mi Tomatina
mi Tomatina

mi Tomatina

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mitomatina.com/
  • Phone: 3219724881x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday- Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Jose Baranenko
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Mi Tomatina's catering options range from a Back Yard Paella Party to a multi course Tapas Dinner. We can either deliver everything prepared or our chefs and servers can enhance your party at your location.
  • Entertainment: $3.00 Cava (Spanish Champagne) every Thursday evening.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is ample Street Parking as well as a public parking lot and a public parking building within one block.
A word from mi Tomatina
Mi Tomatina provides an upscale approach to authentic Spanish cuisine. Extensive menu selections range from small tapas dishes to our signature paellas. Customers report: "All the food was amazingly delicious and the atmosphere is mysterious and compelling."
"You will love the experience"
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
mi Tomatina reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (28)fit for foodies (27)neighborhood gem (23)special occasion (15)romantic (12)good for groups (11)great for lunch (5)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (4)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (4)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • We'll prepared food
    Foodjudge
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This restaurant has a sober and attractive decor. However, it is the careful preparation of the food what gets your attention. The waiters are efficient and know the menu well. Prices are neither high or low. They are right. Food is fresh. Very good restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our second visit, and it was as special as the first one. Excellent service and food. We will highly recommend it to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No grains of salt was spared!
    Food4ThoughtVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The location is great, the restaurant is cute and the staff is very friendly BUT the only problem with this place is that the food is just way too salty! The sodium level burned my husband's throat and gave me such a headache that when I got home, I had to immediately take two Tylenols and go to bed! The items we ate that had normal levels of sodium were the delicious complimentary bread with the tomato sauce for dipping and the house salad. Both were fresh and tasty which made us excited to taste the tapas but when the tapas arrived, we were very disappointed. We really want to go back to this place but until the sodium level significantly drops, we will NEVER come back again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very tasty
    Mams
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Unique and delicious food. The only reason for the 4 stars was portion size. Tapas are expected to be small but these are best for 2 persons, maybe 3. We were a party of 4 this time and we ordered 6 tapas. Although we didn't leave hungry bc they serve unlimited ciabatta bread, the oxtail and beet salad could have been larger. Tuna portion was adequate. Baby octopus was the most generous. We want to go back to try the paella brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We are not new comers to mi Tomatina and we repeatedly have eaten here because the food is consistantly well prepared and we always enjoy the food served. We have on numerous occasions brought friends here becasue we like the place so much and enjoy sitting ouside to dine and relax. Our reservation experience this trip was poor, poor, poor and right now we are a bit annoyed with how we were handled by mi Tomatina ( rather indifferent even when we showed them the reservation on our phone) and we are even more put off by Open Table and the inconvenience of proving we kept the reservation which appeared as a No Show.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday
    Pnv7304VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Another memorable birthday, outstanding service, wonderful food. Thank you so much for such a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I was excited to finally try this restaurant, but it was not a good experience. I know it's tapas style, but even so, the portions were tiny for the price. The food was not very good, and they didn't have the first bottle of wine we ordered. Or the second......
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Lulu
    Lulu
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our waiter, William was extremely knowledgable, enthusiastic and provided excellent service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    Sporticus
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Restaurant was empty when we arrived , which we were concerned about. How wrong we were! The food was fantastic, and the service was wonderful. Our waiter was able to describe each dish so well and with such enthusiasm. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Sunday afternoon dining
    2putt
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We love the new additions to your menu and our server and the food was excellent. See you again soon, thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration
    Pnv7304VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Another great memory. In celebrating our son's graduation, we chose Mi Tomatina again to help commemorate this milestone. Once again, stellar service, wonderful food, awesome time. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service
    Uflawyer
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Although the interior space for the restaurant is very small, the kitchen does a great job of presenting some interesting dishes. The menu was creative and fun. You have to be prepared for a long dinner as some dishes take a while to prepare. They do warn you. Our server was knowledgable and fun, but it looked like he had way too many tables to take care of.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mi Tomatina
    Ddubsfl
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Have been here three times and each time gets a little better. Went on a busy Friday night and the waiter was very polite and helpful. Had the Ox Tail and it was our favorite out of everything we ordered.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Service
    Shelagh
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My 3rd time here and I was disappointed. Food was good but service awful. Obviously short staffed but no explanation or apology that our meal took 3 hours. Even had to bus our own table. We knew we were in trouble when the bottle of wine was gone before the appetizers came. I hope they get it worked out because I like this place. I'll give it one more try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service good!
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The service was good the food was not overly impressive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome experience
    Pnv7304VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Another excellent meal with stellar service. Cannot wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Potential but it needs to improve
    Luciano
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I was disappointed, we chose Red Paella for two, unfortunately it was not cook right, too salty, rice was not tender rather hard, the sea food portion minuscule (just four shrimp) and few pieces of Spanish sausage. Too poor for a pricey meal. We order a large plate of Tapas, it was priced too high for what it was, it can hardly serve two people. We do not dine out based on price, but in quality and food flavor especially when we are familiar with Spanish and Latin cuisine. The staff was friendly but not trained sufficiently, they took too long or forget food or drink requests we made.
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  • Paella Pleases-Service Disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I understand they do this all you can eat and drink on weekends so they should be especially prepared for a crowd (Father's Day?). Additional servings of Paella got colder and colder and smaller and smaller. If you do not wish to serve all you can eat, don't advertise it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Service
    Dissapointed
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Being my second time on this restaurant, I felt I can bring a good friend for a special ocassion - father's day. Extremely dissapointed with servive and completely lack of organization. This place wasn't prepared for the ocassion and didn't have a host to welcome guestes. Even though I made reservation (on line) my table wasn't ready and had to wait around 15 minutes. Table wasn't completely clean, or ready with silverware, etc. Numerous times had to call my server, for things like more food, drinks, napkins, etc..My friend even spilled his 'mimosa' on the table and after waiting for the server to clean it, I had to stand up look for help and ended me cleaning the table. Good food will not be enough for me to come back again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place to dine!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I definitely will return to try more dishes - especially I want to give the Paella I try! The Service was overall well-timed and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Place
    CathyVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had great time. Sat outside (in the alley). Nice breeze. Had lots of tapas (oxtail, octopus, seafood zarzuela) and the Valencia paella - all were excellent, as usual.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious & different
    Hconne2
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The menu is outstanding. There are so many options and different types of protein. I had oxtail, octopus, squid, and escargot all in one meal! It is difficult to find such a unique menu. The oxtail is one of the most amazing dishes I've ever had. I definitely recommend Mi Tomatina for its excellent food. Our server Paula was also wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but not great!
    WPdiner
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Good and flavorful food, as well as great atmosphere. The waitress was a little overwhelmed covering the hostess responsibilities and 2 other tables (the only ones that were filled in the whole restaurant) and forgot our espresso and coffee order with the dessert. She also never mentioned to us that Thursday nights they have a Sangria special. We found out after we had received our wine order - and were disappointed! However, the prices for all the tapas was very good and the location makes it a fun spot to come back to.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tomatina
    randall
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Make sure you order paella in advance. Took more than an hour to get food
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 251 reviews are from the mi Tomatina reviews archive.
  • Very authentic tapas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This is a great restaurant. The tapas is very authentic and very tasty. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Paella a little off
    Grana2no
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Everything was excellent but the paella had something off in taste, this was unexpected but it didn't ruin the overall experience as long as you recognized that it was yet another rice and seafood dish. It was a pleasant experience overall.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took my wife for Mother's Day. Food was middle of da road for taste. For the price it wasn't enough(paella) in compare w/ other places I have been in Orlando. Waited too long for re-fills and setting pick up. My wife never got her Mother's Day champagne glass as told by the sitting host. The tapas came w/ the meal making our table too crowed. Was not offer a desert. Had to ask for it . Then the waitress waited for me to fill up da bill. I told her that I would fill it out later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love mi Tomatina
    mlsorrelVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was our third time at the restaurant and it just keeps getting better. Great service and love the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sorry to put them out
    MikeB
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a reservation for 4 for mothers day brunch instead of 4 we had 5 which seemed to have made a problem for the restaurant. They said and we assumed it was because of all of the reservations, but very unprofessional of the wait staff to show their poor response. We were put at a table outside in the sun and we had to move an umbrella twice to get out of the sun with no help from the staff. I had wanted to just leave because of the poor attitude but I was convinced to stay. A lot of tables available all throughout our meal We had our brunch and left. Our waitress was ok but the hostess and the rest of the staff poor. I will not go back
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  • Outstanding
    Pnv7304VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Another memorable experience. Amazing food, excellent service, simply remarkable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy
    Lares
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    This is a great place to celebrate a special occasion. The paella and tapas is delicious with flavor!! The service is great. The only improvement I would make is to the sangria. It needs more wine and fruits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, questionable service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The tapas and paella were very good. I loved the traditional saffron flavoring. The service was mediocre. The server was attentive at first. Then we felt as if we were being rushed. By the end of the night, after the meal was served, we did a lot of waiting. There was difficulty with splitting the bill as well, so just ask for separate checks. If not, your bill will be done incorrectly and then it will take days to get fixed!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey Tapas
    DRDJ
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Food was very good, but pricey. $8.50 for 3 small to medium size meatballs; 8.50 for 2 very small slices of potato tortilla "pie" with chorizo. service was slow but we were there late afternoon.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Paella madness
    Johis
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Food was great, Great ambience. Mimosas were ok. Paella was delicious (chicken and shrimp). We were a large group and we sat on the patio. We had a very nice time.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very quaint and tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I recently ate at Mi Tomatina with my wife and another couple, and we ate outside, which turned out to be very pleasant. Our server was attentive and vey helpful; the food was excellent. We tried a variety of tapas and each one was delicious.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • no baked ham this Easter!
    Thymetvl
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We decided to try something different for Easter and we had a great time! Sangria is good, could've been a bit stronger..we had fun sharing all different types of tapas between the four of us! Wouldve loved to sit outside, but the folks across the street were pressure washing and that made it hard to hold a conversation. Will def sit outside next visit!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would definitely come again
    MichelleC
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We went to mi Tomatina for our friend's birthday. No one in our group had ever been so we were really taking a leap of faith. We were pleasantly surprised. The food was incredible, the drinks unique and the service was exceptional. We will definitely return sometime soon. One thing to note... the restaurant inside is very small. I would recommend sitting outside if you can.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply awesome!
    Pnv7304VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Once again we enjoyed wonderful food, stellar service and great live music. Simply awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still hungry!
    TerriB
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We love Spanish food and tapas, but in Spain, tapas (from what I understand) are meant to be a snack between meals. And they are just that - appetizers, but are priced rather high considering that if between two people you order 5 or so tapas at between $10-13 each, you've already spent about $50-60 on food, which in a regular restaurant would be two dinners. But with tapas, you are only getting very small portions (3 shrimp or 3 meatballs), which is not enough to fill your belly. Just keep that in mind if you go here. They do offer paella, but there are not many other menu options for a full meal. As for service, they were severely under-staffed and we were neglected.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, ambience, and
    Walt
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Great food, ambience, and staff. Servers were friendly, attentive to detail, professional. Paella was the best I have had since I ate a great Paella in Mallorca. I would enthusiastically recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic