If you’re craving tapas or brunch, stop by Tinto in Rittenhouse Square. Jose Garces does not disappoint with this Basque tapas bar and restaurant “serving small plates such as montaditos (crostini), bocadillos (finger sandwiches) and brochettes (skewers) typical of northeastern Spain’s pintxo bars, complemented by the region’s ciders, sangrias and of course, a great deal of wine.”
Although most tapas bars only offer wine and dinner, Tinto also serves brunch. We stopped by on a cloudy Saturday to enjoy some outdoor summer dining. The brunch cocktails can’t be missed. The Valencia is classic with champagne and orange juice, but I preferred the Pomelo with Rosé Cava and grapefruit. Of course for all the tequila-lovers they’ve got a Bloody Mary with tequila and Espelette Rim. The most unique drink if certainly the Basque with Lavender Infused Gin, Lemon, and Spanish Cider.
Start off your meal with tapas to share with the table like Yogurt & Granola with Acacia Honey, housemade granola, and fresh berries or if you prefer the Prawn Brochettes are one of our favorite plates with shrimp, chorizo, and tomato are also served at the restaurant for dinner.
If you’re looking for more traditional brunch items they’ve got some wonderful egg dishes like the Omelet with any two toppings- pick from Jamon, Serrano, Spinach, Goat Cheese, Asparagus, Chorizo Idiazabal, Mushrooms, or Manchego. The Benedicto is an intersting plat on Eggs Benedict with Chorizo Pamplona, brioche, poached eggs, and black truffle hollandaise.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth than you can’t miss the Torrijas Citrus Vanilla French Toast, Fresh Berries, and Vanilla Mascarpone. This French Toast was perfection with just enough sweetness with fluffy brioche if you like French Toast order this! The Chicken Bocadillo is also a great option for lunch lovers who shy away from the breakfast items at brunch. Its made with grilled chicken, romaine, bacon, and basquaise.
Check out brunch on the weekends or Tinto’s great happy hour offerings during the week. The restaurant showcases wine with the flavors of the mountainous coastal region that blurs the lines of demarcation between Spain and France, all in a cozy setting that includes two distinct dining rooms and a sultry underground lounge.
Happy Hour tapas are only $5 including:
And summer is the perfect time for Rose wine. Stop by Tinto on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 5:00 pm—7:00 pm for their 2nd Annual Rose Tasting where you will enjoy seven varieties of Rose and lite bites of our Basque tapas. Space is limited and tickets are required. $45 per person.
Reservations can be made via Opentable or get Tinto delivered to your door via Caviar!
We would like to thank Corie for inviting us to try brunch at Tinto.