About Us

A World of Inspiration Awaits

The cuisine and culture of Central Mexico mingle with a global attitude that infuses traditional favorites with a renewed vigor and introduces new flavors and dishes for a dining experience of both familiarity and fortune. Along those lines, our space invokes both authenticity and adventure and is truly as vibrant as our cuisine. Quite simply, Tinto is a feast of flavors for all senses, and one that is sure to delight both the palette and the person.

Our Proprietors

Rebecca Illingworth 

Having grown up in the hospitality industry, Rebecca decided to open up her first restaurant in 2010, Bin Wine Bar in Saint Paul’s Lowertown. Born in Mexico City and armed with a desire to get back to her roots, Rebecca opened a second concept in 2015, Tinto Cocina & Cantina in the Lyn Lake neighborhood of Uptown, that reflected her love of Latin culture and cuisine. After receiving an abundance of accolades from the press about her food and authenticity at her Lake Street location, Rebecca has relocated Tinto to the vibrant 50th and Penn neighborhood of Minneapolis. The authenticity of flavors, culture, and cuisine is still the centerpiece of the new restaurant and features many of the original favorites while introducing new dishes and flavors.

Thierry Penichot

Executive Chef Thierry Penichot has been creating exemplary dining experiences for over 30 years. As part of the Hilton World Properties for 18 years, he lead the finest kitchens in the world; Germany, United Kingdom, France, Caribbean, and the United States.

His talents also took him to Dubai where he was a Chef at the Burj Al Arab. As partner to Rebecca, Thierry has built upon the rich heritage of Latin cuisine and crafted a menu infused with authenticity while introducing a global perspective of flavors from his years spent in kitchens around the world.