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1800 E. Palm Canyon Dr. (Sunrise Way) Send to Phone
An Iron Chef winner brings the flavors of Basque country to the desert.
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Breakfast & Brunch Sat.-Sun., Dinner Wed.-Sun.
  • 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. The diver scallops with bacon have a nice, smoky flavor, even if the cider demi-glace proves a bit overpowering. 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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