A wealth of stupendous Spanish eateries have popped up all over the Manchester area over the past few years, putting the tacky chain restaurants of yore to shame. Nacho and Natalia’s Tinto, which is an Asador (or charcoal grill-based restaurant), threatens to smoke the lot of them. While you will find familiar friends like patatas bravas on the tapas menu, there is also plenty to inspire a well-travelled foodie. Dishes such as black squid ink rice with Spanish wild garlic delighted our reviewer, Deanna, despite giving her teeth a touch of the Papa Lazarous.
But it’s dishes like the rabbit-enriched paella and blackened hunks of meat such as Menorcan milk-fed lamb or 45-day aged beef rib that really set Tinto apart, their weights and availability are chalked up daily on a blackboard. Desserts too are worth more than a cursory glance. Sheep’s milk cheese & quince jelly cheesecake anyone?
- Good for meat
- Good for seafood