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Tomatitos Tapas Bar

38 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
+44 1497 820772
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (154 reviews)
“calamari” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
38 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

I have no hesitation in giving this charming restaurant five stars. The ambience is warm and welcoming, the staff are friendly and efficient, the tapas menu is full of tasty and tempting plates. How anyone can complain about the food baffles me.

Thank Brisbanite65
Reviewed 16 June 2016

The food was all rather bland, most everything dominated by tinned tomatoes. The Spanish larger was very good, in fact the highlight of my visit. The atmosphere was quite off-putting, completely dominated by a very loud group of youngish men showing off to one and...More

1  Thank MikeA121212
Reviewed 13 June 2016

A hidden gem in Hay on Wye. We were a party of 20 on a hen weekend and Thalia (owner) couldn't accommodate us better. We had the whole of the upstairs area to ourselves with plentiful plates of tapas for a very reasonable price indeed...More

1  Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

As I don't live too far from hay, and its been my third year living here, it was my first time to see what the hay festival was all about. As a family, we decided to go for food ! We ordered drinks etc, to...More

Thank janeWilliams85
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Right in the middle of town. Good selection of drinks. Great selection of tapas all very well cooked and presented. Staff good. Clientele pleasant. An excellent evening.

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

After spending a day at the festival, we decided to try to grab a table at this bar that we'd seen earlier in the day. They don't accept reservations and when we turned up at 8.30, there were a few larger parties waiting with drinks...More

2  Thank Pez26
Reviewed 9 June 2016

It is awkward to walk into an establishment and observe staff running around like headless chickens avoiding to look at the new potential customers least they order something.

3  Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

This is a great restaurant - Lovely food , fab service and atmosphere and good value. The calamari was delicious and friendly service

2  Thank emmahornby
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We go to Hay at least once a year and always stop off in Tomatitos. We always have high expectations and have never been disappointed. The food is great with a wide choice and the service is always excellent.

2  Thank George H
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Went with wife and 2 children welcome atmosphere as we walked in excellent choice of foods all of which was very nice very reasonably priced for hay on wye will defo go again

1  Thank kel495
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
is this a vegetarian restaurant? or the meat there is halal?
22 July 2016|
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Response from fat_cat | Reviewed this property |
There are vegetarian options but I don't believe it was halal.
Celia A
Do they take bookings?
17 May 2015|
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Response from Celia A |
Thanks Rachel Sorry this is so late. We had another lovely meal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Hay-on-Wye
  • Phone Number: +44 1497 820772
Open from 11.00 am for illy coffee and home-made cakes, Monday - Saturday. Serving Spanish influenced small dishes of home-cooked food from 12 - 3 pm and 6 - 10 pm. Sundays, open at 4 pm, serving food from then until 9.00 pm.
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