 24 March 2014

We had an early reservation before going to a show. We were seated in a basement dining room which seemed a little bit odd at first but ended up adding to the lovely experience. It was quieter, I think than the upstairs dining areas. The...More

Thank droppinout
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Ruth S
Do you need to reserve a table Saturday night
27 November 2016|
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Response from MedCommChick | Reviewed this property |
Yes it was full
I am going to Tinto for restaurant week Friday. Was the wine pairing worth it? How many glasses did you get for the additional amount?
29 January 2015|
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Response from halimike | Reviewed this property |
You get two glasses of wine - one white with the appetizer and one red with the rest. I prefer full bodied red wine, so in retrospect I might have passed on the white, although the it was good white. It is $35 for the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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 19103-4451
  • 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
  • E-mail
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