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222 Lyon Tapas Bar

#151 of 2,174 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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222 Lyon Street North, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5V9, Canada
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided on a whim to find a Tapas bar and found this gem here on TripAdvisor. We where welcomed by Tracy our waitress who by herself lifted our experiance with her charm. The food was fantastic and mouslings we had rank among the best we have ever had ( and we have had a lot :) ). The atmosphere... More 

Thank Doraldur
Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I rarely take the time to write a negative review, but this time I unfortunately feel like I have to: we went there based on the great reviews we saw here... And we were very disappointed. We waited for a long time (but the lady serving us was nice I must say), the food was not good and it was... More 

Thank Anne155004
Ottawa, Canada
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

222 Lyon Tapas Bar is a tiny restaurant with only a few tables. With its intimate atmosphere and warm, welcoming staff, one feels as though they are eating in a Spanish home. We ordered many, many items from the menu and all were delicious. The Spanish Tortilla was excellent as were the prosciutto wrapped dates. And while the food wasn't... More 

Thank Lasirena37
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Finally we decided to give the Tapas Bar a try and were not disappointed. Great vibe and welcoming atmosphere. Cozy intimate feeling of inclusion. Good food selection for vegetarians. Will definitely go again.

Thank Julianna30
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We have been numerous times and absolutely love this place. Highly recommend the spinach artichoke dip, chorizo, and the prosciutto wrapped dates. Will definitely be back!

Thank Nathan D
Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We had been twice before. The previous draw was the Catalonia style spinach which had been removed from the menu on our last visit. The restaurant walls are hard surfaces, creating dreadful echos. It was so noisy the last time we went I could not hear across the table. The server was rude. She actually scolded me "Why did you... More 

Thank 321carolynn
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Wonderful surprise to find this wonderful jewel. Came without reservations (maybe max 20/25 seats in 'table' area, we got two seats around the bar. Lots of friendly conversation all nite and met many locals. Then there's the food! Shared two small appys and then had two great dishes...one pork medallions and the other the scallop special . Both scrumptious. Ended... More 

Thank Whoknowsnext
Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Minus the fact they lack patatas bravas, this place is literally a Spanish tapas bar. Great drinks, good food, great atmosphere. Definitely a fun place to go to share food and wine with friends or colleagues.

Thank Czechfoodie
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Great food and service the night we went. We had a perfect table at the window that let us all be together than down two long rows where you can really talk to everyone. We went with the special offerings that night, garlic shrimps, shrimps monalisa, scallops, spanish meatballs and mussels.

Thank Jane C
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

As a big fan of Tapas Bars and eager to get back to Spain, I checked out this Ottawa offering. A good sign was the mature Spanish couple having a drink and a snack before their night out. A great selection of Spanish wines by the glass, reds, whites, a cava and 2 types of sherry. Service was attentive and... More 

Thank James P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 Lyon Street North, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5V9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 613-238-0222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?