Tinto

★★★★★

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Spain is such an amazing country and it is unbelievable that LA has such a small representation of the gastro-greatness of the country. This is a Spanish family so they get the feeling right. The food doesn't even have to be good

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★★★★★

Spain is such an amazing country and it is unbelievable that LA has such a small representation of the gastro-greatness of the country. This is a Spanish family so they get the feeling right. The food doesn't even have to be good

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Being from Spain (Barcelona) I was very wary of the type of authenticity and quality I would find in LA. Apart from the fact that South American food here is considered Spanish, I wasn't expecting to find the following: A funky, contemporary, classy authentic style restaurant, run by a real Spanish family, who are adorable btw. Everything I tried food-wise was outstanding, not only for LA standards (we always tend to accept a lesser quality because we are not in the actual country) but for Spanish standards too. It is always packed, so make sure you have a reservation. The ambience is fun and buzzing as to be expected in a Spanish restaurant. I LOVE IT and I am so happy to have some true Spanish cuisine so far from home! If it wasn't for the sound of American customers, you could be fooled into thinking you were in Madrid! Ol to Tinto's Restaurant! Sois una maravilla!!

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★★★★★

Being from Spain (Barcelona) I was very wary of the type of authenticity and quality I would find in LA. Apart from the fact that South American food here is considered Spanish, I wasn't expecting to find the following: A funky, contemporary, classy authentic style restaurant, run by a real Spanish family, who are adorable btw. Everything I tried food-wise was outstanding, not only for LA standards (we always tend to accept a lesser quality because we are not in the actual country) but for Spanish standards too. It is always packed, so make sure you have a reservation. The ambience is fun and buzzing as to be expected in a Spanish restaurant. I LOVE IT and I am so happy to have some true Spanish cuisine so far from home! If it wasn't for the sound of American customers, you could be fooled into thinking you were in Madrid! Ol to Tinto's Restaurant! Sois una maravilla!!

Pros: Awesome Décor, Amazing Food, Friendly Staff... Got it all!

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I have been there many times. I always sit at the bar and get a pitcher of Sangria and a bunch of different tapas! Txistorra is my favorite one. (I think that's how you spell it) So far all the people that I've met that work there are either from Spain or have lived in Spain which makes the experience a little better specially if you've been to Spain. It is not cheap but I think it's worth it.

5
★★★★★

I have been there many times. I always sit at the bar and get a pitcher of Sangria and a bunch of different tapas! Txistorra is my favorite one. (I think that's how you spell it) So far all the people that I've met that work there are either from Spain or have lived in Spain which makes the experience a little better specially if you've been to Spain. It is not cheap but I think it's worth it.

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We live in the neighborhood and have tried to visit this restaurant when it first opened.......they were having a private party and we could not get in.......they were not polite about it. We have just now decided to give it another try.....Friday night........we were asked if we had reservations......by the stuck up woman that had an attitude..(believe it or not...THE OWNERS DAUGHTER!!) .we did not and were told we could eat at the bar or at a small table (very undesirable)......I wanted to leave........We go out to restaurants and spend money at least twice a week......and really did not like the way we were treated.....BE AWARE IF A RESTAURANT HAS MANY GOOD REVIEWS AND IT SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE REALLY TRYING TO TELL YOU 'HOW GOOD IT IS' ....IT PROBABLY IS NOT!.....
on another note....the wait staff seemed to understand how we felt (they saw how it was handled) and the service was very nice, ......the food was also okay....So if you can stand the rudeness........go for it!

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★★★☆☆

We live in the neighborhood and have tried to visit this restaurant when it first opened.......they were having a private party and we could not get in.......they were not polite about it. We have just now decided to give it another try.....Friday night........we were asked if we had reservations......by the stuck up woman that had an attitude..(believe it or not...THE OWNERS DAUGHTER!!) .we did not and were told we could eat at the bar or at a small table (very undesirable)......I wanted to leave........We go out to restaurants and spend money at least twice a week......and really did not like the way we were treated.....BE AWARE IF A RESTAURANT HAS MANY GOOD REVIEWS AND IT SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE REALLY TRYING TO TELL YOU 'HOW GOOD IT IS' ....IT PROBABLY IS NOT!.....
on another note....the wait staff seemed to understand how we felt (they saw how it was handled) and the service was very nice, ......the food was also okay....So if you can stand the rudeness........go for it!

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I am from Spain and I have been living in LA for three years. As you can imaging, any of us are looking for home made food which remind us our country, our culture, our family and friends...

After trying a lot of Spanish restaurants and being so disappointed because they are sooo expensive for the amount of food they serve and so different from what Spaniards use to eat, I was desperate for the real Spanish food for almost two years!!

So well...I have been looking for the real deal!! the authentic Spanish food for a reasonable price. What was my surprise when I found a year ago Tinto Tapas!!!! Guys, this is for real!!! The atmosphere of the place is marvelous, the people working in there are amazing and the food!! uumm uumm umm DELICIOUS!!!

I invite you to try my favorite tapas: "Datiles Rellenos de Queso de Cabrales con Bacon", "Albondigas a la Espa?ola" like the ones our grandma used to make for us!!, "Croquetas de Jamon" and of course the "pulpo"!!! ( Thank you Alex for always keep me in mind!!). Those are the ones that keep me going to Tinto :D ( I have to be honest!!)

But nooow!!! The chef has changed!!! and the PAELLA!!! uuuuf what to say about the new way the paella is made... it even has socarrat!!! (Valencianos sorry for my spelling!!) Thanks Mercedes to have those recipes and share them with us!!! My friends and I really appreciate your commitment!!

Moreover, I truly recommend Tinto for any occasion!!! The restaurant is a traditional place in where you can have business dinners, parties, thank of their amazing catering, friendly meals or just a romantic dinner. Oh!! And don?t forget the bar!! With Alex!!! You should go and meet him!! LOL

Go and have fun in Tinto!! You will thank me!!! They ALWAYS have a big smile :) Now that I live in NYC I miss your yummy food and your great service!! you should open one in here!!

2
★★★★★

I am from Spain and I have been living in LA for three years. As you can imaging, any of us are looking for home made food which remind us our country, our culture, our family and friends...

After trying a lot of Spanish restaurants and being so disappointed because they are sooo expensive for the amount of food they serve and so different from what Spaniards use to eat, I was desperate for the real Spanish food for almost two years!!

So well...I have been looking for the real deal!! the authentic Spanish food for a reasonable price. What was my surprise when I found a year ago Tinto Tapas!!!! Guys, this is for real!!! The atmosphere of the place is marvelous, the people working in there are amazing and the food!! uumm uumm umm DELICIOUS!!!

I invite you to try my favorite tapas: "Datiles Rellenos de Queso de Cabrales con Bacon", "Albondigas a la Espa?ola" like the ones our grandma used to make for us!!, "Croquetas de Jamon" and of course the "pulpo"!!! ( Thank you Alex for always keep me in mind!!). Those are the ones that keep me going to Tinto :D ( I have to be honest!!)

But nooow!!! The chef has changed!!! and the PAELLA!!! uuuuf what to say about the new way the paella is made... it even has socarrat!!! (Valencianos sorry for my spelling!!) Thanks Mercedes to have those recipes and share them with us!!! My friends and I really appreciate your commitment!!

Moreover, I truly recommend Tinto for any occasion!!! The restaurant is a traditional place in where you can have business dinners, parties, thank of their amazing catering, friendly meals or just a romantic dinner. Oh!! And don?t forget the bar!! With Alex!!! You should go and meet him!! LOL

Go and have fun in Tinto!! You will thank me!!! They ALWAYS have a big smile :) Now that I live in NYC I miss your yummy food and your great service!! you should open one in here!!

Pros: Amazing ambience, great service, delicious food, outstanding music, easy street parking plus valet parking

Cons: I couldn't find one yet

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I live around the corner from this place and went for the first time tonight, and it was great! I had been warned that it's a little pricey, so I checked out their happy hour. My boyfriend and I ordered a total of six tapas ($5 each at the bar during happy hour), and it was more than enough. The real standout is the bacon-wrapped cheese-stuffed dates. The complimentary bread is really good -- soft on the inside, crunchy on the outside. The sangria was awesome, and my boyfriend raved about his mojito. The atmosphere is great -- exposed brick and comfy leather chairs (even at the bar). It's sophisticated, but also relaxed. Everyone who worked there was really friendly, and the service was exceptional. The drinks are reasonably priced, but the regular (non-happy hour) food menu is kind of expensive. I definitely plan on hitting up the happy hour again, but for other times I think it will have to be more of a special occasion place.

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★★★★★

I live around the corner from this place and went for the first time tonight, and it was great! I had been warned that it's a little pricey, so I checked out their happy hour. My boyfriend and I ordered a total of six tapas ($5 each at the bar during happy hour), and it was more than enough. The real standout is the bacon-wrapped cheese-stuffed dates. The complimentary bread is really good -- soft on the inside, crunchy on the outside. The sangria was awesome, and my boyfriend raved about his mojito. The atmosphere is great -- exposed brick and comfy leather chairs (even at the bar). It's sophisticated, but also relaxed. Everyone who worked there was really friendly, and the service was exceptional. The drinks are reasonably priced, but the regular (non-happy hour) food menu is kind of expensive. I definitely plan on hitting up the happy hour again, but for other times I think it will have to be more of a special occasion place.

Pros: Happy Hour, Great Service

Cons: Expensive Entrees

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In Tinto restaurant you can feel Spanish taste: really excellent food and service. It is worth to go there an relax yourself. Best tapas in town!
Congratulations.
Chuli

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★★★★★

In Tinto restaurant you can feel Spanish taste: really excellent food and service. It is worth to go there an relax yourself. Best tapas in town!
Congratulations.
Chuli

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My wife is from Spain. We both try to travel to spain as much as possible and when we're not and in need of authentic Spanish food and atmosphere we go to Tinto's. We always feel transported... The food is wonderful and the service top notch. So save your self the cost a plane ticket and just drive down to Tinto's...it's a great night out!!!

2
★★★★★

My wife is from Spain. We both try to travel to spain as much as possible and when we're not and in need of authentic Spanish food and atmosphere we go to Tinto's. We always feel transported... The food is wonderful and the service top notch. So save your self the cost a plane ticket and just drive down to Tinto's...it's a great night out!!!

Pros: Atmosphere & Food!

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I am from Spain and I ended up in Tinto during a visit to LA, and I need to say I was really impressed by the experience. Tinto is better than many upscale restaurants in Spain. The atmosphere is really cozy and romantic, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the food is gorgeous. The wine list is very comprehensive (although I think they only have Spanish wines), and they really have fine examples from the best wine regions of Spain (I also tried the sangria). The price list is absolutely reasonable. You can eat on little tapas and taste different dishes while you enjoy a warm and comfortable Spanish atmosphere. When I was suggested to dine at Tinto I thought to myself it would be just another tourist-oriented fake Spanish restaurant serving Mexican tacos mixed with cold croquetas, but my perception changed radically as soon as I stepped into the restaurant, and at the end of the evening I could really say that Tinto went beyond my expectations about what an upscale Spanish restaurant should be like. I would absolutely recommend Tinto to anyone looking for an authentic, high-quality Spanish culinary experience.

2
★★★★★

I am from Spain and I ended up in Tinto during a visit to LA, and I need to say I was really impressed by the experience. Tinto is better than many upscale restaurants in Spain. The atmosphere is really cozy and romantic, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the food is gorgeous. The wine list is very comprehensive (although I think they only have Spanish wines), and they really have fine examples from the best wine regions of Spain (I also tried the sangria). The price list is absolutely reasonable. You can eat on little tapas and taste different dishes while you enjoy a warm and comfortable Spanish atmosphere. When I was suggested to dine at Tinto I thought to myself it would be just another tourist-oriented fake Spanish restaurant serving Mexican tacos mixed with cold croquetas, but my perception changed radically as soon as I stepped into the restaurant, and at the end of the evening I could really say that Tinto went beyond my expectations about what an upscale Spanish restaurant should be like. I would absolutely recommend Tinto to anyone looking for an authentic, high-quality Spanish culinary experience.

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As a Spanish native living in L.A I am really happy to know that finally there is an authentic Spanish restaurant in L.A. This is a restaurant that combines great traditional recipes with innovative and delicious dishes. We chose Tinto to celebrate an anniversary and we had the most exquisite dinner there. All the staff at "Tinto" really made an effort to make our date a perfect one. I can highly recommend it and I do think it is the best Spanish restaurant in L.A.

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★★★★★

As a Spanish native living in L.A I am really happy to know that finally there is an authentic Spanish restaurant in L.A. This is a restaurant that combines great traditional recipes with innovative and delicious dishes. We chose Tinto to celebrate an anniversary and we had the most exquisite dinner there. All the staff at "Tinto" really made an effort to make our date a perfect one. I can highly recommend it and I do think it is the best Spanish restaurant in L.A.

Pros: Quality of food

Cons: Doesn't open for lunch

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Tinto is One of the Best Spots in L.A.! You can not help but be brisked away in this incredibly unique setting. I drove a long way to just to 'check it out' and it was so worth it! I will come here again and again because of the mouth watering dishes & the warmest & friendliest service around. Tinto's is a Gem!

2
★★★★★

Tinto is One of the Best Spots in L.A.! You can not help but be brisked away in this incredibly unique setting. I drove a long way to just to 'check it out' and it was so worth it! I will come here again and again because of the mouth watering dishes & the warmest & friendliest service around. Tinto's is a Gem!

Pros: Atmosphere, Food, Wine, People

Cons: I wish i lived closer to it!

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Really enjoyed sitting at the bar and having dinner and drinks, and on Friday night no less. Around 8pm my girl and I walked in and found we could sit anywhere we wanted. We opted for the bar. I love that. Tinto has a really great relaxed atmosphere where people can actually sit and talk and drink and laugh and eat. Although the food wasn't 5 star quality, it was good, but really, its tapas, not Bastide. Drinks were great, and hey, who doesn't love to drink Spanish beer with Spanish food. I will be back again.

2
★★★★☆

Really enjoyed sitting at the bar and having dinner and drinks, and on Friday night no less. Around 8pm my girl and I walked in and found we could sit anywhere we wanted. We opted for the bar. I love that. Tinto has a really great relaxed atmosphere where people can actually sit and talk and drink and laugh and eat. Although the food wasn't 5 star quality, it was good, but really, its tapas, not Bastide. Drinks were great, and hey, who doesn't love to drink Spanish beer with Spanish food. I will be back again.

Pros: The Serrano ham, mushrooms

Cons: None

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I read through the reviews and was surprised by how uneven they were. I've only been there once, so I don't know if the food is inconsistent, but my experience was fantastic. My family is Basque, from Northern Spain and we have a tremendous culinary tradition. Tinto is the most authentic Spanish restaurant I've been to on the West Coast. The croquetas were absolutely out of this world. I was transported back to the parte vieja of Donosti. Txistorra, patatas bravas and really well-selected jamon serrano?all were delicious and perfectly seasoned. I wasn't crazy about the txipiriones, they were too thick-skinned and the sauce was too sweet. It needed more garlic and tomato. Also, they were stuffed so tight that none of the sauce made it into the squid while it cooked. I wanted to try more dishes, but one can only eat so much at one sitting. The wine selection is worth a visit if nothing else. The bartender is very knowledgeable and made some stunning recommendations. I was especially amused to see that they carried Txakoli, a young Basque white wine I almost never see outside of Northern Spain.

I really hope they stay in business as I've FINALLY found a source for real Spanish food and not the nasty slop they try to pass off in other places in SoCal.

2
★★★★☆

I read through the reviews and was surprised by how uneven they were. I've only been there once, so I don't know if the food is inconsistent, but my experience was fantastic. My family is Basque, from Northern Spain and we have a tremendous culinary tradition. Tinto is the most authentic Spanish restaurant I've been to on the West Coast. The croquetas were absolutely out of this world. I was transported back to the parte vieja of Donosti. Txistorra, patatas bravas and really well-selected jamon serrano?all were delicious and perfectly seasoned. I wasn't crazy about the txipiriones, they were too thick-skinned and the sauce was too sweet. It needed more garlic and tomato. Also, they were stuffed so tight that none of the sauce made it into the squid while it cooked. I wanted to try more dishes, but one can only eat so much at one sitting. The wine selection is worth a visit if nothing else. The bartender is very knowledgeable and made some stunning recommendations. I was especially amused to see that they carried Txakoli, a young Basque white wine I almost never see outside of Northern Spain.

I really hope they stay in business as I've FINALLY found a source for real Spanish food and not the nasty slop they try to pass off in other places in SoCal.

Pros: Genuine & delicious food, friendly staff, great wine selection

Cons: A little too dark, boring txipirones

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I had an amazing time sitting at the bar, the bartender is friendly, very helpful and knowledgable ( christian). The best place to enjoy Spanish wine ! Would love to participate in a wine tasting!
Food was lacking love though.

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★★★☆☆

I had an amazing time sitting at the bar, the bartender is friendly, very helpful and knowledgable ( christian). The best place to enjoy Spanish wine ! Would love to participate in a wine tasting!
Food was lacking love though.

Pros: bar, ambiance, wine, staff

Cons: food inconsistant

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I was a little leery of this place based on the recent negative reviews, but took a chance on it anyway since it was geographically desireable (and b/c a sommelier friend gave it the thumbs up awhile back). SO glad! The food is wonderful, and they have an amazing happy hour pretty much all night on monday. select tapas are only $5, which is a great deal if you get the ham and cheese plate, which normally goes for $15. Ingredients are fresh and authentic. Even though i prefer my bacalo (salt cod) as a spread, the stew-like dish we had was so flavorful (but beware it is a very chewy, dry fish just by nature, not by fault of the kitchen). The tomaquets, bread with olive oil and tomatoes, were good but kind of basic, still not bad for $2. Patatas fritas went great with my verdejo wine. Not sure about table service, since we sat at the bar, but the bartender was among the most knowledgable people i've met in LA when it comes to Spanish wine. He's originally from LA but spent 10 years in Spain. Hostess was freindly on the phone and upon arrival. I will definitely go back to try the red meat dishes--we started with fish but got so full we had no room!

2
★★★★★

I was a little leery of this place based on the recent negative reviews, but took a chance on it anyway since it was geographically desireable (and b/c a sommelier friend gave it the thumbs up awhile back). SO glad! The food is wonderful, and they have an amazing happy hour pretty much all night on monday. select tapas are only $5, which is a great deal if you get the ham and cheese plate, which normally goes for $15. Ingredients are fresh and authentic. Even though i prefer my bacalo (salt cod) as a spread, the stew-like dish we had was so flavorful (but beware it is a very chewy, dry fish just by nature, not by fault of the kitchen). The tomaquets, bread with olive oil and tomatoes, were good but kind of basic, still not bad for $2. Patatas fritas went great with my verdejo wine. Not sure about table service, since we sat at the bar, but the bartender was among the most knowledgable people i've met in LA when it comes to Spanish wine. He's originally from LA but spent 10 years in Spain. Hostess was freindly on the phone and upon arrival. I will definitely go back to try the red meat dishes--we started with fish but got so full we had no room!

Pros: food, happy hour, wine list, bartender

Cons: i think they sometimes charge for parking in the lot--ick!

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My friend and I made a reservation at the last minute. They totally welcomed us. We ordered a pitcher of sangria, mushrooms, garlic shrimp, and pork. The tapas aren't as innovative as Cobras and Matadores, but they were solid classics. Very tasty.
The waiter was very nice and prices were reasonable for the neighborhood. I enjoyed!

2
★★★★★

My friend and I made a reservation at the last minute. They totally welcomed us. We ordered a pitcher of sangria, mushrooms, garlic shrimp, and pork. The tapas aren't as innovative as Cobras and Matadores, but they were solid classics. Very tasty.
The waiter was very nice and prices were reasonable for the neighborhood. I enjoyed!

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This little tapas place recently opened up near us, so we thought we would check it out. What a fantastic find!! We got there at around 7:30 on a Friday evening and were seated at one of the tables. The atmosphere is really intimate with low lighting and music playing at the perfect volume. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. We had a selection of 5 tapas which were all incredible. The cheese plate was fantastic (and about 3 times the size of the one offered by BottleRock in Culver City). We also had the grilled shrimp, spicy fried potatoes, spanish omelette and the chicken with beer. Everything was excellent and they also didn't bring it all out at the same time, which was great.
We honestly couldn't think of anything bad about this restaurant and will definitely be back with our friends.

2
★★★★★

This little tapas place recently opened up near us, so we thought we would check it out. What a fantastic find!! We got there at around 7:30 on a Friday evening and were seated at one of the tables. The atmosphere is really intimate with low lighting and music playing at the perfect volume. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. We had a selection of 5 tapas which were all incredible. The cheese plate was fantastic (and about 3 times the size of the one offered by BottleRock in Culver City). We also had the grilled shrimp, spicy fried potatoes, spanish omelette and the chicken with beer. Everything was excellent and they also didn't bring it all out at the same time, which was great.
We honestly couldn't think of anything bad about this restaurant and will definitely be back with our friends.

Pros: Value for Money, Atmosphere, Food

Cons: None

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I am a Spaniard who has been living in LA for the last 7 years. All this time I have been looking for a place where I can get authentic food like te one I always had at home in Spain and I have finally found it in Tinto. So many tapas restaurants claim to be Spanish becuase they have some flamenco dancers or serve Sangria, and yet there is little else true Spanish about them. Other tapas restaurants serve a variety of Latin American dishes in the hopes of capturing a wider audience. Not Tinto. The food is a good as in good places in Spain and just as authentic. The atmosphere is great (low lighting, leather booths, and stone covered walls). The service is extremely friendly and professional. Everytime I walk into Tinto I really feel like I am transported back to Spain for a while. I would recommend this place to anyone who really wants to taste what real spanish tapas are about. Be sure to order the gambas al ajillo (garlic shrimp) and the patatas bravas (spaicy potatoes with alioli).

2
★★★★★

I am a Spaniard who has been living in LA for the last 7 years. All this time I have been looking for a place where I can get authentic food like te one I always had at home in Spain and I have finally found it in Tinto. So many tapas restaurants claim to be Spanish becuase they have some flamenco dancers or serve Sangria, and yet there is little else true Spanish about them. Other tapas restaurants serve a variety of Latin American dishes in the hopes of capturing a wider audience. Not Tinto. The food is a good as in good places in Spain and just as authentic. The atmosphere is great (low lighting, leather booths, and stone covered walls). The service is extremely friendly and professional. Everytime I walk into Tinto I really feel like I am transported back to Spain for a while. I would recommend this place to anyone who really wants to taste what real spanish tapas are about. Be sure to order the gambas al ajillo (garlic shrimp) and the patatas bravas (spaicy potatoes with alioli).

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I need to say that we were though crowd - world travelers and all good cooks who enjoys good food and takes cooking classes etc. and Tinto Tapas did an extraordinary job hosting us. So much that I felt the need to post this review.
We chose this place from Los Angeles magazine when we were looking to find a small plate restaurant close to my place. The real treat started as soon as the salmon tartare was served. I turned to my friend and said 'Taste that olive oil'. It was pure, rich and so flavorful. Salmon was fresh and totally delicious.
Then we got the first dish. I should say we were AMAZED by the mushroom dish they had. For 10 bucks, you get the best mushrooms (mixture of wild mushrooms) -- really decent size portion (not like other tapas places!). The potatoes (small cut fried potatoes with aoli) were so good, we ordered them twice. I should mention the bread. OH THE BREAD! It was warm, fresh out of the oven. We continued with the beef dish. Again no surprises, tender and totally delicious.
I saw tons of people having paellas. Full of seafood they looked and smelled great. We recently talked about it again and we will definitely go back and try.
By the way, the service was really good. Even the owner came to our table and talked to us. Really sweet man with a true Spanish accent. I totally loved it and will definitely go back.

2
★★★★★

I need to say that we were though crowd - world travelers and all good cooks who enjoys good food and takes cooking classes etc. and Tinto Tapas did an extraordinary job hosting us. So much that I felt the need to post this review.
We chose this place from Los Angeles magazine when we were looking to find a small plate restaurant close to my place. The real treat started as soon as the salmon tartare was served. I turned to my friend and said 'Taste that olive oil'. It was pure, rich and so flavorful. Salmon was fresh and totally delicious.
Then we got the first dish. I should say we were AMAZED by the mushroom dish they had. For 10 bucks, you get the best mushrooms (mixture of wild mushrooms) -- really decent size portion (not like other tapas places!). The potatoes (small cut fried potatoes with aoli) were so good, we ordered them twice. I should mention the bread. OH THE BREAD! It was warm, fresh out of the oven. We continued with the beef dish. Again no surprises, tender and totally delicious.
I saw tons of people having paellas. Full of seafood they looked and smelled great. We recently talked about it again and we will definitely go back and try.
By the way, the service was really good. Even the owner came to our table and talked to us. Really sweet man with a true Spanish accent. I totally loved it and will definitely go back.

Pros: Great food, good service

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when this place opened I heard from a friend that it was breaking in - there were problems and it needed time. As someone who works in the restaurant industry and someone whom has opened three huge clubs in los angeles, this restaurant is ready for its opening
the staff is friendly and helpful. The interior is beautiful, like a forgotten gem in the extension of a castle.
the food and wine are exceptional. they have chosen to be quite proud of spanish wines in a california culture and
the selection and knowledge of the bar staff of their spanish wines helps to enhance the experience.
The staff also includes family and as a proud daughter, the hostess made several suggestions that,in fact, made our choices for dinner more enjoyable. the food was fantastic in portions that shouldn't anyone worry about in LA. as well as exceptionally being well cooked - my choices to eat were off of the tapas menu and they were all delicious.
The food was exceptional, compliments to the cheff, the bartender and staff are exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable, a place to find yourself away from LA in LA

2
★★★★☆

when this place opened I heard from a friend that it was breaking in - there were problems and it needed time. As someone who works in the restaurant industry and someone whom has opened three huge clubs in los angeles, this restaurant is ready for its opening
the staff is friendly and helpful. The interior is beautiful, like a forgotten gem in the extension of a castle.
the food and wine are exceptional. they have chosen to be quite proud of spanish wines in a california culture and
the selection and knowledge of the bar staff of their spanish wines helps to enhance the experience.
The staff also includes family and as a proud daughter, the hostess made several suggestions that,in fact, made our choices for dinner more enjoyable. the food was fantastic in portions that shouldn't anyone worry about in LA. as well as exceptionally being well cooked - my choices to eat were off of the tapas menu and they were all delicious.
The food was exceptional, compliments to the cheff, the bartender and staff are exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable, a place to find yourself away from LA in LA

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A Spanish friend invited me to Tinto for late night tapas the other night. As soon as we arrived, I felt transported back to my days of studying abroad in Barcelona. The father/ daughter team was very gracious and welcoming. The place is nicely designed, but not over the top trendy or gimmicky. Similarly, the food and drink were very authentic - simple, good ingredients put together in the traditional manner without trying to be anything more. I recognized just about everything on the menu. There where no small plates of 'fusion' under the guise of tapas here. Overall, the experience was wonderful in a very unassuming way. I'm excited to go back!

2
★★★★☆

A Spanish friend invited me to Tinto for late night tapas the other night. As soon as we arrived, I felt transported back to my days of studying abroad in Barcelona. The father/ daughter team was very gracious and welcoming. The place is nicely designed, but not over the top trendy or gimmicky. Similarly, the food and drink were very authentic - simple, good ingredients put together in the traditional manner without trying to be anything more. I recognized just about everything on the menu. There where no small plates of 'fusion' under the guise of tapas here. Overall, the experience was wonderful in a very unassuming way. I'm excited to go back!

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Wow!!!! To those that wrote bad reviews in the last few days. Come on guys. It's way too obvious you're trying to hurt this restaurant for no reason!!! Mind your business and back off. Tinto speaks for itself. Maybe you should know that Tinto is being awarded with a West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Creative Business Award in the Restaurant category. I am a patron so are all my friends and co-workers and we LOVE IT!!!

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★★★★★

Wow!!!! To those that wrote bad reviews in the last few days. Come on guys. It's way too obvious you're trying to hurt this restaurant for no reason!!! Mind your business and back off. Tinto speaks for itself. Maybe you should know that Tinto is being awarded with a West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Creative Business Award in the Restaurant category. I am a patron so are all my friends and co-workers and we LOVE IT!!!

Pros: Service and food

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We went back to Tinto last week since a friend told us that they had added a few dishes to their menu. The hostess remembered us and welcomed us with a great smile. That is always appreciated. No LA attitude. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. We had almejas, patatas bravas and paella. Wow!!! I really love this place. Everything was great. We are going back to celebrate my wife?s birthday.

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★★★★★

We went back to Tinto last week since a friend told us that they had added a few dishes to their menu. The hostess remembered us and welcomed us with a great smile. That is always appreciated. No LA attitude. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. We had almejas, patatas bravas and paella. Wow!!! I really love this place. Everything was great. We are going back to celebrate my wife?s birthday.

Pros: Food and ambience

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I was a bit hesitant on trying this place because I had read some bad reviews, but I was pleasantly surprised - first of all, the service is quite attentive and warm (so I'm surprised about the service complaints), second, the pitcher of sangria was like a neverending spring of sangria and was quite tasty, and third, the space was very cozy and festive (a bit loud) - but hey, it's a tapas joint, so you can't really expect it to be quiet. However, I have the agree, the food is just ok. We had the following:

- Grillled scallops - pretty tasty, well-seasoned
- Manchego Cheese and Serrano Ham - the cheese was ok, but the ham was way too dry and crusty
- Pork medallions - the first bite was quite flavorful, but the aftertaste was so pungent and strange that I couldn't finish (but to be fair, my friend ate the whole thing and liked it)
- patatas bravas - i love fried potatoes but these were a tad bit salty
- croquette du jamon - pretty good, but again, a tad salty

I would probably come back just to hang out and drink sangria, but for food, I'd go somewhere else.

1
★★★☆☆

I was a bit hesitant on trying this place because I had read some bad reviews, but I was pleasantly surprised - first of all, the service is quite attentive and warm (so I'm surprised about the service complaints), second, the pitcher of sangria was like a neverending spring of sangria and was quite tasty, and third, the space was very cozy and festive (a bit loud) - but hey, it's a tapas joint, so you can't really expect it to be quiet. However, I have the agree, the food is just ok. We had the following:

- Grillled scallops - pretty tasty, well-seasoned
- Manchego Cheese and Serrano Ham - the cheese was ok, but the ham was way too dry and crusty
- Pork medallions - the first bite was quite flavorful, but the aftertaste was so pungent and strange that I couldn't finish (but to be fair, my friend ate the whole thing and liked it)
- patatas bravas - i love fried potatoes but these were a tad bit salty
- croquette du jamon - pretty good, but again, a tad salty

I would probably come back just to hang out and drink sangria, but for food, I'd go somewhere else.

Pros: Great sangria, Warm Attentive Service

Cons: Food was mediocre; A bit on the expensive side

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A group of us went to Tinto Saturday night- we made reservations and were seated right away. Service was a bit slow but once we ordered, the food arrived promptly. We ordered a pitcher of the white sangria- It was light but the two drinkers amongst us drank most of it and didn't even get buzzed. The tapas were great- we tried many (these are small, small plates, even for tapas IMHO) of the standards- the mushrooms were tasty, the albondigas were a bit dry, the jumbo scallops were sweet and cooked perfectly. We also tried the chicken in beer (chicken was a bit dry), the cold eggplant, the quail (also on the dry side), and the omelette duo. Most of the spices and sauces were delicate and interesting- not overpowering and done well- this place definitely beats the other tapas places we have tried a far as flavor and authenticity are concerned. The standout were the langostines- tender and juicy and delicious! My biggest issue was the lack of bread- we ordered the bread on the menu thinking we were going to get a reasonably baket and the plate showed up with 5 slices with olive oil and cold tomatoes. In most tapas restaurants, they give you a basket of bread to soak up the juices off each of the plates. It was really shocking that Tinto did not. I noticed that the table next to us got an actual basket with bread and asked our server about it. She stated that they used to give out bread and that tables would go through 3 or more baskets and that the owner decided to make a policy not to offer any bread at all, unless those in the know asked for it. RIDICULOUS. Apparently the table next to us were Spanish restaurant owners who had asked for the bread. If the owner was so concerned about the bread, I would suggest they charge for it or institute a basket limit per table. The server apologized and offered us dessert. I would come back to try some of the entrees but all in all, a bit expensive for what you got and the lack of bread was unforgiveable.

1
★★★☆☆

A group of us went to Tinto Saturday night- we made reservations and were seated right away. Service was a bit slow but once we ordered, the food arrived promptly. We ordered a pitcher of the white sangria- It was light but the two drinkers amongst us drank most of it and didn't even get buzzed. The tapas were great- we tried many (these are small, small plates, even for tapas IMHO) of the standards- the mushrooms were tasty, the albondigas were a bit dry, the jumbo scallops were sweet and cooked perfectly. We also tried the chicken in beer (chicken was a bit dry), the cold eggplant, the quail (also on the dry side), and the omelette duo. Most of the spices and sauces were delicate and interesting- not overpowering and done well- this place definitely beats the other tapas places we have tried a far as flavor and authenticity are concerned. The standout were the langostines- tender and juicy and delicious! My biggest issue was the lack of bread- we ordered the bread on the menu thinking we were going to get a reasonably baket and the plate showed up with 5 slices with olive oil and cold tomatoes. In most tapas restaurants, they give you a basket of bread to soak up the juices off each of the plates. It was really shocking that Tinto did not. I noticed that the table next to us got an actual basket with bread and asked our server about it. She stated that they used to give out bread and that tables would go through 3 or more baskets and that the owner decided to make a policy not to offer any bread at all, unless those in the know asked for it. RIDICULOUS. Apparently the table next to us were Spanish restaurant owners who had asked for the bread. If the owner was so concerned about the bread, I would suggest they charge for it or institute a basket limit per table. The server apologized and offered us dessert. I would come back to try some of the entrees but all in all, a bit expensive for what you got and the lack of bread was unforgiveable.

Pros: Great tapas, ambience

Cons: pricey, no bread

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My boyfriend and I had heard about tinto from a friend. The decor is very cozy. I have to say we had a great time. We went on a Tuesday for our one year anniversary.The owner came to our table to and brought us a glass of sherry wine. I guess our waitress had told him it was our anniversary. We tried the patatas bravas, gambas ajilo and paella and it was delicious.

2
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I had heard about tinto from a friend. The decor is very cozy. I have to say we had a great time. We went on a Tuesday for our one year anniversary.The owner came to our table to and brought us a glass of sherry wine. I guess our waitress had told him it was our anniversary. We tried the patatas bravas, gambas ajilo and paella and it was delicious.

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A group of friends and I had dinner at Tinto on Saturday night. The ambiance inside is amazing - dark and atmospheric like a bar in Europe. The service was also fantastic - the waitress was very (almost too) attentive and the owner spoke to us a few times. Although the food wasn't bad, I wouldn't say it was fantastic. The paella was definitely overcooked, although the albondigas were tasty. The food is definitely above-average, but not worth the prices that are charged, in my opinon. In addition, the portions were fairly small, especially when compared to other tapas places. The sangria wasn't bad, but we didn't try their wines. The desserts were definitely mediocre, and we tried the arroz con leche, flan and pears with wine. All in all, it's a decent new tapas place, but I'd recommend lowering the prices by a tad bit and turning up the flavor on the dishes....

1
★★★☆☆

A group of friends and I had dinner at Tinto on Saturday night. The ambiance inside is amazing - dark and atmospheric like a bar in Europe. The service was also fantastic - the waitress was very (almost too) attentive and the owner spoke to us a few times. Although the food wasn't bad, I wouldn't say it was fantastic. The paella was definitely overcooked, although the albondigas were tasty. The food is definitely above-average, but not worth the prices that are charged, in my opinon. In addition, the portions were fairly small, especially when compared to other tapas places. The sangria wasn't bad, but we didn't try their wines. The desserts were definitely mediocre, and we tried the arroz con leche, flan and pears with wine. All in all, it's a decent new tapas place, but I'd recommend lowering the prices by a tad bit and turning up the flavor on the dishes....

Pros: Ambiance and service

Cons: Price and taste

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it was recommended by a friend. Good authentic tapas. I loved every one of the server's recommendations. The valet parking is a little confusing though. You have to drive past the restaurant a few stores to get to the valet.

2
★★★★★

it was recommended by a friend. Good authentic tapas. I loved every one of the server's recommendations. The valet parking is a little confusing though. You have to drive past the restaurant a few stores to get to the valet.

Pros: Food, ambience, service.

Cons: Parking

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After reading about this restaurant on Daily Candy, 4 of us decided to try it for our weekday dinner yesterday. It's dim lit and cozy with great choices of savory tapas. We were able to try all sorts of dishes to share and the tasty flavors of each dish were sooo good that we had to order seconds to the scallops and shrimp dishes. The wine our waitress recommended was at a reasonable price yet delicious. we were indecisive about a second bottle for a weekday but we just had to go ahead with ordering another one. Great find!! can't wait to go back!

2
★★★★★

After reading about this restaurant on Daily Candy, 4 of us decided to try it for our weekday dinner yesterday. It's dim lit and cozy with great choices of savory tapas. We were able to try all sorts of dishes to share and the tasty flavors of each dish were sooo good that we had to order seconds to the scallops and shrimp dishes. The wine our waitress recommended was at a reasonable price yet delicious. we were indecisive about a second bottle for a weekday but we just had to go ahead with ordering another one. Great find!! can't wait to go back!

Pros: Great food & friendly service

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Excellent tapas/wine restaurant. Very attentive and knowledgeable staff. The warm interior was cozy and comfortable and it's a great place to taste large selection of Spanish wine! The reason to dine here is the flavorful food. If you're a garlic lover, this place is a must!

2
★★★★★

Excellent tapas/wine restaurant. Very attentive and knowledgeable staff. The warm interior was cozy and comfortable and it's a great place to taste large selection of Spanish wine! The reason to dine here is the flavorful food. If you're a garlic lover, this place is a must!

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My girlfriend and I went to tinto last night and had an amazing time. The place is really cute and is well lit with candles. The service is was great .The manager came by and offered us complimentary samples to try new items. The food was great as well. We had paella and some others that i have had in Spain before and the taste was amazing . I would def go back there !

2
★★★★★

My girlfriend and I went to tinto last night and had an amazing time. The place is really cute and is well lit with candles. The service is was great .The manager came by and offered us complimentary samples to try new items. The food was great as well. We had paella and some others that i have had in Spain before and the taste was amazing . I would def go back there !

Pros: food,service,ambience

Cons: parking

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I just got back from spain a couple of months ago, so when my good friend told me that a new spanish restaurant had opened up, i was very excited to try it out. We went to eat at tinto last friday. As soon as we walked through the door it took me right back to spain. We were greeted by a nice man and we got seated immediately. I was happy to see alot of things on the menu that i had tried in spain. They also have a great selection of wine and killer sangria!!! The service was great and the food came out pretty quickly. One of my favourite dishes was the seafood paella. It was sooo delicious and you can easily share it between 2-3 people( depending on how many tapas u order). We had a great time and i cant wait to go back!!!

2
★★★★★

I just got back from spain a couple of months ago, so when my good friend told me that a new spanish restaurant had opened up, i was very excited to try it out. We went to eat at tinto last friday. As soon as we walked through the door it took me right back to spain. We were greeted by a nice man and we got seated immediately. I was happy to see alot of things on the menu that i had tried in spain. They also have a great selection of wine and killer sangria!!! The service was great and the food came out pretty quickly. One of my favourite dishes was the seafood paella. It was sooo delicious and you can easily share it between 2-3 people( depending on how many tapas u order). We had a great time and i cant wait to go back!!!

Pros: Ambience, food, celebrity sightings

 

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