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1-3 Devizes Road | Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BJ, England
+44 1793 488450
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: VOTED BEST TAPAS BAR IN ENGLAND, OCTOBER 2013... A traditional Spanish...
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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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 202
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
authentic spanish tapas

Cosy, friendly, courteous staff. Great menu choices and value for money.went with my boyfriend for a romantic meal, but more so he could show off his Spanish he's mastered

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Sophia B
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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294 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Cosy, friendly, courteous staff. Great menu choices and value for money.went with my boyfriend for a romantic meal, but more so he could show off his Spanish he's mastered

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I visited Los Gatos with three friends on a week day and the place was reasonably busy. We had bread with Alioli sauce, habas con panceta, tortilla, calamares fritos, gambas al pil pil, pimientos de bacalao, a mix of Spanish cheeses, jamon Serrano and patatas bravas. Everything was really nice. I was not sure about gambas (prawns). The portion was... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Always nice food and great atmosphere. As has happened on a number of occasions - let down being asked to move off our table for other customers - despite having not finished our dessert. Perhaps the other customers should have arrived earlier? Big shame.

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LosGatosSwindon, Owner at Los Gatos, responded to this review

Unfortunately this is a rather misleading story, but we have become used to such stories so we have wearily learned to keep accurate records and check them before we respond. These customers arrived before 5.30 pm on a Friday evening when the bar was almost empty, sat at a table and ordered coffee and cake, (not “dessert,”) which was served... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Even the new bigger venue is packed almost any evening. A great atmosphere, attentive staff and a very good selection of tapas. Brought back some great memories of Spain. Well worth a visit and we will certainly be going back if just to try the sherry tasting which sounds fantastic.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Los Gatos has a great ambience & quality of food which has not been diminished by having moved to larger premises

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

What a fantastic place… I have been all over Spain and still don;t think that I have had tapas that can rival the food at this wonderful little piece of Spain hidden away in Swindon of all places!… Yes you might have to wait a while for food, yes it does get very busy and yes there are lots of... More 

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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Took my sister-in-law to lunch this Saturday (had booked a table luckily), as always it was heaving in there!! :) We had a lovely selection of tapas and a couple of drinks each and as always the service was great considering how busy they were. We tried some aubergine chips on the waitress' recommendation and were not disappointed! Can't wait... More 

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

What can I say? Fantastic food, fantastic service, fantastic atmosphere. I always eat too much!!! So pleased they now have larger premises as it means you are more likely to get a table. You can't book unless you are a party of at least six people.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Visited on a Sunday evening, didn't book but managed to get a space at the the bar, the place is wonderful and staff very friendly and helpful, we couldn't decide what to have so we let our server decide for us, and what a treat octopus, mussels in garlic & wine, calamari, bread, anchovies and more. Everything was so delicious.... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Lovely evening again, the( not quite so) new venue continues to delight along with the menu specials, and selection of wine and sherries. Front of house service and ( we can just glimpse you guys!) small team in the kitchen are great, thank you one and all, you're much appreciated. I know Swindon isn't renowned for vegetarian dining, but may... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1-3 Devizes Road | Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Swindon
  • Phone Number: +44 1793 488450

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 31
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Seafood, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene

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.
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?