Tintoque

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Contemporary Mexican
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Tintoque seeks to be a cultural link that expresses the culinary journey of the passage of time in the bay, finding flavors and elements that mark each stage in the history of Puerto Vallarta. Here we present a different proposal of creative cuisine based on the essence of regional recipes and ingredients, with the best product offered by the Mexican Pacific, materialized with the influence of the cuisines and trips that have marked the life of Vallartense Chef Joel Ornelas; who transmits an author's kitchen that manages to be a true gastronomic experience for lovers of good food and all those who seek to refine their palate with unique experiences. The Culinaria Mexicana publishing house has awarded Tintoque as one of the 120 best restaurants in Mexico in its "Guía de México Gastronómico 2019" being the only place in the city with such a distinctive award.
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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excelente y muy amigable servicio. Comida muy creativa y única.

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l
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exquisite! Price, excellent! Easily a Top 10 in any gastronomic US city!

r
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food and welcoming service and atmosphere

BG
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and service, a little overpriced for the quality but overall a good experience. Service was good, not spectacular though

EL
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite possibly the best restaurant in Vallarta. No one tries as hard or gives this much effort, thought, love, and care towards ensuring a most memorable dining experience.

LS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I enjoy going here knowing that they really try to make sure that I have a wonderful relaxing evening. Overall the food is quite good. Tonight my fish that I had was a little more salty than I normally like. Otherwise, I think it is really a nice place to enjoy a good meal, quiet and not overly expensive at all. I will definitely go back soon.

OT
Guanajuato
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente comida
Buena música
Lugar increible

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K
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The only reason I gave this amazing restaurant four stars is because they were out of ribeye, foie grass and something else.. but otherwise impeccable service , decor and food quality

J
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible! Truly a very special meal. This team is aiming as high as it gets and they are really doing very serious impressive work.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo estuvo delicioso, de los mejores restaurantes que tiene Vallarta!!

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OT
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todos los platillos estuvieron deliciosos!
Excelente servicio
Muy recomendable

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was excellent!
Food was very good.
The only issue:
Equality in the times if somebody in the table order degustation menu and the other person order menu. It’s not comfortable wait for the other person, or worst, if the other finish their dessert and you still waiting for your main dish.

Definitely I would be back!!

JC
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

EXCELENTE COMIDA Y LUGAR. SOLO TAL VEZ UN MENU LIGERAMENTE MAS AMPLIO SE AGRADECERIA.

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CO
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

COMIDA FUSIÓN CON TOQUES MEXICANOS, MUY BUENA; EL PESCADO SOBRE UNA CAMA DE FRIJOLES, EXCELENTE; LO MEJOR LOS POSTRES
BUENA CAVA DE VINOS, AUNQUE NO MUY EXTENSA

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent !!

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I
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excelente comida, trato personalizado y muy cordial! Sin duda repetiremos en nuestra proxima visita a Puerto Vallarta

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DT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Locale and ambiance was great but they did not have half of the main course dishes on the menu.

OT
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Un servicio especial!! Mágico, pocos meseros y una coordinación extraordinaria adentro y fuera de cocina que te hace sentir un ambiente agradable y sin igual, los sabores 😘una delicia de comida nacional a pesar de algunos platillos de comida internacional, la Hostess, un mesero y una ayudante de mesero, salen a despedirte con una sonrisa agradable y un aliento de limpieza 🙊 Recomendado ame el lugar! Fabuloso 💚

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for my wife’s birthday. Great service, they decorated the table for the event, and treated us to a special local drink called Tuba. Excellent food, nothing like this back home.

Give it a shot.

Tintoque
Responded on 3 July 2019

We are very grateful for the confidence in allowing us to host your important celebration. Thank you very much for taking the time to rate us and value the details with which we seek to make each visit different and memorable. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards

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V
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Altamente recomendado . Es un restaurante que vale la pena visitar . Pedimos varios platillos para compartir y todos estaban excelentes . La atención del personal estuvo sobresaliente y fue parte fundamental de la grata experiencia que tuvimos .

Tintoque
Responded on 3 July 2019

Muchas gracias por visitarnos, nos complace leer que su experiencia fue positiva y sus comentarios nos motivan mucho para seguir trabajando en cuidar los detalles y superar las expectativas en cada visita. A partir del 4 de Julio tendremos nuevo menú de Verano con grandes sorpresas al paladar, esperamos verlos muy pronto de nuevo. Saludos cordiales

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F
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

World-class food.
Mediocre wine list.
If the wine choices were at the same level as the food, this restaurant would be the best of the best.

Tintoque
Responded on 3 July 2019

Thank you very much for your visit and for your valuable comments, we will take the observations of the wine and hope that in your next visit we can have that great detail corrected. Best regards

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P
Las Vegas
36 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu, great service.

Tintoque
Responded on 3 July 2019

Thank you very much for your visit and for this valuable feedback, we appreciate very much having taken the time to do it. Best regards

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TM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Everything was great with the exception of our main waiter. He came on with a condescending attitude the entire night. Not the attitude you want to have when working in a service industry. Luckily for us there were a few other staff members that were great. Overall it is a great place to dine. The food was wonderful..

DL
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our experience was excellent. The food and service was outstanding. We have been to restaurants all over the world and this one ranks in our top 5. This was our 3rd visit to Tintoque. The blending of Indigenous ingredients and flavors with culinary expertisé makes this a unique experience. We could taste the chef's influence from his experiences in San Sebastián, Spain. Even though the chef was not physically present during our last meal, the kitchen staff knows what they are doing and are well trained. The wine steward was most accommodating. Our wait staff was most efficient. Thank you for a great experience!

JR
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely experience. I mentioned that it was a birthday on the reservation notes, and they had decorated the table for it. Also gave us a 3rd desert with a candle.
The food was amazing as each dish is so carefully thought out and ingredients are interesting without being pretentious. We chose the Restaurant Week menu, which is what brought me to finally try the place. I would go back for a special dinner without hesitation.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Llegamos con la expectativa de un restaurante mexicano local y nos fuimos con la boca abierta! El nivel de cocina es muy bueno, pedimos la degustación de 6 tiempos con maridaje y la experiencia fue increíble. Totalmente recomendado, la relación precio-valor 👌

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j
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente ambiente servicio impecable y lo mejor una cena exquisita con platos deliciosos

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EL
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still hands down the best restaurant in PV! Probably the only restaurant in PV who puts great effort into its Restaurant Week offerings. Can't wait to go back and try everything on the a la carte menu!

SV
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Restaurant and food are wonderful. Staff is well trained and attentive. We were there a few weeks ago and enjoyed our entire experience and it was a busy night. This time it wasn't busy and we felt a little rushed....no time between courses and we mentioned it to the manager. We also had a few food requirements that they had no problem accommodating. Would highly recommend this restaurant

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food. A gem in the marina worth a special visit.

AR
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Tienen una carta limitada en opciones , no hay más que un solo pescado , precios excesivos

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FC
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tintoque exceeded my expectations, and I looked for a 5 stars restaurant with the best comments ever to have the best dinner in my life, so, this is quite something. Amazing experience. Loved it.

F
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed the six course tasting menu. Every dish was a beautiful presentation and amazing flavors. The service was friendly and attentive without being too much. The wine was a excellent cab from Mexico. Everything was incredible! And the chef came over to greet us. We told him he should get a Michelin star! Possibly our best food experience!

MD
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tintoque, was such a treat!! We are from Maryland and we’re so thrilled with both the service and food we experienced. The interior decor was stunning and all of the staff catered to their guests. The power happened to go out during our dinner and the staff made sure we were still well taken care of. The chef’s were using phones to light up the kitchen and they still presented delicious, memorable, and beautiful food!! Would highly, highly recommend as a must visit in PV! Request Marcos! He was our fav!

LS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. The food is delicious, the chef always has creative dishes to pick from and the service is delightful to make the perfect evening.

OT
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente!

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OT
Puerto Vallarta
8 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first restaurant we went to for Restaurant Week. Everything was perfect. We loved our food choices. The service was exceptional.

OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Six course tasting menu is a MUST

LS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious, the place was pretty quiet especially as we arrived early. The service is amazing too.

T
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tintoque is a very good 5-star gourmet restaurant in the Marina Vallarta area, interpreting Mexican dishes using international modern techniques. We ordered the 9-course tasting menu with wine pairings and highly recommend this. Best dishes for us were the shrimp cooked sous vide and wrapped with cucumber, the “bento box” amuse bouche, a seafood dish that tasted like vitello tonnato (sorry, I couldn’t memorize all nine dish names), and the chocolate dessert since it was NOT cloyingly sweet. We prefer savoury to sweet. Thus, the least favourite dishes were the “Mexican risotto” with mole and the slow-roasted tomato dish. If these two were staged later in the nine courses, then they could be “pre-dessert”. The wine pairings were excellent and featured several wineries from Baja California. It was our first time trying Mexican wines and were pleasantly surprised. Most impressive was the sommelier’s audacity in pairing very bold reds with seafood courses. Bottom line : if you like gourmet tasting menus of the “modern” variety, you definitely need to eat here.

Tintoque
Responded on 8 May 2019

Thank you very much for your kind opinion and having chosen us among the diverse gastronomic offer in Puerto Vallarta. We appreciate your vote of confidence to have chosen to receive our menu of 9 times with pairing and give the opportunity to Mexican wines that deserve to be discovered. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards

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