Iron Chef Jose Garces, an Ecuadoran-American, opened Tinto to bring Basque flavors to Philadelphia. Diners love the intimate setting that mimics a rustic wine cellar. You can choose from more than 100 Spanish and French wines and feast on extravagant small plates like Duck Confit Montadito.
A marketplace and restaurant in the middle of Boise may be an unexpected place to take a culinary vacation to Spain, but this sangria is utterly transporting. The fruit-packed drink mixes Rioja-grown Viura white wine with simple syrup, orange juice, pureed peaches, oranges, apples, grapes, lemon, limes and mango, all dispensed from a slushy-style machine.
Toro Bravo is the go-to tapas place in Portland, Ore. Indulge in Spanish-inspired small plates, an optional tasting menu and housemade charcuteria. Standouts include squid ink pasta with hazelnuts and grilled octopus with fried chickpeas. Also impressive is the extensive sherry selection.