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222 Lyon Tapas Bar

#162 of 2,197 Restaurants in Ottawa
#181 of 2,347 Places to Eat in Ottawa
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Spanish, Tapas
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222 Lyon Street North, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5V9, Canada
613-238-0222
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good tapas, best sangria ever!

222 Lyon Tapas restaurant is in a small quaint house in a residential neighborhood. We had reservations on a Thursday evening, which I recommend because the place has very limited seating. The bartender and waitress were very friendly. The waitress suggested that we order a couple of tapas each to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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  • Romantic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My wife and I looked forward to eating here based on the many positive reviews and our love of Spanish food. We found the food bland and uninteresting. The artichoke dip resembled what a chain restaurant would serve. The mushroom croquettes were tasteless filler with the occasional slice of mushroom. We will not return.

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

222 Lyon Tapas restaurant is in a small quaint house in a residential neighborhood. We had reservations on a Thursday evening, which I recommend because the place has very limited seating. The bartender and waitress were very friendly. The waitress suggested that we order a couple of tapas each to start. We actually ordered two tapas and two pinchos (very... More 

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

222 Lyon Tapas Bar is small (seats about 20+ in the dining room and another dozen at the bar), friendly and very popular with locals. Reservations are highly recommended. The menu is not overly large, but every single dish is reliable. The service is friendly and efficient and the food is always delicious. I am a regular patron and will... More 

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Victoria, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Loved this place but there was a noisy group of conference goers who disrupted what could have been a lovely atmosphere. Top marks for the fried smelts, garlic prawns, and artichoke dip.

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

A friend learned about 222 Lyon Tapas Bar via Urban Spoon, so a group of 4 of us gave it a try. We ordered 8 tapas (plus olives & bread) along with a pitcher of sangria. We feasted! Welcoming atmosphere, authentic selection, and everything we had was very tasty. The chorizo was definitely my favourite option.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I was travelling on my own and was looking for a place for dinner. The staff at the B&B where I was staying recommended 222 Lyon Tapas Bar. I am so glad they did. The food, the ambience, the

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I always come here when in Ottawa on my own. The U-shaped bar seats ten, and I guarantee that Cathy will make you feel comfortable with a glass of wine, maybe introductions to other patrons, and menu suggestions. If you are not in the mood to make new acquaintances-- no worries -- there is enough light to read your book... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Enjoyed a wonderful evening with friends. We started with olives (just like Spain) Garlic shrimp - delicious - make sure everyone has some. Spicy chorizo - yummy Chicken cazadora - good, bland compared to the shrimp, not much chicken Spanish meatballs - delicious but they were cool in the middle Home fries - don'tFrench fries. They had a smoky paprika... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The wait staff were very attentive and great at explaining the menu. The food was good but a little bland for tapas. The most annoying part was when the bill came and our server felt it necessary to explain the appropriate tip amount.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My husband and I popped in here on a Thursday night without reservations in hope that they could seat us. The restaurant is very small with maybe tables? They were able to get us a couple of seats at the bar. Not really what I was hoping for but better than going hungry, right? What a surprise! The bar tender... More 

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Additional Information about 222 Lyon Tapas Bar

Address: 222 Lyon Street North, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5V9, Canada
Phone Number: 613-238-0222
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 222 Lyon Street North, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5V9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 613-238-0222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?