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  • TINTO RESTAURANT & WINEBAR
  • 555 Burwood Road Hawthorn
  • Barcelona is where the heart is

    The Triado family was based in Hawthorn for many years, but has its ancestral roots in the northern Spanish province of Catalonia. The desire to explore the parental origins led 3 of the Triado sisters to live in Barcelona on and off over the past 20 or more years. In 1995 they started the very successful Bar Kasparo, still operated by the one remaining sister in Spain.

    Now back in Melbourne, the seminal experience of the Kasparo years has given birth to TINTO, an authentic Spanish Restaurant & WineBar that brings the bright flavours and exhilarating atmosphere of Barcelona to the heart of Melbourne’s inner east, offering a unique and relaxed space for people to meet and socialise. The name is derived from ‘Vino Tinto’ – (literal: “tinted”) meaning ‘Red Wine’ in Spanish.

    Tinto has a bar, a dining area as well as footpath eating and a small courtyard. One of the main features is its long Spanish style bar, perfect for a casual catch-up with friends or simply sitting by yourself. Have a chat over a ‘cerveza’ [beer] or ‘vino tinto’ while enjoying delicious tapas or raciones [larger plates], matched with a varied selection of Spanish and local Victorian wines and beers.
    The intimate dining area has a gas log fire and during the colder months provides warmth and a cozy ambience.

    An integral part of Tinto’s offering is the ‘jamonera’, like in most bars in Spain. It is the place where one of the world’s prized delicacies – ‘Jamón Iberico’ or air-dried ham is displayed and sliced on an old-fashioned flywheel slicer.
    Tinto provides an approachable, casual environment focusing on quality of food and wine. Tables can be reserved for diners Tuesday to Sunday from 5pm via online booking, email or phone. Alternatively you can enjoy drinks and food at the bar without prior reservation. In the spirit of Spanish bars you will find a space, be welcomed with a smile and provided with a glass of wine and bite to eat.

    Tapas

    Pan de Casa – house-made sourdough bread  – plain 4.5
    Catalan style w tomato and extra virgin olive oil 6.5
    Aceitunas – marinated olives  9
    Croquetas de Jamón Serrano 6 (ea)
    Tortilla de Patata- Spanish omelette 10
    Patatas Bravas – hand cut & confit potato cylinders, aïoli, salsa brava 10
    Pinchos Morunos – marinated chicken skewers w spiced yoghurt 19
    Salmon Curado – marinated salmon, roasted & pickled beets, goats cheese 19
    Chorizo a la Sidra – chorizo in Asturian cider w prunes and peas 19
    Calamares Fritos – crisp-fried Australian squid w salt bush and squid ink aïoli  21
    Gambas al Ajillo – Australian prawn cutlets w confit garlic, white wine & parsley 28

    Raciónes

    Coca – crisp pastry, caramelised onions, roasted pumpkin, goat’s cheese, dukkah 22
    Albondigas – aromatic lamb meatballs w whipped herbed feta 24
    Cordero Arabesque – 24hrs slow braised lamb shoulder, couscous w vegetables & emulsions of prune & eggplant 34
    (we regularly change to slow-cooked beef cheeks or pork belly or chicken)
    Suquet de Pescadores – Barcelona-style fish casserole w ‘market fish’ fillet, clams, mussels, potatoes, Romesco sauce & lime-ginger air 38
    Paella Pollo y Chorizo – traditional mixed Paella w chicken & chorizo, saffron rice & beans  29pp  … minimum 2 persons per order
    Asado de Wagyu – 100% free range & grass-fed Gippsland wagyu flank steak, char-grilled to order, Fondant potatoes w red & green mojos & aioli 39

    Charcutería

    Jamon Iberico – Iberian cured ham & char-grilled tomato bread w virgin olive oil 28

    Plato de Quesos  – Spanish cheese board with house condiments 18 sm/28 lg

     

    FOR MORE SEASONAL SPECIALS – SEE OUR BLACKBOARD AT TINTO

    NB: Both Menu and Specials might change on short notice due to availability of produce

    Verduras – sides

    Cogollos – baby cos lettuce, Manchego emulsion, crispy Jamon Serrano shards and quinoa-mustard dressing 16
    Ensalada de Coliflor – raw & roasted cauliflower, garlic saffron yoghurt, figs, anchovies, & dukkah  15
    Judias Verdes – char-grilled green beans, hummus, Granny Smith Apples, pine nut dressing 15

    Postres – desserts

    Churros y Chocolate – deep-fried churros [Spanish donuts] w warm chocolate dipping sauce 14
    Crema Catalana – caramelised citrus flavoured custard cream 14
    Tarta de Santiago – Galician almond tart, house vanilla creme fraiche, poached fruit coulis 14

     



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    CAVA

    Vallformosa  55
    Raventos i Blanc Reserva Brut 65
    Paracombe 55
    Astoria Sparkling Moscato 16

     

    VINO ROSADO

    Finca Fabian  Grenache Rosé 49
    Mas Donis Garnacha Rosé 55

     

    COCKTAILS

    Sangria [Tinto house recipe] 39 / 42
    Turmeòn [hand crafted] Vermut 12
    Gin Maré [Mediterranean Gin & Tonic] 18
    Olé Olé 17
    Orange Mojito 18
    Espresso Martini 19

    VINO BLANCO

    Cantarranas Verdejo 49
    Telmo Rodriguez ‘Basa’ Verdejo 55
    Daimon Temp Blanco/ Sauv Blanc 57
    Abadia Albariño 59
    Valminor Albariño 79
    Martin Sancho [org] Verdejo 65
    Logan Sauv Blanc 58
    Moonstruck Pinot Grigio 55
    Weemala Pinot Gris 58
    Weathercraft Pinot Gris 51
    Quealy Tussie Mussie Pinot Gris 63
    Craigie Knowe Riesling 54
    Mermerus Chardonnay 57
    Pemberley Chardonnay 54

    VINO TINTO

    Tres ‘Tinto’ [org] de Azul y Garanza Tempranillo 49
    JED Wines Malbec Argentina 55
    La Tremenda Monastrell 62
    Garciano [org] Garnacha 60
    La Garnacha Salvage 68
    Caudex Crianza Tempranillo 64
    Matsu ‘El Picaro’ Tempranillo 64
    Lopez de Haro Crianza Tempranillo   64
    Lagariza Mencia 65
    Romantica Crianza Tempranillo  69
    Matsu ‘El Recio’ Tempranillo  78
    Lopez de Haro Reserva  79
    Clos Gebrat Garnacha  75
    Cellar de Cecilio Garnacha  93
    Sela Crianza Tempranillo  110
    Valenciso Reserva Tempranillo  120
    Remelluri Tempranillo Reserva  132
    Matsu ‘El Viejo’ Tempranillo 140
    Downing Estate Merlot  58
    Le Stagiaire Pinot Noir 59
    Solitude Pinot Noir  70
    Staindl Pinot Noir  95
    Bannockburn Pinot Noir 119
    Rochford Estate Cab Sauvignon  59
    Weathercraft Shiraz  62
    Wild Duck Creek Shiraz Malbec  62
    Brick Kiln Shiraz  59
    Yabby Lake Syrah  75
    Wild Duck Shiraz Spring flat 110
    Rogues Lane Shiraz 129

     



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