The New Street Food in Barcelona

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A New Street Food Invented in Barcelona

Earlier this month I was invited by the team at Tino to visit their store, and try a new and exciting street food. That’s right, a new food concept invented here in Barcelona.

Award Winning!

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I had a feeling it was going to be a good experience, seeing as they’d won the Hidden Gem Award after only being open for a month.  That was in 2021, when they were a delivery-only service. With the prize money, that came with the award, they were able to open their first shop in the Eixample area in June 2022.

What is a 'Tino'?

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The ‘Tino’ as it’s been named, is a bitesize mix between a pizza, empanada, and a burrito. The focus being on the quality and wide selection of fillings, like pulled pork, coleslaw & BBQ sauce, along with lots of oozing mozzarella cheese, all wrapped in a homemade pizza dough.

What does a Tino taste like?

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There are about 16 different flavours and they come in boxes of different quantities. I opted for the following four:
  • Pull Fiction – pulled pork, coleslaw, bbq sauce, mozzarella cheese
  • Chicky Pesto – halal chicken, pesto sauce, bechamel, mozzarella cheese
  • Tacotino – pulled beef, red onions, lime, coriander, mozzarella cheese
  • Cabracadabra (veggie) – goat cheese, honey, spinach, nuts, raisins, mozzarella cheese
My first choice to try was the Cabracadabra. I was pleasantly surprised at the crispiness of the pizza dough, and then the cheese explosion as I bit down, and wow those combinations of flavours.

The Perfect Snack

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They taste best piping hot, straight out of the oven. However, they stay hot for up to 50 mins, so are ideal to take back to your home, hotel, or down to the beach.

In fact, that’s what I did. I ate one in-store, on one of the stools provided, and then took the rest home to enjoy on my terrace.

“taco wrapped in pizza dough” 

The Best Ingredients

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The quality ingredients and flavour options are what really make these bitesize snacks stand out. My absolute favourite was the TACOTINO. With the combination of fresh Mexican flavours, it really was like eating  a taco wrapped in pizza dough. And, if you have doubts, don’t, trust me, it works.

What's the Cost?

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So, each TINO costs €3.60. As mentioned above, they come in boxes of different amounts, as follows: A box of four – €12.90 A box of four + drink + dessert – €16.90 Vegan box of four +drink + dessert – €16.90 A box of 8 – €23.90 A box of 12 – €32.90 If you consider the uniqueness, quality and taste, in my opinion this is good value.

Plans for the future?

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Currently Tino have one shop in the Eixample neighbourhood of Barcelona. They have big plans though to expand and have locations across the city. In their venue on C/ de Còrsega there’s a couple of bar stools where you can eat in store, but it’s primarily a takeaway joint. My recommendation is take a box to the park, or home, or eat on the street.

It' not a Pizza, Empanada nor a Burrito

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The Tino team emphasises that this new street food,  is certainly not an Italian pizza, an Argentinian Empanada or a Mexican Burrito. You can see it plastered all over their boxes. However, the Tino combines the best aspects of all three. The gooey mozzarella cheese of a pizza, and the fillings similar to an empanada or a burrito.

Vegan & Vegetarian

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I was really impressed with the veggie and vegan options. Ingredients include apple marmalade, vegan meatballs and vegan nutella. Flavours include garam masala, lemon and ginger. One of my favourite Tino’s out of all of them is the veggie ‘Cabracadabra’. Even for a big meat eater like myself, this would be included in my box of four on my next visit.

Desserts & Drinks

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As well as serving Tino’s, there’s a fridge full of homemade desserts and drinks. If you have a sweet tooth you’re in luck. Choose between an Oreo mousse or a lemon cheesecake, packed into little glass jars (€4.20 each). I opted for the cheesecake. At first I wasn’t sure if it was good value, due to it’s size, but I can tell you it definitely is. The perfect amount of crunch and cream and flavour. If they don’t tickle your fancy, there’s a vegan cookie as well. To wash it down I had the Limonada Casera. A deliciously refreshing homemade concoction of lemon, mint and sugar (€3.90).


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In conclusion, the Tino is a new and exciting addition to the Barcelona food scene. If you live here, or just visiting on holiday, it’s definitely worth a try. Super tasty with multiple different flavours, and very addictive.  When I think about the Tino, my mouth actually waters. It’s lucky I don’t live next door, otherwise I’d be in there every day. Come to think of it though, I do plan on going again tomorrow to try some of the other flavours, oh and the TACOTINO again of course.

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