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Los Gatos

23 Wood Street | Old Town, Swindon SN1 4AN, England
+44 1793 488450
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Ranked #7 of 308 Restaurants in Swindon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $23
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: VOTED BEST TAPAS BAR IN ENGLAND, OCTOBER 2013... Small, tradional Spanish style TAPAS BAR. Independently owned and run. All food prepared here from fresh, locally sourced or imported Spanish ingredients. Extensive hot and cold tapas menu changes regularly. Great range of Spanish wines, sherries, beers and spirits. Traditional paella Sunday lunch first Sunday each month. We have a few tables in the bar which can be booked (max 8 people) at lunchtimes or evenings except Friday and Saturday evenings, but we are not a restaurant! Closed Mondays.
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232 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Swindon, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The staff are nice and friendly and the place is always buzzing. However, personally, I found the food rather pricey for the amount which was served.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I ate here while staying over the road. Rather than east in the hotel restaurant (warned off by Trip Advisor) I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent food on offer. I had the meatballs and mushrooms, followed by a Spanish creme brulé. All beautifully presented and wonderfully tasty. I'll be back.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Went for a birthday treat with my partner, was a bit apprehensive about going after reading some of the reviews. Was there early evening and advised that the kitchen didnt open til 630 which was fine, in fact it was getting busier so orders were taken a bit earlier, friendly staff, really lovely food and wine. Had quite a few... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The atmosphere and food here are second to none........we would eat here every week if we could! Love the bustling atmosphere and without having to try it feels very Spanish....the staff are always very helpful.....never had a bad experience here so long may that continue

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Just made it in time for Saturday lunch at Los Gatos as they stop serving food at 2.30. Excellent tapas, cold Estrella lager and friendly staff made it an enjoyable afternoon in Swindon's Old Town area.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

The place might have great food, but the organisation and service seriously need some attention. We arrived at the restaurant at 12.15 for lunch, only to be told lunch doesn't start until 12.30 and they can't take your order in advance of the kitchen opening. Then at 12.45 I approached the bar to order our food, only to be sharply... More

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bistroleschats, Owner at Los Gatos, responded to this review

It continues to baffle me when a customer thinks this is an appropriate forum to complain about customer service without having raised their complaint at the time of their visit. Frankly, I think it makes the "reviewer" look more foolish than us. As we're small and often busy, many regular customers are in the habit of arriving early to secure... More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It's great that Los Gatos remains a popular and vibrant eaterie in Swindon's Old Town, and the success of an independently-run tapas bar in a town that sorely lacks non-chain restaurants is pleasing to see. I was there last night with a group of work colleagues and while the experience was pleasant enough, and the food mostly tasty and authentic,... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A great choice for us ...thanks to Trip Advisor. A fantastic ambiance and very good staff make this a pleasurable dining experience . The food is well prepared and has been sourced from quality suppliers and very reasonably priced.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Have been here several times and the food and service never disappoints. Great menu with a good variety to choose from, the aubergine chips are fantastic. The staff are very helpful and friendly, you never have to wait long for the food to arrive. I tend to go during the week as you can reserve a table. A definite must... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This quaint, intimate yet lively authentic tapas restaurant blew us away!! Excellent food and friendly helpful staff.

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