If you love Spanish cooking, you’re going to love Tinto in Manchester. This Didsbury restaurant boasts a wide range of delicious dishes that will please appetites both big and small. Bring along your friends – the food here is perfect for sharing – and come with an open mind to sample some of the best dishes to come out of Spain. Leave your worries at the door as you dive into paella, tapas and all the beefy goodness on the menu, all served with fabulous wines to match. You’ll find it down Wilmslow Road, not far from Didsbury Park.
The charcoal oven is where the magic happens here at Manchester’s Tinto. This asador is serious about cooking great meat, and believe us when we say the aromas wafting through the air are enough to convince on their own. Order the rubia gallega chuleton a la brasa to taste some of the biggest flavours the restaurant has to offer – that’s chargrilled rib beef steak aged for 45 days and taken from a 10-year-old Galician Blond, a type of cattle that is well known for its high quality meat. It’s perfect for sharing, or you can tackle it alone (we won’t judge!). With Tinto’s signature potatoes on the side, you’re good to go.
But it’s not all about beef at Manchester’s Tinto. This Didsbury restaurant also offers an array of other tasty options including clams in a rich garlic and parsley sauce, traditional Valencian fish with a seafood and potato stew, and the vegetarian parrillada de verduras platter including grilled aubergine, courgette, asparagus, peppers, onion and potato with romesco sauce. Or maybe you’re more of a tapas person? No worries, this Wilmslow Road restaurant has several options ranging from classic tortilla to conejo en tomacat, a rabbit stew in a sauce of tomatoes, peppers and aubergine.
Great food and atmosphere, excellent service from attentive staff,would go back again to try other dishes. Recommend for a nice relaxed evening for couples, or families.
The food as always was delicious. There was a lively atmosphere in the busy restaurant and the service provided by the friendly and attentive staff was excellent.
Best tapas ever, better than I've ever eaten in Spain but wait the owners are from Valencia that explains it. We'll be back fit fit fit
The staff were really lovely and the food was great. I'm vegetarian and there was lots of choice for me. I will be eating there again
We had the Tapas menu for lunch. We weren't sure how many to have each so we asked the waiter who advised that on average 3. The meat dishes were very tender and full of flavour. I personally don't eat seafood but the rest of my part said theirs was lovely. The aubergine crisps were very tasty. The only thing I would say is if you're not keen on too much salt ask them to go easy on it. Apart from that, staff were very friendly and food came very quickly.
The staff were very nice however service was exceptionally slow and some of the food was cold. We were waiting in the entrance for 15-20 minutes before seated and could see our table the entire time. When sat down we were told menus would be brought over - 15 minutes later I went and got menus myself from the bar. We weren't served drinks in that time either. Another 25 minutes later food was ordered. Food itself didn't take too long, and it was nice and of good quality, however some of the mains were cold and the pudding was cold too. The staff did offer us cava on the house, we politely declined due to dry January and they gave us a free pudding instead. Overall the bill was exceptionally cheap - £13.40 for 5 dishes and 50% off due to January offer. We still left a tip and didn't complain as the staff were very nice and friendly.
We visited when Tinto first opened and although it was good it wasn’t good enough to make us come back quickly ..... however we went one evening this week and went straight back again last night. The food is materially better, service is fantastic and the prices are very reasonable for the quality of the meal. Give it a try!
We are inundated with Tapas bars at the moment, this is one of the better ones but as someone who can take or leave Tapas I would opt for the main menu next time. I found the Tapas a little salty, a little great but that most tapas to me. The atmosphere is good, service good. Ladies toilets out of order, which isn't good. Would I go again, maybe if it was my friends choice, to try main menu.
We visited on a Saturday evening and although the restaurant was busy service was excellent. I was very impressed by the enthusiasm and professionalism of all the staff we dealt with. We had tapas and the dishes were delicious. A lively atmosphere, without being overwhelming, added to the enjoyment of the evening.
We were at Tinto on a busy Saturday evening. The service was exemplary, although a bit slow to get started. The food was its usual high standard, and the staff were very friendly and obliging. We are going back to try the dishes we didn't have room for this time.