mi TOMATINA Spanish tapas finest!
Perfectly seasoned beef tips and sliced mushrooms served in a hot cast iron skillet with a tasty gravy and fresh from the oven rolls started this tapas tasting. Heartily garnished flatbread is deliciosly crisp, served on a hot rough hewn slate for temperature consistency, and could easily satisfy one's lunch appetite. A newly discovered favorite, roasted pear and duck served at medium temperature offered succulent flavors and uninhibited aroma. Polishing off an alfresco dining experience: rich earthy coffee beside chocolate lava cake with vanilla cream sauce and vanilla bean ice cream. A Winter Park, Florida bellissimo!
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
The atmosphere, food and service
The atmosphere, food and service was great. The tapas menu had so many deliciouse offerings that it was difficult not to want to try them all. Dessert was also very good. We are deffinetly going back to try the rest of the menu.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tapas tastes good at mi Tomatina
An amazing tapas tasting experience from beginning to end. Delectable duck was perfectly seared and served at exactly temp requested. Flatbread selection was delish comb of goat cheese, tomato and greens with excellent dust of herbs and served crispy hot. Soup was almost hot, served in an English glass bowl sans the hot rolls requested. Although tasty, the beef and mushroom offering had a stew-like consistency which made sharing awkward. Chocolate molten lava cake served with vanilla creme beside fresh vanilla bean ice cream was a light fare for a just right end.
3/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Slow start, great finish.
The food is great and Tapas Tuesdays $4 each is a great deal. Once we got our waiter things went very smoothly, however initially it seemed like there was some confusion in the staff as far as whether to bring me water and it definitely was the slowest sangria service ever.
Still, I think that was a random issue and would definitely go back. I was there for 2 hours with my date and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Mi Tomatina has an excellent
Mi Tomatina has an excellent menu, it was hard to choose what to eat. We tried several tapas dishes and were extremely pleased with all of them. A good combination of flavors in each gave distinctive and pleasant taste impressions. Each dish was well presented and tasty. Service was excellent.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
One more time, the experience
One more time, the experience was great! Excellent food in a friendly atmosphere.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We will be back!
The food was fantastic, our waiter was always available when we needed him, and the music on the patio set the mood without too much volume.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Seafood Paella was awesome. However, they up charge for chorizo. This is a very important ingredient for paella.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Go To Spot on New England
Over three years has never failed to deliver an outstanding experience. Relaxed and warming environment. Food always surprises. Staff are attentive, service of multiple courses are will timed. For lunch, dinner or mid-afternoon nosh. Th-Sat evenings great live background music fitting with the European vibe the owners have created
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are not quite sure of the
We are not quite sure of the problem when we arrived as the restaurant was empty and when we asked to be seated outside, everyone fumbled and seemed confused. Once we were seated, the meal went well. My house salad was excellent, a bit small for the price, tasty and I loved the touch of the plumpled white raisins. We each had sangria and both white and red were equally delicious. It was refreshing to have sangria that was not syrupy sweet & overloaded with juice and many restaurants should take a lesson in sangria from mi Tomatina. Ever receive rolls at your table that are so hot you have to let them sit a few mnutes to let them cool? This was a treat that we throughly enjoyed.
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Mi Tomatina and sat in the new BarCelona area in back. Wow! great time-good music and as always great food and service!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had not been to Mi Tomatina
We had not been to Mi Tomatina on a Sunday night, but it was another good experience. We ended up sitting in the new bar section - it's really pretty and a nice area to enjoy the food and wine. Service was attentive. We enjoyed our old favorites, including the scallops. Always good. The seafood flatbread was unusual but it turned out to be another new favorite!
We ended up ordering a bottle of wine and sipped our way through it and the rest of the tapas. We ordered the small paella and that was a great finish and we were very content.
There was a nice crowd and everyone seemed to be having fun. We will, of course, be back!
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic spanish experience
I have been to this restaurant before and knew the food was wonderful! I decided to come to mi Tomatina and celebrate my 21st birthday, the food & atmosphere was perfect. The paella and sangria was very delicious, very much recommended!
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food... great location...
Quaint restaurant with great food. Definitely worth a repeat visit. Priced right for the quality of food. Excellent tapas selection. Cool bar on the side of the building.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
While we had a good dinner
While we had a good dinner we were not given the choice of eating inside or out. It was very damp and muggy evening and this detracted from our experience since we had to dine outside.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were looking for a lovely
We were looking for a lovely Saturday night place and found the service and food excellent. When we discovered that the piano music was live and coming from the outdoor bar we spent the rest of the evening enjoying the evening buzz and bumped into a few friends at the hidden alley-way bar. Just delightful.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Spanish Menu in central Florid
Went for a celebration and our hopes were met and exceeded with every dish. Excellent from the sdlad to the dessert!
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is one of the best finds in Winter Park. The food is always outstanding. Even though small plates, the portions are ample to share. The staff is always pleasant even when short handed. It is my favorite!
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing, tapas
The food was amazing, tapas so you got to try a variety of dishes. However no one else was in the restaurant which was sad but we did get amazing service since we were the only ones there!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
went on a Friday and they
went on a Friday and they had an excellent duo with a Spanish guitar and flute player. if the had a CD, we would have bought a copt. Service was excellent, food was excellent. looking forward to returning to the area and go back again.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best find of 2013!
We searched for tapas to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We arrived about 7pm on a Monday night, in the picturesque part of Winter Park. There were only 3 tables occupied, and we were offered seating at the new outdoor bar - I HIGHLY recommend that you try it. Two large screen tv's, happy hour, outstanding service and ambiance. Watch for smokers! We selected mainly seafood items, the sangria and red wine list. You can't go wrong with anything, it was ALL delicious. The bartender doubld as our waiter, and we only waited about 10 minutes from ordering to delivery for food. Appearance, temperature, and flavor were above our expectations. Small tables are the norm here, and it can be more noisy outdoors than indoors.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just Like Spain!
After living in Europe for the past eight years, I was reluctant to try tapas outside of Spain. Boy was I glad I did. Mi Tomatina brought me right back to Barcelona! The food was amazing. I especially enjoyed the smoked Salmon, meatballs, and the seafood paella. The service was great. Our waiter was funny, friendly and accommodating. The food came out in a timely manner, and we were served delicious warm rolls with a tomato dip to start. The ambiance was fantastic. All the tables unique and the atmosphere was upbeat yet sophisticated. The Lava cake for dessert is a must!!!! I will definitely be returning! Thank you for a lovely evening.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food and service!
Great food -- we had the Russian salad, grilled veggies, calamari, tortilla and duck breast, then the clan and cream de Catalona for desert. All fresh and flavorful. High marks for the asparagus in the grilled veggies, the tortilla and the cream. Outstanding service from Paul and great live music.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleasant dining
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Park Ave., Mi Tomatia is a charming little restaurant. The seating is primarily al fresco, with only seating for probably 20 inside. The outside dining is along the street, with umbrellas and several tucked between Mi Tomatia and the next door restaurant (leading to the large outside bar area) that are shaded and with ceiling fans.
Service was prompt and gracious. The food selection is varied and tasty. The bar area is large and covered, with a few flat screen tv's, fans, and high top tables backed with a lush background of bamboo plants. My only suggestion would be to have some citronella candles in the back seating areas to keep the bugs away...I left with quite a few no-seeum bug bits.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Friday Evening!
This was our second visit to mi Tomatina and we can't wait to go back. This wonderful restaurant is tucked away from the main stream of Park Ave and is full of ambiance. The music, tables lend to a very friendly fun atmosphere! Our waiter, Juan Carlos was fantastic!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome tapa's and Paella's
cooked perfectly and full of flavor. Excellent wine list as well.
Andre's treated us great!!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wish I knew about it sooner..
I absolutely loved mi Tomatina. The food was great...especially the shrimp wrapped in serrano ham!! The service was friendly and not overly solicitous. Beeing originally from NY, I felt like I was in "The Village" based on the neighborhood.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food mi Tomatina
This is a good place for dinner on a Thursday night.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my favorite Resturant in Winter Park. The staff is friendly and attentive. The food is consistently good. If you love live music make sure you go on the weekend when they have live music outside!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
S, SI, SI!
Great restaurant and a unique bar serving a refreshing and authentic approach to tapas! A must!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Night out for tapas
Great service, delicious food, tasty alcohol, perfect atmosphere, reasonable prices. Coming back again for paella!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will be back
Awesome first experience - everything was amazing. Loved the red sangria!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal
Once again we enjoyed another great meal. Excellent service and amazing food.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The complete package
From start to finish, mi Tomatina delivered. We selected the restaurant based on its menu options and our love of Spanish cuisine. As we were in town on vacation, we'd never dined there and asked for recommendations. Our server was very thorough in his selections and we opted for an array of tapas. The courses were well-timed, well-portioned and delicious! We munched on a fabulous cheese selection throughout our hot dish options and sipped a wonderfully potent Sangria throughout. Not a single dish disappointed; my favourite was the stuffed baby squid while my husband adored the oxtail. The cap to the meal was the live Spanish guitar music and wonderful ambience.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Decided on this restaurant based on points value from Open Dining. No regrets! We sat outside near the band. The music was not too loud where we still couldnt talk to each other. The waitor was proactive and friendly. The food was delicious! We ordered tapas (chorizo and lamb). Meat was tender, moist, and I wanted more and more. We got the Valenciana Paella which was also cooked perfectly. We had enough to take home for leftovers and even re-heated it tasted great. We ordered red sangria pitcher which was great. For two people the pitcher yielded us about 3 glasses each. I would definitely return!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place -
We make a point of having at least one evening here when we're in Winter Park. The food and service cannot be beat. Both are fabulous -
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
What can you say, when everything is great. The food, reasonable priced and drinkable wines, great music on Friday or Saturday.
One of our favorites
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always wonderful
The food is always wonderful and it's nice to dine outside.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, Awesome wine & ambiance
Give this place a try on a weekend night. Excellent outdoor seating with live music. The food is solid, not spectacular. Fun environment for a change of pace, and the tapas are unique.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
It should be noted that we went to this restaurant on a Monday night. There was no crowd to be seen. Nestled in one of the most charming areas of Winter Park, mi Tomatina's is a hit. The food was excellent. From the Pallea to the Sangria every item was delicious. The tapas style of dining was enjoyed by all and the service was fantastic. We'll most certainly be returning.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were celebrating a friend's birthday and it just happened to be Tapas Tuesday, which had a selection of tapas for $4. At the end, they sent a freshly made Creme Brulee on the house! Everything was delicious and I always feel like I am welcomed there.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM