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Los Gatos

23 Wood Street | Old Town, Swindon SN1 4AN, England
+44 1793 488450
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Ranked #5 of 301 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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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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

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Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went there last night. Had a great meal. Food delicious and good price. Service excellent. Shame can't book ahead and could do with more tables.

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Swindon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Love going here as the tapas is amazing, with regularly changing specials such as a crab tartlet, red mullet on salsa, liver parfait, beef skewers, etc as well as a great standard menu that I've never had a bad dish from. It is small and always busy - so often you see people look through the door and see it's... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here on Friday evening. They don't take bookings on Fridays or Saturdays so we had a drink at the bar but were seated within15 mins. The service was prompt and friendly but unobtrusive. The food was delicious and good wine. We would highly recommend and would definitely go back.

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Went for a meal there last night after my daughter`s graduation. Very friendly and helpful staff and a good selection of dishes. Food was very tasty. Try the aubergine chips-they melt in your mouth. You can only book a table Mon to Thur-it is pot luck at the weekend. It is only small so book if you can.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife and I were to stay in Wroughton for the evening so spotted this place on Trip advisor and thought is worth a go. We are both fans of Spanish food and wine. This restaurant is situated on a lively street within old town Swindon. While small is lets its presentence be known, by the vibrant red décor, announcing... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I've been visiting Los Gatos for many years now and it never fails to impress me. Our most recent visit was to celebrate 6 happy years together. As previous reviewers have said it's always busy, so we went early at 6.30 on a Weds evening and got the last available table for 2. We are creatures of habit and while... More

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