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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 289 restaurants in Swindon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Not much needs to be said bout Los Gatos, only that it is amazing! I am always going back. Staff are so frendly and know the menu which is just what you want when your not 100% what to go for. When new dishes appear on the menu, the staff clearly have knowledge of what they are. More often than... More

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Cornwall
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Had a great meal at this authentic Spanish restaurant. Food is brilliant. Great atmosphere and good selection of Spanish wines.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Love the food, love the super fast service love the price. Tapas here better than Spain, perfect wines, beautiful sherry's our favourite place in old town, the others try but fall far short of the standard set at "the cats".

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swindon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

it was my first visit and although food was nice and seemed freshly cooked, I felt rushed to go after we had eaten as people were hovering for a table. it had a nice atmosphere in there though and I would go back.

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LosGatosSwindon, Owner at Los Gatos, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed the food and the atmosphere, and I'm sorry you felt you had to leave sooner than you planned - we would have been happy for you to stay. We never ask customers to leave their tables if they are still enjoying themselves, although many people do willingly swap for a place at the bar, if... More

swindon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This restaurant is always busy and they don't take bookings, so it is a bit of a lottery as to whether you will get in or not, They do take your phone number when busy, so you can go and have a couple of drinks and they will call you when a table becomes available The food and the atmosphere... More

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LosGatosSwindon, Owner at Los Gatos, responded to this review

As always, we're delighted when our customers are as enthusiastic as we are about Los Gatos, and thanks for taking the time to write about it. Despite how busy we are, we are not complacent and we and our staff all work very hard to get it right and we're pleased to hear when we have. OUR RESERVATIONS POLICY EXPLAINED:... More

Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We've been many times & it's our place of choice for a lively, fun-filled evening. It's always packed out & you may need to wait for a table, but who cares? The atmosphere is so great it doesn't matter - you can have a drink at the bar while waiting. The food (Tapas) is always excellent; the gambas are to... More

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Near Lydiard. wiltshire
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Great place for meeting friends, shame its a small bar/restaurant as it is always popular! The food is very authentic and always tasted wonderful. Staff happy to reccomend new dishes, honestly. I've been many times and the food is consistantly good quality, well presented and fresh. Would definately reccommend it (only worry is if TOO many people discover it, it... More

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Wiltshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Really friendly fun place to meet friends just an same you can't book a table as the bar area is so small that you have to wait around, food good as is the service, if you don't mind waiting its well worth a visit

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We have eaten at Los Gatos many times, it can be difficult to get in as they don't take bookings for Saturdays, but they will take your mobile number and call you when they have a table. The food is delicious, beautifully cooked. The atmosphere is great and the staff seem pleased to see you.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Very small but great service and great food. I have been several times, different times and days and the food and service are exceptional. The staff are always happy and go out of their way to help you . This little tapas is a gem.

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