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1-3 Devizes Road | Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BJ, England
+44 1793 488450
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Ranked #9 of 325 Restaurants in Swindon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $31
Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
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... A traditional Spanish style TAPAS BAR. Independently owned and run, which relocated to larger premises in October 2014. All food is 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 some tables in the bar which can be booked (max 8 people) at lunchtimes or evenings (except Friday and Saturday evenings, when it's first come, first served) but we are not a restaurant! Closed Mondays.
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English first
Swindon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We ate here again today...4 old geezers...food as always ...delicious ....and it is up to you dear reader to pick some healthy options ( there are several.....beans,stuffed peppers, octopus ,tortilla etc)... together with one one or two fried tapas ..This.makes it a brilliant place to eat with friends or to pop in alone and read a newspaper and eat in... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Los Gatos has moved to new larger premises and it is brilliant ! The tapas are as delicious as before & now more space too . Book a table if you can as its very popular already. Their Aubergine chips are legendary - along with our favourites - fish in cruzcampo beer, meatballs , tortilla , croquettes & broad beans... More 

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Swindon england
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Went to this great restaurant a few weeks to celebrate my birthday. We have been several times to the old restaurant on wood street and the new spacious venue is just as good. Not as cramped Food was the usual high quality authentic spanish fare and all priced very reasonably. Stand out was the 'drunken fish' dish...staff very helpful. Will... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Visited the new venue for the first time since they moved and glad to say it's still the same buzzing tapas bar with a few more tables! Food is excellent, service is informative and friendly although can get slow when it's busy.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We were a bit worried Los gatos might loose some of its atmosphere with moving to a bigger location. Nothing to worry about, it's still the best restaraunt in old town! Great atmosphere, great wine wine and best tapas I've eaten.

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2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

We stopped for coffee, hot chocolate and churros. Used to be fabulous, but must be on an economy drive.... The first coffee turn up like weak milky water purporting to be a Latte, next the cappachino fared no better.. Sent back after a lot of waiting to get another cappachino given with less than about a 2cm in the bottom... More 

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LosGatosSwindon, Owner at Los Gatos, responded to this review

While it is very unusual for Los Gatos staff to receive this kind of criticism, it is clear that we failed to give our best service on this occasion and for that we apologise. I have tried to contact this reviewer directly for information, but have unfortunately had no response. I have discussed the situation with the staff involved and... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A great socialable place to meet up with friends. Excellent tapas, friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. Even though Los Gatos has moved into bigger premises they have still retained the same friendly atmosphere.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We tried this restaurant with friends and on arrival at 6.15pm we were put on the waiting list for a table. At 8pm we decided that we had waited long enough and as there was still of sign of a table for us we left. We were very disappointed as the food we did see coming out looked good but... More 

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LosGatosSwindon, Owner at Los Gatos, responded to this review

We are happy that our new venue is attracting so many new customers. We would love to accommodate you all, but we can't see how it's fair to condemn us because we can't. If a place is popular and full of people enjoying themselves, doesn't that say more than this pointless review? You do not comment on the quality of... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Come here all the time with friends. Swindon has so many bad places to eat but this place really bucks the trend. The food is amazing and drinks are good value. The aubergine chips are excellent and there is always a buzzy atmosphere. Cant wait for our next trip back!!

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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

I am sad to write such a bad review as I know the food here is amazing! We arrive at 7:30 and we told that we would have to put our name on the waiting list. 2 hours later we still did not have a table. I appreciate that you are busy but it was way too long to wait!... More 

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LosGatosSwindon, Owner at Los Gatos, responded to this review

If we were not Los Gatos, you would be right. We would not have put in the generous u-shaped bar, designed with a comfortable overhang and at a height for our customers to sit around on the 18 stools, enjoy a drink and a tapa or two and chat to the staff or watch all the activity in the kitchen.... More 

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Additional Information about Los Gatos

Address: 1-3 Devizes Road | Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1793 488450
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Swindon
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 11 - 31
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Seafood, Spanish, Tapas

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