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114 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Sansom)
+1 215-665-9150
10:30 - 22:00
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

At first the hubby was a little hesitant about the small plates (tapas). But let me tell you, this place did not disappoint. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming and the music fit the vibe. The wait staff was courteous and very knowledgeable of the menu. We shared 4 tapas, all of which we would order again (mussels, albondigas, crab... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tinto had great atmosphere, intimate and cozy, yet still works well for business dinners. The food was outstanding and the service top notch. I visited in October and am writing this in February because I was just remembering what a fantastic experience it was. Highly recommend.

Thank DJ1121
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We dined here during Tinto's Restaurant Week and were very pleased. The food was delicious and paired well together. I really enjoy Tapas menus because you get to try various items. I can't comment on the value of their regular menu, but we had the perfect amount of food for Restaurant Week. Our server was great at describing all of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

into has some really interesting dishes on menu and sharing small plates can be fun but you'll be surprised when the bill arrives

Thank Lsbtravel1
Voorhees, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Tintos during restaurant week. We each had two choices from an appetizer list, two from a more main course list, and an appetizer. We did the wine pairings as well. All of the food was delicious and the wines went well with each group of foods! We loved the cheese plate, the grilled sausage, the duck, etc.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went her for Philadelphia's Restaurant Week, still a large menu. Service was expedient and incredibly polite, Kristin was great. Traditional Spanish tapas place, so food is brought out on many plates as it's ready. Diverse menu offerings, including octopus and duck. The chorizo is authentically Spanish as well (this is very very good). Extensive wine list, one of the best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of 15+ ate here and it was excellent. This is a tappas restaurant with an excellent and varied menu. The restaurant sat us upstairs in a private room and provided dedicated staff for our meal. We did the mid-range chef's tasting and the food was excellent. The staff took dietary restrictions from everyone in the group and when... More 

Thank Dave V
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

General speaking this is a very nice restaurant , nice to have a night there and very cool ! As a little negative comment , the cost of the MENU is a little to HIGH for the offer , because we're talking about "tapas" and usually the cost should be lower.... but we had good time, very good wine selection... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

With all the great restaurants that Philadelphia has, choosing one can be tough -- but this one is terrific. I had been here a few years ago for restaurant week and, while it was great, it slipped off my radar. I went back to try the happy hour, which looks like it has a generous and well-priced selection of tapas,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

New Year's Eve here was quite disappointing. Came here last year on New Years Eve and the service was perfect with explanations of the dishes and the wine pairings. This year we had an inexperienced waiter who really didn't care. $320 for dinner for two was a complete waste! Only I had the wine pairing. I chose the $90 extra... More 

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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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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