Voted the “Best in the Twin Cities” Two Years Running

We at Tinto Kitchen are more than just a team of servers, cooks, and bartenders, we’re family. Hard work and unity are what we’re made of. And it has paid off. Celebrated as Best Margarita in both Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine’s 2019 March’s Margarita Madness and City Pages 2019 Best of the Twin Cities as well as honored as Best Mexican Restaurant in 2018 and Best Latin Restaurant and Best Dog Friendly Patio in 2019 by the readers of Southwest Journal, we are honored and grateful for the support of our customers and feel privileged to be serving our Minneapolis community. Stop in next time you’re in the neighborhood of 50th and Penn and we’ll proudly mix up the Best Margarita in town and serve you the finest Latin food in the Twin Cities…. and bring your dog, too!.

Welcome to Tinto

Tinto Cocina + Cantina began serving Latin inspired cuisine in an authentic fashion; including fresh daily, hand-made tortillas. Without missing a beat, we have brought our flair for flavor to our new location in southwest Minneapolis. More than a run-of-the mill-Mexican restaurant, we pair authentic Latin inspired cuisine with hand-crafted excellence served in an environment of comfort and adventure. Quite simply, Tinto Kitchen is a feast of flavors for all senses, and one that is sure to delight both the palette and the person.

Private Events and Catering

It’s your party so why just be another face in the crowd, at a crowded restaurant, when you can own the room? At Tinto Kitchen, we totally agree. Private parties should be private. Whether you are hosting a birthday bash for your 5th consecutive 35th birthday, organizing a family reunion for long lost relatives, orchestrating a rehearsal dinner for the soon-to-be newlyweds, or the committee chair for the always spectacular office holiday party, we’ve got the room for you. Our newly opened, fully private, super fabulous event space has everything needed to make your next special event, well… special. Privacy included at no extra charge. Full bar and full menu available for all events in our private party room.

Tinto Kitchen is also set up to cater your next event, large or small. Whether its a business meeting, office lunch or offsite corporate retreat, we’ve got you covered. Our flavorful, Latin inspired cuisine will please everyone in your party so make sure to put Tinto Catering on the menu for your next event.

Daily Specials at Tinto







Brunch Menu

Hand-crafted and unique.

Lunch & Dinner

Flavorful and authentic.


Perfectly paired selections.