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Traditional paella with saffron rice, sofrito, chicken, chorizo and green beans.

About Tinto

Bringing the bright flavours and exhilarating atmosphere of Barcelona to the heart of Melbourne’s inner east, Tinto on Burwood Road in Hawthorn offers a relaxed setting for people to meet and eat. With a long Spanish-style bar and dining area, as well as a small courtyard, Tinto is the ideal place for a catch-up with family and friends over a cerveza or vino, while grazing on delicious tapas. During chilly months, cosy up next to the gas log fire while snacking on seasoned lamb brain skewers with chimichurri, or salmon gravlax, piparra and green olive. Move on to larger plates of braised ox cheek in burnt butter celeriac, with Jerusalem artichoke crisps, or indulge in an authentic lobster and calamari paella; finish sweetly with churros and chocolate sauce.

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Location & Map

555 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122 VIC - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wed  5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thu  5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri  5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Sat  12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Sat  5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Sun  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Member Reviews (37)


A lovely night as usual.
Service good, wine good and food good. Will be back soon!


The food is delicious!! Authentic Spanish flavors. Staff are very friendly and attentive. I will come back to try the other items in the menu. I want to try them all ??


Once again a great evening. Fabulous cocktails to start, scrumptious food & wine, friendly & attentive service in the beautiful Barcelona-likeatmosphere


Elite service
I have to mention that was eye wateringly expensive. That slight criticism aside, the level of service I doubt I have experienced better anywhere in the world. Friendly, attentive and looked after my painful eating habits/allergies. This establishment is a must visit.


Great event space
We had a wonderful corporate Event at Tinto in July 2022. Hans and his team created a great vibe, served delicious food and wonderful mocktails, wine and sangria. Many thanks!


Exceeded our expectations!
Clever cocktails, good winelist, wonderful staff - and the food was excellent. My Spanish born wife was positively glowing with praise. Perhaps a liiiiiitle more Alioli with some courses but not a problem. I don't want to highlight any particular course/tapas/main because they were all really good. We left planning which friends to take there soon!


Love it, the food is so yummy, great wines and gin, cosy atmosphere, friendly attentive staff, one of my favourites


Amazing food and friendly, attentive service in a beautiful, cosy setting is what makes Tinto a place not to be missed.


Great food and brilliant service. Staff are friendly and attentive. Highly recommend.


The food as always was fresh and delicious, great flavours
The service lacked warmth- I don’t appreciate being greeted with ‘oh you’re early’ - yes we are 10 mins early- but perhaps a greeting and offer of drink at the bar may have been more appropriate then told to ‘wait over there’ and then she disappeared- service was frantic and harried. Subsequent staff members was engaging and friendly but first impressions count.


Attentive service, delicious cuisine and beautiful ambience!


Always delivers
Yummy authentic food, friendly staff, great atmosphere!


Food was beautiful, Wine was even better. Lovely evening here.


Brilliant Food and Service
My Valencian friend and I had a great evening. The wine menu was comprehensive and selection was well thought through. The food menu was superb; the authenticity and variety of Spanish dishes were on point. Will definitely be back again.


Me encanta la comida, su gente y la atmósfera que lo rodea. Gracias por dar lo mejor siempre!!


Really enjoyed our first visit, staff lovely, food divine, loved everything


Our favourite Spanish Restaurant in Melbourne
Great food, great staff, great atmosphere, can't ask for anything more.


All smiles from us
Really pleased to find this great Spanish restaurant in our neighbourhood.


Really pleased to have found this wonderful Spanish restaurant in our neighbourhood
We enjoyed a great selection of Spanish food and wine and enjoyed the service. We will definitely be coming back.



Amazing food and staff. My experience at Tinto was great.


Truly Catalan
Food arrived on time, was as authentic as you can get in Melbourne. Would definitely return.




The most incredibly executed menu.
The food looks beautiful and tastes even better. The restaurant has such a lovely atmosphere which feels very authentic and homely. Chef Nacho is such an incredible talent! Can’t wait to be back.


Exceptional Spanish cuisine and the friendliest Chef in town!
The squid-ink seafood paella is a must have. Fresh seafood with the chef's magic touch makes it a real special dish. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and a wonderful, friendly Spanish chef in Nacho, making it all the more worth visiting.


Cozy, great atmosphere, great food. Love this place!


Brilliant restaurant and food !


Fantastic Spanish food experience
Great food and atmosphere. I love this place!



Authentic Spanish gastronomy
Best Spanish cuisine in Australia. Period.


Best Spanish restaurant
Two years ago, I was to Melbourne from Barcelona. During my stay, I visited this restaurant twice, and both were great dining experiences with very elaborate and tasty typical Spanish dishes, like seafood Paella, Patatas Bravas, croquettes and calamari. I recommend it.


Some of the best dishes i've ever eaten. The duck fat fried bread with smoked butter and anchovy was incredible as were all the dishes. Service fantastic as well and nice atmosphere. Highly recommend.


Authentic Spanish Food
We are from Barcelona (Spain), ??and when we visited Melbourne last year we went to this restaurant for dinner. The dishes we tried (Spanish omelette, crisp-fried Australian squid, cod croquettes, barramundi suquet, and crema Catalana ...), were perfectly cooked. The best Spanish cuisine restaurant in Melbourne, without a doubt.


This place is just gorgeous... staff are warm, attentive and friendly, the ambience is cosy and inviting and the dishes are well executed, flavoursome and prepared with great care.


Excellent service, enjoyable ambience, exceptional food. Incredible desserts with unusual flavour synthesis.


Probably the best Spanish tapas I have tried in Australia. I met one of the chefs whilst dining there and he told me this is just the start and they have yet to reach their full potential. So will definitely be back to see this place grow.