Food quality 8/10
Children welcome - yes
Disabled access - yes
I think tapas can be quite hit or miss in this country and it’s pretty difficult to find the perfect restaurant which offers the Spanish cuisine.
But El Tomate was definitely a restaurant providing some truly outstanding samples of sophisticated Spanish cooking.
The restaurant, situated on the High Street in Mold, provides an excellent setting to enjoy some tapas and hits the nail on the head with making you feel like you’re eating in the heart of Spain - despite the freezing weather outside!
As my friends and I had never eaten there before, the waiter who served us was very helpful and talked us through the menu.
One of my favourite things about El Tomate was the quirky menus and ordering style as you tick each item you want and then hand it in to your waiter - making the process of ordering tapas,which can sometimes be quite difficult if you’re part of a big party, really easy to do.
Although, the best thing on the menu for me has got to be the Patatas Bravas.
I know it’s a classic and quite simple dish to try out of all the options and I have sampled it many times before, but I thought it was the best I’ve ever tasted.
And I’d go as far as saying the sauce was quite simply to die for!
I also sampled the chorizo picante con Riojo among many other fantastic dishes, which was a delightful mix of sweet and spicy flavours.
There are so many options on the El Tomate menu for everyone to try and it also provides helpful allergen information if needed.
It’s great for picky eaters because you can sample so many small dishes and I’d say if you’re looking for somewhere to go for a special occasion with lots of friends and family, this would be a perfect place to go as its great to share all the different types of tapas and have a little bit of everything.
The only thing I’d say which could be a little inconvenient is paying the bill.
If you’re looking to try El Tomate, don’t forget to bring cash as they don’t accept cards - we did and had to take a trip down the High Street to get cash out in the pouring rain!
Large Kapataz white wine - £4.50
San Miguel - £3.50
Patatas bravas x 2 -£7.95
Chorizo picante con Riojo - £5.95
Albondigas (meatballs) - £10.50
Pollo y chorizo (skewers) - £5.95
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