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“Nothing mind-blowing-rather boring”
Review of Tintoque

Tintoque
Ranked #64 of 1,251 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Price range: US$5 - US$98
Description: Tintoque seeks to be a cultural link that expresses the gastronomic journey of the passage of the years in the bay, finding flavors and elements that mark each stage in the history of Puerto Vallarta. Here a different proposal of creative cuisine is presented based on the essence of regional recipes and ingredients, with the best product offered by the Mexican Pacific, materialized with the influence of the kitchens and trips that have marked the life of the Vallarta Chef Joel Ornelas; who transmits a signature cuisine that manages to be a true gastronomic experience for lovers of good food and all those who seek to refine their palate with unique experiences. The Culinaria Mexicana publishing house has awarded Tintoque for the third consecutive year as one of the 120 best restaurants in Mexico in its "Guide Mexico Gastronomico 2021".
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Description: Tintoque seeks to be a cultural link that expresses the gastronomic journey of the passage of the years in the bay, finding flavors and elements that mark each stage in the history of Puerto Vallarta. Here a different proposal of creative cuisine is presented based on the essence of regional recipes and ingredients, with the best product offered by the Mexican Pacific, materialized with the influence of the kitchens and trips that have marked the life of the Vallarta Chef Joel Ornelas; who transmits a signature cuisine that manages to be a true gastronomic experience for lovers of good food and all those who seek to refine their palate with unique experiences. The Culinaria Mexicana publishing house has awarded Tintoque for the third consecutive year as one of the 120 best restaurants in Mexico in its "Guide Mexico Gastronomico 2021".
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the lettuce buds lettuce for appetizer, the corn-based entree (vegetarian option), and had the coconut cuala dessert. Overall, the food was below average—nothing necessarily innovative or mind-blowing. Food presentation was also boring. I must note, however, the ingredients were indeed fresh.

You get a courtesy pre-meal drink (good but a bit too sweet) and a courtesy pre-appetizer. Nothing to rave about or to remark about either courtesy item.

The wine menu is expansive but the options by glass are pretty limited. I had a glass of red zorzal (Argentine) with the salad and a glass of Natal (Mexican-based Chardonnay) with the entree. I chose Porto to pair the dessert—they only had one Porto option. For aperitif, I had a Negroni (their own version as the substitute some of the ingredients to make it more local). There was not a menu of cocktails, rather the host will just let you state some of preferred options and will inform you whether they can prepare it or not.

My bill was $86 (1 cocktail, 2 glasses of wine, 1 port wine, appetizer and entree). In my view, not quite worth the price; nothing necessarily impressive. Perhaps I was expecting way more given the excellent reviews. I would not come back.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible food and atmosphere. Idelia and all the servers were very informative and knowledgeable about the menu. Will definitely return again

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank 778nathanielj
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Reviewed 13 May 2021

This was delicious and accommodating of vegan requests. The short rib was the best preparation I’ve ever experienced. Perfectly cooked. Setting is charming and very clean. The chef has an incredible work history and PV is lucky for them to call him back home.

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 10 May 2021

We went there to celebrate my wife's birthday and WERE NOT DISSAPOINTED AT ALL! From ordering appetizers (soft shell crabs, sashimi and the 36 hours baked heirloom tomatoes) and the main entrees (octopus and short ribs) everything was delicious. The staff was attentive and professional at all times. Best dinner ever and an amazing experience! We were delighted that the chef/owner came to our table and introduced himself

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank Isaias F
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Reviewed 9 May 2021 via mobile

Overpriced and tiny portions. The tourists with more money than sense will enjoy it. Definitely won't return.

Date of visit: April 2021
Thank kevinkR7460ES
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