Tucked on a back alley of West Gray and Shepherd in River Oaks, you will find Tinto’s, a splendid Spanish Wine and Tapas Bar with a casual and quaint patio! A relaxed atmosphere in the midst of the city, you can still feel the city buzz, but remain separated from the busyness of city life as you sip on wine and nibble on delectable bites with a Spanish Flair! My Tinto’s Spanish Restaurant and Wine Bar experience receives Five Stars! Delish tapas and wine menu, an impressive waitress stacked with a vast wine knowledge, and fabulous service all around- privacy, but well attended to! A great place to stop in for a glass (or bottle) of wine and tapas!
Peromato Tempranillo Espana 2010 - Tried based on the recommendation of the waitress, it was a nice smooth red
Plato de Quesos Espanoles – Spanish Olives, Cheeses, Olives, Fruit and Membrillo (Membrillo is like a Fig Jam- Loved it!)
Palmitos y Esparragos – White Asparagus, Hearts of Palm, Marinated Artichokes in an Avocado-Garlic Cream Sauce
Empanadillas de Carne – Beef Filled Pastries with Avocado Chimchurri
Complimentary Fresh Bread
*Please Note: I do not eat seafood, and Tinto’s has a quite an offering on their menu, but I cannot speak for those dishes. Also, I was the only one in my party who liked goat cheese, so I shied away from some enticing goat cheese menu items. Will try them next time though.*
The tapas style dining is huge on the West Coast and in Europe, and I’m all about trying an assortment of “Bites”… Wish more restaurants had “Bite-Sized Menus”.