Tinto – Spanish for yummy

I love Tinto. It’s very approriate too, as Tinto translated from Spanish means red wine and I love red wine. But what I’m talking about here is the new tapas restaurant in West Hollywood. After a soft opening last month, the place is in full swing now.

We arrived at 8:30 thinking that we could sit ahead of our 9pm reservation. No luck, the place was packed and a bit on the noisy side with it’s concrete floors and exposed brick walls. We opt for the slighly less noisy bar and slide into one of the very cozy bar stools.

The friendly bartender recommended a great spanish wine as we browsed the tapas menu. The menu is designed by chefs they hired directly from spain, so we know we are in for a treat. The food did not dissapoint.

My favorite item was the patatas bravas ($8), fried potatoes with paprika emulsion and aioli. I serisouly could have just eaten those with my wine and been perfectly happy. But we also ordered the albondigas sorpresa ($9) (meatball surprise), setas al ajillo ($10) (mushrooms with garlic) and iberico cabrales ($11) (pork with an apple glaze). They also had a main dish with lobster and black truffles that I will be trying on my next visit. Along with everything else on the menu.

Tinto
7511 Santa Monica Blvd (at Gardner)
323-512-3095

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Author:Matt Mitchell

A lover of everything LA has to offer, Matt created Dig Lounge to tell his friends about all the fun things to do in the city. Matt has worked in the dot com world since 1996, including some of the top online entertainment companies and digital marketing firms. He currently works as a Digital Producer.

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