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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 299 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
Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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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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Swindon, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Los Gatos is always busy: this alone says an awful lot about its popularity. The food is tasty and great quality: try the Aubergine chips, they're amazing. I've never had an issue with anything here; they even have multiple Spanish beers on tap, which adds to the atmosphere. Probably my favourite restaurant in Swindon.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It's great at Los Gatos; really tasty food, fabulous atmosphere and delicious sherry - served and drunk properly. Have your ideas of sherry shattered!

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Cirencester
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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Great Sherry Great Tapa Great Atmosphere Great Host & Staff Hildalgo Manzanilla..... en rama with croquets & sea bream. Lovely meat balls with aubergine chips. Great almonds & broad beans. Like an Oasis in a desert !!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love Los Gatos, great food, great wine, great atmosphere. It's a fantastic place to meet friends or share a lively evening with the other half. It's not cheap and it's very small so gets extremely warm - wear layers! They only accept bookings at certain times and if you don't go super early it's impossible to get in (which... More

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