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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 308 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
Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Some of the best food we have eaten for a long time! (since the South of France, May 14!) Not just good, seriously fantastic! Absolutely wonderful evening all round. The Tapas is simply stunning. We loved every mouth full of every dish. Lots of love and care clearly goes in to each dish, mouth wateringly delicious, beautifully presented too. Very... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Just back from another great tapas night,food superb,great staff and a great atmosphere (noisy tonight which means all is well) great brixham clams and mussels,wonderful morcilla dish,and NOT expensive £40 meal for 2 with a bottle of wine and coffee and Sherry

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lovely food, attentive staff. Small portions even for Tapas. We do visit often as the food is nice but be prepared to spend

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bistroleschats, Owner at Los Gatos, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review - we're really glad that you enjoy coming to Los Gatos and hope we'll continue to see you regularly. As you are obviously aware, tapas are by definition small plates and the majority of ours are still well under £5.00, despite the fact that food prices have risen dramatically. Perception of portion size... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Los Gatos is a lovely restaurant, small and welcoming with a fantastic tapas menu. It has a lovely atmosphere and the staff are friendly and helpful.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The staff are nice and friendly and the place is always buzzing. However, personally, I found the food rather pricey for the amount which was served.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I ate here while staying over the road. Rather than east in the hotel restaurant (warned off by Trip Advisor) I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent food on offer. I had the meatballs and mushrooms, followed by a Spanish creme brulé. All beautifully presented and wonderfully tasty. I'll be back.

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swindon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Went for a birthday treat with my partner, was a bit apprehensive about going after reading some of the reviews. Was there early evening and advised that the kitchen didnt open til 630 which was fine, in fact it was getting busier so orders were taken a bit earlier, friendly staff, really lovely food and wine. Had quite a few... More

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Swindon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The atmosphere and food here are second to none........we would eat here every week if we could! Love the bustling atmosphere and without having to try it feels very Spanish....the staff are always very helpful.....never had a bad experience here so long may that continue

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Just made it in time for Saturday lunch at Los Gatos as they stop serving food at 2.30. Excellent tapas, cold Estrella lager and friendly staff made it an enjoyable afternoon in Swindon's Old Town area.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

The place might have great food, but the organisation and service seriously need some attention. We arrived at the restaurant at 12.15 for lunch, only to be told lunch doesn't start until 12.30 and they can't take your order in advance of the kitchen opening. Then at 12.45 I approached the bar to order our food, only to be sharply... More

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bistroleschats, Owner at Los Gatos, responded to this review

It continues to baffle me when a customer thinks this is an appropriate forum to complain about customer service without having raised their complaint at the time of their visit. Frankly, I think it makes the "reviewer" look more foolish than us. As we're small and often busy, many regular customers are in the habit of arriving early to secure... More

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