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Tinto

1800 E. Palm Canyon Dr. (Sunrise Way) Send to Phone
Bring on the Basque at this "Iron Chef" winner's desert outpost.
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Open
Breakfast & Brunch Sat.-Sun., Dinner Wed.-Sun.
Features
  • Parking lot
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations required

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Dining room at Tinto , Palm Springs, CA

Tinto Restaurant Review

: What a difference a fresh coat of paint and a clear vision can make, and nowhere is this better evidenced than at The Saguaro, a former Holiday Inn that has a new lease on life. This is the setting for Iron Chef winner Jose Garces’ Basque-style tapas bar, Tinto, which means red wine in Spanish. A mix of deep ebony and chocolate hues, coupled with bursts of lavender, exudes an understated elegance. Tinto is a celebration of small, shareable plates, such as figs wrapped in Serrano ham, which pair well with smoked Marcona almonds. There are also charcuterie and cheese selections, such as a pungent Basque blue cheese. For something more substantial, try the New York strip steak. Diver scallops with bacon have a nice, smoky flavor, even if the cider demi-glace proves a bit overpowering. As for dessert, the sugar-dusted donuts, better known as buñuelos, are paired with date and olive ice cream coupled with date jam and spiced honey. Wines by the glass and bottle, as well as cocktails and beer, are available. Tinto also serves weekend breakfast and brunch.

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